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Firm hires Scott Speirs to represent Canadian and international investors
Jones Lang LaSalle has hired Scott Speirs, a 12-year real estate veteran with extensive investment and brokerage experience, as Vice President in the firm’s National Investment practice in Montreal. As a prominent member of the firm’s National Investment team, Speirs will provide strategic planning, deal execution and negotiation expertise to the firm’s Canadian and international investors.
Based in Paris from 2008-2012, Speirs managed more than $1 billion in real estate on behalf of some of the world’s largest real estate investors.
“Scott brings valuable expertise to our capital markets team in Montreal as we continue to strengthen our investment services platform,” said Brett Miller, President of Jones Lang LaSalle Canada. “Our National Investment practice and our clients will benefit greatly from his excellent relationships with large institutional and private investors, as well as from his proven ability to execute complex transactions and manage diverse portfolios.”
Speirs joins Jones Lang LaSalle from Standard Life Investments, where he was a European Portfolio Manager responsible for a diversified, $400-million commercial real estate portfolio of office, retail, industrial/logistics and hotel assets. From 2008-2011, he was a Portfolio Manager for LaSalle Investment Management.
Prior to this, Speirs played a major role in building the industrial/investment team in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Montreal office, recruiting and managing a team of experienced industrial specialists while sourcing and executing the firm’s most high-profile transactions in the Montreal region.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the province of Quebec.
Jones Lang LaSalle has operated in Canada for more than a decade. With its Canada headquarters in Toronto, the firm also operates in Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary. Jones Lang LaSalle offers tenant and landlord representation, project and development services, investment sales, mobile engineering services, corporate retail solutions and integrated facilities management services to owners and tenants in Canada. The firm manages more than 30 million square feet of facilities across Canada.
About Jones Lang LaSalleJones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $47 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.joneslanglasalle.com.
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