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JLL joins founding sponsor group for CTBUH Asia headquarters

​Shanghai, February 11, 2015 - The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) today announced six of the seven founding sponsors for its Asia headquarters. JLL is one of the seven founding sponsors, who hail from a diverse range of disciplines, and is the only real estate consultancy in the group.   

CTBUH, the world’s leading body and recognized source in the field of tall buildings and sustainable cities, is   establishing an Asian office in Shanghai, China, in order to spearhead major developments and tackle rapid growth opportunities coming from the next generation of tall building typology in this region. The new office will officially open on March 18, located at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai.

As part of the partnership, JLL will utilize its strong capabilities and in-depth knowledge of tall buildings globally to support CTBUH in its mission to promote the tall building industry in China, as well as Asia, and to work hand in hand to secure a better, more sustainable future for the region’s rapidly growing cities. 

Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, said:  "Asia generally, and China specifically, is now the region where the most advances in the tall building typology and technology are taking place. We hope that this establishment serves to enable CTBUH to publish many of its tall building resources to its Asian community. We are delighted to have JLL on board to fulfil our mission and help shape the agenda for tall buildings within the community."

Alastair Hughes, CEO of JLL Asia Pacific said: "Cities are moving up, and we are moving with them. The speed of construction is increasing and the composition of buildings is evolving. This will have a wide-reaching impact on those within and outside of the real estate industry. By 2020, Asia will be home to 70 percent of the world’s tallest buildings, and China will dominate accounting for 10 out of the 20 projects. JLL’s role on CTBUH’s new steering board represents our commitment to supporting the sustainable development of Asia’s urban habitat."

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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. 

In Greater China, the firm has more than 1,900 professionals and 12,000 on-site staff providing quality real estate advice and services in over 80 cities across the country. 

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