JLL announces corporate solutions leadership changes

JLL announced that Neil Murray will become global CEO, corporate solutions, succeeding John Forrest. Murray, who will be located in Chicago, will report to CEO Christian Ulbrich and join the company’s global executive board. Mark Caskey will succeed Murray as EMEA CEO, corporate solutions. The changes are effective June 1.

“With John’s leadership, our corporate solutions business grew significantly and made tremendous progress in evolving its services and skills to meet the changing needs of clients as they adapt to the future of work,” said Ulbrich. “We are grateful for John’s impressive contributions over the past 27 years to shape an exciting transformation and position the business as the digital leader in real estate. We wish him the very best as he realizes his long-held plan to rejoin his extended family in Australia.”

Murray joined JLL in 2017 and played a key role in shaping and focusing the region’s corporate solutions business to contribute to JLL’s “Beyond” strategy. Prior to joining JLL, Murray held the role of chair of the UK & Ireland and CEO of corporate services at outsourcing specialist Sodexo. Previously, he held regional leadership positions in New York, Dublin and London at GSH Group, a facilities maintenance firm. His career has been focused on overseeing transformational change and delivering facilities management and real estate services for major multinational corporates. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Trinity College in Dublin.

“Neil has overseen double-digit revenue growth for our corporate solutions business across all geographies in the EMEA region, reflecting his deep understanding of corporate real estate and how occupiers can benefit from outsourcing to a global provider,” said Ulbrich. “His ability to drive complex businesses through transformational change will help our clients and our company grow.”

In his role as EMEA CEO, corporate solutions, Caskey will be responsible for leading the region’s corporate-focused services and will join the EMEA strategy board and the global corporate solutions board. He joined JLL in 2016 as head of account management, where he leads the management and growth of our largest occupier relationships across EMEA and ensures the delivery of JLL’s high-quality client services.

Since expanding his responsibilities in 2017 to also include the regional corporate solutions COO role and oversight of technology and data strategy, Caskey has led strategic initiatives to accelerate growth and drive operational performance. Caskey’s more than 20 years of real estate experience includes director of group network development at Regus and head of global corporate services EMEA at CBRE.