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Robert Whatmuff

B.Sc (Hons), MRICS
Director

1 Broad Gate
The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 8EQ

Robert.Whatmuff@colliers.com

Office: +44 113 200 1819

Mobile: +44 7703 393 145

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I have over fifteen years experience in all aspects of Agency Surveying with a particular specialism within the Industrial and Logistics field. I work with a range of institutional clients, corporate occupiers and developer/property companies providing strategic property advice, acquisition/disposal and development advice.

During 2016/2017, I have acted on behalf of both occupiers, landlords and developers on several key regional transactions including:

  • Acting on behalf of developer KMRE Group in the acquisition of a former warehouse premises on Trippet Lane, Sheffield and the subsequent development of a high rise student residential scheme.
  • Acting on behalf of Lidl, acquired 35 acres at iPort Doncaster for a 685,000 sq. ft. Regional Distribution Centre.
  • Acting on behalf of WP Carey, disposed of a former printworks complex in Leeds comprising 190,000 sq. ft facility on a 4.88 acre site.
  • Acting on behalf of Dixons Carphone, acquired 425,000 sq. ft. at Leeds Bradford Airport Distribution Park.
  • Acting on behalf of Verdion on the iPort Doncaster scheme, the Regions most high profile and successful development which saw occupiers Amazon (1.3m sq. ft.), Fellowes (142,750 sq. ft.), CEVA (215,900 sq. ft.) and Lidl (above) commit to new build space.
  • Acting on behalf of DB Symmetry, acquired a 90 acre development site in the North East of England.

Current Position - Director - Industrial & Logistics, Colliers International

Previous Positions:

2007 - 2014 - Head of Office & Director Industrial & Logistics North at Lambert Smith Hampton

2001 - 2007 - Senior Surveyor at King Sturge

Accomplishments

MRICS

Expertise

Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Brokerage: Tenant Representation, Occupier Services, Property Marketing, Operational real estate, Disposal Advice, Design and Build, Development Consulting, Distribution, Distribution Centres, Residential Development Sales, Student Housing, Warehouses, Development Consulting, Industrial and Logistics, Mixed-Use, Residential / Multi-Family, Land

Education

Sheffield Hallam University - Urban Land Economics

Leeds Grammar School

Testimonials

“On behalf of one of M&G Real Estate’s client Funds, Rob was instructed as letting agent to market a 100,000 sq ft distribution unit at Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate.  During this time he proved a valuable addition to the team, providing strategic advice on the marketing of the property and occupier contacts whilst going above and beyond to ensure a minimal void following the previous tenant serving notice to vacate.  In the subsequent deal Rob not only secured a strong covenant but negotiated favourable lease terms.” Anthony McCluskie - Asset Manager - M&G Real Estate

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