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Giles Wrench Joins JLL’s Solutions Development Team in New York

Wrench will serve as Solutions Development principal; previously headed firm’s international desk in New York

NEW YORK, August 10, 2015 — JLL announced that Giles Wrench has joined the firm’s Solutions Development team in New York as a principal. Most recently, he served as a managing director and head of JLL’s international desk in New York.

In his new role as principal of the Solutions Development group, Wrench will leverage client relationships and target new business opportunities in the tri-state area and the greater Northeast region. The Corporate Solutions platform offers technology, facilities management, transaction management, project management, lease administration and consulting services.

“The real estate needs of my corporate clients have been the focus of my entire career,” said Wrench. “In my new role, I will be able to apply my expertise to foster new business opportunities and fortify client relationships. I’m confident that we will strengthen our team and continue to develop successful client relations.”

As head of the international desk, Wrench oversaw a team of real estate professionals in New York who leveraged JLL’s international platform of services to support U.S. clients with real estate needs across the globe. He has been involved in real estate transactions across Europe, Asia and the Americas, and is regarded as an expert in the field of international real estate.

Prior to joining JLL, Wrench was an executive vice president with The Staubach Co., where he oversaw the partnership between Staubach and DTZ, its international joint venture partner. Earlier, he served with BNP Paribas S.A.

Wrench earned a bachelor’s degree in real estate from the University of Westminster in London, and a certificate in real estate finance and investment from New York University. Wrench is an active member of the New York Chapter of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

JLL is a leader in the New York tri-state commercial real estate market, with more than 2,000 of the most recognized industry experts offering brokerage, capital markets, property/facilities management, consulting, and project and development services. In 2014, the New York tri-state team completed approximately 22.8 million square feet of lease transactions, arranged investment sales transactions valued at more than $5.4 billion, managed projects valued at $7.6 billion, and oversaw a property management, facilities management and agency leasing portfolio exceeding 163 million square feet.

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 $56.0 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