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Jones Lang LaSalle appoints new Chief Executive for the MENA region

Jones Lang LaSalle, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Alan Robertson as the new Chief Executive Officer for the firm in the MENA region effective June 1, 2011.
Based out of the firm’s regional headquarters in Dubai, Alan will be responsible for the firms operations across the Middle East and North Africa, comprising over 110 professionals in five offices in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Before relocating to the Middle East, Alan was the Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle in Turkey, a position he held from 2008. Prior to this he worked in the commercial property markets in the UK from 1983 to 2008 and was head of Scotland for Jones Lang LaSalle as of 2005. He was made a partner in Jones Lang Wootton (now Jones Lang LaSalle) in 1989. Educated at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, Alan has a post graduate Diploma in Land Economy (Dip LE) and an honours degree in Science (BSc Hons). He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).
Alan takes over from Thierry Loué, who replaces Blair Hagkull as MENA Chairman following Blair’s move to Jones Lang LaSalle in Canada. Thierry, who has been leading the Jones Lang LaSalle MENA business for the last five years, will remain involved with key client relationships and strategic decisions based on his long standing experience of the region.
Thierry Loué, Chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle MENA said:
“We are delighted to welcome Alan as our new CEO for the MENA region. Alan’s strong executive skills and client focussed approach allowed him to build impressive credentials that have won the respect of clients and colleagues across the firm. Over the past five years Jones Lang LaSalle MENA has built an extremely strong business that is the leader of real estate services in the MENA region and we thank Blair Hagkull for his leadership and valuable contributions. We extend our best wishes to Blair and the team in Canada.”
Alan Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, Jones Lang LaSalle MENA added:
“MENA has become one of the most important markets for the firm internationally and I am honoured to join the management team and to have the opportunity to build on its success. I am excited by the market potential and look forward to working with the MENA team as we continue to develop our operations and build our leading market position in the region.”
Jones Lang LaSalle is the pre-eminent investment advisor in the global real estate industry with 185 offices worldwide, operating in 60 countries globally, working on projects worth US$ 200 billion and on transactions in excess of US$ 1.2 billion. In the MENA region, Jones Lang LaSalle employs over 30 nationalities with regional offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah and Cairo.