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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, Jun 2, 2015  - Kitty Liu has joined JLL(NYSE: 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 tea​m 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 USD17 billion in commercial real estate overseas compared to USD14 billion in 2013. To date in 2015, outbound investment in commercial real estate is USD 7.5 billion and is predicted to reach USD 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.