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Hong Kong

JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group strengthens its Project Development team in Asia Pacific with new appointment 


​Hong kong, 10 February 2015 - JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group has appointed Bob Merrigan as Executive Vice President, Hotel Project Services, further strengthening the group's commitment to deliver specialised project development services for hospitality clients across the Asia Pacific region.

Boasting an impressive list of hospitality clients throughout Asia Pacific and the Indian Ocean, Bob brings over 30 years of professional experience to JLL. In his most recent post, Bob served as a Vice President, Property Services, Asia Pacific for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, where he was responsible for the group's construction and renovation projects around the region. Prior to Outrigger, Bob was a Partner in a Bangkok-based consultancy firm following a 20+ year tenure with a leading global consultancy firm, EC Harris.

At JLL, Bob will focus on providing planning and technical services, project management support and hotel development/renovation expertise on advisory and transactional assignments across Asia Pacific. Bob will also drive the bidding, conversion and set up of key project management assignments for JLL's hospitality clients throughout the region. Based in JLL's Bangkok office, Bob will have a dual role, jointly supporting the regional Project & Development Services (PDS) and Hotels & Hospitality platforms.

Mike Walsh, Managing Director, Hotel Project Services, JLL Asia Pacific said: "With Bob's appointment, we are looking to build on the great success that the Project & Development Services team has been able to achieve for our hospitality clients in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific, and believe his addition will broaden our portfolio and increase the level of joint assignments for the firm." 

Scott Hetherington, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Hotels & Hospitality Group added: "Bob's expertise, coupled with a new level of depth in the PDS service offering, will prove to be a further differentiator of the value JLL can deliver to our clients."

The latest appointment reinforces JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group's strategy to strengthen its team in Asia Pacific and to offer a complete suite of specialised hotel real estate services to its clients.

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