Jones Lang LaSalle has appointed Paul Betts to the newly created role of EMEA Head of Logistics and Industrial as it targets strong continued growth within the logistics and industrial real estate sector across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Betts will draw on extensive experience of European markets, having established King Sturge's successful operations across Central and South Eastern Europe, before moving to Paris to lead the King Sturge business in France, prior to the 2011 merger between King Sturge and Jones Lang LaSalle.
"Over the past decade, we have seen a clear long-term trend of rising demand from clients seeking global market coverage, consistent property specifications and integrated service delivery across their logistics and industrial portfolios," said Christian Ulbrich, Jones Lang LaSalle's EMEA CEO.
"Paul is ideally placed to provide the leadership and strategic oversight that will ensure we continue to meet and exceed those client expectations across the international spectrum."
Betts takes up his new role with immediate effect and will continue to be based in Paris, reporting to Jones Lang LaSalle's EMEA Management Board through international director, Richard Batten, who commented: "Paul has the contacts inside and outside the firm, the vision and the international experience to drive forward our Logistics and Industrial capabilities, closely coordinating that approach with our Americas and Asia Pacific regions."
Paul Betts said: "We see a real opportunity to deepen and broaden our client relationships at the international level within the Logistics and Industrial sector, building on very strong businesses in countries around the EMEA region. I am excited by what we might achieve in this area over the next three to five years and can't wait to get started."
Jones Lang LaSalle provides a comprehensive range of real estate advisory, transactional and management services for the Logistics and Industrial sector from offices in 31 countries across the EMEA region and from more than 200 offices worldwide
Source: Jones Lang LaSalle