Leading investment industry communications consultancy, JPES Partners, has acquired the specialist property PR and marketing agency, Duncan Lamb Media. The acquisition further cements JPES’ credentials in the investment management space and enables it to offer specialist services to real estate investors and developers.

Following the deal, Duncan Lamb has become a Director of the company, and brings with him a number of key property clients including Colliers International, Mayfair Capital Investment Management, Acuitus, Chancerygate, and Levy Real Estate.

Julian Samways, Managing Director at JPES Partners, said “It’s extremely exciting to welcome Duncan to JPES Partners. His reputation and expertise in the property space is second to none, and in combination with JPES’ own activities in the investment management sector, will enable us to significantly broaden and deepen our offering to existing and future clients.”

JPES has built a significant presence in the asset management industry through representing a range of global investment managers in media relations and marketing activities across international markets. Earlier this year, it announced a formal collaboration with the leading global asset management data and intelligence consultancy, Spence Johnson. The firm is keen to extend its specialist expertise as part of carefully controlled growth plans and through this acquisition will develop a property consultancy alongside its core asset management business.

Duncan Lamb commented: “At a time of economic and political turbulence, there is an increased need for clarity of communication across all business sectors and property is no exception.

“The UK is attracting a huge amount of international capital and this is driving property investment and development across both the commercial and residential sectors. The need for effective and differentiated communications is growing accordingly, and this move enables the provision of specialist consultancy with an expanded reach across the property sector.”

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