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Seasoned industry and regional expert Washington Luiz Botelho de Souza to lead firm’s Corporate Solutions business in Latin America
São Paulo, March 18, 2015 — As global companies continue to grow their operations and outsource their corporate real estate functions in Latin America, JLL is expanding its corporate client expertise in the region with the appointment of Washington Luiz Botelho de Souza. Based in São Paulo, Botelho de Souza will lead the firm’s Corporate Solutions business in Latin America, which includes services such as facilities management, occupancy planning and real estate portfolio management.
“As more multi-national companies look to expand their global footprints in Latin America, there is an increasing need to drive productivity throughout the real estate portfolio,” said Joe Stolarski, Executive Managing Director, Americas Corporate Solutions, JLL. “Adding Washington will not only deepen our region-specific expertise, but will also ensure we continue to deliver a globally integrated platform for our clients across all industries and sectors in the region.”
Botelho de Souza brings more than 30 years of experience to JLL. Prior to joining the firm, he served as CEO of ISS Brazil, where he grew the organization’s facility services to a team of more than 20,000 employees. He also held diverse leadership roles in his more than 20 years at Xerox in Brazil and the U.S., overseeing the company’s growth in 120 emerging countries including those in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Botelho de Souza has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Universidade de Brasília, and a MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.
A leader in real estate outsourcing, JLL’s Corporate Solutions business helps corporations improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios by creating outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of corporate real estate services. This service delivery capability helps corporations improve business performance, particularly as companies turn to the outsourcing of their real estate activity as a way to manage expenses and enhance profitability.
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About JLL JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $53.6 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
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