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JLL appointed new Head of Capital Markets in Russia & CIS

​​Moscow, 2 March, 2015 – Global real estate advisor JLL continues to strengthen the firm’s business in Russia & CIS with a new strategic appointment. Saydam Salaheddin joins JLL as Regional Director, Head of Capital Markets for Russia & CIS.

Saydam Salaheddin has outstanding experience with over 17 years in the investment sector and real estate market. He has held top management positions in major investment banking and real estate companies with an impressive investment portfolio.

Saydam most recently worked as an independent finance professional advising companies in Russia including Renaissance Construction and Development, Renaissance Capital, Vi Holding Development and MR Group, and remains a Non-executive Director on the Boards of MirLand Development Corporation and Cinema Park.

Prior to this, Saydam worked in investment banking. Between 1998-2011 he held a number of positions in Credit Suisse in London and Moscow. He left the company as Managing Director in the Investment Banking Department where he was responsible for Real Estate and Consumer Products in Russia, CIS and Turkey. In 2011 he joined Renaissance Capital as Managing Director, Investment Banking responsible for Global Real Estate operations.

Saydam has been involved in over USD 25bn of IPOs, equity/debt raisings, and M&A transactions across EMEA. In particular, in Russia this included the acquisition of Coca-Cola's Russian and Baltic operations in 1999, the IPOs of Sistema JSFC, MirLand, LSR Group and Etalon, the debt restructurings of Sistema-Hals and PIK Group and a number of other private equity, private placement and mezzanine transactions for leading developers including Snegiri.

Saydam was born in 1971 in London. He studied law at King's College London and La Sorbonne, Paris, qualifying as a solicitor with Frere Cholmeley Bischoff in London and speaks six languages.

Tom Devonshire-Griffin, Managing Director, JLL, Russia & CIS, commented: “JLL is an undisputed leader in Capital Markets – till now our team has completed the most significant transactions in the history of the Russia & CIS real estate investment market. We are delighted to have Saydam's long-standing and broad experience to complement our team. We are confident that his knowledge of the Russian market, the Real Estate sector and Corporate Finance will enable our clients to turn the current slowdown into the best investment opportunities.”

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316.0 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $53.6 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

In Russia and CIS JLL has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. JLL, Russia & CIS was voted Consultant of the Year in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013 and 2014 at the Commercial Real Estate Awards, Moscow; Consultant of the Year at the Commercial Real Estate Awards 2009, St. Petersburg and The Best Real Estate Consultancy in Ukraine at the Ukrainian Property Awards in 2013.

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