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JLL Names New Head of Global Retail Business Development 

JLL has appointed Erika Schanke as EVP of global retail business development, based in Manhattan. She’ll be responsible for the company’s global retail business development initiatives, increasing communication and cross-selling across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific. 

“This is an opportune time for Erika to join as retail has seen a significant rebound over the past few quarters and inflation is starting to curb big-ticket items like homes and cars, giving consumers more disposable income – which has retailers in expansion mode currently,” said Naveen Jaggi, president of Retail Advisory Services, JLL.  

Previously, Schanke was VP at New York-based Odyssey Retail Advisors LLC focused on landlord clientele and luxury retail partnerships. Prior to her role with Odyssey Retail, she spent more than 13 years with Cushman & Wakefield, where as managing director of retail she led cross-border and multi-market initiatives for the Americas. 


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