Meet Sam Hefter, JLL Intern

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For our third annual Summer Internship program, we’re fortunate to welcome 19 talented, high-performing interns to JLL in SoCal. These students have been very busy, immersed in real-time real estate projects, and preparing for their final presentations. We’re happy to introduce you to each of them… one at a time.    

Meet Sam Hefter

Sam Hefter

Sam is an intern with our retail brokerage team, based in our Brentwood office. Working closely with senior retail brokers Shauna Mattis and Scott Burns, Sam has been focused on retail market studies, void analysis and LOI documentation for multiple property listings.

What school are you attending?


What is your major?
Political Economy and Engineering Entrepreneurship

What is your dream job?
My dream job would be something that crosses my talents in politics with my love for technology.

What is your favorite past time?
Playing sports (soccer, basketball, and softball), reading, and writing.

Sam Hefter

What app can you absolutely not do without?
Living in LA, I could not survive without Waze.

Who is your favorite band/musician?
My favorite bands/musicians are Louis the Child, Post Malone, and Bob Dylan.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
To never be down on yourself when presented with failure, but have the awareness to be honest about the level of commitment needed to achieve success next time.

What is a unique adventure or hobby people would say “wow” to?
Something unique about me is that I played division one soccer for two years at the University of Pennsylvania and before that I played soccer for the Los Angeles Galaxy youth academy.

Sam Hefter

What are you enjoying most about your internship experience?
I have enjoyed this internship because everyday I am being put in a situation to learn something new about brokerage.

What are you hoping to take away from this internship experience?
By the end of this internship I am hoping to be able to completely understand how a broker gains business, closes deals, and represents their clients.

Describe yourself in three words.
Determined, easy-going, and positive.

Connect with Sam on LinkedIn


The JLL Summer Internship Program provides students a head start into the real estate industry.  They receive the support from our broker sponsors and professional staff, and the full depth of our corporate resources to achieve their personal and professional ambitions.



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