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JLL Ireland and Guardian Property Asset Management are now under the same roof

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JLL acquires Guardian Property Asset Management to create Ireland's clear full service real estate provider. 

JLL today announced the acquisition of Guardian Property Asset Management, the specialist Dublin agency with a proven track record and comprehensive knowledge of the residential sales, letting management and investment markets.

John Moran, CEO, JLL Ireland, said: "This is an exciting combination of two great businesses. JLL's leading position in the commercial market in Ireland has grown rapidly over the past 50 years; our strategic partnering with Guardian Property Asset Management, is a natural next step for us and completes our 360 degree service offering ambition with a strong residential/ new homes cradle- to- grave solution to bolster our core business.

 With a similar focus on excellent service and a client centric approach we can move forward in the market as the Real Estate service provider of choice across commercial and residential markets.  There is a terrific fit between our two teams, with Guardian Property Asset Management's foothold in the residential/new homes market an ideal match for JLL's commercial national and international business."

After this acquisition, JLL will have an immediate representation in the new homes, residential and investment market with 5 schemes currently for sale and over €500m transacted in the last 12 months.   For JLL, this acquisition delivers another key piece in our real estate offering where we are now geared up to manage our development land services right through to acquisition, planning, fit out and finally sales.

Conor O'Gallagher, Managing Director of Guardian Property Asset Management said: "We have long admired and respected the way JLL conducts business and the reputation of the brand as a leader in commercial property which we are excited to now be a part of. JLL has the right culture, service mix and an outstanding platform as a national and global brand. We are delighted to be rolling out our full service residential offering under the JLL brand. As part of the new group we will continue to offer our leading asset management services to both our existing and new clients.   We share a vision for the continued strong growth of real estate In Dublin and beyond.  We are delighted to be JLL and are truly excited by what we can now do together in the service of our clients."

Guardian Property Asset Management was co-founded by Conor O'Gallagher and Colm Byrne in 2009.

The acquisition takes immediate effect, with the Guardian team relocating into the JLL Dublin office later this month and a phased rebrand being completed by early 2016.

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