Executive Managing Director – Occupier Services, EMEA
Well respected within the industry, Andrew is an Executive Managing Director with over 20 years of global experience within Corporate Real Estate. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge having advised dozens of Fortune 500 companies throughout the world on developing real estate transformation solutions.
As Executive Managing Director of EMEA Occupier Services. Andrew drives strategy, client service delivery and spearheads the growth of Colliers’ occupier business within the EMEA region.
Andrew leads integrated service delivery for all occupier clients specialising in corporate real estate services, portfolio strategy, transaction management, brokerage, lease administration, project management, workplace services, and facilities management outsourcing advisory across the EMEA region.
Prior to joining Colliers, Andrew worked for CBRE where he has held senior leadership roles within their Global Workplace Solutions business in Chicago, Hong Kong, New York and London. He has gained extensive global experience advising large corporations on their global real estate organization and strategy over the last 18 years, having worked across EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific. Andrew also currently serves on the global board of directors of Corenet, the leading global association for the corporate real estate profession.
He has lived and worked internationally and has a deep understanding of the cultural and regional challenges within a global organisation.
Rapidly progressed from Head of Client Solutions to Global Director Workplace Solutions, and then to Executive Director of Global Workplace Solutions living and working in Hong Kong, New York and London respectively.
- DePaul University - Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business - Master of Business Administration - MBA
- UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School -Master of Science - MS, Marketing
- Waterford Institute of Technology - Bachelor of Business Studies
Memberships & Involvements
CoreNet – Global Board of Directors
Head of EMEA Workplace Advisory
JanJaap and his team help organizations rethink the way they work and develop new work- and office concepts that impact on organizational goals, productivity, engagement and health of employees. Office concepts are translated to requirements for location, building and interior. JanJaap is specialized in developing work concepts and requirements for corporate clients by balancing corporate best practices and specific local demands based on local conditions, specific workprocesses and country culture.
Previously he held a senior role with Atos Consulting where he developed innovative work and office concepts for a variety of clients mainly in the public sector. He joined the AOS Group in 2012 and since Colliers International acquired the company in 2015 he has been advising a variety of clients on workplace solutions including IBM, Deloitte, ING and many more.
Director EMEA Corporate Solutions
I have obtained Master's Degree in Geography from Masaryk University in Brno in 1984 and MBA from Sheffield Hallam University in 1997.
First ten years of my proffesional Iife I worked as a planner both in private consulting as well as for the City of Brno as a Deputy Chief Architect heading Urban Development & Renewal Team. There I have gained not only the understanding of how planning impacts the development but also how to proactively use planning policies to initiate and support developments in both greenfields and brownfields. I had also studied relevant planing practices in the UK, Netherlands, USA and Japan.
I joined Bovis P&O Team in Brno in 1994 shortly after this developer started to build Czech Technology Park, which was one of the first industrial developments in Central Europe in cooperation between the City and Technical University. My mission was to promote this development, identify potential customers, work with the construction team in order to accomodate the needs of the tenants and manage the leaase transaction on behalf of the developer. I worked with companies such as Siemens or Silicon Graphics , which became the first tenants of this development.
In 1996 I joined Colliers International as Senior Property Consultant to build the Industrial Real Estate Agency in the Czech Republic.
I have grown and managed the industrial team of Colliers up till 2009 during which period this team became leader in the Czech industrial market having transacted over 3 milion sq m of industrial floor space and land both on behalf of the occupiers as well as the landlords. Most of the customers were international companies such as Prologis, AIG Lincoln, Ctp or Goodman on the landlord side or Bridgestone, VF Europe, Johnson Controls, Schenker, DSV, Gebruder Weiss, DHL, Moduslink and many others on the occupier side .
During this period I have also worked on behalf of the my international occupier clients Bridgestone and Moduslink in the other European markets such as Spain or France as well as various countries of Central Europe.
Shortly after the begining of financial crisis in the early 2009 I became Managing Director of Colliers Czech Republic and took the team through the trubled, loses making period and transformed it to the profitable business.
In the midle of 2011 I have joined newly formed Corporate Solutions team in London to accomodate the needs of my existing as well as new industrial and manufacturing customers across EMEA. Since then I have actively managed industrial and manufactuirng related projects in 17 countries of Europe, US and Asia covering the whole business life of the real estate: from location consulting through lease or freehold acquisition, portfolio management to the building dissposals.
Head of Enterprise Project Management
An experienced Real Estate and Construction professional who has worked for over twenty years providing advice across the life cycle of commercial properties for a number of large multi-national corporate clients. These include Centrica, Whitbread, Shell, Microsoft, GSK, PeopleSoft, and Nokia Networks.
A technical background coupled with management expertise, key areas of success include: Design management, project management, risk and value management, programme management, PMO, stakeholder and change management.