SINGAPORE, 22 February 2022: JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group announces
several new strategic hires in its Advisory and Asset Management business in
Japan and Singapore.
JLL announced the appointment of Kuraudo Ohashi as executive
vice president, head of advisory, hotels & hospitality group, Japan. In the
newly created role, he will report to Takahiro Tsujikawa, senior managing
director, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group, Japan, based in Tokyo.
His appointment follows the establishment of a dedicated
Asset Management and Advisory presence in Japan in September 2021 by JLL. The
decision was driven by heightened activity in the Japanese market and the
requirements of many hotels to maintain cash flow, upgrade facilities and
reposition strategies during and post-pandemic.
Ohashi joins JLL from Mori Trust in Japan, where he was
manager, responsible for the company’s hotel and resort business division.
JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group’s Japan Advisory and
Asset Management team has been further bolstered by the hiring of Asuka
Takahashi, who joins the firm as vice president, advisory and asset management.
In Singapore, the firm continues with the regional expansion
of its advisory and asset management business. Pierre Marechal has joined the
firm as vice president, asset management, Asia Pacific. His responsibilities include
asset management support regionally, initially focusing on Singapore and the
He comes to JLL following two decades of experience in
operational and commercial roles in hotels across Europe, Oceania, Southeast
Asia and the Indian Ocean. Before JLL, he was the co-founder and director of
RevUp Pro and managing director of Beary Good Ventures. He also brings
experience from Travelodge Hotels Asia and Starwood Hotels & Resorts
JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group has completed transactions
over the last five years, valued at USD83 billion worldwide.