The new role of John Verpeleti, effective May, will be to chair the company’s Management Board meetings and to continue to support the executive team to build and grow Colliers across the region. He will continue to report to Hadley Dean, Managing Partner, Eastern Europe.

Hadley Dean said: “John has done an outstanding job building our capital markets business across Eastern Europe. For each of the last two years, we have completed more transactions in more markets than any of our competitors. He is very well qualified for this new role, having over 20 years in the region, previously leading a major real estate agency and an institutional investor business”- said Hadley Dean -  “While several of our competitors are shrinking their regional presence, we will continue to invest and grow in Eastern Europe, which we view core to our overall global strategy.”

Previously John Verpeleti held the position of Managing Director, Eastern Europe, Investment Services.

Mr. Verpeleti, an Australian expatriate who has worked in Central & Eastern Europe since 1991, is widely recognized as a top real estate industry executive having held senior positions with AXA Real Estate Investment Management and DTZ.

John holds academic qualifications in real estate valuations, business studies and property, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), as well as a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.

Neil Gregory-Eaves, based in Colliers Warsaw office, will assume the responsibilities for Investment Services across Eastern Europe.

Neil is widely viewed as one of the top investment agents in Eastern Europe and, given his tenure and previous regional management experience, was the natural choice to lead the capital markets business across Eastern Europe.” said Hadley Dean.

Neil Gregory-Eaves has over 20 years of real estate experience and previously headed the Colliers’ in Central & Eastern Europe. Neil has been responsible for €2 billion in closed investment sale transaction volume. He has led some of the largest and most high profile property transactions in the region including the Renoma shopping center (€120 m), the Warsaw Financial Center (€210 m), the Warsaw Trade Tower (€ 150 m), Deloitte House (€ 117 m), Marynarska Point (€ 77 m), the Mayland Retail Portfolio comprised of Karolinka & Pogoria shopping centers (€ 187 m), Grunwaldzki Center (€ 78 m), and the Jantar shopping center (€ 98 m).