Colliers has strengthened its South East presence with the appointment of Willem Janssen, as lead director of the South East Offices team.
The move marks a return to Colliers for Willem who spent the last two years client side as Leasing Director for Emerson Group’s 500,000 sq ft South East Office portfolio, giving him a unique client perspective. A seasoned director with 28 years of real estate experience, he specialises in advising clients on office space from inception through to occupation and eventual disposal.
In his new role at Colliers, Willem will continue to drive the team’s robust performance, identifying key growth areas and advising clients on positioning their portfolios to achieve their ESG ambitions. The appointment is the first in a series of strategic hires for the team which is strengthening its capacity and depth of service following a string of new client mandates.
Michael Hawkins, Head of National Office Agency & Development UK for Colliers, commented: “I’m thrilled to welcome Willem back to lead a forward-thinking team providing cerebral, strategic advice to our clients. Our key objective is to protect and enhance value for clients, by ensuring intelligent lease structures are negotiated, something Willem specialises in.”
Willem Janssen, lead director, National Office Agency, South East, Colliers added: “The opportunity to return to Colliers was too good to miss. I look forward to building strategic partnerships with owners and occupiers across the South East. I’ll be working closely with them to future proof their portfolios, calibrate office occupation strategies and drive positioning towards the highest performance and net zero carbon standards.”