Jones Lang LaSalle has named Greg O'Brien as chief executive officer, Americas.
Reporting directly to Colin Dyer, president and CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle, he will have overall responsibility for the Americas business.
He will be succeeded at the helm of the Americas markets business by John Gates, who is being named CEO, markets, to oversee the firm's brokerage, capital markets, project & development services, property management and retail businesses across the markets in the US. Both appointments are effective immediately.
Currently a member of the firm's Americas Executive Committee (AEC), which sets the strategic direction for the region, O'Brien will now head this group and also will join the firm's global executive board. The AEC is comprised of heads of the Americas businesses, including Bill Krouch, president, Americas; John Forrest, CEO, corporate solutions; and Gates, as well as the leaders of the finance, human resources and marketing groups.
"As a member of our Americas leadership for many years, Greg has been a key contributor to setting the Americas strategy and driving its execution through our businesses," says Dyer. "Drawing on his deep experience and impressive results as a leader of multiple businesses and in his direct work with clients, he will be able to drive productive growth throughout the Americas by continuing to implement the long-term strategies set in place over the last year."