JLL hires Gianluca Romano as Global Head of Underwriting and Advisory in its Global Funds Advisory team

Senior appointment supports JLL’s strategy to grow capital raising and fund advisory capabilities

octobre 08, 2018

JLL has appointed Gianluca Romano as Global Head of Underwriting and Advisory in its Global Funds Advisory team, based in London.

In his new role Mr. Romano will oversee the underwriting of mandates taken on by the Global Funds Advisory team, and support the broader capital markets business, advising on funds, joint ventures, and recapitalisations. He brings more than 25 years of investment management and consulting experience in both the US and Europe to JLL, and joins the firm from StepStone Real Estate where he was a Partner. Prior to StepStone, he spent four years at Courtland Partners Ltd, where he was a Managing Director and established the company's European business.

Matilde Attolico, Head of Global Funds Advisory, JLL, commented: "We are continuing to grow our offering in underwriting and capital raising globally to offer clients a comprehensive suite of services that complements our existing investment sales and acquisitions business. Gianluca is a real powerhouse in this industry and his experience with institutional investors and proven track record in this space means he will be an asset to our colleagues and clients around the world, and we are delighted to welcome him."

Gianluca Romano added: "The investment landscape is evolving the world over and I look forward to working as part of a global team to provide clients with the tools and tailored advice they require across the full scope of their real estate investment needs."

Mr. Romano's appointment follows a number of recent hires to JLL's growing Global Funds Advisory team after its inception in 2017, including Sumihiro Hiratsuka as Head of Funds Advisory Japan in September; Jerry Cain as Head of Funds Advisory Americas in AugustGeorg Frauboes and Eugene Kim in London and Singapore respectively in March, and Martijn van Eldik as Head of Funds Advisory Asia Pacific in October 2017.