Dubai developers are rolling out their scale models for the city's latest grandiose property projects despite continued falls in real estate prices.

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL) announced today that Christian Ulbrich, who has held the role of President since June, will now also assume the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2016. 

The latest research from JLL indicates that the demand for new purpose-build student accommodation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to exceed 500,000 beds over the next five years.

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.

JLL research considers the impact of trade trends on the South African industrial property market over the last ten years, as well as the opportunities and challenges in this sector.

Building on its globally-recognised Integrated Facilities Management business, JLL (NYSE: JLL) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Integral UK Ltd., the UK's leading provider of mechanical and electrical property maintenance, in a move that will make JLL one of the largest mobile engineering services providers for property worldwide.

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL) today reported broad-based revenue growth for the first quarter of 2016 resulting in adjusted earnings per share of $0.82.

The latest research from JLL South Africa shows that the trend in commercial property investment activity in South Africa in the past year has been one of managing risk and avoiding loss in the South African economy, increasing the preference to hold property as opposed to cash reserves.

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.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will host its second annual RICS Africa Summit in Sandton Central, Johannesburg, on 24 February 2016, bringing together leading speakers and professionals in the built environment.

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