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Damian Harrington


Head of Research

Global Capital Markets & EMEA

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Professional Summary

Damian Harrington is a Director and Head of Research for both Global Capital Markets and EMEA at Colliers. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry living and working from various locations across EMEA including London, Dubai, Prague, Helsinki and Amsterdam. Damian is responsible for producing research for internal and external clients. His expertise helps to provide clients with global capital market trends and analysis, and connects them with strategic and actionable insights, such as the changing nature of global capital and the impact on global capital flows. Damian has produced numerous research papers and generated analysis of markets across all asset types - from residential to offices, retail to logistics and hotels to niche sectors such as life sciences, air cargo and data centres. Damian is a member of the EMEA location strategy team and a key member of Colliers ESG focus group.  He speaks regularly at internal global conferences, external industry events hosted by GRI, ULI and other key industry bodies, plus key annual events such as MIPIM and EXPO REAL.

Damian holds a Masters degree in European Property Development and Planning from University College London, a BPI Bachelor of Planning from the University of Amsterdam and a BA (Hons) in Town and Country Planning from Manchester University. He is also a qualified surveyor, holding an MRICS with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.


Damian has achieved most of the things he  set out to do - working and studying abroad and across a range of real estate sectors, helping to develop a deep knowledge and experience of different markets. Damian is well educated and is a qualified surveyor and planner with a strong understanding of how the business works, enabling him to provide advice on issues that matter. Damian alos ran his own business consultancy prior to joining Colliers, so he knows how to prioritise and deploy time and resources effectively. 


MSc European Property Development and Planning, University College London

BPl Bachelor of Planning, University of Amsterdam/University of Manchester

Ba (Hons) Town and Country Planning, University of Manchester 

Memberships & Involvements



ARK Data Centres, AT Kearney, Bloomberg, CTP, Carcoustics, Farasis, Faurecia, Garmin, Heathside, Hollister, Ideal Automotive, IMOE, Immofinanz, Koch Industries, Lingnang, Macquarie, Mapletree, Molex, Oaktreee, Phillips-Medisize, Sitel,  Skanska, TI Automotive, Varroc, Verdion, Wuest & Partners,


Feedback on Gen Y Reports:

"Many thanks for the report. I rarely read the full reports from agents, but I read this one with care and focus. Certainly a very interesting, thought provoking piece of research. Especially for traditional companies such as GE (Capital)."

"Thanks for the note - a very interesting paper and has already opened conversations with clients!  Having circulated copy of the report to some of my key occupier and developer clients, have already had very positive feedback (Michael Donohoe, Head of Business Space, Colliers International - Ireland)"

“Thank you for this, it certainly made for an interesting read and I definitely agree with the points on “New Challenges”, “Freedom and Feedback” and “Companionship at Work”.  I’ve observed each of these on many occasions and it’s reassuring to see it’s generational and not specific to our industry (Technology Client).”

"This is a great article – well done! My background is in management consulting at McKinsey and I cannot stress enough to our brokers the importance of talent management approach in our client service." (Maria Melo, VP, Colliers International California) 




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Hotels, Industrial & Logistics, Retail, National Offices, Residential, Serviced & Flexible Offices

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