Michael Lange, chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Russia & Commonwalth of Independent States (CIS) region, is leaving to develop his own business interests and ‘pursue other aspirations’.

He has worked at JLL for 15 years and will leave towards the end of the first quarter his year. Lange co-founded his own real estate company in Moscow in 1994 and in 1997 sold the business to then Jones Lang Wootton, staying on as managing director for Russia.

In 2006, he became chairman, with Mark Jagger took on the role of managing director.

Colin Dyer, Jones Lang LaSalle’s global CEO, said: ‘Michael has made a visionary contribution to the long-term development of our business in Russia and the CIS.’

Christian Ulbrich, Jones Lang LaSalle's CEO for EMEA, said: ‘Working with current managing director Mark Jagger, Michael has developed a presence in major cities outside Moscow and St Petersburg and in other CIS countries, opening offices in Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Many within Jones Lang LaSalle globally will miss the force of personality, humour, enthusiasm and business acumen that Michael has brought us over the years.’