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JLL Hotels & Hospitality makes senior asset management hire in Asia

Christopher Ely joins as Senior Vice President to expand opportunities in Indian Ocean

SINGAPORE, 1 DECEMBER 2016 – JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group, Asia, has hired Christopher Ely as Senior Vice President, Strategic Advisory & Asset Management, further strengthening the group's platform in Asia. Based in Singapore, Mr Ely will work closely with the firm's teams around the region, focusing particularly on the Maldives, to support and grow its asset management and operator selection business, as well as providing counsel to clients on business and operational performance, pre-opening services, hotel operations and owner relationships.

Troy Craig, Managing Director, Strategy Advisory Asia Pacific, JLL Hotels & Hospitality, says: "It is a pleasure to welcome Chris into the JLL team. With his deep understanding of the region's key hotel markets, in particular the Indian Ocean, Chris is ideally positioned to help us drive growth for our asset management business and continue to deliver exceptional value for our clients."

Mr Ely brings more than two decades of managerial and operational experience in a wide range of upscale luxury hotels and resorts. Most recently, he served as Corporate Director of Planning and Support for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts based in Phuket, Thailand where he worked closely with General Managers to set and implement business strategy for six Outrigger resorts in Asia Pacific.

"With Chris's appointment, we are excited to build on the great success that our asset management team has been able to achieve in Asia, and believe his addition will help to elevate JLL as the leading asset manager in the region," adds Tasos Kousloglou, Executive Vice President, Asset Management, JLL Hotels & Hospitality, Asia.

Prior to Outrigger, Mr Ely held a number of senior management positions with the Jumeirah Group, including top posts at the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. Earlier in his career, he was General Manager of Holmes Place, a large private members club in London.


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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.  JLL is a Fortune 500 company with, as of December 31, 2015, revenue of $6.0 billion and fee revenue of $5.2 billion, more than 280 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 60,000.  On behalf of its clients, the company provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. As of September 30, 2016, its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.7 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 36,000 employees operating in 94 offices in 16 countries across the region. The firm won 15 awards at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific in 2016 and was named number one real estate investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific for the fifth consecutive year by Real Capital Analytics.