Destination Consulting expert Matt Hyslop has joined the Bristol office of commercial property specialist Colliers International, further expanding the range of service lines provided by the Templeback-based team.

With over 10 years’ experience advising on destination development with Colliers, Matt is relocating from London. He has worked for high profile leisure, entertainment and cultural destinations across cities, attractions, mixed-use schemes and venues.

His recent clients have included the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, V&A, BFI, National Trust and Welsh Government. Projects in the South West and South Wales include Cardiff Bay Barrage, Eden Westwood, The Wave Bristol and Bristol Water.

Tim Davies, head of the Bristol office of Colliers International, which covers the South West and South Wales, said: “Colliers International is a market leader in the field of destination development. Matt’s arrival in Bristol brings his extensive expertise to the South West and South Wales region.

“Not surprisingly, being locally based we recognise the South West as a ‘special place’ and we are keen to promote the many diverse opportunities in the region.”

Christopher Dawson, head of the Development Advisory and Agency team, which will be working closely with Matt on both consultancy and agency projects, added: “Successful destinations bring people and money to places. We believe the South West and South Wales are areas with considerable potential for the strategic advice Matt can give to owners, developers, investors and operators of sites involved in attracting visitors.”

Matt said: “Colliers International already has experts from the Destination Consulting team based in London, Dublin and Hong Kong, and I’m looking forward to extending this offering to Bristol.

“In recent years I’ve been doing an increasing amount of work in the South West and South Wales, including advising The Wave on creating an inland surfing destination in Bristol to looking at potential leisure uses connected to the construction of a Cardiff Bay barrage.

“By bringing Destination Consulting to the Bristol office of Colliers International I’m aiming to further develop opportunities in the South West and South Wales, while also continuing to advise a range of UK and international clients.”