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Leeds

JLL expands alternatives team with appointment of healthcare specialist in Leeds


JLL has appointed healthcare specialist David Simpson to its alternatives team in Leeds.  David graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2010, and specialises in the primary healthcare sector. David joins as a senior surveyor with a remit to specifically grow JLL’s healthcare business across the north of England.  
 
JLL’s alternatives advisory team in Leeds was established last year to provide property services across a range of alternative asset types including hotels, student housing, healthcare, self-storage, the private rented sector (PRS), affordable housing, car parking and automotive, renewables and data centres.
 
Harry Hawksby, lead director for JLL’s alternatives team in Leeds, said: “David’s appointment reflects the growing appetite for investment in the alternatives property market that last year witnessed deal activity of £15.7 billon. This year we are forecasting alternatives will continue to outperform mainstream commercial property.  
 
“David’s experience in primary care will help to enhance our breadth of offering and, by being based in Leeds, it means that JLL now has a truly national platform to respond to the dynamics and demands of the healthcare sector.“
 
David Simpson added:  “This is an exciting opportunity to join the largest specialist healthcare team in the UK with a mandate to develop JLL’s alternatives business at a time of sector growth.  I am looking forward to working with a market leading team and hope to add to the continued success they have achieved over recent years.”
 
JLL has been providing property advice in the alternative markets for over 30 years and was the first property consultant to set up a dedicated team in the UK. Last year, its UK team based in London, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh transacted 32% of the UK alternatives property market.