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Richard Divall


Head of Cross Border Capital Markets I EMEA

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Professional Summary

As Head of Cross Border Capital Markets, EMEA, I work with international clients who are interested in investing in the region and connect them with the best local Colliers expert based on their investment requirements. Conversely, I also help investors based in EMEA expand their portfolios to other regions around the world. Through my extensive connectivity in the global real estate market, I can connect capital with local expertise, regardless of location.

I work with a broad spectrum of clients including Sovereign Wealth Funds, global institutions, global private equity investors and high net worth individuals. Clients choose to work with me based on the full range of advisory services I provide including a macro view on local economies and property sectors, investor sentiment around the world and access to local buyers and sellers.

Working with local offices in EMEA, we are able to provide a full range of advisory services including:

  • Local market reports
  • Financial analysis
  • Professional services
    • Asset management
    • Building surveys
    • Valuation
  • Initial tax advice
  • Banking finance

I have over 17 years real estate investment experience and during my career I have been involved in over £2billion in transactions in the UK.



Set up a UK property fund for Kuwait Finance House, the 3rd largest Islamic bank in the world, which included buying product, asset management and selling between 2002 and 2006.

Provided sole investment expertise to WELPUT (West End of London Property Unit Trust backed by Schroders) on their entire portfolio in excess of £1 billion between 2008 and 2011.

Appointed one of the youngest partners at Strutt & Parker in 2002.


Educated at Repton School in Derbyshire between 1986 - 1991

BSc (Hons) degree in Estate Management at Nottingham Trent University between 1991 and 1995

Memberships & Involvements

Investment Property Forum, RICS


EPF, CIC, Temasek, OMERS, Madison International, Blackstone, Kuwait Finance House, Axa, Aviva, GLL


You have a very joined up team which is great to see! Mark Russell, Fund Manager at legal & General

Thank you and well done for thinking of us and making it happen!  Paul Connellan, Head of Asset Manager Quintain Estates on behalf of WELPUT

Your advice was market leading and we would definitely use Colliers International again!  Martin Perrott, Head of UK Transactions, AXA Real Estte


Service Lines

Capital Markets

Featured Research

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2022 Global Investor Outlook – EMEA Insights | November 2021

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8 Feb 2021

European Capital Markets Quarterly Snapshot | February 2021

European investment volumes witnessed a strong bounce back in Q4 2020, with key markets witnessing improving liquidity and the return of global capital sources. Investment into Direct European real estate reached €252 billion for the full year, a 25% fall on 2019, but the figure masks a range of different performances across countries.
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Featured News

25 Jan 2022

European property markets see surge of year-end activity, with an increase of 39% compared to Q4 2020

Q4 activity signals sustained deal making anticipated in 2022
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20 Oct 2021

EMEA Capital Markets | Momentum builds throughout EMEA property markets in Q3

Rise in activity seen in Q2 continued into Q3, with investment volumes in major markets expected to recover further
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