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Australia

Jones Lang LaSalle announces new hire Rob Sewell as Australian Head of Office Investments


AUSTRALIA, 10 January 2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle is pleased to announce Rob Sewell will join the company next month as Australian Head of Office Investments.

Rob Sewell joins Jones Lang LaSalle from CBRE, where he has held the position as Australasian Head of Institutional Investments for the past nine years.
 
Jones Lang LaSalle has recently built on its capital markets platform around Australia. Former Managing Director of Knight Frank in Victoria joined Jones Lang LaSalle’s Melbourne Capital Markets team in December 2012.
 
Chief Executive Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Australia Stephen Conry said, “We have a strong and successful team and we are pleased to welcome Rob to it. His reputation and track record of results for clients fits well with ours.
 
“Demand for quality transactional advice and services is increasing and will continue to be a big part of our offering to the market here and abroad.
 
“We have welcomed over 100 competitors to Jones Lang LaSalle in the past four years and such key recruitments and ongoing internal career advancements will continue to be core aspects of our continued growth,” Mr Conry said.
 
John Talbot, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Managing Director, Investments and Advisory Group, Australia said, “Deal flow in Australia is expected to continue to improve in 2013. This follows a positive result in 2012 where total transactions exceeded AUD 16 billion – a significant improvement on the 2011 result.
 
“The Australian market continues to attract significant foreign investment and domestic institutions. In particular, the REITs are becoming more active also. The positive market activity has increased the demand for the firm’s suite of capital markets services.
 
“Rob Sewell joins Jones Lang LaSalle as an acknowledged market leader in the office sector.  He has been involved in some of the largest transactions in the market in recent years including 259 George St, Sydney; 20 Bridge St, Sydney, QV1 in Perth and the ATO HQ in Canberra. He has brokered in excess of AUD 5 billion in transactions over the past 10 years.
 
“We are pleased to have him on board,” concluded Mr Talbot.​