Anuj Puri quits JLL India, Ramesh Nair to take over as country head

Real estate consultancy firm JLL India said its chairman and country head Anuj Puri has quit and Ramesh Nair will take over as head of India operations. 

Puri will move on from 28 February 2017 and Nair will assume his new role as chief executive officer and country head on 1 March 2017. He will report to JLL’s Asia Pacific CEO Anthony Couse, the firm said in a statement. 

Puri joined JLL in 2007 when his company Trammell Crow Meghraj (TCM) merged with the Indian arm of global real estate firm JLL. “It’s been an incredible 10 years at JLL, but now is the time to step back and reflect before moving in a new direction,” Puri said. 

“Ramesh Nair has taken everything he undertook from strength to strength and has earned his laurels many times over. I am confident that he is perfectly placed to spearhead JLL and take it to several new levels,” Puri said.

Nair has extensive experience in leading teams, change management and servicing domestic and multinational owners, occupiers and investors across multiple asset classes and geographies, the firm said in the statement.

“It’s an honour to be taking over as head of JLL’s India business,” said Nair. “I would like to thank Anuj and the regional and India leadership teams for their support and confidence in me to lead JLL,” he said.

As chief executive officer and country head, Nair will be responsible for overall direction, strategy and growth of JLL’s India business.

He joined JLL in 1999 and has risen swiftly through the leadership ranks and has been a member of the India Leadership Council since its inception in 2008, the company said. 

In 2013, he was promoted as chief operating officer, India and became an international director in 2014.

“Anuj Puri has been a great asset to JLL over the past 10 years, and has imparted a distinct identity to the firm due to his large industry stature and contributions,” said Anthony Couse. 

“Ramesh is known for his persistence, drive, resilience and energy which he brings to the firm. I look forward to working with him closely,” he added.

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