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A New Lease of Life April 2019

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London office market average lease lengths have been reducing steadily over the last two decades.

A New Lease of Life London April 2019

A New Lease of Life April 2019

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James Walker

Director & Head

London - City

James is Director & Head of City Agency and Occupier Advisory at Colliers International and was previously a Senior Director at CBRE in the City Leasing team.  James has 20 years’ experience providing Development and Leasing advice to Landlords and Developers, as well as advising some high profile office Occupiers on their real estate strategy  in the City, Midtown, Canary Wharf and Southbank markets.

 

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Shaun Simons

Director & Co-Head

London City Fringe

I started in commercial agency when I was 16, beginning in the West End, and moving over to the City Fringe in 2005.
 
I believe in providing a fresh and innovative service for our clients. I live and breathe what we do and I’m very passionate about it, whether helping clients create and develop new office space, or finding a major new tenant that completely changes the face of a street and adds new life to it.

Together with Colliers’ ‘best -in-class’ London Offices team I believe that we have one of the most powerful agency forces in Central London.

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Rob Hayes

Director & Co-Head

London - West End

I was a founding partner of H2SO before it was acquired by Colliers International in 2014 and have been a specialist in the Central London property market for more than 20 years.

I moved from Morgan Grenfell Laurie to Richard Ellis in 1991. Having worked in office agency until 1999, I then moved into investment and subsequently ran the market-leading west end investment team at CBRE as an Executive Director. From 2008, I took responsibility for the entire West End Business Team as well as becoming a member of the Central London Board.

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Dominic Amey

Head of City Investment

London - City

I am Director and Head of London City Capital Markets at Colliers International, specialising in the sale and acquisition of commercial property as well as providing development consultancy.

I joined Colliers International in 2003 as a member of the London Investment Department, specialising in London commercial property Investment, after leaving Cushman & Wakefield. With 25 years experience of the Central London commercial property market, I have acted for numerous institutional investors including Aviva,  Aberdeen Asset Management, Legal & General and the Church Pension Fund, as well as overseas Soverign Wealth Funds, banks and property companies. I also have a wealth of experience acting on behalf of private investors from around the world.

 

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Kyle Joss

Director

London City Fringe

Kyle joined Colliers in 2017, after 7 years at Cushman & Wakefield. Kyle  specialises in Central London Investment with a focus on the City Fringe market. He provides strategic investment advice for commercial properties within Central London for a number of clients and covers  all asset classes. 

Kyle has assisted with transactions totalling more than £3bn including leading transactions on behalf of his own clients.

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Guy Grantham

Director of Research and Forecasting

London - West End

Guy has been a property research professional for 23 years and gained extensive knowledge of the UK and Global property markets. He has worked closely with a wide variety of major developers, landlords and occupiers in a consultancy capacity. Instrumental in supporting Hines' purchase of Brindleyplace for £200m, on which Colliers advised. He is now specialising in the London Office market using his extensive knowledge and experience to provide market leading insight into current occupier, investment and development trends.

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Stuart Melrose

Director & Head of Occupier Advisory

London - West End

With more than 15 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry, I have worked in both the U.S. and U.K. markets. By providing my clients with quantitative and qualitative information, I ensure that they are well informed to make strategic real estate decisions that are aligned with their short- and- long term corporate objectives.

 

Based in Colliers’s London office, I provide valued real estate advice that achieves measurable results to clients, representing a variety of local, national, and international organisations.

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Stuart Commins

Director

London - City

Stuart provides expert advice to occupiers across London City Core, Midtown and Docklands in relation to their commercial occupational strategies and lease negotiations. 

Based in the Colliers' City office, Stuart helps occupiers align strategic financial, business and operational objectives with their real estate needs covering all aspects of occupier representation from lease acquisition, renewal, relocation and consolidation services.   Formerly an Associate Director at CBRE, he has represented  a diverse range of corporate and niche occupiers across different sectors offering decisive information to extract maximum value during the lease negotiation process.

Stuart strives to offer a dynamic and fresh approach to occupiers seeking the perfect workspace for business success.

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Mark Bott

Head of Serviced Offices

London City Fringe

I work with tenants across London, including start-ups, SMEs and blue-chip corporates, to acquire offices on a flexible basis that compliments their wider business strategy.

My knowledge and expertise includes delivering bespoke flexible workspace solutions, procuring serviced offices and co-working space, and leveraging my industry connections to find off market options for clients.

Working within the tenant rep team, i'm passionate about helping clients' save time, money and resources in finding the best solution for their requirement.

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