News release

JLL bolsters Central London office markets team with senior recruit

Rory Paton joins JLL as a Senior Director

January 19, 2022

Alyssa Dwek

UK Communications Manager

JLL has recruited senior director Rory Paton in its Central London office agency team.

Rory joins JLL from Knight Frank where he been a partner for over eight years and has specialised in the Central London leasing market for over 18 years. He’s been involved in some of London’s most notable leasing campaigns with standout accomplishments including being an integral part of the leasing team on 20 Fenchurch Street and advising Credit Suisse on their major letting to Thomson Reuters at 5 Canada Square. Rory continues to advise in relation to a number of high-profile projects with clients including British Land, Blackstone, Canary Wharf Group, Credit Suisse, EDGE, GPE, LaSalle IM, Lendlease, M&G, Nuveen and YardNine.

Jeremy Attfield, head of City office and Central London strategy and growth at JLL, said: “Rory is a strategic fit for our Central London office market business. His extensive market knowledge, experience and client base will be a valuable addition to the team. Office occupiers, landlords and investors are seeking dynamic and innovative real estate solutions to deliver the optimum working environments that meet the evolving needs of business. We are continuing to bolster our team to respond to these needs in the way that our clients expect with insight and expertise to deliver the right solutions.”

Rory Paton, senior director Central London office agency at JLL, added: “I’ve been attracted to JLL by their positive response to the structural changes affecting our industry, notably their investment in technology and focus on the ESG agenda – factors which are of increasing importance to occupiers, investors and developers. I’m excited to be joining such an experienced, market leading team at a time where the real estate sector is going through profound change. I’m looking forward to the opportunities that a business like JLL can offer and feel sure that their breadth of experience will give me the platform to support and advise clients positively as they respond to these changes.”

Chris Valentine, head of Central London office agency at JLL, concluded: ““How offices are delivered, occupied and utilised is changing at a pace that we haven’t seen before as sustainability and health and wellbeing come to the forefront of the corporate agenda. The evolution of real estate requires advice beyond traditional brokerage to deliver dynamic workplaces and growing our leasing team with someone of Rory's calibre will ensure we can meet this need effectively.”

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