Ewout Holst

Director, Corporate Solutions, Sub-Saharan Africa

ewout.holst@eu.jll.com

Ewout Holst joined the Sub-Saharan Africa business in 2015 to lead the Corporate Solutions offering for the JLL Sub-Saharan Africa platform, with a focus on corporate occupiers to provide global portfolio strategies, transaction & strategic advisory, and real estate solutions.

Ewout was based in the Netherlands for the past 6 years and was responsible for JLL’s Transaction Management and Strategic Consulting business. His responsibilities included growing the Corporate Business in the Netherlands and within EMEA, and the management of global accounts, providing strategic and transactional services across all geographies.

Ewout’s expertise includes strategic planning and real estate portfolio management, budget and financial management, transaction management of leasehold and freehold properties, M&A, Workplace Solutions and Sustainability. Over the years he has built his experience working on mandates in the ICT, financial and business services sector.

Prior to joining JLL, Ewout was a professional swimmer (1997-2004) and Olympic Athlete (Sydney 2000) and attended a traineeship at the Business Development department of a Dutch construction company.

Ewout holds a Masters degree (Honours) in Real Estate & Housing at the Technical University in Delft. Originally born in the Netherlands, he has lived abroad for 18 years in, among other countries, Malaysia, Germany and the UK. Ewout is fluent in English, German and Dutch, and has an adequate level in French. In 2010 he became a BREEEAM Expert through a training program at the Dutch Green Building Council.

Blogs by Ewout

Smart and diverse workplaces encourage productivity and performance

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JLL recently hosted a master class, together with the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) with a focus on smart buildings, the Internet of Things and the environmental impact of data on building management. Ewout Holst, Head Corporate Solutions Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL was on the podium to discuss a two-pronged approach to future proofing […]

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Why is CRE critical to the Mergers & Acquisitions trend?

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Our disruptive landscape is driving companies to evolve with the result that Merger & Acquisiton (M&A) activity is currently at record levels with worldwide deal-making up by 32% from 2014*. Multi-nationals and big companies are battling to cope with the competition from niche developments and start-ups that have the ability to scale quickly and efficiently. […]

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The changing role of the CRE team

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The evolution of data has transformed a once-reactive CRE role into a proactive, decision-influencing responsibility that can impact business performance. The availability and quality of real estate data and analytics at our disposal can be a vital factor in assisting C-suite executives to make important capital investment decisions, with an emphasis on maximising productivity and […]

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The Fragility of Perception

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As I am new to the African continent, having recently relocated from the Netherlands to Johannesburg, what an exciting and inspirational couple of months it has been. Attending the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda has been both an absolute highlight, privilege and a great learning experience. Listening to political, economic and industry leaders […]

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