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What You Don't Know About JLL's Jon Ramscar

Jon Ramscar just joined JLL’s Vancouver office as SVP of its capital markets group. From the title, you may know this about him: his job is to attract investment worldwide and expand the firm's presence in the city. Now here are a few things you probably didn't know about him.


Company: Jones Lang LaSalle.

Title: SVP, Capital Markets Group.

Job: Overseeing income-producing sales, land sales, development joint-venture structuring; capital raising. 

Photo: Taken at the JLL Vancouver office.

Born: Manchester, England, “home of the best football team in the world."

Home: Vancouver.

Deal You’re Most Proud Of: "One where I’ve walked away and had compliments from [parties on] both sides of the transaction."

Daily habit: Staying humble, and exercise. He's an avid snowboarder, mountain biker—“and a great sailor as well.”

Favourite music: Wide range. "There's a huge music scene in Manchester."

Book: Lord of the Rings.

Restaurant: Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House.

Recent vacation: Sunshine Coast.

First job: Paper route, in Manchester—“not the safest job, I can assure you.”

Bucket list: Heli-boarding in Alaska.

Person (living/dead) you’d most want to meet: "Nelson Mandela would be number one." Then Tolkien.

Interesting fact: Started career at JLL in 2006; left in 2009; just came back.