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

Everybody In: How to end homelessness in Great Britain

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Today, JLL UK’s charity partner Crisis, the national homelessness charity, launches a landmark report which says that Britain could end homelessness within 10 years with the right measures in place. Everybody In: How to end homelessness in Great Britain resets the current approach to homelessness and sets out the exact government policies needed to end it for good. […]

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I am proud to release our 2017 Building a Better Tomorrow UK Sustainability Report

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Within the next 20 years, we will experience some of the greatest demographic, technological, environmental and social challenges of our time. These challenges demand a bolder response from businesses around the globe whilst being a force for good. Therefore, we have set thirty ambitious 2020 sustainability targets and we are delighted to share our progress […]

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Chris Ireland gender pay gap blog

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Why I welcome having to publish JLL’s gender pay gap data Today, we published JLL’s first gender pay gap report. In Closing the Gap, we’ve shared figures not just for each individual JLL company as required by the new UK legislation, but in an aggregated form too, to give ourselves the broadest possible overview of […]

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Alternatives set for encore stellar performance in 2018

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The UK commercial property market is notoriously dynamic and fast moving but one area that has been particularly intriguing to observe is the growth of Alternatives into a mainstream asset class from the emergence of student housing in the 1990s, to the sector today accounting for £15.7 billion*.  At our recent annual Alternatives Predictions event […]

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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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