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JLL appoints Residential Development Valuations expert in Victoria

Chris Smirnakos joins JLL from Landmark White with 30 years’ experience in the Melbourne market

​MELBOURNE, 17 JUNE 2014 - JLL has attracted another senior Director to join its Victorian Valuations team, to specialise in Residential Development valuations. The move follows similar market expansions in other cities and will serve to further leverage the various residential-related projects JLL manages in Capital Markets, Consulting and more recently with Residential Project Marketing.

Chris Smirnakos will commence as JLL’s Victorian Director, Residential Development in July.  He will be part of a National Residential Development Valuations Team of 12 people across Australia.

Mr Smirnakos, formerly Landmark White’s Victorian State Managing Director, has over 30 years' of valuations experience in the Melbourne market, and will provide leadership to the broader business.

JLL’s Victorian Managing Director, David Bowden said, “JLL has been expanding its teams across Australia, in a clear strategy to grow our Valuations and Advisory business by recruiting market leaders.

“The appointment of Chris to specialise in residential valuations and grow this area of our business in Victoria is an exciting step.  He will play a key role in developing our integrated offering in the Residential Development space, and to further develop the scope and scale of our Victorian Valuations business.

“We will also be appointing an Assistant Valuer to support him in this role.

“JLL continues to develop diverse skills in our Valuations offering to meet the needs of the ever-changing market and the property industry,” said Mr Bowden.