Ball departs JLL for Muse

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Greg Ball, director of office agency at JLL in Manchester, is leaving the firm for a position with Muse Developments.

Ball joined King Sturge as an associate in 2005. King Sturge was acquired by JLL in 2011.

Key projects for Muse in the region include the £220m Talbot Gateway scheme in Blackpool, the regeneration of 50 acres at Salford Central, and a 2.5-acre development around Manchester's Victoria Station.

At the time of the merger in 2011, Manchester boasted an eight-strong team, with Trevor Sloan, Andrew Gardiner and Tom McWilliams of JLL joined by Chris Mulcahy, Greg Ball, Paul Smith, Claire McDonald and Richard Wharton from King Sturge.

In the last three years a series of departures, including Sloan and Gardiner establishing rival firm TSG Property Consultants, has left only two team members from the eight in 2011: Mulcahy, and Wharton, who have since been joined by graduate surveyor Andrew Rands. McWilliams has moved into JLL's development team.

Chris Mulcahy, office agency director at JLL, said: "Myself and the team thank Greg for his hard work throughout his time at JLL and wish him all the best for the future. I hope that there will be future opportunities for us to work together in his new role.

"With momentum in the sector growing, the team is continuing to provide market-leading advice on a wide range of schemes across the region. We look forward to announcing a new addition to the team in due course."

Matt Crompton, joint managing director of Muse Developments, said: "We're very pleased to be welcoming Greg to Muse at such a busy time for us. We have numerous projects underway across the North West, which will benefit from Greg's experience and expert knowledge of the market."

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