The FINANCIAL -- JLL has appointed Philip Charls as a senior adviser to further enhance its advisory capabilities in the listed real estate space in Europe.
Mr Charls joins JLL after 10 years as the CEO of EPRA, the European Public Real Estate Association. He began his career as a lawyer and subsequently spent more than 25 years at ING in a series of senior roles. He joined EPRA as CEO in 2007, which has since grown and developed into a leading research and lobbying body in the European listed sector, according to JLL.
In his role, Mr. Charls will work closely with teams across business units and geographies, representing JLL in the active and ongoing interaction with stock-listed European real estate companies around strategic business opportunities. His appointment comes at a dynamic time for listed real estate in Europe with transaction activity at an all-time high and the stock market providing an attractive home for real estate companies across European jurisdictions.
Matt Richards, head of capital markets, EMEA, JLL, said, "We are delighted to welcome Philip, whose unrivalled experience in the listed real estate sector opens up many opportunities for clients to engage with us in new ways. Someone of Philip's calibre and with his many connections globally complement the existing expertise we have in the team, enabling us to continue to evolve our insights and capabilities as the sector, as well as our clients' requirements, grow and mature."
Philip Charls added, "The listed real estate sector in Europe is evolving fast and presents a solid basis for corporations to realise their ambitions. I'm looking forward to working with colleagues across JLL to provide the tailored advice to clients which combines deep sector insights and corporate finance know-how, in order to help them navigate the opportunities and be empowered in their strategic decisions."