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Paul Smith

B.Sc (Hons), ACIArb, FRICS
Director & Co-Head

50 George Street
London
W1U 7GA

Paul.Smith@colliers.com

Office: +44 20 7487 1767

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I have over 33 years' experience in the real estate industry, focused on central London; 24 of those years being as a co-principal in my own practices of Hodnett Martin Smith and H2SO.

Based in Colliers' London office, I offer a wealth of experience to landlords, developers and occupiers with regard to the development, letting and acquisition of central London offices. I deal with all aspects of office agency, primarily in the West End, Midtown, Northern Fringes and Southbank where I have dealt with over 10m sq ft of office space over my career. My role also includes design development consultancy, specifically to advise developers on tenants' requirements in terms of specification, layout, finishes etc.

Accomplishments

Notable projects I have worked on include:

  • Design development and letting of 50,000 sq ft at 25 Soho Square, W1
  • Design development and marketing of 50,000 sq ft at 3 St James's Square, SW1
  • Design development and sale of 50,000 sq ft at 30 Berkeley Square, W1
  • Design development and letting of 50,000 sq ft at Crane Building, SE1
  • Design development and marketing of 80,000 sq ft at GPE's 30 Broadwick Street, W1
  • Design development and marketing of 55,000 sq ft at 1 Welbeck Street, W1
  • Design development and letting of 80,000 sq ft at 11/12 St James's Square, SW1
  • Design development and letting of 80,000 sq ft at 95 Wigmore Street, W1
  • Design development and letting of 80,000 sq ft at St Martin's Courtyard, WC2
  • Design development and pre-letting of 95,000 sq ft at 33 Margaret Street, W1
  • Design development and letting of 100,000 sq ft at 23 Savile Row, W1
  • Design development and letting of 130,000 sq ft at Angel Building, St John Street, EC1
  • Acquisition of 160,000 sq ft for 5 Merchant Square, W2

Expertise

Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Brokerage: Tenant Representation, Office

Clients

Aberdeen Asset Management, BMO Real Estate Partners, Caledonia Investments, Carlyle Group, CBRE Global Investors, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Derwent London plc, D2 Private, Dorrington plc, Estee Lauder, Great Portland Estates plc, Hermes Investments, LaSalle Investment Management, M+G Real Estate, Marks & Spencer plc, Pontegadea UK Ltd, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, Shaftesbury PLC, TIAA Henderson Real Estate, WELPUT

Education

Educated at Kingston Grammar School (1972-79) and the University of Reading (1979-82).

Affiliations & Memberships

The Westminster Property Association, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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