International real estate broker JLL has appointed Greg Childs as executive vice-president of its hotels division in the EMEA region.
Childs is joining the company from BNP Paribas Real Estate, where he was part of the alternative markets team specialising in hotels and service appartments. He previously worked at JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group for three years to 2006.
JLL said his responsibilities would include hotel development, occupational leases, franchise and management contracts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Philip Ward, CEO of hotels and hospitality, EMEA, said: 'Greg brings invaluable understanding of the industry to help us ensure we continue to provide market-leading advice to our clients. This is a key appointment for us as we are seeing acceleration in hotel development activity in Europe.'