JLL has promoted Auckland-based Dale Winfield to head of its Value and Risk Advisory platform across Australia and New Zealand, succeeding John Talbot. 

Winfield (pictured, above) moves into the role of Head of Value and Risk Advisory – Australasia and will oversee a team of 350 expert valuers spanning the commercial property, retail, industrial and residential sectors.  

He has 13 years of tenure at JLL, including five years as Head of the New Zealand valuations business. 

Prior to joining JLL in 2010, Winfield spent 10 years working in Dunedin, London, and Auckland gaining experience in both the private and public sector. 

He succeeds John Talbot who after more than 35 years at JLL, including the last 12 years leading the Australian Value and Risk Advisory business, will move into a new senior leadership role, following an extended career break. 

John Talbot

“JLL has significantly grown and expanded its team of property valuers across Australia and New Zealand in recent years and we are delighted to welcome Dale who is a market leader and will continue to lead the growth of our business,” JLL’s Chief Executive Officer – Australia and New Zealand Dan Kernaghan said.  

“John Talbot has been at the helm of our Australian valuation business during an extraordinary period of growth, where it has grown sixfold under his leadership and is currently the leading provider of specialist valuation advice to clients across a wide spectrum of geographies and market sectors. 

“Our value and risk advisory business is well positioned as a full service offering from a single provider across all property investment grades and residential valuations for all asset pricing levels.  We would like to wish John well with his sabbatical and congratulate Dale on the expanded responsibilities as he takes a strong business into its next phase of growth and transformation.” 

Winfield said the property industry was undergoing rapid change and he was excited to leverage his new position to keep expanding the specialist areas of valuations advice they JLL provided in the market, including the continuing growth area of alternative real estate assets.  

“I intend to continue our strong growth and maintain our market-leading position as top of the list for our clients to turn to when they need quality advice on how to navigate changing macroeconomic conditions and markets,” Winfield said.   

“Under John Talbot’s leadership, we have grown our Value and Risk Advisory capabilities and strengthened our team, providing a mix of global insights, local knowledge and real-time data to support our clients.”  

JLL also provides specialised valuations in areas such as health and aged care, student accommodation, agribusiness, plant and infrastructure.