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Cross border collaboration leads to London sale

Hong Kong, 8 July 2020 – Colliers International (NASDAQ:CIGI; TSX: CIGI), a global leader in commercial real estate services and investment management firm, is pleased to announce that acting on behalf of Rykadan Capital, it has advised on the freehold sale of 79-81 Paul Street for £9.55 million. The deal reflects a capital value of £1,087 per sq. ft.

Rykadan Capital purchased the building in 2015 and subsequently undertook a comprehensive refurbishment. Purchased by an undisclosed buyer, the office building comprises approximately 8,781 sq. ft. set across lower ground, ground and four upper floors and is located within close proximity to London’s technology hub at Old Street Roundabout in the heart of Shoreditch.

Shaman Chellaram, Senior Director, Capital Markets and Investment Services at Colliers Hong Kong stated: “This transaction is a great example of our investment team’s cross-border collaboration to meet and exceed the needs of our clients in Hong Kong for their London assets, enabling us to run a global marketing process, provide timely insight, and deliver a result, especially in a more challenging market environment.”

James Nicholls, a Director in Colliers City investment team, commented: “The extensive marketing campaign attracted a diverse group of both domestic and overseas investors and owner occupiers given the property’s proximity to Old Street Roundabout which is London’s tech hub. We were delighted to have closed the deal at ‘market’ pricing given current global conditions; although the pandemic will likely have an impact on many aspects of peoples working life, we believe that London commercial will continue to attract global investors going forward given the market’s strong fundamentals."  

Kyle Joss, a Director in Colliers City Investment team, commented: “Rykadan Capital have fully repositioned 79-81 Paul Street following a comprehensive refurbishment in 2016.  The attractive building has been transformed into highly desirable modern warehouse office accommodation and is located in the heart of Shoreditch, London’s choice area for the rapidly growing TMT and creative sectors.”


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Shaman Chellaram

Senior Director | Asia

Valuation & Advisory Services

Hong Kong

As Senior Director Valuation & Advisory Services Asia at Colliers, I leverage my 18-years of strategic and investment advisory experience to work closely with my clients to maximize the potential of their hotel and commercial real estate assets in Hong Kong and across key regional and international markets.  This includes acquitistion and disposal advisory,  asset repositioning,  market entry, portfolio diversification, operator selection, hotel and mixed-used development, hotel tokenisation, ESG, transaction advisory and M&A.   

Advising from both an operational and investment perspective,  my clients include hotel and resort investors, hotel operators, serviced apartment groups, co-living groups, developers, PERE funds, REITs, family offices,  private investment groups and UHNWIs. 

By understanding my clients' needs, I draw on our Colliers global platform and capaibilities to provide solutions and accelerate our clients' success, whether in Hong Kong or overseas.   

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