News release

JLL appoints new Birmingham rating director

Jessica Hand joins JLL’s Birmingham team

March 16, 2021

JLL has announced that Jessica Hand has joined its rating team in Birmingham as a director.

Jessica joins from FHP in Nottingham where she spent 11 years providing rating advice to landlords concentrating on appeal work, redevelopments, empty rates mitigation, and budgeting advice.

Tim Beattie, Head of UK Rating at JLL, said “Jessica’s specialist skills are widely respected in the market and will compliment and strengthen our rating service across the regions. Rates have become a significant issue for everyone owning commercial property and this latest appointment strengthens our capability to deliver market leading advice in this specialist area.”

Jessica Hand, Rating Director at JLL, added: I am delighted to be joining the team at JLL.  It is a really exciting opportunity for me, allowing me to add my expertise in providing specialist rating advice to an established and knowledgeable team. I look forward to working closely with their existing client base and being part of their ambitious growth plans.”

Peter Fullam, Head of Rating – UK regions at JLL, said: “Having worked with Jessica previously, I know the quality she will bring to the JLL rating team both from a local and national perspective. I am delighted she has joined us at an exciting time, with the JLL rating team continuing to grow as we continue to focus on exceptional service delivery for our clients.”

Jessica’s appointment follows that of Simon Griffin who joined JLL in 2020 to lead its occupier rating business line.

About JLL

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