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JLL appoints new Head of Capital Markets in Russia & CIS

​Global real estate advisor JLL continues to strengthen the firm's business in Russia & CIS with a new strategic appointment. Saydam Salaheddin joins JLL as Regional Director, Head of Capital Markets for Russia & CIS.

Saydam Salaheddin has outstanding experience with over 17 years in the investment sector and real estate market. He has held top management positions in major investment banking and real estate companies with an impressive investment portfolio.

Saydam most recently worked as an independent finance professional advising companies in Russia including Renaissance Construction and Development, Renaissance Capital, Vi Holding Development and MR Group, and remains a Non-executive Director on the Boards of MirLand Development Corporation and Cinema Park.

Prior to this, Saydam worked in investment banking. Between 1998-2011 he held a number of positions in Credit Suisse in London and Moscow. He left the company as Managing Director in the Investment Banking Department where he was responsible for Real Estate and Consumer Products in Russia, CIS and Turkey. In 2011 he joined Renaissance Capital as Managing Director, Investment Banking responsible for Global Real Estate operations.

Saydam has been involved in over USD 25bn of IPOs, equity/debt raisings, and M&A transactions across EMEA. In particular, in Russia this included the acquisition of Coca-Cola's Russian and Baltic operations in 1999, the IPOs of Sistema JSFC, MirLand, LSR Group and Etalon, the debt restructurings of Sistema-Hals and PIK Group and a number of other private equity, private placement and mezzanine transactions for leading developers including Snegiri.

Saydam was born in 1971 in London. He studied law at King's College London and La Sorbonne, Paris, qualifying as a solicitor with Frere Cholmeley Bischoff in London and speaks six languages.

Tom Devonshire-Griffin, Managing Director, JLL, Russia & CIS, commented: "JLL is an undisputed leader in Capital Markets – till now our team has completed the most significant transactions in the history of the Russia & CIS real estate investment market. We are delighted to have Saydam's long-standing and broad experience to complement our team. We are confident that his knowledge of the Russian market, the Real Estate sector and Corporate Finance will enable our clients to turn the current slowdown into the best investment opportunities.