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Ken Bishop to join JLL’s North West team

Manchester, 22 SEPTEMBER 2015 – Ken Bishop, one of Manchester's best known property consultants, is to join JLL's North West team.

Bishop, who has over three decades of experience, is widely regarded as one of the leading specialists in the region's office market.  He will be part of JLL's senior North West leadership team and will work alongside the firm's investment, agency and development teams to provide advice on a wide range of opportunities.

During his extensive career, more latterly as a Senior Director in DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield's Office Agency and Development team, he has been responsible for some of the largest developments and office transactions in Manchester and the North West including over one million sq ft of pre-lettings and speculative development at Spinningfields.  He is currently advising on a number of speculative schemes under construction including Two St. Peter's Square; One New Bailey and 101 Embankment totalling 450,000 sq ft with a further 600,000 sq ft at the design stage.

David Lathwood, Lead Director - North West at JLL, said: "Ken Bishop is one of the best known and most highly regarded figures in the North West property world and his vast experience and knowledge is perfect fit for our business.  We are looking forward to him working alongside our already well-established teams to bolster our market leading position in Manchester and across region."

Ken Bishop said of his move to the firm: "Whilst it will be a wrench to leave, after having enjoyed so many years at DTZ, it's time for a new opportunity and I am excited by the role at JLL and in particular the challenge of adding my development expertise to their already successful team."

Last year, JLL's North West team was involved in circa £750 million of investment deals and earlier this year advised Legal & General on its acquisition of 50% interest in MediaCityUK, Salford Quays.  The firm's Development team is advising on schemes with a total Gross Development Value of over £3 billion across the North West including the redevelopment of the former ITV site in Manchester.