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Colliers International provides valuation advice for Link REIT’s first UK acquisition

28 07 20 Colliers International provides valuation advice for Link REITs first UK acquisition hero

Link REIT has made its first purchase in the UK following valuation advice from Colliers International.

Next month the trust, which has its home in Hong Kong and is the biggest REIT in Asia Pacific, is expected to complete on the purchase of the office complex The Cabot in Canary Wharf for £380million.

Colliers International’s Hong Kong and London based offices advised on the REIT’s purchase as it fulfils plans to diversify its portfolio. The 17-storey building has 481,605 sq feet of office space, and an annual passing rent of more than £18 million.

Martyn Munford, Head of Valuation at Colliers’ London City Office, said: “This deal shows the truly international model that Colliers operates under, being able to provide detailed valuation advice to overseas clients looking to invest globally.

“This purchase will provide further confidence for the wider central London investment market, which has an estimated £3.2billion of transactions which are under offer.”

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Martyn Munford

Co-Head of Central London Valuations

Valuation and Advisory Services

London - City

Martyn is the Co-Head of Central London Valuations. Martyn joined  Colliers in 2018 to set up the City Valuation  team having joined from CBRE.

Martyn provides valuation advice for a variety of purposes including Secured lending, valuations for Accounts and Financial Statements, acquisition and disposal.

He has over 20 years valuation experience and has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the central London markets.

The team value a high proportion of transaction volumns each year for either loan security or acqusition purposes.

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Kim Inam

PR Manager

Marketing & Communications

London - West End

I'm a communications professional who has previously worked as a journalist for eight years covering a broad range of topics including politics, crime, health and housing in north London. In recent years I have worked in corporate communications for local authorities across London  and joined Colliers in October 2019, initially providing maternity leave cover.

I provide strategic public relations advice to various business lines within the UK organisation to secure recognition for their work in the property press as well as key target media, and work with our experts to produce thought leadership pieces which are of interest to our clients and colleagues within the commercial real estate sector. In addition, alongside colleagues in the PR and wider communications team, I provide media and social media training for our in-house experts to prepare them for media opportunities and raise their personal brand within the sector.

As well as supporting various teams within the UK business, I also I curate and edit regular content for the blog, which drives credible business leads to our experts.


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