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New head of debt capital for JLL Asia Pacific

Fergal Harris joins firm’s growing corporate finance team in the region


SINGAPORE, 9 May 2017 –  JLL has hired Fergal Harris to lead its debt capital team in Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, he will be in charge of driving the firm's capital sourcing services for investors in the region, and will report to Stuart Crow, head of Capital Markets, Asia Pacific.

"It's a real pleasure to welcome Fergal into the fold," says Stuart Crow. "Our clients are increasingly asking us for advice on a range of financing options for their real estate investments. As a result, we are bringing in more specialist talent like Fergal so that we can provide this valuable, strategic advice alongside our existing services," says Stuart Crow.

"Fergal has an enviable track record in global real estate financing, and I look forward to working with him closely as we continue to build up the suite of services we offer our clients by expanding our expertise in structured finance, capital raising and debt advisory," adds Mr Crow.

Mr Harris will be responsible for sourcing debt capital and developing innovative funding solutions for and with JLL's extensive network of clients, including financial institutions and individual investors. The debt capital team will also source investment opportunities for the increasing number of investors, funds and institutions seeking cross border exposure to real estate via debt.

Mr Harris has 20 years' experience in global real estate finance and has led public and private debt transactions in Europe, the US, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. He was previously Managing Director, Global Head of Real Estate for National Bank of Abu Dhabi. Prior to that he held regional real estate roles for Middle East & Africa and Southeast Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, and was Head of Credit Asia (ex-Japan) for another major international financial institution.

"I have worked closely with JLL throughout my career and around the world and I am very excited to have the opportunity to join a team of such exceptional professionals," says Mr Harris. "This is a great time for global real estate debt finance with opportunities for both traditional and non-traditional players. I look forward to working closely with clients and colleagues to help achieve the ambitious plans JLL has for growing its investor services business in Asia Pacific."

​The announcement of Mr Harris's appointment follows on from those of Tim du Temple in May 2016, who was recruited to lead JLL's debt advisory business in Australia; Eddie Yeh, who joined in August 2016 to head up its Corporate Finance team in Greater China; and Henrietta Yap as Director of Corporate Finance, Greater China, in January 2017.

 

 

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​About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At the end of the first quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 78,000. As of March 31, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $58.0 billion of real estate under asset 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 36,800 employees operating in 95 offices in 16 countries across the region. The firm won the 'World's Best' and 'Best in Asia Pacific' International Property Consultancy at the International Property Awards in 2016 and was named number one real estate investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific for the sixth consecutive year by Real Capital Analytics.  www.ap.jll.com.