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Jones Lang LaSalle strengthens Corporate Finance offering with three senior hires across Asia Pacific

Latest appointments will enhance the firm’s equity raising, investment and financial structuring expertise on offer to pan-Asian investors


 

SINGAPORE, 28 August, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Finance team has strengthened its offering in Asia Pacific with three senior appointments across the region.  Bastian Van Halder, Ryan Levine and Andrew Wilson join the firm’s team of 12 strong corporate finance professionals who are responsible for providing capital raising and joint venture structuring solutions for major investors around the region.
 
Ryan Levine joins the Asia Pacific team as a Director and brings over six years of real estate investment banking experience gained at BNP Paribas Hong Kong, Lehman Brothers and, most recently, Barclays Bank. Based in Hong Kong, and fluent in Mandarin, Japanese and English, Ryan will focus on providing a range of capital raising, M&A and joint venture advisory services to the firm’s clients across Greater China.
 
Bastian Van Halder has been appointed as an Associate Director, based at Jones Lang LaSalle’s Asia Pacific Headquarters in Singapore. Joining the firm from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) Corporate Finance in London, Bastian will employ his diverse experience in managing real estate funds, equity raising, debt origination, Club & JV structuring to complement the team’s existing expertise.
 
Joining as an Analyst in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Sydney office, Andrew Wilson, will work closely with the regional team to offer cutting edge industry analysis and consultancy. With over six years’ of experience in Australia and the UK, Andrew brings a strong track record in real estate corporate finance and investment banking, having most recently worked for JP Morgan and ING Real Estate Capital Advisers.
 
The three hires come as Jones Lang LaSalle announced that Seijan An, a specialist in the firm’s Korean Capital Markets team, has moved internally to focus solely on Corporate Finance in Korea. In his new role, Seijan will leverage his seven years’ experience in the market, to further strengthen the firm’s offering to Korean investors.
 
Stuart Crow Head of Asia Pacific Capital Markets at Jones Lang LaSalle said: “We are seeing strong demand from global investors for a range of fund, club deal and JV structures in all of the AP markets. The latest in a number of strategic hires, Ryan, Bastian and Andrew bring their diverse experience and market knowledge to enhance the capabilities of our Corporate Finance team and continue to offer market-leading services to our clients across the region.”
 
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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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