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JLL tops Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Financial Advisory League Tables for H2 2014


​​CHICAGO, LONDON, SINGAPORE, 30 January 2015JLL has been ranked number one financial advisor by number of real estate transactions by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI), ahead of Macquarie, HSBC, Citigroup, Barclays and JP Morgan. 

Arthur de Haast, Lead Director, International Capital Group, JLL said: "Topping the SWFI league table for second half of 2014 is great testament to the hard work of JLL’s capital markets teams globally on behalf of clients. A key priority for us is to operate as one integrated team across borders, providing clients with a seamless service globally."

He continued: "Whilst there are challenges globally, from changing monetary policy, pivotal elections and lower GDP growth in China, we believe that the macro drivers of investment into real estate remain. Fund raising was robust in 2014, institutions continue to allocate more money to direct real estate and emerging economies are relaxing the rules on the export of capital."

The SWFI, through its proprietary database, tracks transactions by sovereign wealth funds, pensions and other public funds. In addition, fund commitments make up a minute proportion of the SWFI transaction database. For 2014, sovereign wealth fund and public fund transactions in real estate totalled US$44.5 billion versus US$30.1 billion in 2013. 

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Notes to Editors:
JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2013 alone, JLL Capital Markets completed US$99 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,300 specialists, operating all over the globe.

About JLL 
JLL (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 fee revenue of $4 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $53.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.

JLL has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 29,000 employees operating in 80 offices in 16 countries across the region. The firm was named ‘Best Property Consultancy’ in seven Asia Pacific countries at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2014, and won nine Asia Pacific awards in the Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2013. www.jll.com/asiapacific 

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