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Ewout Holst Director, Corporate Solutions, Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

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