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JLL acquires Mazars Property Consultancy

Strengthing the firms Affordable Housing capability nationality

London,  January 6th 2015 - Mazars LLP, the accountancy and advisory firm, has agreed the sale of its property consultancy subsidiary to JLL. A team of five, headed by Director Dave Chapman, joined JLL’s Affordable Housing team on 1 January. Established in 2001, the consultancy has built a strong reputation as a provider of valuation and surveying services to the social housing sector. The acquisition by JLL follows a number of other growth initiatives and further strengthens its position as a market leader in this field. The new team will continue to be based in Birmingham and Bristol.

Richard Petty, Lead Director of Affordable Housing at JLL comments: “We are delighted that Dave and his team have chosen to join JLL. This acquisition follows a number of other successful growth initiatives across our residential business, which continues to go from strength to strength. It will enable us to provide both existing and new clients in the social housing sector with a market-leading service. We have the strength in depth and the experience to take on the largest and most complex portfolios, as well as smaller instructions.”

Glen Jones, Partner and Head of Housing at Mazars, adds: “There is a synergy between audit and advisory services and property consultancy. Following the successful conclusion of this transaction, Mazars and JLL have agreed to develop a strategic alliance which we are confident will enhance the offering of both firms in the housing sector.”

As part of this growth initiative, JLL announces that Shuab Mirza will also be joining the team from Countrywide Social Housing. Shuab has an established client base amongst RPs and lenders, and will bring strong expertise to the valuation team at JLL.

Andrew Frost, Head of Residential at JLL concludes: “We are delighted to welcome the team to JLL. They will bring a new and important regional dimension to our residential capability and also bring new client relationships to the table. Being able to offer our clients a truly comprehensive, national service is increasingly important as clients’ requirements grow and the market looks for advisers with true breadth.”