JLL appoints Andrew Shiells as new director of its Scottish investment team

Andrew Shiells will join JLL as director within its capital markets team following five years with Lambert Smith Hampton.

He will be based in JLL’s Edinburgh office and will advise clients on the acquisition and disposal of commercial property and investment opportunities throughout Scotland.

Mr Shiells brings over fifteen years of investment experience working with a broad range of national and international clients. Recent deals he has advised on include the acquisition of 14-17 Atholl Crescent in Edinburgh for £10million, 44-48 Argyle Street in Glasgow for £25 million and the UGC cinema complex in Glasgow for £22 million.

Mr Shiells has previously held senior positions with Knight Frank and DTZ and has advised for clients including Aberdeen Standard Investments, BlackRock and Aviva throughout his career.

He said: “I’m delighted to be joining JLL in Edinburgh, and look forward to working closely with new clients on some of the highest-profile investment opportunities in Scotland. I look forward to deploying my experience working across Scotland and abroad in order to help our clients achieve their ambitions.”

Alasdair Humphery, lead director for JLL in Scotland, added: “Andrew’s appointment is an important one for our business in Scotland. He brings with him solid experience working across national and international markets and will allow us to continue representing clients involved in Scotland largest investment deals. This appointment is the first of a series which further strengthens our market-leading investment team which we plan to grow in 2020.”

Earlier this year JLL was named by LinkedIn as the sixth-best place to work in the UK.

In Scotland, JLL employs around 120 members of staff in its two offices, acting on some of the largest, most prestigious schemes in the country.

JLL advises developers, investors and occupiers in all major property markets, covering offices; retail and leisure; industrial and logistics; residential; mixed-use schemes; planning and renewables and development land.

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