Peter Gallagher is to join Colliers International as a Partner in its National Offices team in Manchester. He joins from the Manchester-based independent property agency p3 Property Consultants, where he was a founding Partner.

Mark Taylor, Head of National Offices at Colliers International said, “Peter is an office specialist of the very highest regard in Manchester. He has advised on many of the North West’s best known schemes and an enviable track record of bringing forward both pre-let solutions and pre-build development consultancy for both occupiers and owners, private and public sector organisations.

“Manchester’s appeal to UK and international investors, funds, developers and major UK occupiers is mounting significantly. Having recently announced that Mike Hawkins will join the team as a Partner in National Offices in Manchester, as well as new recruits Nick Nelson and Scott Shufflebottom to work alongside Director Rupert Barron, Peter’s appointment the last piece of the jigsaw for Colliers to provide the region with the very best advice possible in leasing, investment and development transactions.”

Peter’s recent projects have included identifying, assembling and acting for the pre-let tenant consortium (Price Waterhouse, Ernst & Young and Addleshaws) at the 200,000 sq.ft. Barbirolli Square, and over 1 million sq.ft. of pre-let transactions at Spinningfields. Other recent development projects have included Manchester Business Park, Kingsway Rochdale, Hale Barns Shopping Centre and a string of new City Centre offices buildings including 40 Spring Gardens and Belvedere

Tony Horrell, CEO, UK & Ireland, Colliers International said: “This strategic hire is instrumental in ensuring Colliers International’s National Offices team in Manchester has the very best talent in the market and is the ‘go to’ agency across all areas of commercial property expertise.

“Our top three global ranking, our international appeal, commitments and resources were all significant factors for Peter joining us.  We have significant strategic growth plans in the UK and we are glad that Peter has decided to become part of those plans.  His appointment means we have made over twenty new hires at senior level this year.”
Peter’s property career began at chartered surveyors Dunlop Heywood, where he progressed to become head of the offices team. When the firm was acquired by Erinaceous Group, Peter became a member of the national business development team and head of a team responsible for liaison with the overseas offices of the NAI Global ‘managed network’ Association. Peter left Erinaceous in 2007 to become a founding partner of p3 Property Consultants.