Head of Research | Global Capital Markets & EMEA
I currently have a joint role as a Director Colliers, as both Head of EMEA Research, and Head of Global Capital Markets Research. I am also part of our EMEA Location Strategy team.
I have worked within the real estate profession for over 20 years, living and working from various locations across EMEA including London, Dubai, Prague, Helsinki and Amsterdam. My work and student experiences expanded my horizon to include India and the US.
I use my experience and analytical skills to take a forward looking view of market opportunities & challenges impacting the industry on behalf of internal and external clients. During my career I have written research /generated analysis of markets across all asset class types - from residential to offices, retail to logistics and hotels to niche sectors such as life sciences, air cargo and data centres. I have analysed a variety of subjects and subject matter relevanmt to our industry, examining the impact on real estate such as the changing nature of global capital and the impact on global capital flows, the impact of e-commerce and near/off-shoring on global industrial and logistics markets and the changing nature of the energy and hydrocarbon industry. In addition to developing a view of markets at a very high-level, I have conducted multiple studies examing the micro-meso location factors critical in supporting the creation of planning policy at city/regional level, and in supporting investment and occupier decisions on key projects across EMEA, in addition to providing a strategic overview of multiple- markets and locations as part of the decision making process.
I have achieved most things I set out to do - working and studying abroad and across a range of real estate sectors, helping to develop a deep knowledge and experience of different markets. I am well educated, a qualified surveyor and planner with a strong understanding of how the business works, enabling me to provide advice on issues that matter. I also run my own business consultancy prior to joining Colliers, so I know how to prioritise and deploy time and resources effectively.
I continue to be hungry to learn and to earn, and look forward to using my knowledge and skills to achieve this with Colliers.
MSc European Property Development and Planning, University College London
BPl Bachelor of Planning, University of Amsterdam/University of Manchester
Ba (Hons) Town and Country Planning, University of Manchester
Memberships & Involvements
RICS, RTPI, SPR, ULI
ARK Data Centres, AT Kearney, Bloomberg, CTP, Carcoustics, Farasis, Faurecia, Garmin, Heathside, Hollister, Ideal Automotive, IMOE, Immofinanz, Koch Industries, Lingnang, Macquarie, Mapletree, Molex, Oaktreee, Phillips-Medisize, Sitel, Skanska, TI Automotive, Varroc, Verdion, Wuest & Partners,
Feedback on Gen Y Reports:
"Many thanks for the report. I rarely read the full reports from agents, but I read this one with care and focus. Certainly a very interesting, thought provoking piece of research. Especially for traditional companies such as GE (Capital)."
"Thanks for the note - a very interesting paper and has already opened conversations with clients! Having circulated copy of the report to some of my key occupier and developer clients, have already had very positive feedback (Michael Donohoe, Head of Business Space, Colliers International - Ireland)"
“Thank you for this, it certainly made for an interesting read and I definitely agree with the points on “New Challenges”, “Freedom and Feedback” and “Companionship at Work”. I’ve observed each of these on many occasions and it’s reassuring to see it’s generational and not specific to our industry (Technology Client).”
"This is a great article – well done! My background is in management consulting at McKinsey and I cannot stress enough to our brokers the importance of talent management approach in our client service." (Maria Melo, VP, Colliers International California)
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.