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JLL makes strategic hire in Asia Pacific to help clients prepare for the Future of Work

​Frank Rexach joins as firm drives science-based consulting approach where real estate becomes an enabler for business transformation   

SHANGHAI, 19 September 2017 ​- JLL has appointed Frank Rexach as Managing Director, Enterprise Strategy & Innovation, Asia Pacific. Mr Rexach will be responsible for co-creating new strategies with both investors and occupiers to harness the value of real estate as an enabler for business transformation.

Based in Shanghai, Mr Rexach will devise real estate solutions that align a company's strategy and goals across its talent, business processes, supply chain and technology platforms. His appointment comes shortly after JLL launched Future of Work , its unique perspective on the changing nature of work and the impact on the next generation of real estate.

"Our clients are being challenged to look at what the future of work means for their business and their employees. Given the range of disruptors at play, many have plans for business transformation to ensure sustainable success. I believe Frank's consultative approach and proven experience in delivering innovative strategies for clients will make a significant contribution to our own business innovation efforts," says Mr Anthony Couse, CEO of JLL Asia Pacific.

New technologies, in particular the Internet of Things and data analytics, are beginning to transform the real estate landscape. According to JLL research, by 2030 the operational management of workplaces will largely be done by algorithms that analyse millions of data sets. The data analysis reveals crucial details on space usage of office buildings, people's behaviours, work patterns and habits.

"New technologies and an increasingly flexible workforce continue to shape the way and where we work. Organisations recognise that their workplaces must adapt to reflect these changes or they risk being left behind. By applying fresh thinking to their real estate portfolios, clients can realise a raft of benefits, such as optimising the use of space, enhancing employee wellbeing, productivity and user experience," says Mr Jordi Martin, CEO, Corporate Solutions, JLL Asia Pacific.

Mr Rexach joins JLL after 15 years with Haworth where he was vice president and general manager overseeing operations across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Prior to this, he held senior leadership roles for adhesives company Avery Dennison and Japanese general trading company, Itochu, with a focus on developing emerging markets.

Mr Rexach earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California and Masters in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.  Among other acknowledgements, he was awarded the Magnolia Award in recognition of his contribution to Shanghai's urban city development in 2013.​

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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 $145 billion. At the end of the second quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 80,000. As of June 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $57.6 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

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.​​  

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​.​​​​​​​​​​