Five out of the six people put on redundancy consultation in Jones Lang LaSalle's Manchester office last week came from the original JLL side of the business and only one from King Sturge.
JLL bought King Sturge in May this year for £197m, partly for the latter's strong regional network. JLL was run on national, so-called 'vertical', teams run from London. KS was based on regional centres controlled from the branch offices. King Sturge managers argued post-takeover that the regional strength would be best maintained along their structure and appear to have got their way.
The six being made redundant are: Andy Frost, director of planning; Ian Thomlinson, director of residential; Phil Morley, associate in industrial; David Law, valuations director; Trevor Sloan, director of office agency; and Andrew Gardiner, associate in office agency.
Only David Law was previously employed by King Sturge.
JLL staff moved from Chancery Place into King Sturge's larger office in One Piccadilly Gardens in September. The redundancy consultation is due to finish at the end of November. After the redundancies there will be around 130 staff employed at JLL Manchester.
All parties declined to comment.