News release

JLL strengthens its presence in the Bristol industrial and logistics market with appointment of Chris Yates

Chris joins from Cushman & Wakefield where he was a partner at the firm

October 10, 2023

Alyssa Dwek

UK Communications Manager

JLL has appointed Chris Yates as a Director, where he will act as head of Bristol industrial and logistics, bringing the South West team together. Based in JLL's Bristol office, Chris brings a wealth of experience and industry expertise to further enhance JLL's industrial and logistics capabilities in the region.

Chris Yates joins from Cushman & Wakefield, where he began his career as a graduate in the Cardiff office in 2012. Throughout his tenure, his role expanded into the South West region, and he was appointed as a partner at the firm.

In his new role, Chris will be instrumental in providing strategic advice to JLL's clients in the South West, developing and executing tailored strategies that meet the specific needs and objectives of investors and occupiers in the market.

Chris’ appointment follows the recent announcement of Giles Weir’s appointment as Head of Strategic Occupier Solutions (SOS).

Melinda Cross, Head of UK Industrial & Logistics at JLL, said, "We are pleased to welcome Chris Yates to the JLL team. His impressive track record and deep knowledge of the industrial and logistics sector make him an invaluable addition to our team. Chris's expertise and strategic insights will enable us to provide even greater value to our clients."

Chris Yates, Director at JLL added, "I am excited to become a part of JLL's industry-leading team. I look forward to collaborating with the team and leveraging our combined expertise to drive results for our clients.”

About JLL

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