He joins from Deloitte Real Estate, where he is a Director and leads the City Investment & Development team there.

Tony Horrell, CEO, UK & Ireland, Colliers International said: “This strategic hire is instrumental in our continuing growth plans for our business in Central London and in capital markets. James is a force to be reckoned with in the City investment market, he has an excellent track record and we have every confidence that he will help us to build our investment business in the City very quickly. 

“Our City leasing team has recently completed one of the City’s landmark deals with News Corp Taking 430,000 sq ft at The Place; so it’s perfect timing to augment our City Investment team and build on that success.”

James Gann has a prestigious client base advising property companies, institutions and private investors. His recent clients include Standard Life, USS, SWIP, Land Securities, GPE and the Employees Provident Fund.

Horrell concluded:  “We continue to invest in the best talent available in the market and bringing James further demonstrates that.  He brings the total of new directors to join us this year to nineteen.”