Chris Ireland

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the UK investment market and specialise both in up and let investment product including portfolios as well as development funding projects.

Chris has worked with a wide range of institutional property company and international clients including GIC, M&G, Hermes, Schroders and Legal and General.

Chris has also been at the forefront of the development of the Alternative Investment areas within JLL (Student Housing, Health, Senior Living and Platform deals). Within the JLL Capital Markets offer the investment teams now work hand in glove with the sophisticated Debt Advisory business and the Corporate Finance and M&A side.

Chris was Chairman of the Investment Property Forum from June 2015 – June 2016 and now sits on their Strategic Advisory Group.

Chris joined King and Co as a graduate in 1979 and has worked his whole career dealing with various aspects of the UK Investment Property Market. He ran the Investment teams at King Sturge and became Joint Managing Partner and subsequently Joint Senior Partner prior to the merger with JLL in 2011.

Blogs by Chris

Budget 2017: Was the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement “big and bold” enough?

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer promised a “big and bold” Autumn Budget and it’s fair to say he delivered, in some parts at least. While Philip Hammond announced some positive measures to help the economy grow out of austerity including greater investment in infrastructure and R&D, there were some concerns that he hadn’t gone far […]

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£15bn reasons to take a positive view about UK property investment

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The fallout from the EU Referendum result and this year’s General Election has meant that political uncertainty has become the new normal.  However, while we know that this uncertainty and risk remains at the forefront of investors’ minds, the hunt for yield and reliable income streams supports property as an attractive asset class and the […]

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Celebrating 20 years of ‘Transforming Real Estate’

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How will the property sector change over the next two decades? This year, JLL UK is celebrating 20 years of providing market leading sustainability expertise to the real estate and infrastructure sectors. Over this period, we have been helping clients navigate the complex array of environmental, social, economic and political issues affecting their businesses, and […]

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Getting irate about rates: Business Rates

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Getting irate about rates: the headache of the Business Rates revaluation The purpose of a rating revaluation is to re-balance payments in line with rental  values. However, the government’s postponement of the planned 2015 revaluation and their application of transitional relief has led to an uneven, unequal and confusing system where the winners are few […]

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The ‘Brexit plan’

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Last week the government published a White Paper outlining the strategy it will adopt for negotiating UK withdrawal from the EU The ‘Brexit plan’ certainly doesn’t lack in ambition. The Prime Minister has set out a vision of an independent nation developing and forging trade and investment links across the globe, but the proof will […]

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Sustainability benchmarking: why it’s important

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Global Real  Estate Sustainability Benchmarking (GRESB)  is a leading benchmarking organisation for real estate companies and funds and has a mission to enhance and protect shareholder value by evaluating and improving sustainability practices in the global real estate sector. JLL this year once again partnered with GRESB to launch the 2016 benchmarking results as well […]

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