Colliers International has announced that John Knowles has taken on the leadership role of Head of National Capital Markets in the UK with the overall aim of driving the business through focus, growth and opportunity.

John Knowles, Head of National Capital Markets added: “We’ve got a team of more than 20 experienced professionals working across the UK advising investors on office, industrial and alternative sectors. We have recently advised on major landmark deals including the sale of Brindley Place and Landmark Manchester, demonstrating our involvement in market leading deals.  In line with the firm’s wider strategic growth ambitions I will be looking to strengthen then team and double turnover.”

In a further move, André James and the PRS team will join the Residential Department and continue to build a competitive edge through their access to land, enviable client base, as well as international reach.

Tony Horrell, CEO UK & Ireland at Colliers International said: “We have made these changes to enable us to exploit national business synergies across a similar client base.”