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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

Head of Valuation - City Office

London - City

Martyn is the Head of Valuations for the City Office, covering City Core, Midtown, Docklands, Southbank, Shoreditch, Clerkenwell and Aldgate markets.

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

He has over 15 years valuation experience and has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the central London markets.

Martyn joined Colliers in February 2018 from CBRE, where he spent 8 years within the Central London Valuation & Advisory team.  Whilst at CBRE he advised on some of the best buildings within the City to include 30 St Mary Axe, EC3; 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3; 10 Upper Bank Street, E14 and 1 & 5 Bank Street, E14.

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

London - West End

I have joined Colliers International after working for five years in local authority in-house communications roles, leading media and marketing in the environmental, licensing, regeneration and planning sectors. 

Prior to joining local authorities I worked for eight years' experience in journalism in north London reporting on a wide range of subjects including politics, crime, health and housing. For three and a half years I managed the team of reporters to produce nine weekly newspapers, a  monthly supplement and the newspapers' social media platforms.

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