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SINGAPORE, October 03, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) has announced Jordi Martin as Global Director and CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Solutions business in Asia Pacific, effective from first quarter 2014. Currently Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) for Jones Lang LaSalle in Asia Pacific, Mr Martin succeeds John Forrest who will become CEO of the firm’s Corporate Solutions business in the Americas.
With more than thirty years’ experience in real estate and management in Asia Pacific, Mr Martin joined Jones Lang LaSalle, Australia in 1998. He has played a key role in building the firm’s facilities management capability across the region since moving to Singapore as head of IFM, Asia Pacific in 2002. Under his leadership, the IFM business has become an industry leader, managing more than 260 million sq ft across 15 countries, directly employing over 7,800 people and serving more than 200 companies. He is also responsible for the workplace strategy, change management and occupancy planning teams and has established the firm’s supply chain management and procurement solution for corporate clients.
“This is an exciting time for our corporate business as companies headquartered in Asia Pacific pursue international expansion while Western multinationals look to this region for growth,” said Mr Martin. “We have the best people in the industry focused on providing scalable solutions in workplace strategy, transactions, project and facilities management, to help these companies improve their productivity. I am looking forward to working with our talented team to continue delivering innovative solutions to our clients and further strengthen our delivery platform in Asia Pacific.”
Mr Martin has served on the firm’s Global IFM Board for eight years, the past three of which he has been appointed as Chairman. Alongside Mr Forrest, Mr Martin also sits on the firm’s Global Corporate Solutions Board which focusses on providing innovative real estate solutions to companies across the globe.
Alastair Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Asia Pacific said: “This is an exciting time for our Corporate Solutions business in Asia Pacific, an area in which we see a huge growth opportunity. Jordi’s deep knowledge of the business, strong reputation in the industry, extensive client relationships and experience building a market-leading regional platform makes him the ideal candidate to lead the business in continuing to deliver the best services and solutions our clients across the region.”Mr Forrest will remain in his role as CEO, Asia Pacific until Q1 2014, working closely with Mr Martin to transition the business.
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