Veteran Bath property agent to retire after more than 30 years working in the city

October 6, 2017

Bath property agent John Mulholland is to retire after more than three decades working in the city, during which he has handled some of the area’s biggest developments.


John, pictured, who was based originally at chartered surveyor King Sturge’s office in Bath, has helped build an impressive portfolio of clients in the city, including Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management.


King Sturge merged with Jones Lang LaSalle (now JLL) in 2011 and the Bath office was closed shortly afterwards, with John transferring to the enlarged group’s Bristol base.


However, he has continued to be active in the Bath property market – where he is known for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the sector in the city and surrounding area.


Recent office agency instructions handled by John include marketing two office buildings, Sterling House and Beauford House, owned by St John’s Foundation.


He approaches retirement after 31 years at JLL and its predecessor firms as it advises Bath & North East Somerset Council on the long-awaited Quays South site – a development with the potential to have the biggest impact on the city and its ability to attract and retain major employers for decades.


Taking over from John to lead JLL’s work in Bath is associate director Steve Lane, who joined the firm in 2011 working in the office agency team, advising both landlords and occupiers on their commercial property requirements.


His new focus will be to build on JLL’s established presence in Bath.


JLL South West lead director Simon Peacock said: “Thanks in no small part to John’s excellent work and reputation in the city, we have built up a strong presence over many years in Bath. We are hugely grateful to John for his many years of service to JLL.


“Steve brings a wealth of experience and he is well placed to take up this post. We remain committed to providing expert insight and advice to clients in Bath and its surroundings.”


Steve Lane added: “It’s an exciting time to be taking on this role as Bath’s appeal continues unabated. Its popularity as a place to live and work looks set to continue as it’s a pivotal part of the regional economy.


“The electrification of the rail line and developments such as Apex City of Bath Hotel will undoubtedly draw more businesses to Bath, and we continue to see a high level of interest from hotel developers and operators who want to expand the city’s leisure offer.”






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