JLL bolsters global funds advisory capabilities in Asia with senior hire

Appointment of Jayme Han highlights real estate firm’s broader funds advisory strategy.

November 02, 2018

JLL has appointed Jayme Han as Executive Director, Asia Funds Advisory and Distribution, responsible for regional advisory mandates and distribution in the firm’s Global Funds Advisory team. Ms Han, based in Seoul, will report to Martijn van Eldik, Head of Funds Advisory, JLL Asia Pacific.

In her new role, Ms Han will take on regional responsibilities focused on advisory mandates and distribution within Asia Pacific, including Korea. She will maintain and expand a solid network with managers and investors and lead equity fund raising across the region, as well as assist in the execution of complex advisory mandates.

Ms Han brings close to two decades of investment management and project financing experience. Most of her career was spent with National Pension Service (NPS), one of the world’s biggest pension funds and a leading international investor, where she led the opening and build-out of the NPS office in London. Her most recent role was with Tong Yang Life Insurance, Korea’s sixth largest life insurer, where she led global and domestic asset investments and introduced portfolio management and infrastructure debt.

Mr van Eldik comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Jayme to the team at a time when institutional investors in Asia continue to export capital into real estate globally and increasingly in a variety of different investment structures. She possesses a strong understanding of international capital markets, complex transactions and indirect strategies which will benefit our investor clients in accessing global investment opportunities in real estate funds, joint ventures and club deals.”

According to JLL’s Global Capital Flows report, Asian investors were the most active net purchasers of commercial real estate in the first half of 2018, taking up nearly 20 per cent of global funds acquisition worth US$5.6 billion. Institutional allocations to real estate also reached new highs in 2017 and are expected to increase to 10.3 per cent in 2018, marking a fifth consecutive year of growth in institutional investors.

“Appetite for global real estate investment from Asian institutional investors is not showing any signs of slowing down. To facilitate this growing demand for cross-border deals and provide our clients with a broader suite of services, we’re focused on expanding our team globally to bring together capabilities in indirect investment structures with commercial property expertise," adds Mr van Eldik.

Ms Han’s appointment follows a number of recent hires to JLL’s growing global funds advisory team after its inception in 2017, including the latest appointment of Gianluca Romano as Global Head of Underwriting and Advisory in London; Sumihiro Hiratsuka as Head of Funds Advisory Japan in September; Jerry Cain as Head of Funds Advisory Americas in August; Georg Frauboes and Eugene Kim in London and Singapore respectively in March, and Martijn van Eldik as Head of Funds Advisory Asia Pacific in October 2017. 

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