The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) today announced six of the seven founding sponsors for its Asia headquarters. JLL is one of the seven founding sponsors, who hail from a diverse range of disciplines, and is the only real estate consultancy in the group.
CTBUH, the world’s leading body and recognized source in the field of tall buildings and sustainable cities, is establishing an Asian office in Shanghai, China, in order to spearhead major developments and tackle rapid growth opportunities coming from the next generation of tall building typology in this region. The new office will officially open on March 18, located at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai.
As part of the partnership, JLL will utilize its strong capabilities and in-depth knowledge of tall buildings globally to support CTBUH in its mission to promote the tall building industry in China, as well as Asia, and to work hand in hand to secure a better, more sustainable future for the region’s rapidly growing cities.
Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, said: “Asia generally, and China specifically, is now the region where the most advances in the tall building typology and technology are taking place. We hope that this establishment serves to enable CTBUH to publish many of its tall building resources to its Asian community. We are delighted to have JLL on board to fulfil our mission and help shape the agenda for tall buildings within the community.”
Alastair Hughes, CEO of JLL Asia Pacific said: “Cities are moving up, and we are moving with them. The speed of construction is increasing and the composition of buildings is evolving. This will have a wide-reaching impact on those within and outside of the real estate industry. By 2020, Asia will be home to 70 percent of the world’s tallest buildings, and China will dominate accounting for 10 out of the 20 projects. JLL’s role on CTBUH’s new steering board represents our commitment to supporting the sustainable development of Asia’s urban habitat.”