JLL brings Cost Management expertise to North West

Matt Handley

Property consultant JLL has expanded its Cost Management offering into the North West, with the formation of a new team that will advise on development and refurbishment projects in the region.

Associate Director Matt Handley has joined to head up the regional service and will grow a team of specialists providing a full suite of Cost Management services to support new and existing clients across the region. He joined JLL following nearly 16 years at global project and cost management firm Faithful & Gould.

As part of JLL’s 40-strong, national Cost Management team the new Manchester service will complement JLL’s established Building Consultancy, Project Management, Property and Asset Management and Development Agency teams based in the North West.

Matt Handley, Associate Director, Cost Management, said: “The residential and commercial markets in Manchester are both showing signs of continued strength. This, alongside the variety of refurbishment and reconfiguration work across different asset classes, made establishing a cost management service here a clear choice.”

Kane Wagstaff, Head of Cost Management, said: “Matt is a great addition to both the national and regional team and continues our strategy of appointing the best talent in the market to support our clients and complement JLL’s wider integrated service offer”.

Peter Lees, Lead Director of Building Consultancy & Project Management North West, added: “Matt’s arrival reflects the growing importance of the North West market and JLL’s drive to ensure clients are provided with holistic commercial advice here. We have one of the strongest on-the-ground presences in Manchester, befitting the wealth of market activity in the region, and the unequalled knowledge to give local and international clients the best perspective on the North West property sector.”