Global property brokerage JLL is sending Tim Graham from London to Singapore, where he will take the newly created role of Senior Director of International Capital for JLL Asia Pacific. Reporting to Stuart Crow, Head of Asia Pacific Capital Markets, Graham will focus on managing the region’s cross-border investor clients, JLL has informed Mingtiandi.
Graham, formerly the NYSE-listed firm’s national director for Central London Markets, will tap his existing network and experience in the British capital for his new role building relationships with major global investors. The executive will focus on connecting outbound capital between Europe and Asia while also working closely with JLL’s funds advisory, debt and major transactions teams across Asia Pacific.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome Tim to the team,” Crow commented in a statement. “His extensive experience in dealing with high-profile investors will bring great cross-border opportunities for our clients in Asia and Europe. I look forward to working with him closely as we continue to build up the suite of services we offer our investor clients in the region.”
Graham to Tap London Network for Asian Clients
Asian investors helped to make London the leading target for global real estate investment in 2017, according to JLL’s figures, with mainland China and Hong Kong buyers accounting for some 35 percent of total capital inflows into the city’s real estate market.
During his 11 years working in London, Graham has already forged relationships with international investors while managing institutional investors, private equity funds, and high-net-worth clients. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors member joins the Asia Pacific business as JLL ramps up its investment services, catering to a boom in cross-border property deals.
JLL Builds Up Cross-Border Team
Investors ploughed a record total of $52 billion of real estate capital into the Asia Pacific region in the last quarter of 2017, according to JLL’s latest Global Capital Flows report. London led the world as the most active city and the biggest recipient of cross-border investment, while Shanghai took third place as a magnet for foreign capital, with international investment in the Chinese city surging 41 percent in 2017.
Mainland China topped the global chart as the most active cross-border buyer of real estate last year, followed by Singapore and Hong Kong. Britain, Germany, Canada and the US, respectively, trailed the Asian trio as sources of capital.
“As we continue to see a growing demand for cross-border investment, we have been expanding our team to provide a broader range of services to clients, including strategic advice on debt and corporate finance, bringing together investment banking skills with commercial property expertise,” Crow noted.
JLL, which earned $7.9 billion in revenue globally last year, has 37,000 employees in Asia Pacific, with 96 offices across 16 countries.