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Johannesburg, South Africa

New appointments at JLL South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

Corporate Solutions and Project Management offerings strengthened with additions to JLL South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa leadership teams


​Off the back of encouraging growth momentum in the South African and Sub-Saharan Africa markets, JLL is pleased to announce the addition of two new senior members of the team. Rob Fleming joins the JLL team to head up the Project Management service offering in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ewout Holst will join the Sub-Saharan Africa team from the Amsterdam office in March to head up Sub-Saharan Africa Corporate Solutions.

Fleming joins as Head: Project and Development Services with a mandate to establish project management services for JLL in the South African market and grow the business across the Sub-Saharan region. He joins the business from AECOM, where he was most recently responsible for project and construction services across East and West Africa, supporting AECOM’s Global Key Accounts. Rob’s experience in project management spans over 15 years and includes roles in the UK and South Africa.

Fleming has worked with a variety of clients in project management, engineering design, implementation, junior, middle and senior management positions within the built environment profession, and has a 360° understanding of how to extract the best results from project teams across a wide range of sectors and disciplines. Fleming's project sector experience covers commercial and industrial developments, education, leisure and residential, with expertise in time management, value engineering, cost management.

Fleming comments, “I am excited to be joining the JLL team to establish and grow the Project and Development Services business. I’m looking forward to adding the project management capability to an already well established business in South Africa and across the continent and look forward to the cross selling opportunities we can leverage to add value to our clients.”

Transferring from the JLL office in Amsterdam where he is currently Head of Transaction Management and Strategic Consulting in the Netherlands, Holst has over seven years’ experience in the real estate sector, specialising in the corporate business sector. He will join the Sub-Saharan Africa team as Head: Corporate Solutions, Sub-Saharan Africa. His areas of responsibility have included account management, transaction advisory and consultancy services for a number of global clients.

Holst’s expertise includes workplace consultancy, M&A, asset strategies, portfolio strategies and management, and transaction advisory. Holst has a Master’s Degree in Real Estate & Housing from the Delft University of Technology. Before joining JLL, Holst was an Olympic athlete, swimming professionally for over eight years as part of the Dutch National Team.

Holst says, “The past six years with JLL in the Netherlands have been an exciting period, and I feel privileged to have worked with many of our international clients around the world. I am grateful to have been part of that team and playing an important role in the success and growth of the business. I now look forward to starting my new role as Head of Corporate Solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa and joining a strong and professional JLL team across Africa. I believe the coming years hold new challenges for our industry as we continue to work with our clients to become more successful and grow your business.”

Commenting on the new additions to the team, Craig Hean, Managing Director: South Africa, JLL, says, “These appointments are an important further step in achieving our Africa 2020 vision. Added to our current presence on the continent, they will contribute to strong and tangible progress towards JLL’s Africa objectives, growth that will continue at pace over the coming months and years.”