Global real estate service rivals DTZ and JLL closed on top marketing and communications executives this week.
Agnes Estes, senior VP for Edelman in Chicago, has moved to DTZ in the Windy City as global head of marketing and communications.
She takes the reins from interim head Mary Tamaki, who will lead marcomms. for the Americas region.
DTZ is in the process of being sold by Australian parent NGL Limited in a private equity deal worth $1.2B.
Estes worked marketing and corporate communications accounts like Humana, GE Transportation and Pfizer at Edelman, which she joined after serving in-house at BMO Harris Bank and Allstate Corp.
DTZ, with 24,000 employees globally, traces its roots to the late 1700s in the UK. It handles leasing and brokerage services, facilities management, and financing for real property.
Estes reports to CEO Tod Lickerman and oversees brand positioning, corporate comms. and marketing, and digital.
Kouri to JLL
Jill Kouri, a communications hand for Accenture, has moved to publicly traded JLL as chief marketing officer for the Americas.
Chicago-based JLL, the brand name of Jones Lang LaSalle, had 2013 revenue of $4B from services like leasing, financing and banking, facilities management and consulting.
Kouri spent the last 13 years at Accenture, departing as global head of marketing for its $6.8B Products Operating Group.
At JLL, she oversees PR, internal comms., branding and other marketing endeavors.
She was previously corporate comms. director at Commerx.
Sandy Nordahl, a Hill+Knowlton and Sara Lee veteran, is SVP of marketing and comms. for JLL.