Real Estate Industry Exec Brett Miller to Lead Jones Lang LaSalle in Canada
Firm hires new leader to expand business in Canada
TORONTO, May 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Jones Lang LaSalle today announced the appointment of Brett Miller as the new President of its Canada operations. Based in Toronto, Miller will be responsible for overseeing and growing the firm's business across Canada effective May 14.
"Over the last two years, we have strengthened our business in Canada with new office openings, significant brokerage assignments and the addition of more than 40 industry professionals," said Bill Krouch, CEO, Americas Markets at Jones Lang LaSalle. "To ensure our continued momentum in this important market, we required an individual with deep knowledge of multiple business lines, proven leadership skills and a track record of building profitable businesses. Brett brings these qualities, as well as an entrepreneurial spirit, to the role."
Miller joins from CBRE where, as Regional Managing Director, he ran the firm's Eastern Canada division for more than a decade and grew the firm's presence significantly. In addition to overseeing five offices, he led major investment transactions and launched several business lines.
Prior to this position, he ran the new business division of News International Newspapers in London and founded a home delivery services company in Paris. Miller began his career with real estate developer and manager Canderel Limited in Montreal in 1986, where he gained experience in finance, leasing and development.
"Jones Lang LaSalle has a strong brand and global platform plus outstanding industry professionals. I'm confident that by working with the talented local teams, we can grow and develop the business across the country," said Miller. "The firm is committed to its business in Canada and the opportunities that lie ahead."
Miller holds a bachelor of commerce degree in real estate from McGill University in Montreal and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau in France.
Jones Lang LaSalle has doubled its property management portfolio and opened offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa in the last two years. It has also added key talent, most recently by doubling its industrial team in Mississauga and adding Trish Clarry from Scotiabank to manage its Corporate Solutions business in Canada.
Jones Lang LaSalle has operated in Canada for more than a decade. With its Canada headquarters in Toronto, the firm also operates in Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary. Jones Lang LaSalle offers tenant and landlord representation, project and development services, investment sales, mobile engineering services, corporate retail solutions and integrated facilities management services to owners and tenants in Canada. The firm manages 31 million square feet of facilities across Canada.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company's investment management business, is one of the world's largest and most diverse in real estate with $47.2 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.joneslanglasalle.com.
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