JLL has topped the International Sales Agency of the year category at the 2015 Property Week Residential awards held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
In a category shortlisted alongside Colliers International, Knight Frank and Chestertons, the judges said that JLL residential deserved the award, highlighting: "JLL impressed on a number of different levels. Not only has it generated more than £2.5bn turnover in the last year, it also now has a global reach of 28 cities." Described as "the market leaders in exporting British product abroad," the firm was also praised for pushing ahead in the MENA region and expansion through its purchase of the international residential project sales business of leading Malaysian real estate adviser, Henry Butcher.
The team has sold in excess of £2.5bn of new-build London residential property and residential investments internationally. These included many of the capital’s most significant new schemes such as Rathbone Square, Battersea Power Station, The Corncihe, Kensington Row and Stratosphere Alongside established markets in South East Asia and Hong Kong, the firm expanded its operations the MENA region and mainland China.
Commenting on winning the award, Peter Murray, lead director, residential investment and development at JLL said: "This is a fantastic result for the team and recognition of our dominant position in achieving international sales of UK property. The success has been achieved by winning the best mandates and truly embracing a global market which inevitably places significant travel demands on all those involved. The phenomenal success of the international launch of phase three of Battersea Power Station, which took place in 11 world cities in 7 days with sales of over £300m, completed a very successful year for JLL which has been duly recognised by this award win.
"This is an example of where JLL have set the benchmark and continue to move the market in international sales. Our thanks to all those involved."