JLL has appointed Luke Billiau as Head of Capital Markets, Australia & New Zealand, leading a team of more than 140 professionals across Australia.  

Billiau will assume responsibility for JLL’s Capital Markets platform in Australia, with oversight for its investment and transaction advisory offering to clients. 

He will lead a national team of over 140 professionals across Australia across all major asset classes including office, retail, logistics, living and alternatives. 

Billiau brings more than 15 years of experience in the Australian property industry. Most recently, he was concurrently Head of Capital Markets – New South Wales (NSW) and Head of Office Investments – Australia.   

He joined JLL in 2007 in Brisbane and relocated to Sydney in late 2019 to assume the role of Head of Capital Markets – NSW.  

Throughout his career, he has specialised in the transaction of commercial office assets nationally.  

Primarily, Luke’s focus is institutional grade investment assets and significant development opportunities (including structured transactions and forward funding deals).  

Prior to leading the national Office Investments team and NSW Capital Markets business, Luke was a Senior Director of the Queensland Capital Markets team and had a senior role leading the state’s Valuations and Advisory division of JLL.  

Luke is an Associate of the Australian Property Institute and was a Certified Practising Valuer. 

“Australia is firmly established as one of the most mature and actively traded commercial real estate markets globally, complemented by a world-class investor infrastructure and deep connectivity into international capital markets,” said Stuart Crow, CEO, Capital Markets, Asia Pacific, JLL. 

“Luke’s broad experience across various asset classes and states, diverse client relationships and proven track record of leadership and execution gives us tremendous confidence in the future success of our Australian Capital Markets business.” 

“Irrespective of ongoing market uncertainties, investors will continue to reinforce their confidence in Australian real estate and will increasingly demand local expertise paired with global insights. Luke’s wealth of experience and strong network will add weight to our diversified offering to our clients to add value to their portfolios and achieve optimal transactional results,” says Dan Kernaghan, CEO, Australia & New Zealand, JLL. 

In 2022, Australia’s commercial real estate market comprised of US$20.9 billion of transactions, according to the JLL Capital Tracker.