Guy Grainger

Guy is Chief Executive of the EMEA business at JLL, with over 12,000 employees. JLL provide property expertise on all aspects of commercial and residential property. Guy joined JLL in 2008.

Before being appointed as UK CEO in January 2013, Guy built his reputation over 25 years in Retail, advising on the effects of online spending growth on portfolio optimisation.

Guy sits on the Policy Committee of the British Property Federation, and is an established commentator on the global Real Estate sector.

Amateur triathlete in spare time, now helping improve built environment to make our workplaces and cities happier.

Blogs by Guy

Will Germany win…again?

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In terms of Brexit winners and losers, the UK’s resilience and attractiveness will shine through in the end – but the reality is that it will lose jobs.  So if businesses have to relocate roles, who will benefit most? For example, the prestigious European Medicines Agency and European Banking Authority will leave London following Brexit.  […]

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Is the Commercial Real Estate investor model about to be disrupted? Spain thinks so.

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All industries are experiencing technological disruption.  And real estate is adapting less quickly than others. But I hope we’re starting to get it.  If not, that disruption can very easily lead to destruction, as it has for many businesses. Tech disruption in commercial real estate I was in Madrid speaking at an event to celebrate 30 years […]

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Getting down to business

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Senior voices in business came together on the 9th November at the CBI’s annual conference at the Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane. With expectation that Jeremy Corbyn would provide the keynote address and an agenda that suggested a forward thinking and lively debate on ‘Disruptive Innovation’ and the EU Referendum, I was keen to […]

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London politics is about to get interesting

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Last night I attended a Property Week/Olswang/CPA sponsored debate as 1 of 4 panellists, alongside Steve Norris (ex-London Mayor Candidate), Chris Taylor (President of British Property Federation) and Professor Tony Travers (Director of LSE London). We were debating what needs to change in London under a new mayor. From the opinions shared, it became obvious […]

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