JLL boosts CEE capabilities with new team structure

JLL has announced changes to it CEE organisational structure, shifting to a multi-geographical approach.

Tom Devonshire-Griffin becomes head of capital markets in CEE, which includes teams based in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

According to JLL, Devonshire-Griffin brings over 20 years of capital markets experience as well as a strong background in debt and equity from his time as country head of CIS / Russia, and most recently as JLL's head of capital markets in India. He was also based in Prague between 2004 - 2008.

In his new role, Devonshire-Griffin will work closely with both CEE and EMEA leadership, and will take over from Mike Atwell, who – after four years of heading up the CEE capital markets team - will return to London to take up a senior position in the EMEA industrial & logistics investment team.

Devonshire-Griffin commented: 'I look forward to taking on this role as we look to capitalise on the market conditions in the region.

'Having headed up teams in Russia and India, my experience should bring value to this already well-performing team.'

Other CEE promotions
Marcin Sulewski has been promoted to head of office investment for Poland, advising both office developers and funds on long-term investment strategies and expansion plans. Ge has 16 years’ experience in strategic investment and valuation advisory in commercial real estate.

Slawomir Jedrzejewski has been appointed as head of industrial investment Poland and is responsible for enhancing JLL's advisory services to logistics developers and funds.

He brings 16 years’ experience in real estate to this role, gained predominantly in the logistics and office sectors.

One aspect of the new investment model in the CEE region is a focus on driving the connectivity and operations of thec apital markets business. This responsibility is being taken on by Silviana Petre Badea, who becomes deputy head of CEE capital markets while continuing her role as country head of Romania.

Matthew Richards, capital markets CEO, EMEA, commented: 'I am pleased with the announcement of new appointments and promotions within our CEE business, which will strengthen our overall capital markets business across EMEA.

'JLL has the knowledge, the resources and the right culture to be a strong and smart partner not only in supporting our clients today, but also in planning for the future and building the foundation for the next period of market growth. I wish Tom, Mike, Silviana, Marcin and Slawomir all the best in their new roles.'

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