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JLL announces the appointment of Ellen Wei as Head of Retail, Shanghai & China Landlord Representation Lead

Shanghai, Oct 20, 2016 - JLL (NYSE:JLL) has brought on board Ellen Wei as Head of Retail, Shanghai and China Landlord Representation Lead. Ellen’s appointment will continue to expand JLL’s established presence in China’s retail market.

Prior to joining JLL, Ellen Wei was previously the China Head of Retail Leasing for DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield, and served as assistant general manager for China Xintiandi Management Limited. She has over fourteen years of experience in shopping center retail leasing, in addition to ten years as a leasing team leader for many of China’s most famous malls and developers. Her local understanding of key Chinese retail markets including Beijing, Shanghai, and other cities, in addition to her many great relationships with famous top-tier developers will create immense value for JLL’s clients in this industry.

“I am confident that Ellen Wei will continue to build upon our unrivalled track record in Retail Markets,” Eddie Ng, Managing Director, East China commented, “At JLL, we understand that a critical component to success hinges on our ability to attract talented individuals, and I am happy to have Ellen and the team’s support as our China business grows and develops.”

In her new role, Ellen will be responsible for the management of JLL’s Shanghai Retail ​team and China Landlord Representation team — a group of experienced retail professionals whose focused expertise will add to JLL’s full market capabilities across all categories.

Supporting Ellen from the Planning and Renovation side will be Brenton Dodd, who has over 5 years of experience in China having worked for Taubman TCBL and China Xintiandi, serving projects across China. In addition to comprehensive market research and data-driven analysis on rent and sales maximization, he also provides clients with detailed design and circulation plans in co-ordination with appointed architects to achieve the best results for leasing. Ian Zhang will be helping to manage the Landlord Representation team, where he will draw on his more than eight years of real estate experience in market research and project positioning to provide valuable detailed knowledge, from project inception to future operations.

James Hawkey, JLL’s Retail Head for China, has relocated to Shanghai in order to further strengthen JLL’s capabilities in retail.

JLL has brought together an exceptional team of experienced Retail professionals,” Ellen said. “I am thrilled to join the team and add to the company’s already stellar reputation of creating greater value.”

JLL’s East China Retail team is comprised of over 20 professionals that are passionate about retail and use their deep industry expertise, local market knowledge and global connections with investors and retailers to enhance the value of the property.

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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. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 280 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm 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. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.1 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information,

JLL has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 34,000 employees operating in 92 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 advisor in Asia at the 2015 Euromoney Real Estate Awards.  

​In Greater China, the firm was named ‘Best Property Consultancy in China’ at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2016, and has more than 2,200 professionals and 14,000 on-site staff providing quality real estate advice and services in over 80 cities across the country.​​​​