the presentations of
David Leechiu and Alastair Hughes of
Jones Lang LaSalle.
Executive Officer, Asia Pacific
Hughes is the Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer of Jones Lang
LaSalle, the region’s leading commercial real estate services firm with
over 19,000 employees operating in 13 countries. As CEO, he has overall
responsibility for guiding Jones Lang LaSalle’s strategic direction and
growth in the region.
joined Jones Lang Wootton as a graduate trainee in London in 1988. He
worked in Property Management and Fund Management and became a
qualified Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
(ARICS) in 1991. He then specialized in Capital Markets from 1991 –
2000, advising institutional, property companies and private investors
on the sale and acquisition of commercial property assets in the UK.
In 2000, Alastair became Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle’s UK
business, responsible for strategy and performance across all business
In 2005, he was promoted to be CEO of the firm’s EMEA business, where
he consolidated the firm’s strong market position in the mature Western
European markets while rapidly growing Jones Lang LaSalle’s presence in
the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
In 2009, Alastair was appointed CEO of the Asia Pacific business, based
in Singapore. Despite the economic downturn in 2009, he has continued
to grow the firm’s revenue and profit and increased its market share in
the region. Under his leadership, the business has grown its client
base, increased its portfolio under management from 534 million sq ft
to 780 million sq ft, secured an impressive list of landmark wins such
as closing the biggest leasing and investment deals in key markets like
Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Singapore, as well as
winning several key corporate mandates including Telstra, JP Morgan,
ANZ Banking Group and Standard Chartered Bank.
Education and Affiliations
1986 – Graduated in Economics from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
1988 – Diploma in Land Economy, Aberdeen University
1991 – Qualified ARICS
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services
firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services
delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value
by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2010 global
revenue of more than USD 2.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients
in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200
corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and
corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of
approximately 1.8 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment
Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the
world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with USD 45.3 billion
of assets under management.
Jones Lang LaSalle has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific,
with over 19,700 employees operating in 78 offices in 13 countries
across the region. The firm was named the Best Property Consultancy in
Asia Pacific at 'The Asia Pacific Property Awards 2011 in association
with Bloomberg Television'.
Asia CEO Forum
Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, is the largest regular business event in Philippines and considered one of the most important
in the Southeast Asia region. The forum serves as a hub for
the spreading of ideas that help executive managers overseeing
enterprises across the Asia Pacific region.
Attendees are senior business people active in Philippines and across the Asia Pacific region overseeing
multinational and regional organizations. Presenters are leaders in their industries and engaged in
momentous pursuits of significance to the entire region.
Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise,
is operated as a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
activity of Chalre
Associates to promote Philippines as a premier business destination.
Asia CEO Awards
Asia CEO Awards, presented by American Express represents
the grandest alliance of local and international business people ever
created to promote Philippines on the world stage. As one of the
largest events of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is considered
a must-attend occasion for business leaders active in Southeast
The star-studded Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards, presented by American Express, give away 10 awards to many of the most accomplished leadership teams
and individuals currently operating in Philippines and the region. The
awards recognize extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated
outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions to
of the fastest growing nations on the planet, the world's business
leaders will have their eyes on Philippines like never before on the night of the main event set for 6:00pm, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the majestic Newport Performing Arts Theatre. The annual
gala was established as a natural outgrowth of Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, the largest regular networking event for the business community in Philippines.