JLL buys Coverpoint
Published: 18 November, 2014
Foodservice consultancy merges with JLL’s growing European retail & leisure consulting team
JLL has bought specialist food and beverage advisers Coverpoint Foodservice Consultants. The deal will enable JLL to provide comprehensive food and beverage consulting advice to a broad mix of clients across Europe.
Founded by Jonathan Doughty, UK-based Coverpoint advises on all aspects of the food and beverage offer including commercial and operational performance analysis, benchmarking, standards monitoring and due diligence.
James Brown, JLL’s head of European retail & leisure research & consulting, said: “Food and beverage is an offer that is more resilient to the impact of e-commerce and retail polarisation and it adds significant value to user experience in the physical environment. Coverpoint has an impressive and unparalleled track-record across the global foodservice industry, from retail real estate investors, to restaurateurs and corporate occupiers, and bringing Coverpoint into JLL will help us meet the growing client demand for this type of consulting service.”
And Coverpoint MD Jonathan Doughty added: “Joining JLL will broaden our capacity, client base and will enable us to bring our collective global foodservice insights to the fore.”