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Joe Zhou is a regional director and the Head of Research for JLL in China. He works with a team of 45 researchers across 12 offices in China to cover the office, retail, residential, and industrial property sectors in the key cities in mainland China.

​​​Current responsibilities 

He is responsible for writing and coordinating JLL’s regular research publications, and focuses on tracking and analyzing government policies and economic data and updates internal and external clients on the implications of related economic or policy changes. As a key advisor to property investors and developers, he looks after JLL’s market leading real estate research service in China: Real Estate Intelligence Service (REIS) and Logistics Intelligence Service (LIS).  He has extensive experience in providing real estate advisory and consulting services to both international and Chinese developers, investors and corporates. He is also a frequent commentator on China’s real estate markets, appearing in print and broadcast media and speaking at conferences around the region.

Previous experience

Joe joined JLL’s Research team in Shanghai in 2005, bringing with him his in-depth experience in market research and development consultancy studies. Throughout his career, Joe has participated in numerous project feasibility studies, property development appraisals, and property valuations.​​

Education and affiliations

Joe holds two post-graduate degrees: one is a Master's Degree in Construction Economics and Management from University College of London (UCL), while the other is a Master's Degree in Housing from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Joe also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Shanghai Tongji University.