Paul Smith | Colliers International | London - West End

Paul Smith

B.Sc (Hons), ACIArb, FRICS

Director & Co-Head

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About

Professional Summary

I have over 37 years' experience in the real estate industry, focused on central London; 24 of those years being as a co-principal in my own practices of Hodnett Martin Smith and H2SO.

Based in Colliers' London office, I offer a wealth of experience to landlords, developers and occupiers with regard to the development, letting and acquisition of central London offices. I deal with all aspects of office agency, primarily in the West End, Midtown, Northern Fringes and Southbank where I have dealt with over 10m sq ft of office space over my career. My role also includes design development consultancy, specifically to advise developers on tenants' requirements in terms of specification, layout, finishes etc.

Accomplishments

Notable design development and leasing projects I have worked on include;

  • Design development and letting of 290,000 sq ft at Verde, Bressenden Place, SW1
  • Design development and letting of 240,000 sq ft at One Rathbone Place, W1
  • Design development and letting of 160,000 sq ft at 160 Old Street, EC1
  • Design development and letting of 100,000 sq ft at 23 Savile Row, W1
  • Design development and pre-letting of 95,000 sq ft at 33 Margaret Street, W1
  • Design development and letting of 80,000 sq ft at 11/12 St James's Square, SW1
  • Design development and letting of 80,000 sq ft at 95 Wigmore Street, W1
  • Design development and marketing of 80,000 sq ft at 30 Broadwick Street, W1
  • Design development and letting of 70,000 sq ft at 21 St James’s Square, SW1
  • Design development and marketing of 55,000 sq ft at 1 Welbeck Street, W1
  • Design development and marketing of 50,000 sq ft at 3 St James's Square, SW1
  • Design development and sale of 50,000 sq ft at 30 Berkeley Square, W1
  • Design development and letting of 50,000 sq ft at Crane Building, SE1

Education

Educated at Kingston Grammar School (1972-79) and the University of Reading (1979-82).

Memberships & Involvements

The Westminster Property Association, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Clients

Aviva Investors, Astrea Asset Management Ltd, BMO Real Estate Partners,  CBRE Global Investors, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Derwent London plc, D2 Private, Dorrington plc, Great Portland Estates plc,  Grosvenor Estates, LaSalle Investment Management, M+G Real Estate, Marks & Spencer plc, Northwood Investors LLC, Pontegadea UK Ltd, Shaftesbury PLC, Tishman Speyer Properties UK Ltd, WELPUT

Services

Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Type
Office
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2 Sep 2020
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