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 then sat 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

    Letters from Larry to tackling real estate’s uncomfortable truths

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    Chris Ireland, JLL UK CEO, discusses the importance of balancing purpose and profits and his focus on engraining sustainability into JLL’s culture. We have all become much more aware of the environmental and societal issues facing us and are responding by examining how we change our behaviour. Letters from Larry Blackrock CEO Larry Fink, who […]

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    Getting down to business and Brexit in 2019

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    Over the next 12 months I think there’s no doubt we will all find ourselves navigating a path through uncertainty. Against that background, guests at our Property Predictions event wanted to hear how we thought real estate will perform. Overseas investors were responsible for 79 percent of deals in central London last year. Since the […]

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    It takes all of us to #endhomelessness

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    Over 230,000 people in 21st century Great Britain are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness. From rough sleeping and “living” in unsuitable places including tents, cars or even public transport. Research recently released by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals 449 homeless people died on the streets in the UK in the past year. It […]

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    Why diversity is important in property

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    Our placing in the UK Social Mobility Employer Index highlights how we can no longer afford to view diversity as optional. I am pleased that JLL featured in 30th position because of our work to open our doors to a diverse talent pool. Historically it has been the case that landing that all important first […]

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    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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