Russell Francis

Russell Francis

B.Sc (Hons), MRICS

Head of Valuation and Advisory Services

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About

Professional Summary

Russell is a Chartered Surveyor responsible for running the Valuation and Advisory Services Department comprising over 50 surveyors and support staff engaged in the valuation of commercial and residential properties throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and the USA.   

 

Russell started his career with Edward Erdman & Co in 1978 where he initially specialised in rent reviews and lease renewals on shopping centres, together with other related professional matters.  In 1988 he became a Director within the Valuation Department of Colliers Erdman Lewis with specific responsibility for valuing investment properties and shopping centres.  In 1995, he became Head of Valuation within Colliers Erdman Lewis.  In 2009 he joined the Colliers International Global Valuation and Advisory Services Group, representing the UK and EMEA region. 

 

Russell often acts as an Expert Witness and recently represented Blackstone with regard to the claim for damages following the destruction of a 450,000 sq ft distribution depot by the Buncefield oil terminal explosion.

 

He remains actively involved in day to day valuation work and his clients include Lasalle Investment Management, Grosvenor, Development Securities, the Co-operative Group, HSBC, RBS, Lloyds and Barclays.

Accomplishments

Undertakes regular valuations with an aggregate value of about £15 billion for pension funds, life companies, major PLC's and property companies, local authorities and corporates. Under Russell's leadership, the Valuation Department has become one of the most active in the loan security market in the UK and Europe acting for a vast majority of lenders. In 1997 Russell became Editor of the Midsummer Retail report, the property industry's premier review of the UK retail market. In 1999 Russell negotiated the purchase of the Colliers Belfast office where he is a Board Member. Russell is Director of Colliers Capital, the Fund Management business of Colliers International.

Education

MRICS, BSc

Memberships & Involvements

RICS

Clients

LaSalle Investment Management, HSBC Bank Plc, Barclays Bank, Santander Bank, CBRE, Lloyds Bank

Services

Service Lines
Valuation & Advisory Services
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