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London, 30th May 2012 - Jones Lang LaSalle has appointed two new directors as part of a drive to strengthen their fast growing residential business. Tom Barton has joined the team as director – head of residential valuation following 27 years as head of residential valuation at DTZ. Tom is one of the most highly regarded and experienced valuers in the market and he joins Geoff Jordan who recently joined from DTZ.
The residential corporate finance business is also pleased to welcome Tom Upton from RBS who will specialise in sourcing and structuring funding for development and investment projects and for corporates operating in the residential market. Tom Upton is well known as a leading financier in the sector.
Phil Marsden, managing director of EMEA Corporate Finance commented: “The expansion of our market leading residential finance team is a response to an overwhelming demand for funding to support some very exciting residential development and investment opportunities.”
Andrew Frost, lead director of UK Residential commented: “Strengthening the Jones Lang LaSalle residential team with these two new appointments is consistent with the wider group strategy of expanding our specialist residential capability and reflects the incredible platform we have to access to global capital, which increasingly sees the UK and London in particular as a safe haven.”
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