JLL & LaSalle’s Global Real Estate Transparency Index highlights urgent need for further improvements to meet the growing expectations of business, investors and communities.

While tangible improvements in transparency are being made, Sub-Saharan Africa is still some distance from competing equally with its counterparts in the EMEA region and sizeable efforts are required to close the gap with other global regions, according to JLL and LaSalle Investment Management’s 2016 Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI) Sub-Saharan Africa focus.

Craig Hean, who in 2013 succeeded Mark Bradford as Managing Director of JLL South Africa, will now take the additional newly created role of Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, which includes an overview of JLL’s hub office operations in Lagos, Nigeria, covering western Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya, covering eastern Africa.

Off the back of encouraging growth momentum in the South African and Sub-Saharan Africa markets, JLL is pleased to announce the addition of two new senior members of the team.

Johannesburg & London, 9 December 2015 - JLL (NYSE:JLL) today announced the acquisition of Trussard Property Consultants, a leading local real estate leasing and investment agency business, based in Johannesburg.  The addition of Trussard will further accelerate the strong growth momentum in JLL’s South Africa business which is based in Rosebank, Johannesburg.  

Jones Lang LaSalle today announced the appointment of Mark Bradford, currently managing director of its South Africa business, as its first chairman for Sub-Saharan Africa, with a broad remit overseeing the firm’s growth strategy across the whole African continent.  

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