JLL appoints Guzman de Yarza Blache to lead Workplace Strategy in EMEA
JLL has appointed Guzman de Yarza Blache as head of its Workplace Strategy business practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Guzman joined JLL in 2016 as Head of Workplace Strategy & Design in Spain and will continue to cover this role as part of his position as head of EMEA Workplace Strategy. Guzman has more than 15 years of experience in architecture, design and consultancy, holds a PhD in architecture and lectures on the Strategic Design of Spaces Masters programme at the IE School of Architecture and Design in Spain.
His appointment comes at a key time for JLL as it strengthens its Workplace Strategy business, helping clients to get the most out of their real estate portfolios by supporting them in making the best decisions based on real insights.
Neil Murray, CEO, Corporate Solutions, EMEA, commented: "Our clients increasingly realise that they can no longer only focus on providing space to work, they need to create places that enable people to fulfil their ambitions. At JLL, we need to keep pace with what our clients need, and Guzman's appointment will only strengthen our ability to offer market-leading advice and insight to clients.
"With his experience and track record in managing large scale and complex projects, Guzman's appointment will be a real asset to colleagues and clients alike."
Guzman de Yarza Blache, Head of Workplace Strategy, EMEA, added: "Offices are no longer just bricks and mortar, but drivers of performance and engagement. For years I've been working with my teams to make workplaces more human-centric, be it from a business or academic perspective. I am looking forward to working more closely with my colleagues across the region as we decode the new world of work for our clients."