Global CEO, Corporate Solutions
John Forrest leads JLL’s global Corporate Solutions business, which provides strategy, services and technology to corporates and public institutions globally.
A long-term JLL leader, John started his career as a management trainee in the Sydney office in 1992. Since then, he has worked across the globe for JLL’s diverse set of business lines, helping tailor solutions for some of the world’s biggest investors and corporations. Over the course of his career, he has worked in JLL’s Investor Services, Funds Management, Research and Capital Markets businesses.
John started his current role as Global and Americas CEO of Corporate Solutions in 2014. He was previously based in Singapore, where he led the Corporate Solutions business for the Asia Pacific region.
Based in Chicago, John is a member of JLL’s senior global leadership team, which is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction. He also serves as the global leadership sponsor for JLL’s Health & Safety and Supply Chain Management & Procurement practices, and the corporate client advisory board.
John plays an instrumental role in the merger and acquisition activities that strengthen core businesses and expand JLL into new service offerings. Technology has been a significant area of focus in recent years. Recently, John has worked on the acquisition of facilities management SaaS pioneer Corrigo, smart building specialists CoR Advisors, technology-driven consulting firm Advanced Technologies Group, and BRG, a leader in commercial real estate technology, workplace, move and relocation services.
A native Australian, John holds an MBA from Macquarie University, Sydney and a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Economics from the University of Western Sydney. He is a member and past Global Board Director of CoreNet Global, and a member of the Economist Network and the Australian Property Council.