Benoit du Passage

Managing Director, EMEA

Benoit has oversight of the Africa, Middle East, Southern Europe and Turkey businesses.

A JLL grandee, he joined in Paris in 1985 from the banking sector, and has had a significant impact in southern Europe.

Over the years, he set-up the Barcelona office; kick-started new business lines of regional shopping centre management and office design & fit-out via shrewd acquisitions; was CEO of Spain and France, and continues as Chairman in both countries; and chaired the professional association FNAIM Enterprises in France for six years.

Now based in Madrid, amongst other things, he’s proud to contribute to the growth of the Quantitative & Risk Management business, a data-driven approach to improve decision-making for investing in the non-performing loans sector.

When you’ve rode every property cycle since the mid 1980s, you know how to prepare for rain whilst the sun is still shining. This experience is invaluable to our clients and our people.

Away from work, Benoit is a 3-time French champion of the Fun Cup racing car series, and twice won the famous 25-hour race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.  On his farm he grows linen, corn and wheat.

He is married, with four children.