News release

JLL strengthens Asia Pacific Logistics and Industrial advisory platform

Leadership realignment reinforces client demands for multi-faceted and tailored sectoral advisory solutions

May 03, 2024

Andrew Peck

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SINGAPORE, 03 APRIL 2024 – JLL (NYSE: JLL) today announced a realignment of its Logistics and Industrial platform in Asia Pacific to reflect growing market sophistication and changing client demands for sector-focused holistic advisory solutions within this diversified commercial real estate segment. The new leadership model will allow JLL to add greater value to clients involved in the regional Logistics and Industrial sector, providing a single platform of expertise to serve occupiers, investors and manufacturers and enable more informed real estate decisions. 

Ben Horner has assumed the role of Executive Director, Logistics and Industrial, Asia Pacific, from Singapore. In this role, he will have oversight for new and existing business development operations with JLL’s broad client base in Asia Pacific. He will be accountable for developing and delivering innovative solutions and services tailored to Logistics and Industrial clients’ individual needs. Ben will be responsible for enhancing and aligning JLL’s collaboration platform within the Logistics and Industrial segment, ensuring clients receive the full benefit of the collective knowledge, insights, and resources across the organisation. 

Ben joined JLL in April 2023 from CEVA Logistics, where he led business development for Southeast Asia and Pacific. He also held executive sales roles at Toll Group, operational leadership positions at Rohlig Logistics and Pacsafe, and supply chain management responsibilities at Bunnings. In total, he brings over 25 years to his broader role at JLL.

Michael Ignatiadis has taken on the expanded role of Head of Manufacturing Strategy, Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, he will draw on his deep expertise in supply chain consultancy and operations to advise manufacturers with complex location requirements on the optimal site locations to enable their business and supply chain strategy. Using his broad knowledge of analytics and supply chain complexities, Michael will also utilise JLL’s proprietary MapIT database of industrial sites across Asia Pacific and partner with a cross-functional team of real estate, construction project management and sustainability experts to support clients across the manufacturing and supply chain life cycle.

He joined JLL in 2019 as Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions, Asia Pacific. Prior to JLL, Michael spent over four years at EY in executive supply chain and operations roles. He also brings supply chain and operations experience from Accenture. 

“Asia Pacific’s Logistics and Industrial sector has arguably developed quicker than any other real estate market over the past five years and forced a wholesale realignment of how we can best serve clients. As complexities in this asset class will remain and factors including the impact of next generation manufacturing technology and generative AI become more immediate coupled with the industry-wide responsibility of net carbon zero goals, a new benchmark of advisory, expertise and knowledge is required, which we’re confident JLL will deliver under Ben and Michael’s leadership,” says Anthony Couse, CEO, Asia Pacific, JLL.

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