Jonathan Mills has stepped down from head of the Manchester office of Jones Lang LaSalle after three years to focus solely on investment agency.
Peter Lees, head of regional project and development services, will become head of the regional office, working alongside North West chairman, Bob Dyson. Lees is a senior director and has been with JLL since 1997.
Andrew Gould, chief executive of JLL England, said: "We are immensely proud of our Manchester business. Along with our Birmingham and Leeds businesses it delivers world-class expertise into a key regional market. In line with our priorities for the English business overall this year we plan to grow our market and strategic advisory capability in the region, focusing on our clients and winning market share.
"To this end Jonathan has decided to take on a stronger day-to-day business role, focusing fully on client work, and along with Bob Dyson, Trevor Sloan and Tim Luckman forms a formidable markets team. I am delighted that Peter has agreed to take on the head of office role; he is an outstanding leader with more than 25 years experience in the sector and in the North West and I have every confidence that our business in the region will become even stronger as a result of this reorganisation."
Gould continued: "Over his three year tenure Jonathan has made a significant contribution to our business in the North West, leading our Manchester team through a period of considerable market change, including our relocation into new offices at Chancery Place. His decision to fully focus on his role as head of our national investment team in the region will allow him to concentrate his energies on capitalising on the increasing opportunities for our investor clients as the wider economy continues to improve."
Lees added: "With a first class client base and a fantastic team of people who are advising on some of the region's most prominent and prestigious instructions, I am looking forward to building on the current successes of the Manchester business and working with the teams to grow our market share and influence in the region as the markets continue to pick up."