Global property consultancy JLL on Tuesday announced a set of personnel moves in Southeast Asia, headlined by the promotion of Chris Archibold to country head for Singapore and Michael Glancy to the same role in Thailand.
Archibold, JLL’s head of leasing in Singapore, succeeds Chris Fossick, who will continue to be chief executive for Southeast Asia, the agency said in a release.
Glancy, a veteran of JLL’s Hong Kong office, takes over for Suphin Mechuchep in the Thai post after serving for one year in Bangkok as head of transactions. Suphin will assume a new role as chairperson for Thailand.
“Southeast Asia is a fast-growing region with a robust real estate sector, and we want to ensure that we stay ahead of the curve while continuing to deliver excellent services for our clients,” Fossick said. “These new moves reflect our commitment to provide clients with unparalleled expertise and insights, backed by our robust technology platforms.”
Fossick, who has led JLL’s Southeast Asia operation for more than a decade, added that the management changes would allow the company to better serve client needs during the current economic uncertainty.
Archibold has worked at JLL in Singapore for 17 years, and previously led the firm’s office leasing business before taking responsibility for all leasing teams in 2018. In his new role, he will drive Singapore’s sales strategy and business development by connecting local and regional business functions, as well as leading markets advisory, the agency said.
This is Archibold’s second tour at JLL after serving as senior associate director for commercial leasing in Hong Kong from 1995 to 2000. In the interim he worked at Chesterton International in London as head of international occupier services. He began his career with a year spent in commercial leasing at Lambert Smith Hampton in the UK.
Archibold is a graduate of the Wellingborough School in Northamptonshire and the University of Greenwich, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in estate management.
In Thailand, Glancy will be responsible for overseeing the country’s business growth. After working at JLL Hong Kong since 2010, he relocated to Bangkok last February to head the transaction business. He will partner closely with regional and local business lines to generate new business leads and opportunities, JLL said.
The Loughborough University grad got his start in the field as a sales manager, first at Burns & Co Estate Agents in Northern Ireland, then at Pinnacle Property Investment in Hong Kong.
During her 17 years as country head of Thailand, Suphin has successfully managed and expanded the company, JLL said. In her new role as chairperson, she is poised to tap the client networks she has built over her 30-year career at the Bangkok office, where she started out as a building surveyor.
Suphin holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Chulalongkorn University and an MBA with a specialisation in real estate from National University in California. All three executives will report to Fossick.
“As we enter one of the most complex periods that the real estate sector has ever seen, I’m thrilled to lead this world-class team as we continue to build our successes across Southeast Asia, while being there for our clients every step of the way to provide them with timely and comprehensive advice,” the CEO said.