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JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group Names New International Directors

Jeffrey Davis and John Strauss named International Directors; Ricardo Mader and Gilda Perez-Alvarado rise to Managing Directors

NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES and SAO PAULO, July 6, 2015 – JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group recently announced the promotions of four executives; two to the rank of International Director and two to Managing Director.

Jeffrey Davis and John Strauss, based in New York City and Los Angeles, respectively, are among an exclusive group of 37 employees across the world at JLL and LaSalle Investment Management who have been promoted to International Director. Members of this group are distinguished by their exceptional work for JLL and its clients, and their role in driving the firm’s growth.

In commending these colleagues for their accomplishments, Colin Dyer, Chief Executive Officer of JLL, noted, “As a group, these colleagues strengthen our integrated global platform and industry-leading position. We are now looking to them to lead by connecting across the firm to provide superior service to clients and drive success for the firm.”

Davis serves as the firm’s northeast regional lead for full service investment sales and national hotel investment banking services. He is based in New York and holds more than 20 years of hotel industry experience.

Strauss serves as the firm’s western regional lead for full service investment sales. He is based in Los Angeles and holds more than 20 years of hotel industry experience.

In addition, Ricardo Mader and Gilda Perez-Alvarado have each been promoted to the role of Managing Director. Mader is based in Sao Paulo and serves as a member of the firm’s strategic advisory and asset management services. Perez-Alvarado is based in New York and serves as a member of the firm’s New York full service investment sales team as well as the Americas representative for the firm’s Global Hotel Desk.

JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group serves as a global leader in real estate services for luxury, upscale, select service and budget hotels; timeshare and fractional ownership properties; convention centers; mixed-use developments and other hospitality properties. The firm’s more than 320 dedicated hotel and hospitality experts partner with investors and owner/operators around the globe to support and shape investment strategies that deliver maximum value throughout the entire lifecycle of an asset. In the last five years, the team completed more transactions than any other hotels and hospitality real estate advisor in the world totaling more than US $48 billion, while also completing approximately 4,500 advisory, valuation and asset management assignments. The group’s hotels and hospitality specialists provide independent and expert advice to clients, backed by industry-leading research.

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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. A Fortune 500 company 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 $55.3 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