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Expanded role to support retailer cross-border expansion
London 18 February 2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle today announce that James Dolphin, Head of EMEA Retail Agency, has been appointed Lead Director, International Retail, a new role created to help retail clients expand globally.
Robert Bonwell, CEO –EMEA Retail at Jones Lang LaSalle said “James has tremendous expertise in helping retail clients with their long-term expansion plans in Europe and has strong links with our global retail teams. He will have particular focus on China and will work closely with our 12 offices there. This appointment strengthens the Jones Lang LaSalle retail service and will better help European retailers expanding into Asia and Asian retailers moving the other way.”
Commenting, James Dolphin, Lead Director, International Retail at Jones Lang LaSalle added: “There has been a rapid rise in the number of retailers who want to access growth in new markets. For many, there are ambitious plans to expand East, whilst the trickle of Asian brands entering European markets such as London and Paris will soon become a steady influx.”
James is a member of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Retail Agency Board which is chaired by UK Chief Executive Guy Grainger, alongside other senior JLL retail colleagues in Paris, Hong Kong, Chicago and Mumbai.
He will retain his existing role as Head of EMEA Retail Agency. The expanded role comes into effect immediately.
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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Retail Agency Board:
Guy Grainger (chair) UK CEO LondonRobert Bonwell CEO – EMEA Retail ParisJames Dolphin Lead Director, International Retail London/ChinaTom Gaffney Director, Hong Kong Retail Hong KongLew Kornberg Executive Vice President, Retail Tenant Solutions, ChicagoGreg Maloney President, Retail Fort LauderdaleAnuj Puri Chairman & Country Head Mumbai
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
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