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JLL appointed new Head of Retail department in Ukraine

​Kiev, 29 March, 2016 – Ekaterina Vesna was appointed Head of Retail, JLL Ukraine, rejoining the Kiev office of the company. Ekaterina’s real estate experience exceeds ten years.

Ekaterina is a recognized expert in the sphere of retail in Ukraine. Ekaterina was a member of JLL’s team in 2013-2015 and she took part in key company’s projects implementation. In 2015-2016 she worked with the first department store project in Ukraine – TSUM (23,500 sq m) developing by Esta Holding, one of the largest Ukraine investors in the real estate sector.

Apart from TSUM, her professional portfolio includes the following projects - Ocean Plaza SEC (70,000 sq m), Prospect SEC (41,400 sq m), Karavan SEC (39,300 sq m), and other projects by such major Ukraine developers as Arricano Group, DCH, SvitLand Ukraine, Tiko Construction, Intergalbud. Ekaterina has also been working with regional projects in Ivano-Frankovsk, Poltava, Odessa, Vinnitsa, Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov. She has a Master’s degree in Sociology from Kiev National Taras Shevchenko’s University.

In her new role Ekaterina is responsible for development and qualitative performance growth of JLL retail business in Ukraine, strengthening this business line, supporting communication with current clients and building new relationships. Ekaterina will report directly to Christophe Vicic, Chief Operating Officer, JLL, Russia & CIS, who is currently acting as Head of JLL Ukraine.

Christophe Vicic, COO, JLL, Russia & CIS, commented: “With this important recruitment, JLL keeps a strong business position in Ukraine. Our Kiev team unites several experts in the main commercial real estate segments such as offices, retail, strategic consulting, research, valuation and capital markets. We believe in a long-term potential of the Ukrainian market therefore we keep investing in our local team in order to provide our clients with the best consulting services in the market.”

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. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $56.4 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, 2014 and 2015 at the Commercial Real Estate Awards, Moscow; Consultant of the Year at the Commercial Real Estate Awards 2009, St. Petersburg; Consultant of the Year at the RCSC Awards in 2015, and The Best Real Estate Consultancy in Ukraine at the Ukrainian Property Awards in 2013.