The new department consists of four senior real estate specialists who work alongside country experts and researchers across the EMEA region offering expert solutions to occupiers and institutional clients. The team will provide businesses with a better understanding of the market, its evolution and the underlying dynamics, taking into consideration adaptations of the local environment.

The Corporate Industrial Advisory division has developed a customised set of services tailored to the client and their needs including location consulting; site or building acquisition; benchmarking and restructuring; site, building or lease disposal; investment sale and leaseback; development advisory and project management and real estate property management.

Karel Stransky has over 25 years of experience in corporate real estate consulting, dealing with industrial planning, construction, development and transaction management for Pan-European clients such as Bridgestone, BP, Faurecia, Harman, Hollister. He previously established the Colliers Industrial Real Estate Services division based in the Czech Republic and lead the EMEA Industrial Practice Group.

Karel Stransky, Head of Corporate Industrial Advisory commented: “From selecting the country or site for the business location, enabling sites to run more profitably, through to the disposal of unused assets - our new department has the local market knowledge and expertise to address business challenges through the whole life cycle of a client’s real estate portfolio and beyond.

“Our division will represent a resource for companies when it is not economical for them to have their own internal experts dealing with geographical, geopolitical and real estate changes and risks. As a globally connected business, we will ensure consistent standards are achieved for each project while allowing for adaptations to local markets to achieve successful results to further exceed our client expectations going forward.”

“I am confident that Karel will have a significant impact on the future growth of the EMEA Corporate Industrial Advisory practice and will complement our existing team exceptionally well,” said Chris McLernon, CEO EMEA. “Karel has more than 25 years of international experience in the industry to draw upon and will be instrumental in developing our business and service offering internationally.”