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New front bench of bosses to lead JLL into future

JLL has announced a new front bench of executives tasked with directing the company’s charge to become the global leader in integrated real estate services.

Current Americas CEO, Greg O’Brien, will move into a new role as Global CEO Markets, with the Global Executive Board overview of all regional and local Markets operations.

John Gates will lead the Americas Region as CEO Americas Markets, Anthony Couse will continue to lead the Asia Pacific region, while Andy Poppink will become CEO EMEA Markets.

Poppink, who is relocating to Europe from his present role leading the U.S. West Region, will succeed Guy Grainger who was announced earlier this week as JLL’s Global Head of Sustainability Services & ESG. Gates, Couse and Poppink will report to O’Brien, with all these changes effective January 1, 2021.

The shakeup marks the culmination of a two-year program created by the company to position its leadership for the business challenges of the future.

With annual revenue of $18.0 billion in 2019 and operations in over 80 countries, JLL says it has already aligned it Corporate Solutions, Capital Markets and Valuation Advisory business lines, along with the company’s corporate functions. It also launched JLL Technologies and a new Markets group will bring similar global alignment to all other JLL services.

“These appointments will complete the transformation program which we began implementing in January 2019,” said JLL CEO, Christian Ulbrich.

“Leveraging substantial multiyear investments in our platform and technology, we are further enhancing the seamless global integration of our services and expertise.  That’s something our clients identify as a key benefit in working with JLL, particularly during the ongoing pandemic where our ability to quickly adapt and deploy products and services is vital.”

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