James Preece | Colliers International | Bristol

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.


Property Type
London Offices
Featured Research
19 Oct 2020
Bristol Offices Snapshot Q3 2020
Despite the ongoing impact of the pandemic, Bristol city centre has seen 331,000 sq ft of take up year to date, which is only 8% down on the equivalent period in 2019.
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6 Aug 2020
Bristol Offices Snapshot Q2 2020
Despite the pandemic lockdown, Bristol’s city centre office take up reached the half way point of 2020 ahead of last year and only 4% below the 5 year average
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24 Apr 2020
Bristol Offices Snapshot Q1 2020
The Bristol City Centre had a level of office take up not seen since 2007. Osborne Clarke’s pre-let of 74,000 sq ft at Halo, Finzel Reach was the stand out transaction, in a market that was dominated by the business and financial services sector.
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Featured News
23 Oct 2020
Bristol office market has rebounded from lockdown with 28 deals completed in third quarter
Latest data for Bristol office take up to date from Colliers International shows twice as many transactions than previous quarter
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21 Aug 2020
Letting at Hanover House underlines resilience of Bristol city centre office market
Global software company leases second floor of prominent six story office building which recently underwent high-specification refurbishment.
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19 Aug 2020
Bristol city centre office market take up and rents robust for first half of 2020 despite coronavirus
Total of 272,354 sq ft of office space taken up in Bristol city centre during H1 2020.
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30 Jul 2020
Bristol city centre office suite with high ratio of parking spaces offers commuting convenience
Recently refurbished high quality office accommodation with excellent facilities for cyclists and great parking in Bristol city centre has been brought to the market by Colliers International, jointly with Knight Frank.
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