News release

Global real estate consultant JLL announces leadership change in France

Marie-Laure Leclercq de Sousa appointed CEO, succeeding Charles Boudet who leaves the business

November 20, 2023

Iva Kodjabacheva

Marketing Communications Director, EMEA
+34 933185353

PARIS, 20 November 2023 – JLL announced today that Marie-Laure Leclercq de Sousa, has been appointed CEO, JLL France and Cluster Leader for Belux and Southern Europe. Current CEO Charles Boudet will leave JLL at the end of 2023.

Based in Paris, Marie-Laure started with JLL as an intern in 1999, growing into increasingly senior roles, and joining the France Board in 2014. Since 2020, she has been Head of Leasing for France, leading a team that delivers 3,000 transactions per year across all asset classes and supports more than 1,800 companies. In 2022, Marie-Laure expanded her role to include Head of Office Leasing for EMEA. Outside JLL, Marie-Laure is President of FNAIM Entreprises (National Real Estate Federation), an association that brings together the largest real estate players in France.

Charles joined the firm in January 2006, holding a number of senior roles before becoming France CEO in 2015. He was named Cluster Leader for Belux, Southern and Central Europe in 2022.

Stephanie Hyde, CEO UK and CEO EMEA Markets Advisory, JLL, said: "Marie-Laure has risen steadily to take on roles of increasingly responsibility. She is a tremendous leader, and her subject matter expertise and client commitment places her in an excellent position to lead the evolution of JLL in France. I want to extend my congratulations to Marie-Laure on her appointment, which is a testament to the exceptional career paths and opportunities that JLL provides to our talented people.”

“I would like to thank Charles Boudet for his leadership and significant contribution to JLL's success over the years. Charles has always been passionate about people and innovation, working tirelessly to help clients benefit from the incredible breadth of services that JLL offers.”

Marie-Laure Leclercq de Sousa said: “Over the past 25 years, I have had the chance to work on ambitious, transformative projects in the real estate sector alongside passionate, innovative colleagues and clients. I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead JLL’s brilliant teams in France, Belux and Southern Europe. As a company, we have an important role to play in shaping the future of real estate for a better world. Central to that is helping our clients to make decisions that unlock value, support their business strategies, and contribute to a more sustainable built environment.”

Charles Boudet said: "I would like to extend my warmest thanks to JLL, which has enabled me to develop over the last 18 years in a professionally stimulating and enriching environment. I am excited to start a new chapter, which will continue to revolve around the themes that are dear to me – investing in and supporting technology, and consulting companies that are innovating and shaking up their sector."

About JLL

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