Jason Lake - Cushman & Wakefield

Jason Lake

Senior Managing Director


Prior to Cushman and Wakefield, Jason has had over 20 years of experience in the credits and incentives industry. 

Mr. Lake’s clients regularly monetize benefits valued at 25% over market.  He achieves this by identifying unique client fact patterns, technical nuance, strategic contingencies, and alternative reporting positions.  He applies this approach throughout the incentive life-cycle, from initial opportunity evaluation through reporting, utilization, and audit.  As an example, he responded to client tax credit absorption challenges by pioneering in-house tax credit syndication in 2005.  

Mr. Lake has extensive experience negotiating and structuring real estate development projects, either stand alone or as part of corporate occupier projects. He has negotiated development finance solutions on behalf of mixed-use, retail, residential, hospitality, office, and retail projects. In addition, he has negotiated on behalf of corporate headquarters, call and service centers, R&D centers, and manufacturing and distribution facilities.  Industries served include finance and insurance, technology, retail, auto/supplier, pharmaceutical, power, and food, among others.

He was an original member of the Arthur Andersen Credits and Incentives Practice, negotiating and defending incentive arrangements.  In 2002, he formed NexGen Advisors, a boutique incentive and development finance consulting firm headquartered in Chicago with offices in Nashville and Cleveland.  Mr. Lake subsequently founded NGP Capital in 2011 to focus on tax credit syndication. 


Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Indiana University
Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Illinois