Valuer Profile

JLL is a leading global professional services firm specializing in real estate and investment management. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 91,000 as of 2022. JLL is the brand name and a registered trademark of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

Across Africa, JLL Africa is a leading player in the real estate and hospitality services markets. The firm works across multiple countries in Southern, East, Central and West Africa and employs over 100 internationally qualified professionals across its offices in Johannesburg, Nairobi and Lagos. JLL Africa services the East African market out of its Nairobi, Kenya office. The suite of services offered comprises Valuation, Strategic Consulting, Tenant Representation, Hotels & Hospitality Advisory, and Project & Development Services.


Name and Role Bio

Wayne Godwin
Head of East Africa and Head of Hotels & Hospitality Group: Africa

As head of Advisory in Sub-Saharan Africa, Wayne focuses on delivering strategic advisory services to local, regional and global clients across the continent. Wayne has over 14 years of experience in the hospitality real estate industry. His broad range of experience includes hotel feasibility assignments, commercial due diligence for hospitality platforms and portfolios, hotel asset management and operator selection and management contract negotiations.

Wayne has a MSc degree in Property Studies from University of Cape Town, a BA in Tourism Development from University of Johannesburg and a Post Graduate Diploma from WITS Business School

Lucy Githinji
Director, Corporate Solutions – East Africa

Lucy is a Kenyan national and has over 20 years of experience in the Kenyan real estate, gained both in a local leading Valuation and Brokerage firm and 8 years as Head of Corporate Real Estate Services at Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited.

Lucy has a BA (Hons) degree in Land Economics. She is a member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya, a Registered Valuer with Valuers Registration Board in Kenya and a Registered Estate Agent with the Estate Agents Registration Board.

Shadrack Mella
Lead Valuer, East Africa

Shadrack joined JLL as an Associate in the Valuation department in May 2018. He previously worked at Regent based in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was the Property Portfolio Manager. Shadrack’s experience spans several property types, including mixed-use, office, retail, industrial, student accommodation, and hospitality. Shadrack is also experienced in property transactions, asset management, and feasibility studies.

Shadrack has a BA (Hons) degree in Land Economics, MSc in Finance & Investments degree, is a member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya, a Registered Valuer with Valuers Registration Board in Kenya and a Registered Valuer of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).