Anthony Lewis

Director, Capital Markets, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Anthony was appointed in 2014 to establish and lead the JLL capital markets offering for the JLL Sub-Saharan Africa platform, with a focus on investment & transaction advisory, financing and capital solutions.

    Over the previous 2 years Anthony was seconded to Standard Chartered Bank and gained invaluable transactional experience across the African continent. As the Regional Portfolio Manager he was responsible for the asset management, strategy, governance and transactional activity for a 2 million sq ft estate in 17 countries.

    Prior to his move to Johannesburg in 2012, Anthony built up an extensive base of technical and transactional experience in JLL’s Pan European Corporate Finance team in London. As an Associate Director he was responsible for managing complex corporate disposals, JVs and capital restructurings in UK and Europe for a range of clients including developers, investors, institutions, banks and regulated FTSE100 corporates.

    Anthony started his property career in 2003 as a Valuer and Investment Surveyor in the City of London with BNP Paribas Real Estate, before joining JLL in 2006.

    A Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Anthony is a Zimbabwean national and holds a BBusSc (Honours) in Finance and Economics from the University of Cape Town and a PgDip Estate Management from London South Bank University.

    Blogs by  Anthony

    Already left the Station

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    Growing global emerging market fears driven by depressed oil and commodity prices have put a dampener on the well-documented ‘Africa rising’ narrative of the last decade. Multi-national corporate occupiers, regional investors and developers appreciate the compelling long term fundamentals and demographic potential that the sub-Saharan markets offer, but they are presently cautious as to how […]


    Five Things to Know Before Building a Business in Africa

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    Corporate and investor interest in Africa commands the attention of the highest echelons of global business. The 2015 Forum theme, Reimagining Africa’s Future, has my fellow delegates and I reflecting upon our continent’s remarkable turnaround. Over the past decade and a half alone, Africa’s economy has grown nearly 3 percentage points faster than global GDP. Fuelled by an influx […]