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JLL named Top Property Services Group at API Awards 2022

JLL awarded Top Property Services Group 

September 22, 2022

Glenda Venn

Senior Marketing Lead
JLL Named Top Property Services Group at API Awards

JLL has been named the Top Property Services Group at the 6th Annual Africa Property Investment (API) Awards 2022 held from 21st to 22nd September at the Marriott Hotel, Melrose in Johannesburg, South Africa. The firm was awarded the title for its achievements including technology innovation, sustainability, and successful diversification as well as execution of real estate deals and services across 30 African countries in the past 12 months.
During that period, the company has worked across all major real estate services and sectors on the African continent, including Capital Markets, comprising investment sales, debt and financing arrangements; Leasing – full service brokerage between tenant and landlords; Advisory and Consulting – workplace strategy, technology services, valuations, and strategic consulting; Facilities Management – management and outsourcing of properties and real estate portfolios, and Project & Development Services – design and management of real estate projects including fit out services. The company also undertakes detailed research across sectors and regions in Africa.
"Having the range and depth of expertise within JLL Africa is important, but more than just that, I do believe that being the only independently and fully owned global player on the continent for the past 11 years puts JLL at a significant advantage," said Peter Harris, JLL’s Co-CEO for sub-Saharan Africa and Maghreb. “We are deeply honoured to have received this award. It has reaffirmed our conviction that with this level of regional expertise and global insight, we can deliver for our clients and continue to shape the future of real estate in Africa."
In the past 12 months, the company completed 75 assets and executed $490 million capital markets transactions by deal value. This included advising on the largest integrated logistics facility ever in Africa (DSV logistics facility in Pomona, Johannesburg) at the start of 2022. Another standout was taking to market a 62-asset portfolio comprising of retail, office, and industrial assets to market on behalf of South Africa's largest pension funds; 311’000 square metres leased on the continent. JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group has been ranked as the leading hotel investment sales advisor since 2015. This was again achieved in 2021.
The API peer-to-peer awards were established to recognize and promote excellence in Africa’s rising real estate sector and have become a critical benchmark for measuring success for the industry.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $19.4 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 102,000 as of June 30, 2022. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit