Global Executive Board

Christian Ulbrich , President and Chief Executive Officer


Christian has overall responsibility for the company’s strategic direction and continued growth. He also serves as the chair of JLL’s Global Executive Board.

Alongside senior leadership, Christian is steering a strategy that positions JLL among the world’s leading companies. The vision calls for embracing market-leading digital solutions to help drive success for clients, employees and shareholders.

Christian has been in leadership roles at JLL for over a decade. He joined the company in 2005 as managing director for Germany. In 2009, he became CEO for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, and a member of the GEB. Prior to that, Christian spent seven years as CEO of the Hamburg-based HIH group of companies, a partner with private bank MM Warburg Bank, following 10 years in senior roles with other German and international banks.

Christian is a passionate advocate for a sustainable, diverse and inclusive global future. He is a Vanguard board member of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative. He is also a member of the board of directors of Vonovia SE, Germany’s largest residential real estate company.

Christian earned a degree in business administration from the University of Hamburg, and attended the Stanford University GSB program. He lives near Frankfurt, Germany.

Anthony Couse , Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific


In three decades at the firm, Anthony has worked with investors, landlords and tenants in all areas of commercial real estate. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for the company’s overall operations in the Asia Pacific region.

Anthony has spent the last 25 years in Asia, helping lead JLL’s expansion in countries such as China, Japan, India and Korea, and acting on several landmark development projects. He spent a decade living in China, heading JLL’s business in Shanghai and Eastern China, as well as the China Capital Markets business. Prior to that, he was based in Hong Kong for 13 years, holding a variety of leadership positions across the business.

Anthony’s real estate expertise – which includes leasing, capital markets, and tenant representation – was honed during a career that started in London. After studying biology at London University, where he graduated with honors in 1987, he took a job in London’s buzzing business district with real estate company De Groot Collis. He joined JLL in 1989 and transferred to Hong Kong in 1993.

The post abroad was supposed to last just three years. But JLL’s growth in Asia, and a general fondness for working and living in the region, held him for longer. Anthony attributes a bit of his wandering spirit to his roots: He was born in Pakistan, where his British father had been working for a global accountancy firm.

Anthony writes frequently about major trends affecting real estate markets and the future of how people work. In his spare time, he enjoys running and cycling.

Greg O’Brien , Chief Executive Officer, Americas


Greg O’Brien is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Americas, encompassing Canada, the United States (JLL’s largest market) and Latin America.

Greg’s diverse career in commercial real estate spans three decades. He has helped investors buy skyscrapers and shopping malls, and worked with companies navigating lease agreements and large-scale renovation projects. Greg came to JLL during the acquisition of The Staubach Company, where he was CEO, in 2008. In the decade since, he has held numerous senior leadership roles at JLL.

Greg started as CEO of the Americas in 2014. Based in Washington D.C., he works closely with JLL’s clients and teams in cities around world. Increasingly, his job involves helping to tailor technology solutions for clients looking to use big data, which is improving the efficiency of everything from elevator maintenance, to complex portfolios with thousands of assets.

Greg wasn’t always in real estate. He worked in technology for three years after earning an electrical engineering degree from Tufts University in 1984. He has carried those early skills and insights – such as quickly figuring out what works, and what doesn’t – through his career. He shifted into the real estate industry after graduating from Harvard Business School with an MBA.

A strong believer in the value of education, he has served on the board of directors of Teach for America since 2000.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf and the occasional scuba dive.

Guy Grainger , Chief Executive Officer, EMEA


Guy Grainger is responsible for connecting the firm’s broad resources with investors and companies looking for advice and services in all corners of the global property market.

Guy has three decades of experience in real estate, an industry he aimed at early on in life. After earning a degree in valuation and estate management, he started off professionally at a retail-property company in 1989, and continued working in the sector for two decades. Guy joined JLL as the head of UK retail in 2008 as part of a corporate acquisition.

In 2013, Guy became CEO of the UK business. He took on his current role leading the EMEA region in 2016. In these leadership positions, Guy has helped companies with creating strategies around their property portfolios and designing office spaces, while assisting investors trade a wide variety of commercial and residential buildings.

Guy sits on the policy committee of the British Property Federation, an industry group, and is a frequent commentator on issues facing the sector, society and the environment.

In his spare time, Guy spends time with his family and trains rigorously for triathlons.

Jeff Jacobson , Chief Executive Officer, LaSalle Investment Management


Jeff Jacobson is responsible for driving strong, consistent investment decisions and performance in private and public real estate across the world. In addition, Jeff sits on the Global Executive Board of JLL, of which LaSalle is an independent subsidiary.

Jeff’s diverse career in real estate spans three decades, during which he has lived and worked on three continents. He started his current role as Global CEO in 2007. Prior to that, he was Regional CEO for LaSalle’s European operation, based in London, where he led all aspects of the business.

Jeff is responsible for the global management of the LaSalle’s operations and investment activity in all major markets within Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. He is a member of LaSalle’s Investment Committees in all three regions. Under his tenure, LaSalle has grown into a global leader in real estate investment management for institutional and individual clients.

Jeff earned Bachelors and Master’s degrees from Stanford University. He previously served on the management board of the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV). He is also a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate and the Stanford Real Estate Council (SREC).

John Forrest , Global Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Solutions


John Forrest leads JLL’s global Corporate Solutions business, which provides strategy, services and technology to corporates and public institutions globally.

A long-term JLL leader, John started his career as a management trainee in the Sydney office in 1992. Since then, he has worked across the globe for JLL’s diverse set of business lines, helping tailor solutions for some of the world’s biggest investors and corporations. Over the course of his career, he has worked in JLL’s Investor Services, Funds Management, Research and Capital Markets businesses.

John started his current role as Global and Americas CEO of Corporate Solutions in 2014. He was previously based in Singapore, where he led the Corporate Solutions business for the Asia Pacific region.

Based in Chicago, John is a member of JLL’s senior global leadership team, which is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction. He also serves as the global leadership sponsor for JLL’s Health & Safety and Supply Chain Management & Procurement practices, and the corporate client advisory board.

John plays an instrumental role in the merger and acquisition activities that strengthen core businesses and expand JLL into new service offerings. Technology has been a significant area of focus in recent years. Recently, John has worked on the acquisition of facilities management SaaS pioneer Corrigo, smart building specialists CoR Advisors, technology-driven consulting firm Advanced Technologies Group, and BRG, a leader in commercial real estate technology, workplace, move and relocation services.

A native Australian, John holds an MBA from Macquarie University, Sydney and a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Economics from the University of Western Sydney. He is a member and past Global Board Director of CoreNet Global, and a member of the Economist Network and the Australian Property Council.

Richard Bloxam , Global Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets


Richard takes overall responsibility for how the firm helps investors and real estate owners develop and execute investment strategies ranging from the transaction of individual assets and portfolios to investment banking and corporate finance services.

His chief ambition is to help investors optimize their exposure to real estate through innovative investment models, world class investment advice and the creative application of technology.

Since joining JLL in 1994, Richard has worked across the capital markets business. Richard has specialized throughout his career on supporting international investors pursuing opportunities outside their domestic markets.

 Richard, currently based in London, has held leadership roles across Europe. After spending his first four years at JLL in the U.K, he packed his bags for stints in Poland, Hungary and Austria, where he focused on the retail sector. Richard is a German speaker, which he refined while teaching English in Austria and Germany during the early 1990s.

During the last decade Richard has focussed on broadening JLL’s capital markets business to offer bespoke financial advice in addition to the firm’s strengths in advising clients in the acquisition and sale of real estate assets. In 2008, Richard took up responsibility for capital markets across EMEA and joined the EMEA Management Board in 2014. He started his current role in January 2017.

Richard has studied at the University of Exeter, London South Bank University, and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. When not taking care of his four children, Richard enjoys a wide variety of sports.  He is also a musician with a passion for the piano and guitar, and from time to time can be heard playing in a band on keyboard and vocals.

Stephanie Plaines , Chief Financial Officer


Stephanie is responsible for directing financial tasks across the company.

Stephanie plays a key leadership role in delivering JLL’s strategic vision and transformation agenda focused on continued investments in technologies reshaping the world.

Stephanie joined JLL in 2019, bringing with her extensive financial leadership experience across consumer, e-commerce and financial services companies in the United States as well as in China, France, Switzerland and the UK.

Previously, Stephanie served as CFO for both the U.S. retail segment of Starbucks and the e-commerce and omni-channel businesses of Walmart’s Sam’s Club division. She has also held various finance roles at global retailer Ahold Delhaize, PepsiCo and UBS.

Stephanie earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, a Bachelor of Science degree in International Finance from the University of Florida and participated in the Harvard Business School Executive Education program. Outside JLL, Stephanie serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Retail Finance Leaders Roundtable, the Business Analytics MA Program at Cal Polytechnic University and the Center for Coaching and Leadership at Babson College.

Trish Maxson , Chief Administrative Officer


Trish is responsible for maintaining the company’s financial strength, and for the corporate real estate and people strategies designed to provide an environment for JLL’s 86,000 employees to flourish. She also oversees the legal team, and JLL’s ambitious sustainability commitments to Building a Better Tomorrow.

Trish joined JLL in 2012, bringing with her a wide variety of leadership experience. She worked for Merck & Co. from 2007, and Rohm and Haas Co. before that, in a diverse set of roles that have stretched from laboratories to the board room.

Trish started her professional life as a chemist, working with research and business teams. The challenges chemistry presented – identifying patterns, solving complex problems – are skills she has found incredibly useful throughout her career.

She moved into human resources in 1999, and deeply understands the value that talented people who are given clear opportunities to achieve their career ambitions can have on corporate success. In recent years, a key focus of JLL’s strategy around its people has been to leverage an aligned approach to structure, processes and technology to create efficiencies throughout the business.

Trish earned a degree in chemistry from Michigan State University, a PhD in biophysical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in clinical psychology from The Fielding Graduate Institute. Born in Okinawa, Japan, she currently resides in Pennsylvania.

An accomplished flutist, Trish is passionate about music, and sits on the board of the Bennington Chamber Music Conference.

Other Corporate Officers

Alan K. Tse , Global Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Tse is the Global Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc the Fortune 500 Real Estate Services Company. Prior to JLL, Mr. Tse was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Petco. Prior to Petco, Mr. Tse was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Churchill Downs, Inc. Tse was formerly Vice President and General Counsel of LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. Mr. Tse serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel and chaired its Advocacy Committee and is the co-founder and serves on the Board of the Asian American Legal Foundation. Mr. Tse was named one of the best lawyers under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association in 2005 and was named as a Top General Counsel to Watch by NYSE’s Corporate Board Member magazine in 2012. Mr. Tse holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley where he earned Phi Beta Kappa honors and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Allan Frazier , Global Chief Information Officer

Mr. Frazier, has been Global Chief Information Officer of JLL since September 1, 2017, and prior to that was Head of Data and Information Management and Chief Data Officer of JLL from January 2014. Prior to joining JLL, from March 2003 to January 2014, Mr. Frazier served in roles of increasing responsibility and ending as Executive Vice President and Global Head of Data and Information Management for HSBC Holdings plc, the global banking organization, and before then at other major financial institutions for which he developed and oversaw data management teams in most major markets across the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe/Middle East. Mr. Frazier has a Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Geography from The University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Economic Geography from San Francisco State University.

Bryan J. Duncan , Global Treasurer

Mr. Duncan, has been the Global Treasurer of JLL since August 2015. He previously served as Assistant Treasurer of the Company from September 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Duncan served in various positions within the Treasury Department of the Company from September 1999. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Duncan served as Senior Manager — Investment Management Services and various other positions at KPMG LLP from September 1991. Mr. Duncan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accountancy from Illinois State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Grace T. Chang , Managing Director of Global Corporate Finance and Investor Relations

Ms. Chang, has been the Managing Director of Global Corporate Finance and Investor Relations of JLL since November 2015. Prior to joining JLL, she served as Managing Director at GE Capital Real Estate both in the United States and Asia from 2005 through 2014 where she held key commercial leadership roles, leading the development and growth of the Asia investment management business and prior to that, business development and global commercial market strategy for real estate investments. During the period between 1995 and 2005, she served in finance positions of increasing responsibility within the GE and GE Capital units in the United States and Asia Pacific including CFO, financial planning and analysis, corporate mergers, and acquisition integration. Ms. Chang has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

James S. Jasionowski , Executive Vice President, Chief Tax Officer

Mr. Jasionowski, has been Executive Vice President, Chief Tax Officer of JLL since January 2007. He was Executive Vice President, Director of Tax, from April 2002 to December 2006. From October 2001 to March 2002, he served as Managing Director within the Structured Finance Group of General Electric Capital Corporation. He also served as Executive Vice President and Director of Tax of Heller Financial, Inc., a commercial finance company, from September 1997 through December 2001, and as Vice President and Tax Counsel of Heller Financial from May 1993 through August 1997. Prior to that, he held a variety of positions within the tax practice of KPMG LLP from August 1985 through May 1993, ending as Senior Manager, Tax. He held a variety of positions with Jewel Companies, Inc., from June 1981 through July 1985. Mr. Jasionowski has a B.S. in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University, where he was also a University Scholar, and a J.D. from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law.

Judith I. Tempelman , Global Head of Corporate Development

Ms. Tempelman, has been Global Head of Corporate Development for JLL since November 2016. Previously, Ms. Tempelman was Chief Human Resources Officer for JLL in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Before that, she was based in the JLL Singapore office, where she was Asia Pacific Head of Organizational Development. Prior to joining JLL in 2010, Ms. Tempelman worked as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group, advising global energy, financial services and consumer products companies on strategic and transformation matters. Earlier in her career, she held commercial roles at Royal Dutch Shell and Heineken NV. Ms. Tempelman has B.A. and M.A degrees in Organization & Management Science from the Free University of Amsterdam.

Louis F. Bowers , Global Controller and Principal Accounting Officer

Mr. Bowers, has been the Global Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of JLL since August 2015. He previously served as Director of Accounting Policy of the Company from September 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Bowers served in various positions, including Vice President and Controller at Retail Properties of America, Inc. from June 2011 to September 2014, and Manager — Audit, Real Estate at KPMG LLP from September 2005 to June 2011. Mr. Bowers is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mary Bilbrey , Global Chief Human Resources Officer

Mary’s career in global human resources spans several decades. While earning her master’s degree in industrial relations in human resources from Loyola University in Chicago, she joined Household International – which later became HSBC – in 1987. She went on to hold several leadership roles in HSBC's London headquarters before taking over as Head of Human Resources for HSBC USA in 2012.

Based in Chicago, Mary leads a team of professionals that deliver thought partnership, problem-solving, and tactical support to help drive JLL’s business goals and priorities. She also manages JLL’s corporate offices around the world, with a focus on creating spaces that promote engagement, collaboration, and wellbeing.

Outside of JLL, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Parikshat Suri , Executive Vice President, Chief Audit Executive

Mr. Suri, has been Executive Vice President, Chief Audit Executive of JLL since September 2014. He was CFO of JLL India from May 2008 to August 2014. From January 2006 to May 2008, he served as the CFO of Citi Technology Services Ltd. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles with Motorola India Pvt. Ltd., from 1997 to 2005 ending as a financial controller in that company’s GSM Network business in India. He also worked with ICI India Ltd. from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Suri has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Panjab University. In 1992, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in India and was ranked 50 th in the country. Mr. Suri is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).