James Preece

James Preece



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Professional Summary

I am a Director in the National Offices team based in Bristol and have over 17 years experience.


Having joined Colliers International in August 2008 my role has included numerous disposals and acquisitions in the South West for a myriad of clients, from large funds such as Aviva to private individuals.


I previously worked for Bidwells Business Space Agency team in Cambridge (2003 -2008) where I specialised in office and research & development disposals and acquisitions.


My career commenced in 1999 with Chesterton International Plc in London. After qualifying as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2001, I remained in the City office agency team.



Acquired 5,000 sq ft for SIFT Digital.

Acquired 9,300 sq ft for JISC at 1 Castle Park, Bristol.

Acquired 43,000 sq ft freehold for SciSys in Chippenham and disposed of circa 10,000 sq ft for them on a leasehold basis.

Acted for Coventry Building Society in the disposal of approx. 40,000 sq ft in Stroud.

Acted for Aviva Investors in the disposal of 17,000 sq ft to Call Credit at The Quorum, Bristol.


2:1 BSc Hons Degree from Reading University.

Memberships & Involvements

MRICS - Member Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


Aberdeen Asset Management



Eskmuir Properties


Columbia Threadneedle

Scarborough Group


Sift Digital



"We have  been extremely impressed by the service provided by Colliers. James has a thorough knowledge of the local  market and his determination to find accommodation which met all our requirements has resulted in excellent new offices for Jisc." Maggie Stephens (IT and Estates Manager - JISC).


" Following a very successful marketing campaign we are delighted by the results achieved by Colliers International whereby 3 floors totalling just over 12,000 sq ft have been let in almost 3 months and there is already good interest in the final floor". Alex Brouwer - Asset Manager- Threadneedle.


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Types
London Offices
Featured Research
29 Jan 2020
Bristol Offices Snapshot Q4 2019
2019 saw new prime rents for both the in and out-of-town Bristol office markets.
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24 Oct 2019
Bristol Offices Snapshot Q3 2019
The lack of new supply coming to the market has seen vacancy rates in the city centre for Grade A remain at 1.3% and rents at £35 per sq ft.
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22 Aug 2019
Bristol Offices Snapshot Q2 2019
City centre supply continues to fall with Grade A vacancy at only 1.3% and overall vacancy at 5.5%.
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Featured News
7 Feb 2020
Resilient Bristol office market well positioned for 2020
Final quarter of 2019 saw city centre prime rents reach a new high, and notable take-up of 332,000 sq ft.
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28 Jan 2020
Second floor at 2530 Aztec West taken by Kuehne + Nagel
Comprehensive refurbishment of entire 22,000 sq ft building taking place.
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5 Nov 2019
Complete transformation begins at Hanover House
Refurbishment work is underway at a six-storey office building located in the heart of Bristol city centre.
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29 Oct 2019
Lack of supply results in subdued quarter for Bristol’s office market
Bristol’s in and out of town office markets have both experienced a “subdued” third quarter.
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