JLL expands its transaction team in French-speaking Switzerland

Three new employees to meet the growing demand for professional transaction services in the region.

January 10, 2019

​JLL Switzerland expands the transaction team in Geneva with Olivier Metzenthin, Alexandre Azar and Brian Reichlin, in order to meet the growing demand for professional structuring, processing and execution of complex single property, portfolio and corporate transactions.

In the past 24 months, JLL has advised on numerous real estate transactions in Western Switzerland and successfully closed asset and share deals for a total volume of CHF 600 million. The strong growth was driven by the consistent application of a professional transaction management approach in accordance with the highest national and international quality standards. The strengthening of Geneva’s transaction team sets the next step for JLL's growth strategy in French-speaking Switzerland. 

Olivier Metzenthin (35), Senior Transaction Manager and local head of the transaction team, is a proven real estate expert with international experience in asset, portfolio and investment management. In his career at AEW, Klépierre and Archon/Goldman Sachs, he was in charge of numerous real estate transactions. Olivier holds a Master in Finance from Bordeaux Business School (Kedge) and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Aston Business School in Birmingham.

Alexandre Azar (30) graduated with a Master of Science in Finance from Lund University and a Master of Arts in Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva. He brings with him work experience in private equity and investment management. Brian Reichlin (28) holds a Master of Science in Wealth Management from the University of Geneva and Boston University and previously worked as an investment and portfolio manager at a Swiss private bank.

Jan Eckert, CEO of JLL Switzerland, emphasizes: "We are very pleased to expand our professional consulting team in Geneva with three ambitious and dynamic professionals dedicated solely to transaction management. Together with Pierre Stämpfli, Head of JLL’s Geneva office, and the existing Swiss transaction team of 10 professionals headed by Gregor Strocka, we will be able to serve our clients in French-speaking Switzerland with even more professional and high-quality advisory services going forward.”

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is an independent and leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate advisory and consultancy. JLL Switzerland S.A. is run by a domestic management and focused on the Swiss market. We act locally but can rely on the network and knowledge of a leading global firm. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 83,500 as of March 31, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit