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Colliers International boosts Capital Markets offering with new Head of South East Office Investment

23 03 20 hire

Colliers International has appointed Chris Lewis as director and Head of South East Office Investment to its National Capital Markets team.

Chris will start at the firm towards the end of the year and joins from Cushman & Wakefield where he spent 15 years, most recently as partner in the investment team. At Colliers International Chris’ focus will be on the acquisition and disposal of office properties around the Thames Valley and Greater London, including business parks, town centre properties and longer term development projects. He brings with him strong relationships with many institutions, overseas investors and property company clients.

John Knowles, head of National Capital Markets at Colliers International, commented: “The addition of Chris to our team will enable us to build on the strong presence we already have in the South East market, shaping our strategy and building new and existing client relationships. We are excited to have Chris join us and looking forward to working with him later this year.”

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A highly qualified real estate professional, John has extensive knowledge of direct and indirect real estate and finance projects in Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining Colliers, John was MD Corporate Finance at DTZ and Head of Capital Markets at LSH. He has worked extensively in distressed debt and NPL situations and has concluded transactions in the last 12 months for Cerberus, Starwood and LBG.

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Rebecca Allen

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