Guy Grainger, EMEA Chief Executive at JLL

Guy Grainger, EMEA Chief Executive at JLL


JLL is a real estate professional services company providing advice globally to investors and occupiers.  A Fortune 500 company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, with more than 280 corporate offices and has a global workforce of more than 70,000.  JLL was recently voted LinkedIn Top Attractors 2016  where the world wants to work now.

Guy’s responsibilities are to investors, employees and clients in terms of overseeing best in class real estate services and ensuring the business has a sustainable growth plan adhering to the consistent set of values around teamwork, ethics and excellence. JLL are focused on Building a Better Tomorrow by adopting a sustainable long term approach to real estate advice and positively influencing the built environment at a time when cities are expanding more than ever.  2013 to 2016 - Guy was UK CEO of JLL, which employs 3,000 people and comprises 12% of the global revenues.

During his leadership, he oversaw annual compound annual growth rate of 30% in profits.  1989 to 2012 - following graduation from the University of West England, Guys real estate professional career focused on the retail sector advising retailers on their location strategy and portfolio optimisation as well as advising investors on their strategic acquisition and disposal strategies.

Guy sits on the policy committee of the British Property Federation and is an established commentator on the real estate sector. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Valuation and Estate Management and is an alumnus of London Business School Senior Executive Programme.

Guy is married with 2 teenage daughters and lives in Muswell Hill, London.  Outside work Guy is a keen amateur triathlete and otherwise enjoys an ordinary life with family soaking up the culture that London and other great cities have to offer.”

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