Matthew Richards

Capital Markets CEO, EMEA

Matt oversees the part of the business that helps clients plan, develop and carry out their real estate investment strategies.

Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets, EMEA

Matt joined JLL in 1998 after completing his Masters in Land Management.  Over the last 20 years he has worked his way across every aspect of Capital Markets, before being promoted to lead the whole European Capital Market’s business in 2017.  He also has oversight of JLL in the Nordics and Switzerland.

As real estate grows as an asset class and attracts more investment, clients need more specialist and sophisticated advice.  Matt is committed to providing a broader service, diversifying the traditional offering of buying and selling property. This diversity translates to the range of skillsets and professionals across the region.  

Outside the day job, Matt is an industry insider. He comments regularly in the real estate press, speaks at global conferences and actively supports the Urban Land Institute. Asked about a defining moment in his working life, he credits a secondment to a high-profile client early in his career to teaching him the value, and skill, of building relationships.