BRAZIL - Real estate giants Jones Lang LaSalle has hired Eoin Slavin to president and chief executive officer of its Brazilian operations, effective January 1, 2002.
Based in Sao Paulo, Slavin reports to Peyton Owen, chief operating officer of the Americas.
Jones Lang LaSalle established its South American operations in 1998. The business now includes 200 professionals supporting seven business units in Brazil and 25 colleagues in Argentina.
In his new role, Eoin will continue to support the overall stewardship of the firm’s South American initiatives and build on a number of major client relationships such as Bank of America, Convergys and EDS.
Chris Penn, former CEO of Brazil, will now move to chairman of South American operations, devoting part of his time to this role, which he will be directing from London.
Slavin has served a variety of roles during his 18 years with the firm. Prior to South America, he spent 10 years in New York as a director in the firm’s investment management group. He began his career in London, assisting with the establishment of the firm's fund management business.
Jones Lang LaSalle is a real estate services and investment management firm. LaSalle Investment Management has over $23bn assets under management.
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