Chicago-based commercial real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle has appointed Greg O’Brien, previously head of the firm’s brokerage division, new CEO of the Americas, according to a release from JLL today.
O’Brien helmed the Dallas-based commercial brokerage the Staubach Company before Staubach and JLL merged, in 2008.
O’Brien’s promotion is effectively immediately, and he now reports directly to Colin Dyer, the president and CEO of the entire firm, the statement said. He will also head up the Americas Executive Committee, which determines the strategic direction for both North and South America.
John Gates will replace O’Brien as CEO of the markets group to oversee the brokerage, capital markets and development services divisions of Jones Lang LaSalle, the release said. — Mark Maurer