Head of Industrial and Logistics
London - West End
Len has more than 30 years' experience in the commercial property sector. Having started out as a trainee surveyor in 1983 he moved on to set up Jansons in 1990, a niche agency specialising in industrial in North and West London. In 2004/5 the business was voted Industrial Agency of the Year, this being the first ever non West End national practice to have won this prestigious award. In that same year the business transacted in excess of 3.5 million sq ft which accounted for in excess of 50% of the total transactions for the North and West London market.
Since joining Colliers International, as the Head of the UK Logistics and Industrial Department, the objectives are the same as always, to outperform all competitors whilst providing the highest level of service to all our clients. In 2018, the Colliers International UK Industrial & Logistics team completed over 250 deals totalling over 15 million sq ft.
London - West End
I started in private practice over 25 years ago initially working with a large London based practice advising on the Industrial & Logistic sector, subsequently moving to a smaller specialist practice, providing a wide range of advice to clients. In 2006 I then joined Colliers International to focus on the Industrial & Logistics and Technology and Data Centre Sectors across the EMEA region.
I am part of the Colliers Data Centre Team in the UK, along with the Colliers Technology Solutions Group Steering Committee, a specialist practice group and liaise closely with Colliers brokers globally. I have worked on projects across the EMEA region, including the FLAP (Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris) markets, the Nordics and Turkey.
London - West End
James has over 18 years experience in the UK Industrial & Logistics market. His main focus is on the disposal and acquisition of larger distribution warehouses and advising occupier clients within London and the South East. He is also involved in managing day to day agency instructions, providing strategic disposal advice, acquiring new premises and providing advice on site purchases and development.
Director of Industrial and Logistics
London - West End
Akhtar Alibhai joined Colliers CRE in 2004. He is currently responsible for the disposal and acquisition of Industrial sites and premises on behalf of a number of funds and developers including Aberdeen-Standard Asset Management, M&G Real Estate, Legal and Genral Assurance Society Ltd, RLAM, SEGRO, Canmoor, Chancerygate, Goyo Developments and Prologis, as well as a number of occupiers including Grafton Group ( Buildbase & Selco Builders Merchants) Safestore Self Storage, The Coop, Greggs Plc, IKEA and Lidl.
London - West End
Tim specialises in the Industrial & Logistics sector undertaking acquisitions, disposals and providing development advice to investors, developers and occupiers of industrial & distribution accommodation and land.
London - West End
Georgia joined Colliers International in April 2018, Georgia specialises in the Industrial & Logistics sector undertaking acquisitions, disposals and providing development advice to investors, developers and occupiers of industrial and distribution accommodation.
London - West End
Will joined Colliers, London in August 2015 on the graduate rotation scheme after obtaining a 2:1 from the University of Reading in BSc Real Estate. Will's three graduate rotations were within the Receivership, Licensed and Leisure and Valuation departments. After passing his APC in October 2017, Will joined the Valuation department. He undertook valuations of commercial investments and developments across the South-East for either secured lending or financial reporting purposes.
In 2019, Will went to Lloyds Bank Plc on a six-month secondment, where he worked within the Large Corporates, Commercial Real Estate division. His role included offering valuation and investment advice for high value properties and portfolios across the UK.
In 2021, Will joined the Industrial and Logistics team at Colliers. He specialises in providing Development and Investment advice for Logistics assets across the UK. He also advises on both leasehold acquisition and disposal matters.
Alice joined Colliers International in 2021 on the Graduate Scheme, with the aim of completing her APC to become RICS qualified in 2023. With an undergraduate degree in Real Estate, Alice has a thorough understanding of the property sector and is focused on developing good relationships with clients.
London - West End
Max Graduated from the University of Reading in 2021 with a degree in Investment and Finance in Property , and now specialises in the Industrial & Logistics sector undertaking acquisitions and disposals. Max is currently undertaking both his APC and IMC qualifications.
Patrick has some 21 years' experience throughout the residential and commercial property markets. Originally starting in the property world in 1988 in the Home Counties, Patrick gained experience in residential sales and marketing continuing to work for numerous multi-national companies until 1997 at which time he joined Jansons & Partners, gaining experience in retail, office and industrial commercial property.
Throughout this time Patrick has come to specialise in acquisition and disposal of industrial & logistic premises and sites throughout the Heathrow and West London market. He has gained vast experience in specialist advice on site acquisition, long term development and short term income production.
Patrick acts on behalf of many corporate and individual clients within the Heathrow and West London market, offering advice on day to day marketing requirements to longer term opportunities.
Isa is a Chartered Surveyor within our Industrial & Logistics team in Uxbridge and specialises in advising clients on acquisitions and disposals of industrial and logistics properties.
Prior to joining Colliers he worked for his family investment company and prior to that as a Graduate Surveyor at De Souza & Co in Heathrow.
Simon Norton is a director in the Birmingham office within the Industrial & Logistics team. He has 25+ years experience dealing with numerous site and building disposals / acquisitions throughout the wider Midlands area. Simon's clients include; Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce plc, Bentley Motors Ltd, TRW, Goodrich, Plastic Omnium, Euro Car Parts, Faurecia, Safestore, CBRE Investors Wilson Bowden and Gazeley Developments.
Sam joined Colliers International in 2013 as a member of the Industrial and Logistic team focusing on disposals and acquisitions, ranging from multi-let industrial estates to large distribution facilities, throughout the Greater Midlands area. Sam's previous experience is asset management for a Midlands based property company.
Joined Colliers International in February 2018 working in the Birmingham Industrial and Logistics team. My role includes dealing with leasehold and freehold acquisitions and disposals of industrial property on behalf of a wide range of corporate and individual clients.
Charlie Andrews joined Colliers International in September 2019 as a member of the Industrial and Logistics team in Birmingham focusing on disposals and acquisitions, ranging from multi-let industrial estates to large distribution facilities, throughout the wider Midlands area. Charlie has previously worked in Real Estate Valuations for a large multi-national firm.
I joined Colliers International UK in Sept 2016 as a Director to head up the Manchester, Industrial & Logistics team, which consists of 4 people coverging the whole of the North West.
I became chartered in Dec 2004 and have of over 17 years experience in the Industrial Agency market and previously worked in the industrial agency teams of Matthews & Goodman, Knight Frank and Lambert Smith Hampton (Where I was head of department from 2014 - 2016) in their Manchester Offices.
With an undergraduate degree in International Business, Finance and Economics and a Masters degree in Real Estate, Nathan has a wide spectrum of understanding when it comes to strategic real estate consultancy and business.
Over the past 3 years he has transacated on over £45,000,000 including lettings, acquisition of land and buildings on behalf of private clients. Nathan is determined to deliver and maintain strong relationships whilst looking for new ways of thinking and adapting to different circumstances.
Yorkshire & North East
I have over nineteen 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.
I have acted on behalf of both occupiers, landlords and developers on several key regional transactions including:
- Acting on behalf of Lidl, acquired 35 acres at iPort Doncaster for a 685,000 sq. ft. Regional Distribution Centre.
- Acting on behalf of Verdion on the iPort Doncaster scheme, the Yorkshire Regions most high profile and successful development, including leasehold occupier transactions to Amazon (2.1m sq. ft.), Fellowes (142,750 sq. ft.), CEVA (215,900 sq. ft.).
- Occupier acquisition advice to companies including Lidl, Reckitt Benckiser, Dixons Carphone, ASDA, Ocado, Jaguar Land Rover, Magan, Siemens, Superdrug, Selco.
- Development advice on behalf of leading developers such as Verdion, Tritax Symmetry, Peel Group, Network Space, Stoford Developments, Citrus Group and Highgrove Plc.
- Acting on behalf of Aberdeen Standard, successfully let 415,000 sq. ft. at First Point, Doncaster to Amazon.
- Acting on behalf of WP Carey, sold a former printworks complex in Leeds comprising 190,000 sq. ft. facility on a 4.88 acre site to Caddick Developments. Retained by the purchaser, the site was subsequently comprehensively reconfigured and refurbished, resulting in a letting of the whole to Leeds City Council.
- Acting on behalf of Network Space, disposed of a 60 acre logistics development site in Worksop to DHL.
- Acting on behalf of Dixons Carphone, acquired 425,000 sq. ft. at Leeds Bradford Airport Distribution Park.
- Acting on behalf of Sainsbury Plc, disposed of the 400,000 sq. ft. former Argos RDC at Wakefield Europort.
- Acting on behalf of Tritax Symmetry, acquired a 90 acre development site in the North East of England with subsequent pre-let of 1,507,000 sq ft RDC to Amazon on an institutional lease.
- Acting on behalf of Glentrool, pre-sold 50,000 sq. ft. to Cromwell Polythene.
- Acting on behalf of Wilton Developments, let 135,000 sq. ft. at Latitide 135 Wakefield to WH Malcolm and 50,000 sq. ft. at Connex 50 Leeds to FedEx.
Current Position - 2015 onwards - Director - Industrial & Logistics, Colliers International
2007 - 2014 - Head of Office & Director Industrial & Logistics North at Lambert Smith Hampton
2001 - 2007 - Senior Surveyor at King Sturge
I have over 11 years’ experience in Industrial, Logistics & Manufacturing sectors, providing agency and development advice to a wide range of clients.
Current Position - Associate Director Industrial & Logistics at Colliers International
- Lambert Smith Hampton: 2011 - 2015
- Royal Haskoning DHV: 2007 - 2010
Callum has over 5 years experience working in property market, specifically providing agency and development advice to a wide range of clients.
Upon joining Colliers International in 2016, Callum initially worked in the Retail Development and Retail Agency teams acting on behalf of clients such as Aviva, Burger King, Patrizia, Sainsbury's, and Subway.
Callum now sits in the Industrial & Logistics team where he provides expert advice to clients including Dixons Carphone, Opus Noth, Screwfix and Tritax Symmetry.
- Carter Towler - Landlord & Tenant Suveryor - 2015 to 2016 - 1 year
- Colliers International - Retail Development & Agency - 2016 to 2019 - 3 years
I joined Colliers International in 2012 for a years placement as part of my degree at Bristol UWE. Since completing my degree I re-joined the Bristol office in 2014, and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor the following year. I am now Head of the Industrial & Logistics team in Bristol, specialising in the disposal and acquisition of industrial premises in the South West and South Wales regions, and specialising in industrial development.
Alex joined Colliers in 2019 as part of their Graduate Scheme. Alex is currently based in the Industrial and Logistics department in our Bristol office, specialising in the disposals and acquisitions of industrial units across the South West and South Wales regions.
Since joining Colliers, Alex has developed a strong understanding of the regional multi-let market, in particular, and has completed a number of lettings for various clients including Unit 3 Vertex Park (15,700 sq ft - Chancerygate); Unit 27-28 Beeches Industrial Estate (14,537 sq ft - DTZ Investors); and Unit 1604 - 1605 Bridgwater Gateway (11,500 sq ft - Bridgwater Gateway Industrial Ltd).
Alex is currently working towards sitting his APC in Autumn 2021.
Iain has a wealth of experience in the Scottish commercial property market, specialising in Industrial and Logistics real estate. He is in an expert in providing acquisition, disposal, development and general agency advice to a wide range of private and public sector clients ranging from developers, occupiers, institutional investors and private clients. During a career spanning over 20 years, Iain has and continues to be involved in most of the highest profile industrial property deals in Scotland.
Representative clients and projects include:
Frasers Property/Oaktree/Patrizia - Appointed in 2015 as Letting agents & development advisors on Scotland's largest and most established business estate, Hillington Park, totalling 2.5m sq ft and benefitting from Scotland’s first and only Simplified Planning Zone.
Canmoor - Letting agents on the 1.6m sq ft Westway Park, Renfrew, Scotland's largest fully enclosed industrial park.
Eurocentral - Advised on various lettings, sales and acquisitions on Scotland's premier distribution park. Brokered deals to a variety of well known organisations, including; NHS, Lidl, DPD, Hermes, Wm Morrison Supermarkets, ACS Clothing, Mentholatum, Nagel Group, SB Components, LumiraDX and DX.
Prologis - Provision of development and letting agency advice on 1m sq ft prime industrial scheme known as Prologis M8 in Lanarkshire. 504,000 sq ft and 175,000 sq ft pre-lets to the Co-operative and Brakes respectively.
The Co-operative - Successfully secured mandate to dispose of UK wide portfolio of surplus warehouses totalling 3m sq ft. Approx. 1 m sq ft transacted in Scotland.
Logicor - Letting of Scotland's largest ever speculatively built warehouse; 380,000 sq ft at J4M8 to Amazon. Neighbouring 240,000 sq ft building sold to Schuh.
Freescale Semiconductor Inc - Sale and partial leaseback of 800,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in East Kilbride, Glasgow. Subsequent sale of the 31 acre site in 2021 to Copart on behalf of Clowes Developments.
Asda - Sale of 250,000 sq ft distribition warehouse facility in Grangemouth.
St Modwen Properties plc - Provision of acquisition advice for purchase of 32 acre former Rolls Royce facility at Hillington, Glasgow. Retained to provide Agency advice on 750,000 sq ft estate, rebranded Pegasus Business Park subsequently sold whole site to MEPC.
Enthusiastic member of the property profession who enjoys working with a variety of organisations and taking on new challenges. Colin joined the Glasgow Industrial & Logistics team in 2004. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Industrial Agency Society.
Industrial & Logistics property specialist, based in Edinburgh with a focus on the east of Scotland - covering acquisition, disposal, development and general agency advice.
Considerable experience across various other sectors, including disposal and acquisition/re-gear of city centre and business park offices, development land disposals and Scotland wide retail disposals.