News release

Changing of the guard in South Australia

JLL announces new SA Managing Director

December 11, 2019

ADELAIDE, 11 December 2019 – After ten years in the role, South Australia’s Managing Director, Jamie Guerra will step down from the role to move his focus solely back to Industrial and Office Capital Markets within JLL.  JLL has announced that Ben Parkinson, formerly of Savills, will replace him as SA Managing Director.

Mr Parkinson joins JLL from Savills in Melbourne, where he has held the roles of Director Capital Transactions for Victoria then as National Head of Retail Sales.

CEO of JLL Australia, Stephen Conry said, “Jamie Guerra’s ten years in the role as South Australian Managing Director has been impressive and we support his desire for a change and to now focus fully on capital market transactions and devote his full energy to this.

“We are pleased to announce a fitting replacement for him, with the appointment of Ben Parkinson who has been in the property industry since 1996.  He will bring to JLL a diverse range of experience and skills from his successful career to date.  His experience spans three state markets – Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne and he has worked widely across the property sector in valuations, hotels, capital transactions and retail sales.

“And importantly, Ben is returning to his home city of Adelaide and we are pleased to welcome him to lead our JLL team in South Australia,” said Mr Conry.

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