Jan Eckert

CEO Switzerland & Head of Capital Markets DACH

Jan Eckert has been Head of Capital Markets for the countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2020. He founded the Swiss branch of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in February 2011, since then he has been CEO of JLL Switzerland. He has more than 25 years of work experience in the real estate business.

Jan Eckert began his professional career back in 1991 at Arthur Andersen in the area of auditing and consulting. In 1997, he founded the Andersen Real Estate division in Switzerland as a partner. Jan Eckert later moved with his team to Ernst & Young, where under his leadership the group developed into one of the most successful and renowned real estate consultants in Switzerland. In December 2005, the team moved to Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. Corporate Finance (Switzerland) before he joined JLL in 2011.

In his career, Jan Eckert has successfully advised on real estate transactions with a total volume of more than CHF 25 billion. He has been responsible for some of the largest transactions in German-speaking countries. Jan Eckert continues to lead various advisory mandates in transaction management as well as other business areas and oversees several large valuation and marketing mandates.

Jan Eckert graduated from the HWV Zurich in 1991 with a degree in business administration. He became a Swiss Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1997 and received a further degree in Real Estate Economics from the European Business School (ebs) in 1999.