Jones Lang LaSalle has appointed former UniCredit Bank managing director Chris Holmes to succeed the retiring Dominic Reilly, who will leave the firm later this year.
Based in the firm’s West End office, Holmes will lead a team of seven providing loan origination, refinancing and restructuring, advisory and fixed income services.
Holmes brings over 23 years’ experience to the role, having previously held positions at CBRE, Credit Suisse and as UniCredit Bank’s managing director structured real estate finance.
He will follow Dominic Reilly, who will be retiring later after six years with first King Sturge, where he was a managing partner for three and a half year prior to its sale to JLL. Since the sale, in May 2011, Reilly has been a director in JLL’s corporate finance team.
Reilly was promoted to head of UK debt in May 2012, after Barry Osilaja, head of debt and structured finance, left to join Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, one of Africa’s largest banks.
Arthur de Haast, Head of Corporate Finance, EMEA at Jones Lang LaSalle said: “Christopher brings a wealth of experience to our business and his appointment is perfectly aligned with our strategy to provide clients with solutions for the entire capital structure, both equity and debt in all its forms. We look forward to welcoming him to the team and building on the team’s successes.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dominic for his significant contribution. I know he shares our view that the arrival of Chris as his successor will further enhance the exciting prospects for the UK Debt team.”