Anthony Couse

Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific

Based in Singapore, he is responsible for the company’s overall operations in 16 countries and a regional workforce of more than 43,000.

Anthony Couse is Chief Executive Officer of JLL Asia Pacific, a leading professional services firm that specialises in real estate and investment management.

During his three decades at the firm, Anthony has worked with investors and corporates in all areas of commercial real estate. He spent the last 30 years in Asia, helping lead JLL’s expansion across the region.

He spent a decade in Mainland China, leading JLL’s operations in Shanghai and Eastern China, as well as the China Capital Markets business.

Anthony’s passion for sustainability led him to pioneer the JLL office move in Shanghai in 2017, where it achieved the world’s first platinum ratings for both LEED v4 and WELL v1, which are the highest standards of building certification currently available globally. This set the benchmark for other award-winning JLL offices in India, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Prior to that, he was based in Hong Kong for 13 years, holding a variety of leadership positions across the business.

After studying biology at London University, where he graduated with honors in 1987, he took a job in the city with real estate company De Groot Collis. He joined JLL in 1989 and transferred to Hong Kong in 1993.

Anthony writes frequently about major trends affecting real estate markets, proptech and the future of work. He is also a strong advocate for sustainability as well as diversity and inclusion causes. He has featured on panel discussions for high profile organisations including the World Economic Forum, The Milken Institute, and the Asian association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV). In his spare time, he keeps active by competing in marathons and triathlons.