Colliers UK has announced that Paddy Allen will join the company as Head of Operational Capital Markets (OCM) and a Director in its National Capital Markets team focusing particularly on alternatives, student housing, and operational hotels.
“Adding a leader like Paddy to our team is the latest in a series of actions to help accelerate the success of our clients and our professionals. He possesses a mix of leadership and entrepreneurial qualities which make him uniquely suited to develop our OCM business in the UK,” said Colliers Head of National Capital Markets, John Knowles. “Under Paddy’s leadership and with a strong team already in place, I am confident Colliers will solidify itself as the commercial real estate services firm of choice for operational capital markets.”
Paddy Allen joins Colliers from Cushman & Wakefield where he was Partner in the Capital Markets Group focused on Student Accommodation and Residential Investment and Advisory. He is an experienced real estate investment professional with specialist knowledge in operational real estate sectors, particularly student accommodation and co-living. Paddy has over 15 years of experience having worked within high growth businesses and businesses experiencing significant change, taking responsibility for landmark transactions and being part of strategic decision-making groups.
“I am passionate about people, places and technology, and what that means for achieving strong asset, portfolio and business performance,” said Paddy Allen. “I am excited to be joining Colliers and look forward to working closely with the team build a market leading OCM business.”