David Jones, Managing Director
David is a recognised authority in real estate and facilities outsourcing for multi-national corporations and an early influencer in the globalisation of corporate real estate since 1998. He leverages over 30 years’ experience providing strategic advice at C-level and has an extensive personal network from managing multi-regional, multi-functional account teams worldwide.
David’s focus is on the strategic development of client teams aligning CRE objectives with business goals. He works with many Asian headquartered companies who are establishing in-house functions for the first time while expanding globally. At Trascent, David is the global SME for real estate. He brings together worldwide experience in occupier and capital markets, sales and leasing, strategic portfolio management, property management and lease administration.
Mr. Jones holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Estate Management from Portsmouth University, UK. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and an active Member of CoreNet Global. He is a regular guest speaker, panelist and moderator at industry events and conferences.
Mr. Jones has led the global set up for a major Chinese technology company of outsourced CRE services in over 100 countries, undertaken the role as Global Client Director for full service contract covering 5,000 retail sites in Asia and North America. He has conducted audit and strategic review of 500 sites for an EMEA client in 18 countries across Europe, Africa and the sub-continent.
Mr. Jones developed and championed award winning business intelligence technology solutions, adopted as global standards for service delivery. Prior to Trascent, Mr. Jones worked for Cushman & Wakefield (International Partner) and CBRE (Executive Director) for lead Global Services roles.