Head of Global Capital Markets Research | EMEA Head of Research
I currently have a joint role as a Director Colliers, as both Head of EMEA Research, and Head of Global Capital Markets Research. I am also part of our EMEA Location Strategy team.
I have worked within the real estate profession for over 20 years, living and working from various locations across EMEA including London, Dubai, Prague, Helsinki and Amsterdam. My work and student experiences expanded my horizon to include India and the US.
I use my experience and analytical skills to take a forward looking view of market opportunities & challenges impacting the industry on behalf of internal and external clients. During my career I have written research /generated analysis of markets across all asset class types - from residential to offices, retail to logistics and hotels to niche sectors such as life sciences, air cargo and data centres. I have analysed a variety of subjects and subject matter relevanmt to our industry, examining the impact on real estate such as the changing nature of global capital and the impact on global capital flows, the impact of e-commerce and near/off-shoring on global industrial and logistics markets and the changing nature of the energy and hydrocarbon industry. In addition to developing a view of markets at a very high-level, I have conducted multiple studies examing the micro-meso location factors critical in supporting the creation of planning policy at city/regional level, and in supporting investment and occupier decisions on key projects across EMEA, in addition to providing a strategic overview of multiple- markets and locations as part of the decision making process.
I have achieved most things I 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. I am well educated, a qualified surveyor and planner with a strong understanding of how the business works, enabling me to provide advice on issues that matter. I also run my own business consultancy prior to joining Colliers, so I know how to prioritise and deploy time and resources effectively.
I continue to be hungry to learn and to earn, and look forward to using my knowledge and skills to achieve this with Colliers.
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
RICS, RTPI, SPR, ULI
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)
Associate Director | Enterprise Clients
Occupier Services EMEA
London - West End
Zuzana has over 10 years of experience in the commercial real estate sector. Her strength lies in real estate portfolio analysis and optimization, transaction management, financial modelling, process development and performance management. Zuzana is in charge of identifying and delivering real estate portfolio optimization strategies.
Zuzana advised on numerous lease acquisitions, renegotiations and lease terminations, asset acquisitions and disposals and other types of transactions in different parts of EMEA and has led the development of processes and systems to deliver consistent service delivery across the region. Zuzana’s expertise lies in overseeing the performance of local experts to ensure seamless delivery to her clients, providing strategic and best practice portfolio advice and day-to-day transaction management. During 2014, Zuzana was also seconded to General Motors Real Estate team.
Since September 2020, Zuzana is part of Complex and Emerging Market Solutions group where she specializes in high quality end to end solutions in challenging and frontier geographies across Africa, the Middle East and Eurasia.