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Sara Duncan | Colliers | London - West End

Sara Duncan

FRICS, MRTPI

Head of Valuation and Advisory Services

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About

Professional Summary

Sara has experience in both client-side and advisory businesses, with a background in valuations, real estate finance, investment strategy, development, asset managment and transactions management.  She is a Chartered Surveyor and a Chartered Town Planner.

Prior to joining Colliers in 2016, Sara led the EMEA Credit Risk Review function at GE Capital's €12bn Real Estate business.  Sara’s real estate career began at DTZ, where she held roles within the Agency, Development, Valuations and Corporate Finance teams, following a research role in the corporate finance division at Barclays de Zoete Wedd (now Credit Suisse).

Sara has lived and worked in continental Europe and has expertise across all asset classes in European markets. 

Accomplishments

Investment strategy to rebalance a £7bn diversified portfolio and consistently outperform the benchmark index. 

Vendor due diligence for a £500m FTSE real estate corporate disposal.  

Strategic advice on flagship developments, e.g. the Olympic Village, Greenwich Peninsula and Battersea Power Station. 

Cross-border transactions, risk management and valuation advice for equity and debt portfolios.

Community leadership on urban regeneration and placemaking initiatives, including establishing London's first Urban Room to promote local engagement on the future of the built environment.

Education

London School of Economics, BSc (Hons)

University of Reading, MPhil.

Memberships & Involvements

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

Member of the Urban Rooms Network https://urbanroomsnetwork.wordpress.com/

Trustee of the St Marylebone Society  http://www.stmarylebonesociety.org/

Services

Service Lines

Valuation & Advisory Services

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