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JLL expands residential agency offering in Chelsea

W.A.Ellis to become JLL as part of prime expansion

London, 18th October 2016 – Following 148years’ experience in the Prime Central London market, JLL is pleased to announce the expansion of its residential agency offering with a new office on Cale Street, Chelsea.

Launching in January 2017, the Chelsea office will be JLL’s eleventh residential agency office in London and is a natural path of expansion for the company. The office will be staffed by existing members of the W.A.Ellis team and will form part of W.A.Ellis’ rebrand to JLL later in the year.

The office, which will offer both a sales and lettings service, will be headed up by Tim des Forges, who has over 18 year’s estate agency experience, and David Mills, who has been in the lettings industry for nine years. They will be supported by Giles Cook, James Burridge and Simon McElroy. Formerly of W.A.Ellis in Knightsbridge, the team has extensive knowledge of selling and letting in the Chelsea market.

Lucy Morton, head of residential agency at JLL, comments: “Having operated in the Prime Central London market, and selling and letting in Chelsea since 1868, the new office on Cale Street was the natural choice for us to expand our prime offering. Despite the current market uncertainty, our experience over these years has equipped us with the knowledge that we are expanding sensibly, and demonstrating our confidence and commitment in the future of the area.”

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