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JLL appoints Harry Bannatyne as lead director of CEE industrial & logistics

Bannatyne expands current role as head of industrial agency, Czech Republic

​PRAGUE, 10 MARCH 2016 – JLL has today announced that it has appointed Harry Bannatyne as lead director of industrial and logistics for Central and Eastern Europe with immediate effect.

Harry Bannatyne will be responsible for coordinating and promoting JLL’s industrial, logistics and supply chain capabilities across the CEE region, assisting both clients and end-users in easily navigating and identifying their logistics and industrial needs within the CEE countries. This role will take place alongside his current responsibilities as head of the industrial business of JLL Czech Republic.

Harry has over thirteen years’ experience in real estate with five years focused on leasing licensed premises and almost eight years focused on the office and industrial market. He joined JLL in 2008 bringing with him valuable business experience from running his own company. He has experience in both the office and industrial leasing businesses and is involved in most major industrial activities. Harry studied at the Glasgow College of Commerce and is based in Prague.

This appointment comes as a new JLL report identifies CEE as an increasingly attractive location for nearshoring industrial real estate assets. This is being driven by businesses that are increasingly adopting a segmented approach to supply chain planning for a range of reasons, such as managing labour costs, mitigating risks and reducing inefficiencies.