News release

JLL appoints Kevin Hou as Managing Director for Taiwan

New leadership to move into next stage of development and growth

March 24, 2023

Rainny Lin

Marketing executive, JLL Taiwan
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JLL (NYSE: JLL) today announced the appointment of Kevin Hou as Managing Director of JLL Taiwan, effective 1 April 2023. He will lead the company in its ongoing strategic initiatives and plans to expand and strengthen the firm’s business in Taiwan.

Tony Chao will become Executive Chairman of JLL Taiwan office and will continue to support the growth of the company businesses in Taiwan. Kevin, currently JLL’s Senior Director and Head of Strategic Consulting, will lead business development plans in Taiwan in his new role.

Bessie Lee, Chief Executive Officer at JLL in Greater China, said: "Kevin has a strong track record with the company and has played a pivotal role in the successful growth of our strategic consulting business over the past decade. Based on his team's proven track record with the government and excellent relationships with decision makers of leading companies, he can leverage the above valuable resources to nurture OneJLL and fully support the development of JLL's new business focus areas such as sustainability, technology and the future of spaces. I am confident that Kevin is well positioned to take on the role of Managing Director for Taiwan."

"I would also like to thank Tony for his extraordinary contribution to JLL over the years. Under his leadership, our Taiwan business has grown solidly and built a strong and trusted reputation in the market," she added.

Kevin has over 24 years' experience in the real estate industry. He joined JLL in 1999 and has led JLL's Strategic Consulting (SCON) business since 2012, where he has been involved in more than 200 advisory projects over a decade. Under his leadership, the SCON team has extended its leading position in Taiwan with more than 45% market share for ten consecutive years. The team has also achieved 5-10% annual revenue growth from 2018 to 2022.

Kevin Hou said: "I am honoured to lead our exceptional team in Taiwan. I hope to lead our Taipei office towards a more passionate, energetic and brighter future."

Kevin Hou , JLL

About JLL

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