Jones Lang LaSalle appoints new Head of Valuation Services

Published November 29th, 2009 - 02:46 GMT

Jones Lang LaSalle, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Gary Brown as Head of Valuation Services for the MENA region.

From its regional headquarters in Dubai, Gary will lead the firm’s team of more than 15 professional valuers which over the past two years has valued more than US$ 200 billion worth of real estate assets.

Gary has been providing professional valuation services across the Middle East for the past five years. He brings over ten years valuation industry experience working in senior positions with a number of international property consultancies. During his career in real estate he has advised on all types of property, providing valuations for varying purposes, including secured lending, development appraisal, initial public offerings and internal corporate purposes. Gary holds a degree in Land Economics and is a Professional Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Commenting on his appointment, Blair Hagkull, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle MENA said:

“We are delighted to have Gary’s expertise leading our valuation services business in the region. Gary has several years of valuable experience throughout the MENA region where he has been involved in a significant number of high profile and complex instructions, conducted on behalf of investors, developers, government agencies, financial institutions and pension funds.

Gary will be an important member of the senior team and many of our clients across the region will benefit from the wealth of knowledge he brings.”

Gary Brown, Head of Valuation Services, Jones Lang LaSalle MENA added:

“I am excited about joining Jones Lang LaSalle MENA during these interesting times. The firm clearly has a market leading position in the region and it’s a great opportunity for me to work with such a highly successful team. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and further building our business in the region.”

In the last few years, Jones Lang LaSalle has confirmed a number of senior appointments for its expanding Investment Transactions, Agency, Strategic Consulting and Hotels businesses. Presently, the firm has four offices in the MENA region, with new offices being planned.

Jones Lang LaSalle is the pre-eminent investment advisor in the global real estate industry with 180 offices worldwide, operating in 60 countries globally and 25 countries in the MENA region working on projects worth US$ 200 billion and on transactions in excess of US$ 1.2 billion. In the MENA region, Jones Lang LaSalle employs over 100 internationally qualified real estate and hotels professionals of 29 nationalities.

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