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  • Colliers undertake options and feasibility study for Alexandra Palace

    Masterplanning for a sustainable future for Alexandra Palace moves a step closer at the start of 2011, following the appointment of Colliers International to undertake an Options Analysis and Feasibility Study.

  • Sale completed of Edinburgh Hotels

    Hotel and licensed property specialist, Colliers International, has sold the Channings Hotel, 12 – 16 South Learmonth Gardens and The Howard Hotel, 32-36 Great King Street in Edinburgh on behalf of the Town House Company Limited.

  • Colliers International acquire Forestdale

    Akkeron Hotels Group Limited, advised by Colliers International is pleased to announce that, through a subsidiary, it has completed the acquisition of Forestdale Hotels Limited ("Forestdale"), which owns 18 hotels across England.

  • Edge Lane Central, Liverpool

    Colliers International’s Out of Town Retail team has been instructed as joint letting agents with Taylor & Co on the Edge Lane Central Shopping Park and Retail Warehouse scheme in Liverpool.

  • Hadley Dean promoted to Managing Partner

    Colliers International announced today the promotion of Hadley Dean to Managing Partner of the companies' New Europe division, expanding his current executive role from six countries in Central and Eastern Europe to 16 offices in 13 countries and a staff of 650.

  • Colliers Healthcare assigns lease and sells assets for ING

    Colliers Healthcare has successfully completed the assignments on 4 purpose built care homes in the North of England on behalf of ING.

  • Trading Update

    Colliers International UK (AIM: COL), one of the leading commercial real estate consultancy groups in the UK, provides a trading update for the financial year ended 31 December 2010.

  • Destination Consulting secures significant English Heritage Research Project

    The Destination Consulting team of Colliers International has secured a prominent commission with English Heritage, to undertake a research project of major importance and national significance.

  • Affordable student housing, Southwark

    Colliers International has worked alongside Alumno Developments, a specialist student accommodation provider, to successfully achieve planning consent to refurbish landmark buildings on Peckham Road, Camberwell in London.

  • Shopping centre investment in 2011

    Growing levels of investment demand, banks doing the bulk of the selling, and more cash-funded deals are going to be the hallmarks of the shopping centre investment market in 2011, according to Colliers International.

  • Siemens wind power

    Colliers International has worked with Siemens Real Estate on the site selection process of the UK’s first off-shore wind turbine assembly plant at Alexandra Docks in Hull.

  • Colliers expands northern retail offer

    Colliers International has expanded its northern Retail offer with the appointment of two experienced team members.

  • EMEA Corporate Solution lead appointed

    Colliers International announced today the appointment of Guy Douetil to lead their corporate solutions platform across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • Specialist school sold, Rutland

    Colliers International Healthcare is pleased to announce the successful sale of The Shires School in Rutland for an undisclosed sum.

  • Waitrose acquire distribution centre

    Waitrose has acquired Garbe’s Celestia building, a 318,000 sq ft plus distribution centre, located in Snelshall West, Milton Keynes. Colliers International acted for Waitrose.

  • Prologis Park

    PRUPIM have sold Prologis Park, Croydon to IM Properties.

  • Redcar & Cleveland study

    Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council has instructed Colliers International’s research and consultancy team and The Retail Group to conduct a study into the retail, leisure and office sectors in the area.

  • Ealing office property disposal

    Colliers International, on behalf of Mapeley STEPS Ltd, has disposed of part of International House, Ealing to UK Broadband Ltd.

  • Top global retail destination themes

    New research undertaken by Colliers International explores a number of premier retail streets and destinations worldwide and reports on the rental levels currently being achieved.

  • Colliers to advise on the world's next great cultural destination

    The Destination Consulting team has been appointed as the lead market and financial advisers for two major new museum developments in the Middle East - Louvre Abu Dhabi (designed by Jean Nouvel) and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (by Frank Gehry).

  • The Group's Business Review

    Colliers International UK (AIM: COL), one of the leading commercial real estate consultancy groups in the UK, announces the initial recommendations from a review of the Group conducted by the Chief Executive Officer, Tony Horrell, who was appointed in November 2010.

  • SEGRO’s new initiative

    The Bristol office of Colliers International, acting on behalf of SEGRO on its BristolWorks portfolio, have been pivotal in the development of a new initiative which will give a new or fledgling business a unit free for a year at SEGRO’s Ashton Vale Trading Estate.

  • 2011 Colliers Green Focus competition

    Colliers International kicked off the 2011 Colliers Green Focus competition by hosting the first regional school workshop of the year with students from Trinity Catholic High School in Woodford Green, Greater London on Tuesday 8 March.

  • New Head of South East Offices

    Colliers International has appointed a new Head of South East Offices to its National Offices Team.

  • Graeme Foreman Appointment

    Colliers International has appointed Graeme Foreman as Head of Project Management.

  • Stratford-Upon-Avon retail study

    Stratford-on-Avon District Council has instructed Colliers International’s research and consultancy team to conduct a study of comparison goods shopping in Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Westminster Palace Gardens

    Colliers International has secured planning permission and listed building consent on behalf of Alchemi Group, a specialist central London residential developer, for the change of use of 21 office suites to 21 self-contained flats at Westminster Palace Gardens, Artillery Row in Victoria, Central London.

  • Colliers International expands Retail team

    Colliers International has expanded its retail agency team with the appointment of a new National Head of Shopping Centre Leasing.

  • Scope Retail Portfolio

    Colliers International has been appointed by disability charity, Scope to manage its retail portfolio of 240 outlets across the UK.

  • Response to the Budget

    The actual budget allocations are perhaps secondary to a clear government proclamation of regulatory and business tax reforms that will bring much needed certainty and stability for international businesses.

  • Estates Gazette Regional Awards 2011

    Colliers is proud to announce that four of its regional offices are contenders for “Property Advisers of the Year” in their respective categories at the Estates Gazette Regional Awards 2011.

  • Colliers International put the Boot(s) into pub chain

    Colliers International has successfully brokered a disposal of the Pitcher & Piano, Bishopsgate EC2 on behalf of Marston’s plc.

  • New Director of City Agency

    Colliers International has expanded its City Agency team with the appointment of a new director, John Campbell, who will be handling office disposals and acquisitions.

  • Destination Consulting influence two London art-deco cinema planning decisions

    Advice from the Destination Consulting team has proved crucial in the rejection of planning permission to change art-deco supercinemas in Walthamstow and Islington into evangelical churches.

  • Grosvenor secures luxury tailoring house

    Grosvenor has recently successfully concluded negotiations to bring luxury tailoring house, Spencer Hart, to Brook Street.

  • Highcross lets warehouse unit

    Highcross, advised by Colliers International in conjunction with BNP Paribas and King Sturge, has let a 35,723 sq ft distribution/warehouse unit at Clayton Road, Hayes to logistics company, Circle Express.

  • Shepperton Pub sold

    Colliers International has sold the Crossroads public house, Laleham Road, Shepperton TW17 for £1.075m.

  • Healthcare report

    The latest Care Homes Review from Colliers International, which measures occupancy rates, average weekly fees, payroll costs, non-payroll costs and profit margins, has revealed that while average nominal weekly fees have increased steadily over the last two years, in real terms fee growth weakened significantly in the last year.

  • West End Grade A availability falls

    Colliers International’s Central London Offices Report for Q1 2011 has shown that Grade A availability in the West End fell by 20% quarter on quarter with a further 335,000 sq ft under offer.

  • UK Property Investment Market

    Despite the appearance of relative price stability with little change in capital values over Q1 2011, the UK property investment market remains highly stressed, according to the latest Real Estate Investment Forecast from Colliers International.

  • South East Snapshot

    The latest South East Office Snapshot from Colliers International has revealed that whilst most of the Thames Valley saw a fall in vacancy rates over Q1 2011, there was just a modest uplift in prime rents in the region.

  • Two Snowhill deal

    The announcement that Hines and Ballymore Group are to jointly develop Two Snowhill in Birmingham is a major shot in the arm for the city’s commercial property sector and will help alleviate the looming office supply crisis, according to Colliers International.

  • New Manchester Head

    Colliers International is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew McFarlane as its new Head of Manchester office.

  • Government Minister attends Colliers Workshop

    John Penrose MP, the Minister of State for Heritage and Tourism, attended a workshop in Manchester this week organised and chaired by the Colliers International Destination Consulting team.

  • Heathrow Warehouse unit

    A client of CBRE Investors, advised by Colliers International in conjunction with XLB, has disposed of a 44,724 sq ft Freehold at Hampton Farm Industrial Estate, Middlesex.

  • Recommendations for Alexandra Palace

    Colliers International has completed its Options Analysis and Feasibility Study for Alexandra Palace and the strategic concept that has been recommended – ‘Leisure and Entertainment’ with ‘Live Music’ as its core use – has now been approved by the Board of Trustees of Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust (APPCT).

  • Maze Long Kesh consulting project

    Colliers International has won one of the largest UK regeneration site consulting instructions of 2011 – the Maze/Long Kesh (MLK) Delivery and Implementation Framework for the site of the former Maze prison near Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • Ocado secures A1M letting

    Ocado, advised by Colliers International, has expanded its presence in Hertfordshire.

  • Art-Deco London cinemas

    Colliers International has recently been instrumental in the rejection of two separate planning applications to convert Grade II* listed 1930s art-deco super cinemas in north London to churches.

  • Exchange at Wigmore Street

    Private clients of Colliers International have purchased the freehold of Wigmore Court, 118/120 Wigmore Street W1 at a price of £5.1.m, reflecting a 5% yield, once the outstanding rent review is settled.

  • Holcombe Hall, Dawlish

    Colliers International Healthcare has been instructed by the Joint Administrators to sell Holcombe Hall in Dawlish, South Devon on the basis of vacant possession.

  • McDonald Trade Park

    Colliers International, acting jointly with Lambert Smith Hampton, has let Unit 3 & Unit 7 McDonald Trade Park, Hemel Hempstead on behalf of Berkeley Square Common Investment Fund.

  • Heritage Land acquires Watling Street property

    Colliers International has acquired the freehold interest in 30-32 Watling Street, EC4 on behalf of Heritage Land.

  • New Central London Investment Director

    Colliers International has announced the continuation of its senior recruitment drive with the appointment of Jonathan Baines to the Central London Investment team.

  • New Retail Out of Town Director

    Colliers International has expanded its Retail Out of Town team with the appointment of a new director.

  • The Big Question Launch

    Colliers International has teamed up with Estates Gazette on its latest initiative, The Big Question, a regular poll that will test the temperature of the UK property market.

  • Norwich gets a Cuban twist

    Colliers International has successfully brokered the disposal of the Slug & Lettuce in Norwich on behalf of the Town & City Pub Group.

  • Colliers International tackle Paul O'Connell’s and Keith Woods’ home town

    Having recently completed a successful piece of work for Waterford city centre plus previous work in Limerick in 2008, Colliers International were asked at very short notice to lead a discussion with 16 Limerick decision makers and influencers from the private and public sectors.

  • Premier retail streets bounce back

    Premier retailing streets are in recovery according to new research from Colliers International.

  • Atlantic Court

    Colliers International has advised a private client of Ukrainian Investment Bank Concorde Capital on the acquisition of Atlantic Court, Kings Road, London SW3.

  • Colliers International secures double at Annick

    Colliers International has successfully let two units at Annick Industrial Estate, Shettleston, Glasgow on behalf of Rockspring Hanover PUT.

  • Market makers still ‘on the wagon’

    Following April’s new sobriety in expectations, market makers seem to be having trouble gaining ‘traction’ according to Colliers International’s latest Property Snapshot.

  • National Planning Policy Framework announcements

    Colliers International comments on today’s National Planning Policy Framework announcements.

  • Queens House, W2

    Colliers International, acting on behalf of Plantation Properties (a Khalastchi Family Company), has sold 73-77 Queens House, Queensway, W2 to a high net worth individual for £5.15 million, representing a yield of 4.75%.

  • Miller Developments instructions

    Colliers International has been instructed by Miller Developments to oversee three more of its sites, including Miller’s recent purchase, The Grafton Shopping Centre in Altrincham.

  • Destination Consulting advises Malta on how to become a successful Capital of Culture in 2018

    Chris Melia and Jasmijn Muller from the Destination Consulting team have, with specialist input from Tim Ambrose, been advising a cross government committee in Malta on how to make a success of their year as European Capital of Culture in 2018.

  • Occupany levels continue to rise across Central London

    New research from Colliers International has shown that net stock absorption of office space across Central London reached 1.8 million sq ft in H1 2011, resulting in a rise in occupancy across all core locations.

  • Retail vacancy falls for second consecutive half-year

    Colliers International’s sixth national retail barometer research report, which uses void rates as a key indicator, reveals a fall in the proportion of vacant retail units and floorspace during the six months to April 2011.

  • Trading Update

    Colliers International UK (AIM: COL), one of the leading commercial real estate consultancy groups in the UK, provides a trading update for the half year ended 30 June 2011, ahead of the announcement of its interim results in late September 2011.

  • Pendragon portfolio

    Colliers International has completed the sale of five packages of Pendragon car showrooms for over £100 million.

  • The Bedford Public House

    Colliers International, acting on behalf of CRS Properties, has bought The Bedford Public House in Balham, south-west London for £4.3 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.5%.

  • Locum Destination Consulting rebranded as Colliers International Destination Consulting

    Specialist destination consultancy, Locum Destination Consulting has rebranded to Colliers International Destination Consulting as of 1 August 2011.

  • Freescale Semiconductor’s East Kilbride

    Colliers International and ATREG, Inc. (Advanced Technology Resource Group), a Seattle-based global advisory firm to the semiconductor industry, have facilitated the successful sale and partial leaseback of the Freescale Semiconductor campus at East Kilbride, Scotland.

  • New Head of Licensed & Leisure

    Colliers International is pleased to announce the appointment of James Shorthouse as its new Head of Licensed & Leisure.

  • Retail market could get worse

    The latest retail research from Colliers International shows that although the Central London retail market remains resilient, the rest of Great Britain is not faring quite so well.

  • Destination Consulting win Leisure strategy for Arun District Council

    The Destination Consulting team have recently been appointed by Arun District Council to help them prepare a strategy for leisure and cultural provision in and around Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Arundel until 2028.

  • English Rose Hotels

    Colliers International has been appointed by administrators MCR and PricewaterhouseCoopers to sell four Scarborough hotels in the English Rose chain.

  • Landmark Newcastle Hotel hits the market

    Colliers International and Christie + Co have been appointed as joint agents on the high-profile sale of the landmark Vermont Hotel in Newcastle city centre.

  • Charity cycle raises thousands

    Colliers International has raised thousands for charity, crossing the finish line of their sponsored bike ride from London to Paris earlier this week.

  • Colliers announces its half year results

    Colliers International UK (AIM: COL), one of the leading commercial real estate consultancy groups in the UK, announces its half year results for the six months to 30 June 2011.

  • Retailers prove to be resilient

    Thursday saw retailers pay three month’s rent in advance to landlords and despite nervous assumptions about the retail sector not being able to meet ‘quarter day’ payments, Colliers International collected 94% of High Street retail rents on the due date.

  • 2011 Global Investor Sentiment Survey

    Colliers International released its 2011 Global Investor Sentiment Survey today, which takes the pulse of property investors worldwide, measuring their appetite for risk, optimism, key concerns and sense of market cycles.

  • 99% of rents collected within five days

    Latest statistics from Colliers International show the company achieved a 99% collection rate within five days this quarter, across their entire management portfolio, compared to eight days the previous year.

  • Willow Brook Shopping Centre

    Colliers International has been appointed to manage Willow Brook Shopping Centre, Bradley Stoke, Bristol on behalf of the Spen Hill / Ropemaker Properties fund Joint Venture.

  • Arun leisure & culture strategy

    Colliers International’s Destination Consulting team has been commissioned by Arun District Council, which serves Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Arundel, to advise what its priorities should be for the development and enhancement of leisure and cultural facilities within the district in the period to 2028.

  • Travelodge Hotel, Marylebone

    Colliers International is offering for sale a prime hotel investment strategically situated adjacent to London’s Marylebone Railway station.

  • District Heating seen as a positive

    Colliers A, a recent study done by Colliers International shows there is significant support from the real estate sector to develop or own buildings linked to an environmentally friendly District Heating (DH) scheme, provided there are cost benefits and reliable supply guaranteed.

  • Pre-lets at a high, but quarterly take up still significantly down

    New research from Colliers International has shown that Grade A office availability remained flat, and despite pre-letting activity at its highest level for some time, quarterly take-up is still significantly down across the Central London market for Q3 2011.

  • Latest property snapshot released

    The latest Property Snapshot from Colliers International suggests that the UK commercial property, including prime assets, is being impacted negatively by worldwide economic uncertainty.

  • Administrators appoint agents for Maxis in Bracknell

    Martin Ellis and Trevor O’Sullivan of Grant Thornton UK LLP, joint administrators of Two Orchards Limited, have announced the appointment of Colliers International and Jones Lang LaSalle as joint agents on the disposal of Maxis, Western Road, Bracknell.

  • Colliers International encourages investment in industrial heritage buildings

    Colliers International were recently commissioned by English Heritage to assess the issues involved in developing industrial heritage buildings, and what can be done to encourage investment in them.

  • Frogmore lays foundation for Maidenhead site

    Colliers International and Cushman & Wakefield have successfully completed the first new letting at Foundation Park in Maidenhead on behalf of Frogmore.

  • Specialist sectors continue to feel impact of reduced discretionary spend

    Despite the impact of reduced discretionary spend upon the special sectors, many operators are beginning to see positive results as they focus on restructuring and their core businesses according to Colliers International’s latest Specialist Snapshot.

  • Generation Y - Demand for office space to shrink 20% by 2050

    Latest research from Colliers International has found that due to a declining workforce population, Europe is set to see a drop in demand for office space over the next few decades.

  • South East Offices market health improves

    The latest South East Office Snapshot from Colliers International has revealed that despite uncertainty in the economy, and a resulting low volume of turnover, the South East offices market continues to strengthen.

  • Colliers International celebrates the world in focus

    Colliers International hosted its fourth annual Colliers Green Focus awards ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in central London on Tuesday 22 November 2011.

  • Retailers cheer landmark business rates case for Mercat Shopping Centre in Kirkcaldy

    The Fife Valuation Appeal Committee has issued its decision in an appeal case raised by retailers in the Mercat Shopping Centre in Kirkcaldy, challenging the significant increase in Rateable Values effective from 1 April 2010.

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