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Richard Sykes is an International Director and the Chief Operating Officer for Integrated Portfolio Services (IPS) in Asia Pacific. The IPS group comprises lease administration, transaction management, and workplace and portfolio consulting services, specialising in helping clients deliver smarter transactions within their real estate portfolios. 

Richard is also a member of JLL's Corporate Solutions Asia Pacific Executive, as well as its Global Integrated Portfolio Services Board. 

Richard has more than 20 years of professional experience covering a broad range of real estate disciplines. His assignments have involved office leasing, tenant representation, corporate advisory, strategic planning and portfolio management. Richard has also been involved in securing and managing facilities management and project management services across multiple markets across Asia Pacific. 

During this time, Richard has held CRM and Transaction Management responsibilities for regional clients including Royal Bank of Scotland, BNP Paribas, Cisco Systems and Deutsche Bank. 

Prior to joining JLL in 1998, Richard worked at Savills Hong Kong where he acted as a transaction manager for Bank of America's Corporate Real Estate Asia group.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management from the University of Northumbria.

Richard is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and an Associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He is a Hong Kong Registered Professional Surveyor - General Practice and holds a Hong Kong Salesperson's License.