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Hong Kong

JLL to merge with W.A.Ellis to strengthen London agency service

To offer comprehensive “One-Stop” property services to overseas buyers

Hong Kong, 08 February 2015 – Global real estate advisory firm JLL announced a merger with W.A.Ellis to strengthen the firm's residential capabilities in the central London market and to provide comprehensive "One-Stop" real estate services to London property buyers.

W.A.Ellis, a leading property agency in the prime London market, has been in operation since 1868 with a particular focus on Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Belgravia re-sale, lettings, property management and valuation.

Following the announcement, W.A.Ellis will become part of the JLL Group, and its offices and employees will be integrated with immediate effect, but will continue to operate from its offices at Brompton Road under the established W.A.Ellis brand for a period of time.

Joseph Tsang, Managing Director at JLL, Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan, said: "We are thrilled to welcome W.A.Ellis into our business. The platform and collective expertise created through this merger provides a multitude of opportunities to access new markets and to engage clients in new ways. We are looking forward to working closely with W.A.Ellis to strengthen our overseas property services in Hong Kong,"

Mandy Wong, Head of International Properties at JLL for Hong Kong, said: "By bringing W.A.Ellis' second-to-none knowledge of London market and platform to the table, JLL will have greater coverage in keys areas such as Knightsbridge, Cheslea and Belgravia in Central London, which are popular districts for Hong Kong overseas property buyers."

"We are aim to exceed each and every client's expectations. Following the merger, JLL Hong Kong will expand its international property business and will be the first firm in Hong Kong to set up a resale department for off-plan properties in London. We will provide 'One-Stop' property management services for the London market, including prime sales, letting and investment for our clients in Hong Kong," she added.

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