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Jones Lang LaSalle Recruits New Head of EMEA Retail Research & Consulting

James Brown joins Jones Lang LaSalle from Grosvenor


London, 8th July 2010 - Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that James Brown is to join the firm in the autumn as its new Head of EMEA Retail Research and Consultancy.  James is currently UK Director of Research at Grosvenor where he has responsibility for all research including property market forecasting, analysis of demand, supply and values, local market and catchment analysis, and retail performance analysis.
 
James’s experience is deeply entrenched in retail; prior to Grosvenor he was Head of Retail Research at DTZ and Donaldsons. Previous positions also include Management Horizons Europe, a specialist retail consultancy where James worked in the shopping centre team advising on shopping centre feasibility and asset management initiatives across Europe.
 
Robert Bonwell, CEO of EMEA Retail at Jones Lang LaSalle said: “It is fantastic news that James has agreed to join Jones Lang LaSalle. He brings with him a wealth of retail research and consulting experience and his appointment strengthens and differentiates our established retail business across EMEA.  James will lead on providing strategic advice to our clients, working closely with our retail agency, investment and management colleagues across EMEA.”
 
Roger Blundell, Finance Director, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland said "We would like to thank James for his significant contribution and support over the past 2 years, not just in running the research team but also to the wider business here at Grosvenor.  We all wish him well with his future career."
 
James will start at Jones Lang LaSalle in the autumn at Regional Director level and will be responsible for a growing team of dedicated retail researchers.
 
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