Arthur de Haast has been appointed the new Global CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels. He will co-ordinate operations of the Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels` global business, which consists of 100 hotel specialists in 18 markets worldwide.
Mr de Haast, who is currently European CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, has over 20 years experience in the European and global hotel industry and has completed both transaction and advisory assignments for a large number of international hotel operating and investment companies including Hilton Group plc, Six Continents Plc, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International and Strategic Hotel Capital.
He will replace current Global CEO Peter Barge as of the 1st January 2003. Mr Barge will assume the role of CEO, Asia Pacific, for Jones Lang LaSalle while retaining responsibilities as Global Chairman for Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels.
“Arthur`s strong relationships with a number of our global clients will facilitate the flow of capital across borders in an increasingly global industry” said Peter Barge.
“The Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels European team has established itself as the market leader in the region, with Arthur at the helm as CEO of Europe. Arthur`s skills and expertise will be of tremendous benefit to the global team.”
Nick Marsh, currently Executive Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels Europe, will assume responsibility as European CEO from 1st January 2003. Mr Marsh has headed the Jones Lang LaSalle`s Hotel Capital Markets team in Europe since 1999, overseeing more than US $1.5bn in hotel transactions during that time.
Peter Barge, Global CEO Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels said: “Nick has advised on some of the highest profile transactions that have occurred in Europe and is highly regarded in the market. With his breadth of pan-European experience, he is the ideal candidate to take over as our European CEO”.