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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels & Hospitality Group appoints Frank Sorgiovanni as Vice President, Research Asia

Latest appointment strengthens Group’s regional research offering, adding support to global research heads in Australia, UK and USA


 

SINGAPORE, 2 August, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels & Hospitality Group (“JLL H&H”) has appointed Frank Sorgiovanni to the position of Vice President, Research Asia.
As head of research, Frank will lead JLL H&H’s integrated research offering in Asia, working closely with global research teams and the Group’s strategic advisory and investment divisions to author cutting-edge industry analysis, undertake tailored consultancy and provide thought leadership research across the region.

Based in Singapore, the appointment sees Frank re-joining Jones Lang LaSalle.  With over 14 years of property research analysis and consulting experience in Australia and Singapore, Frank brings a strong track record that includes corporate real estate advisory experience, to this role.

Andy Flaig, Managing Director, Advisory Asia at Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels & Hospitality Group said: “Our market-leading research plays a vital role in ensuring that we deliver the best, and most informed service to our clients throughout Asia.  Frank’s appointment is the latest in a number of strategic hires for the Group that we are investing in to further strengthen our offering so that we can continue to lead the hotels and hospitality sector in Asia.”

Frank Sorgiovanni said: “Asia continues to record solid growth in tourism, particularly in emerging markets, which is coupled with strong demand for investment in hotels regionally.  By analysing key market trends and disseminating the data into meaningful analysis and forecasts, I look forward to supporting the Hotels & Hospitality Group by offering our clients the very best industry research available.”
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Notes to editors:
About Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels & Hospitality Group
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels & Hospitality Group serves as the hospitality industry’s global leader in real estate services for luxury, upscale, select service and budget hotels; timeshare and fractional ownership properties; convention centers; mixed-use developments and other hospitality properties. The firm’s more than 265 dedicated hotel and hospitality experts partner with investors and owner/operators around the globe to support and shape investment strategies that deliver maximum value throughout the entire lifecycle of an asset. In the last five years, the team completed more transactions than any other hotels and hospitality real estate advisor in the world totalling nearly US$25 billion, while also completing approximately 4,000 advisory, valuation and asset management assignments. The group’s hotels and hospitality specialists provide independent and expert advice to clients, backed by industry-leading research.
For more news, videos and research from Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, please visit: www.jll.com/hospitality or download the Hotels & Hospitality Group’s app from the App Store.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.3 billion of real estate assets under management.
Jones Lang LaSalle has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 26, 100 employees operating in 79 offices in 14 countries across the region. The firm was named ‘Best Property Consultancy’ in nine Asia Pacific countries at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2012, in association with HSBC, and was named the number one real estate advisory firm in Asia Pacific in the Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2012. www.ap.joneslanglasalle.com 
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