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James Preece | Colliers | Bristol

James Preece



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Professional Summary

I am a Director in the National Offices team based in Bristol and have over 21 years experience.


Having joined Colliers International in August 2008 my role has included numerous disposals and acquisitions in the South West for a myriad of clients, from large funds such as Aviva to private individuals.


I previously worked for Bidwells Business Space Agency team in Cambridge (2003 -2008) where I specialised in office and research & development disposals and acquisitions.


My career commenced in 1999 with Chesterton International Plc in London. After qualifying as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2001, I remained in the City office agency team.



Disposed of two offices of circa 4,000 sq ft each in 2020 in Bristol for Columbia Threadneedle.

Disposed of circa 30,000 sq ft for Aberdeen Standard at 1 Redcliff Street in 3 deals.

Pre-let 7,300 sq ft at 2530 Aztec West for Boultbee Brooks in 2020.

Disposed of 19,000 sq ft at Tower Wharf for Picton Capital in 2020.


2:1 BSc Hons Degree from Reading University.

Memberships & Involvements

MRICS - Member Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


Aberdeen Standard

Robert Hitchins

Boultbee Brooks

London & Scottish Investments


Columbia Threadneedle






"We have  been extremely impressed by the service provided by Colliers. James has a thorough knowledge of the local  market and his determination to find accommodation which met all our requirements has resulted in excellent new offices for Jisc." Maggie Stephens (IT and Estates Manager - JISC).


" Following a very successful marketing campaign we are delighted by the results achieved by Colliers International whereby 3 floors totalling just over 12,000 sq ft have been let in almost 3 months and there is already good interest in the final floor". Alex Brouwer - Asset Manager- Threadneedle.


Property Type



London Offices

Featured Research

28 Apr 2021

Bristol Snapshot Q1 2021

The Bristol Office market continues to offer resilience in the face of unprecedented market conditions. While demand remains around 20% below trend, occupier activity is healthy with 20 individual transaction recorded in the City Centre.
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19 Oct 2020

Bristol Offices Snapshot Q3 2020

Despite the ongoing impact of the pandemic, Bristol city centre has seen 331,000 sq ft of take up year to date, which is only 8% down on the equivalent period in 2019.
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6 Aug 2020

Bristol Offices Snapshot Q2 2020

Despite the pandemic lockdown, Bristol’s city centre office take up reached the half way point of 2020 ahead of last year and only 4% below the 5 year average
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Featured News

8 Jun 2021

Prime office space under refurbishment at 70 Redcliff Street already attracting occupier interest

The continuing intense occupier demand for prime office space in Bristol city centre despite the pandemic has been highlighted by interest being shown in a refurbishment underway at 70 Redcliff Street.
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24 May 2021

Rising confidence in evidence at South West Banking Advisory Briefing

Rising confidence in evidence at South West Banking Advisory Briefing.
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