JLL Ireland has announced plans to create a new and dedicated healthcare division to be headed up by Gary Watson, who is relocating from JLL’s London office, where he spent the last six years as Consultant Director in its UK National Healthcare team. Gary is a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and has a postgraduate qualification in Lean Management (Healthcare) from the University of Limerick.
With a focus on the primary, hospital, nursing home and retirement housing sectors, the company aims to combine its respected and comprehensive real estate service offering and brand, in tandem with Gary’s extensive Irish and UK industry knowledge.
Commenting on his appointment, Gary said: “I am delighted to be joining the ranks of JLL Ireland and to be working with people I have come to know and respect as industry leaders in their respective market segments. Having spent nearly six years working collaboratively across teams in both the UK and Ireland, I am really looking forward to dedicating my time to capitalising on the many opportunities in my home market, which has been integral in my career to date”.
John Moran, CEO, JLL Ireland, said: “We are delighted to welcome a respected industry specialist such as Gary into the ranks of JLL Ireland. His knowledge and industry expertise serve to complement JLL’s ambitious growth plans to become a full 360-degree service adviser in an area that is of strategic importance to Ireland’s economy. We look forward to capitalising on the many opportunities across the entire health economy and to delivering innovative and in-depth advice to our clients”.

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From left: Gary Watson, Head of Healthcare at JLL Ireland, with John Moran, CEO, JLL Ireland.