Tony Ryan, an industry specialist with 30 years’
experience providing commercial and legal services to the hotel
and hospitality industry in Asia Pacific, is joining JLL.
In a newly created role, Tony will be the
global head of Mergers & Acquisitions for the firm’s Hotels &
He will report to Mark Wynne Smith, Global CEO,
JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group and be based in Singapore.
Starting in December 2015, Tony will provide
hospitality industry clients with strategic advice on growing
their local and international businesses through corporate and
portfolio acquisitions, capital sourcing, joint ventures, business
restructuring and cross border transactions.
Scott Hetherington, CEO Asia, JLL Hotels &
Hospitality Group, said, “We are delighted to be bringing Tony
into the business. He will be a huge asset to JLL as he has a
skill set that is complementary to our current team in Asia
Pacific. With him on board, we expect to grow the M&A part of our
business to meet the demands of our current clients and of the
market in general.”
Over the years, Tony has been involved in a number of significant hotel deals in
the region, handling transactions for companies such as IHG,
Hyatt, CDL Hospitality REIT and Host Hotels & Resorts, one of the largest
lodging Real Estate Investment Trusts in the USA.
to 2015, Tony ran his own hospitality-focused legal firm in
Sydney and Singapore, Ryan Lawyers. Prior to that, he was a
partner at Blake Dawson (now known as Ashurst) where he
established Australia’s first integrated tourism and hospitality
Tony holds a Bachelor of Laws from the
University of Sydney and was admitted as a lawyer in New South
Wales in 1984. He graduated from the Advanced Management Program
at the Hotel School, Cornell University, New York, USA in 1999.
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