Global real estate advisor, Colliers International, has announced the appointment of Samantha Addison, as Director and Gemma Browne as Associate Director within its Project & Building Consultancy division in London, to expand its specialist team within the industry.
Samantha joins Colliers with over 25 years of project management experience, successfully delivering new-build and office fit-out schemes for occupiers across the UK and Europe, working with multi-national corporations including Shell, Microsoft, Nokia Networks, T Rowe Price and GSK.
Over the past two years, Samantha has spearheaded TowerEight’s expansion into the commercial sector, winning and delivering projects for Centrica, Whitbread and Unite and gaining access to two new corporate frameworks.
She also held positions at JLL for 18 years; highlights included heading up the Corporate Occupier PM team as Director, working on secondment to Shell as Regional PMO managing a portfolio of circa 25 capital projects, delivering a BCO award winning new building for Microsoft, and client relationship manager for Hermes and Scottish Widows.
Samantha Addison, Director in the Project & Building Consultancy team commented: “Colliers International’s entrepreneurial culture, coupled with a strong focus on client success, plays to my strengths. The division will provide me with the opportunity to expand the regional and global project management and programme management offering, enabling me to build and maintain long-term client relationships.” Samantha will be reporting to Graeme Foreman, Co-Head of the Project & Building Consultancy team.
Gemma Browne, the new Associate Director in the division in London will be reporting to Graeme Foreman. She has over ten years of extensive experience and specialist knowledge of the sector having held positions at JLL for the last five years where she has been involved in commercial fit-out projects ranging from 20,000 sq ft to 130,000 sq ft, throughout all phases from premises selection through to benefits realisation management (BRM) post-occupation.
In addition, over the last three years, she has consulted global clients to successfully deliver multiple high-value and prominent category B fit-outs in both London and Johannesburg and has also worked client-side whilst on secondment roles.
Gemma Browne, Associate Director added: “I aim to be a key element in the future growth of the firm, utilising my experience to continue to deliver successful projects that my clients can be proud of.”
Graeme Foreman, Co-head of Project & Building Consultancy said: “In the past year, we have grown the UK division to a headcount of over 85, including a project management team of over 30 in London, as we seek to enhance our client offering and keep ahead of the curve in the industry. Both Samantha and Gemma have a wealth of experience within the market and will complement the existing team, fulfilling our goal of providing our clients with exceptional service across the whole Project & Building consultancy sector.”