JLL Crowned Leading Asia Pacific Hotels Investment Adviser Again

JLL has been crowned as the top hotel investment advisory firm in the Asia Pacific region for the 11th consecutive year. According to data analysis conducted by Real Capital Analytics (RCA), JLL advised on the most transactions in the Asia Pacific, as measured in dollar value. Since JLL launched in 2011, the company has consistently secured first place in hotel investment advisory in the highly respected investment tracking study annually.


“For 11 years, we’ve been humbled to be named by RCA as the top-ranked investment advisor in the Asia Pacific, and again we’d like to recognize the collaboration between our valued clients and regional teams in achieving this recognition. We continue to invest in our people, platform, and capabilities to provide our clients with the unrivalled level of advisory and expertise they expect from JLL,” said Nihat Ercan, Senior Managing Director, Head of Investment Sales, Asia Pacific, JLL.


In 2021, the Asia Pacific hotel market rebounded, with investment volumes reaching up to US$8.5 billion. This activity rose 39 percent over 2020 volumes; however, sales remained 40 percent lower than levels achieved in 2019 before the pandemic began. JLL analysis showed that hotel investments could expect to increase by up to 20 percent in 2022 to over US$10 billion as the hospitality sector regains its confidence.


“The past 12 months again tested the resilience of the Asia Pacific hospitality sector, but with the managed opening of international borders and the gradual resumption of leisure and business travel, investor optimism has clearly returned,” said Mike Batchelor, CEO, Asia Pacific, JLL. “Capital has always viewed the hotel space through a broader timeline, and the recovery of investment volumes in 2021 reinforced our conviction that investors will continue to flock to this highly attractive sector.” 


According to Ercan, the company is highly confident of the hospitality industry’s continual shift into post-pandemic recovery mode in 2022. It anticipates supporting the broader sector as a collaborative partnership with its clients.