Earl Webb

President, U.S. Operations
Corporate Executive

  • Chicago
  • One South Wacker Drive
  • Suite 3000
  • Chicago, IL 60606-4649 US

Earl Webb was named President, U.S. Operations of Avison Young in September 2009. Earl is responsible for leading geographic and service line expansion efforts in the U.S. as well as heading all Avison Young U.S. operations.

Previously, Earl has spent 24 years in senior positions with Jones Lang LaSalle. From 2003-2009 he served as CEO, Capital Markets Group, responsible for strategic direction and management of all capital markets activities and oversight of personnel and transaction activities in investment sales, corporate finance, debt and structured finance, and real estate investment banking for the firm’s clients. From 1999 to 2002, he was CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, directing all of the firm’s corporate solutions, investor services and capital markets business throughout the Americas region.

Prior to his appointment as Americas CEO, Webb served for five years as Managing Director and Group Head of Capital Markets in the U.S., expanding the business practice to include the full scope of investment banking services while also completing a number of notable transactions for clients. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Earl served as second Vice-President in the capital markets group at Continental Illinois National Bank. He has served as a Board member for Players International, Inc., Site Stuff, Inc., and Jones Lang LaSalle, and currently serves on the Boards of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Avison Young.


  • B.S in Accounting and Finance, University of Virginia
  • MBA, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.