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Andy Thompson

Director, Head of Investment

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About

Professional Summary

Andy joined Colliers International in 2015 as Director and Head of Investment Services and has been the firm to establish itself as the leading investment consultancy business in the Czech & Slovak Republics.

Andy graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Masters Degree in Land Economy and is a member of RICS.

Andy’s scope of responsibilities includes the structuring and execution of property asset sales and acquisitions, both buy & sell-side commercial due diligence and advisory, commercial negotiations of sales and purchase contracts and supplementary transactional documentation as well as transaction co-ordination. Andy differentiates his services through exceptional client care and attention to detail ensuring the best terms for his clients.

Accomplishments

As Director of the Czech & Slovak teams Andy has been instrumental in the successful completion of a number of high-profile investment transactions (both sell-side and buy-side) across all main real estate asset classes with a cumulative volume in excess of EUR 500 mill, including on-going mandates. Successfully sold/bought projects include; Aupark Zilina (25,000 sq m prime shopping centre), Hron Bratislava (10,000 sq m shopping centre), Park One (12,000 sq m prime office building), Forum (20,000 sq m office building), Purkynova Brno (10,000 sq m office building), Tesco Skalica (5,000 sq m hypermarket), Korzo Prievidza (15,000 sq m shopping centre development project) and a 5,000 sq m land transaction in Nitra amongst others.

In his earlier career, Andrew has also provided marketing and development consultancy advice for clients which include; Ballymore (Eurovea, Bratislava), Trigranit (Lakeside Park), Europolis - now CA Immo (River City Prague), Tishman International (Sofia Business Park in Bulgaria) and Reico (Trnavka Office Centre, Bratislava).

Education

Masters degree in Land Economy at the University of Aberdeen (UK)

Diploma in Property Investment at the College of Estate Management (UK)

Andrew has also passed Level 2 of the Chartered Financial Analyst Exams and Level 1 of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Exams

Memberships & Involvements

Member Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)

Chartered Financial Analyst – Student Member

Member of the Board of the British Chamber of Commerce Slovakia

Services

Service Lines

Capital Markets, Occupier Services, Research, Valuation and Advisory

My Team

Featured Research

3 Nov 2021

Investment Overview Q3 2021

Market activity is good, but lacks larger transactions. Residential and industrial properties were responsible for the top transactions of this quarter. Total YTD volume within our predictions.
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5 Aug 2021

Investment Overview Q2 2021

Investors are keen to invest in regions. They are still attracted by offices, residential sector, and industrial properties. Activity on the market increased, yet it is still lacking the big transactions. Yields are without changes when compared with last quarter.
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6 May 2021

Investment Overview Q1 2021

Office properties are still in demand. Activity increased by the end of the quarter, but still represents significant decrease compared with previous years. Industrial and rental-residential sectors are also still in demand.
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Featured News

30 Sep 2021

Episode 2 - Local investors and Build-To-Rent take center stage

„Czech real estate investors came of age just in time to provide a permanent new source of liquidity during the current crisis,” says Andy Thompson in this episode of Colliers Conversations. But international investors still dominate many transactions, especially in the suddenly popular Build-to-Rent residential sector.
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8 Jun 2021

Colliers advised Golden Star on the sale of Explora Business Centre to Czech fund Trigea

Colliers advised the Golden Star Group, an international real estate group in one of the largest real estate transactions performed this year – the sale of the Explora Business Centre office building in Prague’s Nove Butovice.
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