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JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group strengthens its Project Development team in Asia Pacific with new appointment

SINGAPORE, 11 February 2015 - JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group has appointed Bob Merrigan as Executive Vice President, Hotel Project Services, further strengthening the group’s commitment to deliver specialised project development services for hospitality clients across the Asia Pacific region.

Boasting an impressive list of hospitality clients throughout Asia Pacific and the Indian Ocean, Bob brings over 30 years of professional experience to JLL. In his most recent post, Bob served as a Vice President, Property Services, Asia Pacific for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, where he was responsible for the group’s construction and renovation projects around the region. Prior to Outrigger, Bob was a Partner in a Bangkok-based consultancy firm following a 20+ year tenure with a leading global consultancy firm, EC Harris.

At JLL, Bob will focus on providing planning and technical services, project management support and hotel development/renovation expertise on advisory and transactional assignments across Asia Pacific. Bob will also drive the bidding, conversion and set up of key project management assignments for JLL’s hospitality clients throughout the region. Based in JLL’s Bangkok office, Bob will have a dual role, jointly supporting the regional Project & Development Services (PDS) and Hotels & Hospitality platforms.

Mike Walsh, Managing Director, Hotel Project Services, JLL Asia Pacific said: "With Bob’s appointment, we are looking to build on the great success that the Project & Development Services team has been able to achieve for our hospitality clients in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific, and believe his addition will broaden our portfolio and increase the level of joint assignments for the firm."  

Scott Hetherington, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Hotels & Hospitality Group added: "Bob’s expertise, coupled with a new level of depth in the PDS service offering, will prove to be a further differentiator of the value JLL can deliver to our clients."

The latest appointment reinforces JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group’s strategy to strengthen its team in Asia Pacific and to offer a complete suite of specialised hotel real estate services to its clients.

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Notes to Editors:
JLL’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 centres; mixed-use developments and other hospitality properties. The firm’s more than 320 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 more than US $48 billion, while also completing approximately 4,500 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.

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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

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. 

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