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Experienced real estate expert joins JLL Switzerland

Roger Rufener takes over responsibility for commercial letting in the Zurich office

JLL has appointed Roger Rufener, 50, to lead its commercial letting team in German-speaking Switzerland, in a new role created following the organisational separation of the firm’s commercial letting and tenant representation business lines.

Mr. Rufener brings years of experience in the real estate sector with a proven record in sales and marketing of office and industrial space. He joins the firm after years at a renowned Swiss developer and is a trained draughtsman with a federal certificate as a real estate marketer.

Mr. Rufener’s arrival comes at a time of strong growth for JLL Switzerland in both commercial letting and tenant representation, which have become organisationally two separate business lines with the appointment of Mr. Rufener. In letting, JLL has gained significant market share and is the exclusive marketing partner for prominent projects such as The Circle at the Airport and the Leuenhof property in the CBD of Zurich.

In tenant representation, JLL has also established itself as an experienced partner to numerous national and international corporate clients. Tenant representation includes consultancy services in connection with location searches, rental contract negotiations and innovative rental and financing models.

JLL Switzerland now employs a total of more than 40 advisers in its offices in Zurich and Geneva, of which more than 10 are exclusively dedicated to providing consultancy services in the leasing market. Mr. Rufener will continue to drive forward the growth strategy in letting, working closely with Anita Bleiker, responsible for tenant representation in Zurich, and Anna Briffod, responsible for letting in French-speaking Switzerland.

Jan Eckert, CEO of JLL Switzerland, emphasizes: "With Roger’s impressive experience, sales and marketing expertise we are very pleased that he decided to join our ambitious and motivated JLL team.  The organizational realignment will allow an additional focus on client needs and will help us to achieve our ambitious growth and quality targets".


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