JLL has appointed Greg Childs as Executive Vice President of its Hotels Advisory business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with immediate effect. He will lead the region’s operations and services across hotel development work, including operator searches, contract management, lease negotiations, and forward funding.
Childs joins JLL from BNP Paribas Real Estate, where he was part of the Alternative Markets team specialising in hotels and serviced apartments. He brings significant expertise in hotel development, occupational leases, franchise and management contracts. Childs previously worked at JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group from 2003 to 2006.
Philip Ward, CEO of Hotels and Hospitality Group, EMEA, JLL, said: “We are very excited to have Greg join our Hotels Advisory team. He brings invaluable understanding of the industry to help us ensure we continue to provide market-leading advice to our clients. This is a key appointment for us as we are seeing acceleration in hotel development activity in Europe.”
Greg Childs, Vice President, Hotel Development Advisory Group, EMEA, JLL, added: “I am very pleased to return to JLL. There are some really exciting opportunities in the hotel development market across the region and I look forward to working closely with clients and colleagues to help them achieve their business ambitions.”