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Miami, FL

JLL adds Miami hotel advisory and asset management expert

Benjamin Appelbaum joins JLL as a Vice President

MIAMI, June 13, 2018 – JLL today announced Benjamin Appelbaum has joined the firm as a Vice President of Strategic Advisory & Asset Management for the Caribbean and Latin America. He will be based in the firm's Miami office, partnering with Managing Director Clay Dickinson to support the firm's Caribbean and Latin America investor clients seeking to maximize their profit, minimize their risk and enhance the management of their hotel assets in the region.

"The addition of Ben underscores our commitment to creating the best team to serve the requirements of an increasingly global client base, especially in the rapidly growing Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Mexican and South American markets," said Dickinson. "Ben's unique skill set in food and beverage complements perfectly his broader knowledge of the hotel industry, further strengthening a specialized expertise that is increasingly important to successful hotel operations in the region." 

Appelbaum comes from Halyard Hospitality Group, a specialized consultancy that provides strategic advisory work on food and beverage operations. Prior to this, he was the General Manager of one of Miami's top restaurants, Beaker & Gray, as well as the Executive Chef and youngest GM in company history for J. Alexander's Corp. Appelbaum graduated from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and is fluent in Spanish. He has a Level 1 certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers and is an Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America.

"I am thrilled to join JLL's Hotels and Hospitality Group, as its global platform and talented investment advisors are unmatched," said Appelbaum. "There is a tremendous opportunity to improve operations in the Caribbean and Latin America. I am excited to advise our clients on ways to streamline operations to create additional investment value."

JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group is the global leader in hospitality industry consulting, investment banking and brokerage.  JLL has completed more transactions than any other hotels and hospitality real estate advisor over the last five years globally, totaling more than $77.5 billion worldwide. Between negotiating property deals, the group's 350-person global team also closed more than 5,300 advisory, valuation and asset management assignments. To find out more visit:

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 83,500 as of March 31, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit