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HONG KONG

JLL announces Strategic Leadership Changes


HONG KONG, 5 January 2016 - JLL Hong Kong is pleased to announce the strategic leadership changes in the company and Markets team today as part of the Company's strategy to align the business to continue to drive growth.

Ben Dickinson has been promoted to Head of Agency Leasing. He will extend his management responsibility across all leasing departments. In his new role, Mr. Dickinson will be the operational business leader for Markets, Retail, Industrial and Residential Leasing teams. He joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2004 and has seventeen years' experience in commercial real estate.

Alex Barnes will assume the role of Head of Hong Kong Markets with effect from 1 January 2016. In his new role, Mr Barnes will be responsible for the day to day running of the Hong Kong Island Markets team, reporting to Ben Dickinson. He joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2005 and has over ten years' experience in the Hong Kong market.

Paul Yien has been promoted to Head of Landlord Representation, within the office leasing business. Mr. Yien will be responsible for the identification, successful pitch and delivery of all Landlord sole agency work across Hong Kong. He joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2000 and has over 18 years' experience in the real estate industry. 

Joseph Tsang, Managing Director at JLL Hong Kong, said: "Under the leadership of Ben, JLL Markets is the leading office team in the city and has achieved a proven track record in tenant brokerage. His extensive management experience, industry knowledge and contribution to our business have been instrumental as we have innovated and grown."

"Hong Kong Markets team has been an extraordinary asset to JLL Hong Kong. Alex's expertise has evolved significantly within the Banking & Finance and Legal sectors where he has concluded some of Hong Kong's most high profile transactions. I have confidence that he will lead the Hong Kong Island Markets team to another level."

"Paul's experience in delivering successful sole agencies is unparalleled in the Hong Kong market. He has led projects such as Hysan Place and Citibank Plaza where JLL exceeded clients and market expectations in the speed and level of return. With so much new Grade A supply coming to the market in the next few years, he will be instrumental in growing this area of the business and maintaining JLL's position as the market leader in landlord advisory work."

Mr. Tsang said: "We see great opportunities due to the influx of PRC firms and the evolving changing market. With our strategic leadership changes in the Markets team, we can strengthen our services. I look forward to continuing to work with Ben, Alex and Paul as we continue to strategically focus on our growth and we are ready to take on the challenges that 2016 will bring."

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