Paul has 17 years professional experience of working with corporate office occupiers, 13 of which have been spent in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. During this time Paul has personally closed or overseen over 300 office deals across 12 countries representing approx. 575,000 m² of office space and a transaction volume approaching $2 billion. Paul has been with Colliers for nearly 10 years and has focused for the past 3 years on the Polish BPO sector.

In his new role Paul will coordinate Colliers office teams in the region combining his own experience with the local knowledge and expertise of the teams. Apart from the BPO sector the team will also focus on ITO (Information Technology Outsourcing) and SSC (Shared Service Centres) occupiers across the region especially in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and the Baltic States.

Hadley Dean, Managing Partner, Eastern Europe, commented:
“I am delighted to add this new Team to the Region and to have Paul and the team’s experience as a resource to our office teams in Eastern Europe. This team is another example of our strength and regional capabilities across all service lines in Eastern Europe and will further contribute to our goal of being market leader”.

Paul Blackman, International Director, added:
“We remain convinced by the potential of Eastern Europe in the outsourcing sector and believe in its continued growth. This new team will allow clients in this sector to benefit from a seamless approach to reducing their real estate costs across any of the Eastern European countries. We are excited to build upon our extensive track record and experience in advising outsourcing occupiers in the different markets to take our client service to the next level.”