JLL names Paul Brindley as Asia Pacific head of debt advisory
Appointment marks strategic expansion of JLL's Asia Pacific Capital Markets business
SINGAPORE, 18 NOVEMBER 2021 – JLL (NYSE: JLL) today announced a strategic expansion of its Asia Pacific Capital Markets business, naming Paul Brindley as Head of Debt Advisory, Asia Pacific. Effective January 2022, Paul will assume the newly-created role in Singapore and will report to Stuart Crow, CEO Capital Markets, Asia Pacific, JLL.
Paul will be responsible for sourcing real estate debt advisory opportunities both through external client relationships and JLL’s existing internal client network. He will also be charged with building and leading a team of debt-focused professionals to identify debt advisory opportunities and structure creative solutions on behalf of clients. Core to his role will be establishing deep partnerships with JLL country teams alongside regional capital markets professionals to provide the market’s most integrated platform to service the evolving needs of clients.
“As investors will continue to demand complex solutions to meet more sophisticated capital strategies, we expect the debt market will ultimately mature rapidly within the Asia Pacific real estate market. Paul’s deep expertise and proven track record in advising clients across the capital spectrum in a mature debt market will be essential in providing our client base with a more diversified platform to maximize their investment strategies,” says Crow.
As the debt market continues to evolve in the Asia Pacific real estate sector, Paul will advise and partner with clients in raising senior debt, mezzanine debt, hybrid capital and equity co-investments for their real estate investments. He will also act on behalf of sponsors of real estate as arranger to their finance transactions and place their deals directly with appropriate investors, while further establishing relationships within the bank and non-bank financial institution community including specialist debt fund managers and institutional investors with an appetite for debt financing.
Paul will cross to Asia Pacific from JLL’s U.S. Capital Markets business, where he is currently Senior Managing Director and co-head of the Los Angeles office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. In this role, he is responsible for originating debt and equity placement transactions throughout the western United States with a focus on office, retail, multi-housing, industrial and hospitality properties. He has participated in closing more than $17 billion in transactions.
“The potential for debt capital within the Asia Pacific real estate space is immense and will likely draw on the experiences of more mature geographies as it becomes an embedded part of the investment strategies in this region. I’m excited to lead this evolving area for JLL and to further build-out our capital offering to clients in Asia Pacific,” says Brindley.
Paul joined JLL as part of the HFF acquisition in 2019 and brings more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate finance to his new role.
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