News release

Henderson Land appoints JLL as lead agent of The Henderson

An icon amongst icons in Central and the world

November 23, 2022

HONG KONG, 23 November 2022 – JLL is delighted to announce that the firm has been appointed by Henderson Land as the lead leasing agent for The Henderson in Central, on the cusp of Hong Kong's vibrant financial district. JLL has concluded two pre-leasing commitments for this new, globally iconic building ahead of its scheduled opening in 2023. 

The two anchor deals concluded by JLL in The Henderson include luxury auction house Christie's which will take approximately 50,000 sq ft in the building, while The Carlyle Group, the international investment firm, will relocate its Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong to The Henderson. A showroom has opened in Two IFC for VIP visits by appointment and the tower is expected to continue to attract market attention. The Henderson's recently launched website ( has also unveiled more project details. 

Kristine Li, Senior Deputy General Manager of Portfolio Leasing Department at Henderson Land, said "Henderson Land strives to provide world-class facilities and tailored solutions for tenants. With a state-of-the-art, innovative and sustainable design, The Henderson is the realisation of a future workplace that will create an eco-friendly working environment with smart technology for tenants. We believe it will be highly sought after by businesses that share the Group's aspiration. The Henderson will be one of the most prestigious commercial developments in Central and the world An Icon Amongst Icons."

Driven by design-integrated solutions and innovative tenant amenities, The Henderson sets a new standard of office development through the prism of pillars – health, wellness resilience, greenness, smartness, and hospitality. The building incorporates a bespoke glass façade with zero-UV penetration which is resilient against extreme weather and capable of filtering out excessive heat for energy efficiency and reducing the tower's carbon footprint. Meanwhile, the lift sterilisation pod safeguards the health of passengers and serves as part of the resilience plan for potential illness threats. The Henderson also communicates directly with mobile devices on arrival via mobile app, automatically granting access to designated floors, so that tenants enjoy a smooth and seamless journey from the entrance to the office or main building facilities. 

Alex Barnes, Managing Director of JLL in Hong Kong and Macau, said "We are thrilled to be part of this exciting project as the lead agent. The Henderson is being designed and constructed with a focus on health, wellness and sustainability from the inside out. It is a unique place to work and a climate-friendly green building, which is in high demand by tenants that have prioritised sustainability and wellness in corporate real estate. The development is poised to become a new benchmark for Grade A office buildings around the world."

Paul Yien, Head of Landlord Representative of Office Leasing Advisory at JLL in Hong Kong, said "Every detail at The Henderson has been well-considered; an iconic curved glass façade and thoughtful interior design, combined with exceptional accessibility and connectivity to urban amenities and verdant greenery."

"Tenants are taking the opportunity to look for high-quality options and upgrade their offices. We believe premium Grade A offices like The Henderson will be increasingly welcomed by large, global firms such as Christie's and The Carlyle Group," he added.

Designed by the world-renowned architectural firm Zaha Hadid Architects, The Henderson will be a premium Grade A office building with a total gross floor area of 465,000 sq ft. The tower has already received numerous awards and accolades, including Platinum Pre-certification in both the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), as well as the BEAM Plus (Provisional Platinum) certification by the Hong Kong Green Building Council.

The Henderson, Hong Kong by Zaha Hadid Architects for Henderson Land

The Henderson is being designed and constructed with a focus on health, wellness and sustainability from the inside out.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $19.4 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 102,000 as of September 30, 2022. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit