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JLL boosts outbound capital offering in China with senior appointment

Kitty Liu joins International Capital Group to help deliver global real estate opportunities to Chinese investors.


​​​BEIJING, 3 June, 2015 — Kitty Liu has joined JLL as National Director of its International Capital Group, boosting the firm's offering to Chinese investors seeking opportunities in global commercial real estate.

Ms Liu brings to the JLL team 10 years of commercial real estate experience, most recently as Senior Director, Global Capital Markets at CBRE China. In her role at JLL she will be focused on matching the firm's clients with the best investments in the market.

"We had been aware for some time of Kitty's strong track record in serving Chinese investors and were keen to bring her into the JLL fold," said Darren Xia, Head of JLL's International Capital Group in China.

"We are delighted that she has joined us and are looking forward to leveraging her expertise to continue to secure the best opportunities around the world for our clients."

Chinese capital continues to move overseas with investors looking at global gateway cities such as London, New York, Sydney and San Francisco. In 2014, China deployed US $17 billion in commercial real estate overseas compared to US $14 billion in 2013. To date in 2015, outbound investment in commercial real estate is US $7.5 billion and is predicted to reach US $20 billion by the end of the year.

JLL's International Capital Group is a dedicated group of senior Capital Markets professionals, operating as a global team to support local and regional units across the globe. The group works to oversee and coordinate the sale, purchase and financing of assets with global investor appeal.

Ms Liu's appointment is the second senior hire to the group in recent months, with Flora Wang, also from CBRE, joining as a director in October 2014.

"Chinese outbound capital is a permanent and growing feature of global real estate markets and JLL has built a leading position in relation to capturing it," said Alistair Meadows, Head of International Capital Group, Asia Pacific.

"Kitty's appointment underscores our commitment to building the best team in China to service our clients' needs in global real estate investment."

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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 2014 alone, JLL traded USD466 million in Capital Markets every working day. The firm's Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,400 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 $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $55.3 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


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