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JLL’s Consulting & Advisory Services employs specialist with strong credentials in the government consulting space

James Kennedy joins JLL from KPMG

​AUSTRALIA, 23 JULY 2014 – JLL has strengthened its Consulting & Advisory Services platform through the appointment of a specialist in the government consulting space.  James Kennedy will join JLL in early August as a Director after 3 years working at KPMG in Real Estate Advisory Services.

Mr Kennedy has also owned his own consulting practice and has worked in public and private sector corporate organisations.  He brings to JLL strong credentials in state and federal government consulting and the licensed club sector.

JLL’s Managing Director, Investments and Advisory – Australia, John Talbot said, “James is a senior industry practitioner with 25 years in real estate advisory services to corporates and government.  We welcome the broad experience he brings to JLL, particularly in the government consulting space which will add to the extensive work we are already doing for government agencies.

“JLL continues to expand its advisory platform in response to changing needs of clients and market conditions.  We currently have a diverse consulting service offering, including student accommodation services, health and aged care, tax advisory, infrastructure advisory and development feasibility.

“JLL’s role is to create and deliver real value for clients in a complex world that is constantly changing. 

“Adding James as a specialist in government to our team represents another initiative to better service our clients’ needs. Governments across Australia are looking to their underlying real estate portfolios to drive better returns for the public benefit,” said Mr Talbot.

Mr Kennedy will be based in JLL’s Sydney office but his expertise will be utilised nationally across the JLL Advisory platform. 

Mr Kennedy holds a Master of Business and Technology from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Arts (Honours) from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.