JLL announces Corporate Solutions leadership changes
Neil Murray to succeed John Forrest as Global CEO, Corporate Solutions; Mark Caskey to succeed Murray as EMEA CEO, Corporate Solutions
CHICAGO, April 10, 2019 – Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL) announced today that Neil Murray will become Global CEO, Corporate Solutions, to succeed John Forrest, who is leaving JLL to return to Australia. Murray, who will be located in Chicago, will report to CEO Christian Ulbrich and join the company’s Global Executive Board. Mark Caskey will succeed Murray as EMEA CEO, Corporate Solutions. The changes are effective June 1.
“With John’s leadership, our Corporate Solutions business grew significantly and made tremendous progress in evolving its services and skills to meet the changing needs of clients as they adapt to the future of work,” said Ulbrich. “We are grateful for John’s impressive contributions over the past 27 years to shape an exciting transformation and position the business as the digital leader in real estate. We wish him the very best as he realizes his long-held plan to rejoin his extended family in Australia.”
Forrest held various senior leadership roles at JLL before becoming Global CEO for Corporate Solutions and joining the Global Executive Board. He began his career with JLL in Australia and held roles in Asia and the Americas. Known for his client focus, strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit, his most significant achievements include building JLL’s Corporate Solutions into a global business that provides best-in-class real estate services, including leading-edge technology solutions, to corporates and public institutions.
Murray joined JLL in 2017 and has delivered strong continued growth in Corporate Solutions in EMEA as CEO. He played a key role in shaping and focusing the region’s Corporate Solutions business to contribute to JLL’s Beyond strategy. Prior to joining JLL, Murray held the role of Chair of the UK & Ireland and CEO of Corporate Services at outsourcing specialist Sodexo. Previously, he held regional leadership positions in New York, Dublin and London at GSH Group, a facilities maintenance firm. His career has been focused on overseeing transformational change and delivering facilities management and real estate services for major multinational corporates. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Trinity College in Dublin.
“Neil has overseen double-digit revenue growth for our Corporate Solutions business across all geographies in the EMEA region, reflecting his deep understanding of corporate real estate and how occupiers can benefit from outsourcing to a global provider,” continued Ulbrich. “His ability to drive complex businesses through transformational change will help our clients and our company grow.”
In his role as EMEA CEO, Corporate Solutions, Caskey will be responsible for leading the region’s corporate-focused services and will join the EMEA Strategy Board and the Global Corporate Solutions Board. He joined JLL in 2016 as Head of Account Management, where he leads the management and growth of our largest occupier relationships across EMEA and ensures the delivery of JLL’s high-quality client services. Since expanding his responsibilities in 2017 to also include the regional Corporate Solutions COO role and oversight of technology and data strategy, Caskey has led strategic initiatives to accelerate growth and drive operational performance.
Caskey’s more than 20 years of real estate experience includes Director of Group Network Development at RegusandHead of Global Corporate Services EMEA at CBRE.
JLL’s global Corporate Solutions business partners with clients across industry sectors to enhance the performance of their real estate portfolios and people. Through a comprehensive global service delivery platform, Corporate Solutions provides a diverse range of strategy, services and digital solutions that address the entire real estate cycle on a local to global scale for more than 500 clients across 80 countries. JLL is committed to creating, delivering and managing environments that inspire people to do their best work.
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