John Gates named CEO Americas markets as JLL transforms leadership roles

JLL announced the final steps in its two-year transformation program, announcing a coordinated series of leadership appointments. John Gates, based in Dallas, will now lead the Americas region as CEO Americas markets.

Other moves include current Americas CEO, Greg O’Brien, transitioning into a new role as global CEO markets, with the global executive board overview of all regional and local markets operations. Anthony Couse will continue to lead the Asia Pacific region, while Andy Poppink will become CEO EMEA Markets. Gates, Couse and Poppink will report to O’Brien, with all these changes effective January 1, 2021.

“These appointments will complete the transformation program which we began implementing in January 2019,” said JLL CEO, Christian Ulbrich. “Leveraging substantial multiyear investments in our platform and technology, we are further enhancing the seamless global integration of our services and expertise. That’s something our clients identify as a key benefit in working with JLL, particularly during the ongoing pandemic where our ability to quickly adapt and deploy products and services is vital.”