JLL appoints Head of Integrated Facilities Management for Middle East and North Africa

JLL announced appointment of Phil Batty as the new head of integrated facilities management (IFM) for Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Phil Batty

Phil Batty

21 July 2015
Phil Batty will be responsible for strategy, operations and new business development for JLL's IFM business across MENA
EMEA - JLL announced today the appointment of Phil Batty as the new Head of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to support its growing presence across the region.

Based in Dubai, Phil will be responsible for strategy, operations and new business development for the regional IFM business. JLL's IFM team proactively measures and manages the performance of corporate clients' buildings. It also maximises the efficiency of real estate staff, optimises operational spend through strategic sourcing and reduces building energy costs by lowering consumption.

Commenting on his appointment, Alan Robertson, CEO of JLL MENA, said: "We are delighted that Phil is joining our team to head IFM for the MENA region. Phil has many years of valuable experience and a wealth of market knowledge having been involved in a significant number of high profile and complex projects throughout the region. He will play a substantial role in the development and expansion of our operations in alignment with the company's strategic plan and I know that his appointment will greatly benefit our many clients across the region with the wealth of knowledge he brings."

Mr Robertson continued: "There is similarity between the services required by our Property Management investor clients and those provided to our corporate Facilities Management clients, as well as a growing demand for high quality Facilities Management advisory.  Our joint Facility/Property Management offering will be significantly strengthened by Phil's involvement."

Magnus Akerberg, Managing Director, EMEA IFM at JLL said: "As our business continues to grow and our footprint widens across the region, it is necessary to recruit someone of Phil's calibre to help further develop our presence across MENA. His proven track record in facilities management at director level, and his knowledge and extensive experience of commercial and operational excellence will no doubt ensure that Phil is a valuable addition to the team."

Phil brings with him nearly 40 years' experience, having held senior operational positions with many of the industry's leading companies, including Emaar Properties, Knightsbridge Chemicals, Abu Dhabi General Services, Dawn Foods, Johnson Controls and Nestlé. He has managed major assets including Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world, and Dubai Fountain.

Phil's appointment follows the employment  of Stan Frank as Head of IFM, sub-Saharan Africa in March 2015.


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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 $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $55.3 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

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Across the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL is a leading player in the real estate market and hospitality services market. The firm has worked in 35 Middle Eastern and African countries and has advised clients on real estate, hospitality and infrastructure projects worth over US$ 1 trillion in gross development value. JLL MENA employs over 220 internationally qualified professionals embracing 30 different nationalities across its offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah and Cairo. Combined with the neighbouring offices in Casablanca, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi, the firm employs more than 600professionals and provides comprehensive services in the wider Middle East and African (MEA) region.

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