Commercial property agent Jones Lang Wootton is about to appoint its
first corporate PR outfit.
The company has seen pitches from four agencies over the past two weeks
for the contract and was about to make a decision as PR Week went to
The bidding process is being managed by Jones Lang Wootton senior
partner and head of marketing Honor Chapman.
The company has an in-house public relations department of three press
officers led by PR manager Tina Christou. One press officer handles the
company’s internal communications and two manage external relations.
Christou declined to comment on the agency selection process.
Jones Lang Wootton has 70 offices in 27 countries and a world-wide staff
of 3,700. Last year its global turnover was around dollars 365 million
(pounds 233 million).
The business’s main competitors in the commercial property sector are
DTZ Debenham Thorpe, Chesterton International, Healey & Baker and