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JLL hires Robin Pugh as Head of Flex Innovation for EMEA


​JLL has appointed Robin Pugh as Head of Flex Innovation, EMEA, to focus on investor and landlord clients across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Working as part of the broader EMEA Flex Space team, led by Dan Brown, Pugh's initial focus will be on investor and landlord clients that are active in the UK offices sector. JLL's approach will be two-fold. Pugh will bring together the best of JLL in order to provide a range of services designed to help clients evaluate if or when a flex strategy is right for them, as well as develop and incorporate bespoke flex strategies into their portfolios. These services will range from valuation advice through to fit-out, facilities management, integration of technology solutions and sales and marketing.

Pugh has more than 20 years' experience in real estate and joins from flexible office space provider Orega, where he was Real Estate Director. He has relevant real estate advisory and leasing experience having worked in a number of countries for international companies. Pugh previously worked for JLL between 2006-2016.

Flexible office space is expected to grow by to 30% per year over the next five years in Europe, according to JLL's report Disruption or Distraction.

Dan Brown, Head of Flex Space, EMEA, JLL, said: "The rise of flex space presents opportunities for those who embrace innovation and are looking for ways to make their portfolios work harder. With Robin's appointment, we are strengthening our ability to advise investor and landlord clients on their strategies as we help them better understand what the growth and evolution of this exciting part of the market means."

Robin Pugh, Head of Flex Innovation, EMEA, JLL, added: "The flex space market has more than doubled in size since 2014, showing dramatic growth with no signs of slowing. I am excited to return to JLL to work with investors and landlords who want thoughtful, customised advice and practical access to hands-on services during one of the most important structural shifts in the real estate industry."