B.A. (Hons), M.Sc, MRICS
I have over 11 years’ experience in Industrial, Logistics & Manufacturing sectors, providing agency and development advice to a wide range of clients.
Current Position - Associate Director Industrial & Logistics at Colliers International
- Lambert Smith Hampton: 2011 - 2015
- Royal Haskoning DHV: 2007 - 2010
Key achievements include:
- Sale of a 380,000 sq ft manufacturing facility on behalf of HFC Prestrige/Coty in Cramlington, Northumberland
- Agreement of Land Option with Tritax Symmetry for over 100 acres in Wakefield
- Acquisition of over 50 trade counter properties for Screwfix across the North of England
- Acqusition of 60,000 sq ft warehouse/ distribution centre for IKEA in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
- Letting of a 80,000 sq ft warehouse facility on behalf of In-site Property in Cross Green, Leeds.
- Disposal of 40,000 sq ft warehouse facility on behalf of Petchey Holdings.
- Disposal of 20,000 sq ft trade facility on behalf of IPIF.
- Acquisition of Trade Counter properties across the North of England for Screwfix.
- Acquisition of 20,000 sq ft warehouse facility on behalf of Wolseley UK in Seacroft, Leeds.
- Acquisition of 50,000 sq ft manufacturing facility on behalf of Siemens in connection with the Green Port Hull project.
- Northumbria University - MSc Real Estate Managment
- University of Birmingham - BA Hons Geography
Memberships & Involvements
Industrial Agents Society
I am actively working with a range of clients on both leasehold and freehold acquisitions and disposal. Clients include:
- Tritax Symmetry
- Network Space
- WIlton Developments
- Tilstone / Warehouse REIT
- In-site Property
- British Land
- Citivale Asset Management
- Grafton Group
- Kingfisher (Screwfix)
- IPIF Trade
- BAC Partnership
I have over eighteen years experience in all aspects of Agency Surveying with a particular specialism within the Industrial and Logistics field. I work with a range of institutional clients, corporate occupiers and developer/property companies providing strategic property advice, acquisition/disposal and development advice.
I have acted on behalf of both occupiers, landlords and developers on several key regional transactions including:
- Acting on behalf of Lidl, acquired 35 acres at iPort Doncaster for a 685,000 sq. ft. Regional Distribution Centre.
- Acting on behalf of Verdion on the iPort Doncaster scheme, the Regions most high profile and successful development, including leasehold occupier transactions to Amazon (2m sq. ft.), Fellowes (142,750 sq. ft.), CEVA (215,900 sq. ft.).
- Occupier acquisition advice to companies including Lidl, Reckitt Benckiser, Dixons Carphone, ASDA, Ocado, Jaguar Land Rover, Siemens, Superdrug, Selco.
- Development advice on behalf of leading developers such as Verdion, Tritax Symmetry, Peel, Network Space, Stoford Developments, Highgrove Plc.
- Acting on behalf of Aberdeen Standard, successfully let 415,000 sq. ft. at First Point, Doncaster to Amazon.
- Acting on behalf of WP Carey, sold a former printworks complex in Leeds comprising 190,000 sq. ft. facility on a 4.88 acre site to Caddick Developments. Retained by the purchaser, the site was subsequently comprehensively reconfigured and refurbished, resulting in a letting of the whole to Leeds City Council.
- Acting on behalf of Network Space, disposed of a 60 acre logistics development site in Worksop to DHL.
- Acting on behalf of Dixons Carphone, acquired 425,000 sq. ft. at Leeds Bradford Airport Distribution Park.
- Acting on behalf of Sainsbury Plc, disposed of the 400,000 sq. ft. former Argos RDC at Wakefield Europort.
- Acting on behalf of DB Symmetry, acquired a 90 acre development site in the North East of England with subsequent pre-let of 1,507,000 sq ft RDC to Amazon on an instutional lease.
- Acting on behalf of Glentrool, pre-sold 50,000 sq. ft. to Cromwell Polythene.
- Acting on behalf of Wilton Developments, let 135,000 sq. ft. at Latitide 135 Wakefield to WH Malcolm and 50,000 sq. ft. at Connex 50 Leeds to FedEx.
Current Position - 2015 onwards - Director - Industrial & Logistics, Colliers International
2007 - 2014 - Head of Office & Director Industrial & Logistics North at Lambert Smith Hampton
2001 - 2007 - Senior Surveyor at King Sturge
Before joining Colliers International, Callum worked in the Professional Services department at Carter Towler where he spent a year dealing with Commercial Lease Renewals and Rent Reviews, in particularly within the Retail market.
Following his 12 months at Carter Towler, Callum went onto join Colliers International in May 2016 working within both the Retail Development and Retail Agency departments.
Callum provides advice to Sainsbury's with regards to their expansion drive within the foodstores market, specifically in the north of England. The scope includes advice in land acquisitions and development consultancy, whether this is to be at a new store, a replacement store or the extension of their existing space. He has also played a key role in provides leasing and development advice to St Modwen on a number of their existing retail assets.
The leasing aspect of Callum's work has seen him play an active role in the lettings of a number of High Street shops, acting on behalf of funds such as Aviva and Legal & General. He also provides advice on behalf of Subway through 8 retained counties regarding their ongoing acquisition drive.
Head of Industrial and Logistics
London - West End
Len has more than 30 years' experience in the commercial property sector. Having started out as a trainee surveyor in 1983 he moved on to set up Jansons in 1990, a niche agency specialising in industrial in North and West London. In 2004/5 the business was voted Industrial Agency of the Year, this being the first ever non West End national practice to have won this prestigious award. In that same year the business transacted in excess of 3.5 million sq ft which accounted for in excess of 50% of the total transactions for the North and West London market.
Since joining Colliers International, as the Head of the UK Logistics and Industrial Department, the objectives are the same as always, to outperform all competitors whilst providing the highest level of service to all our clients. In 2018, the Colliers International UK Industrial & Logistics team completed over 250 deals totalling over 15 million sq ft.
I joined Colliers International UK in Sept 2016 as a Director and to head up the Manchester, Industrial & Logistics team, which consists of 4 people.
I will be working on various projects for clients such as Asda, Stoford Developments, Wilson Bowden, IDI Gazeley, Seddon Developments, Valad, Peel Holdings, Threadneedle, Whistl and Orbit Developments to name a few.
I have of over 15 years experience in the Industrial Agency market and previously worked in the industrial agency teams of Matthews & Goodman, Knight Frank and Lambert Smith Hampton in their Manchester Offices.
After graduating in June 2017 with a BSc Hons degree in International Business Finance & Economics I was given the opportunity to begin a career in the property industry having joined as an intern at Colliers in June 2017.
Over the past two years i have transacted on over £20,000,000 worth of deals both leasehold and freehold. I have also given strategic consultancy advice to clients such as Hamilton Heath on their three multi let estates in the North West moving rents from £2.50 per sqft up between £6.50 per sqft and £10.00 per sqft.
I have also worked on behalf of clients such as Sampa Automotive, ABS Brymar, Grafton Group and Hilti on giving advice on relocating and consolidating.
International Shipping, Logistics & Supply Chain specialist with wealth of experience in Far East, South Asia, Europe and the UK.
Now consulting for the Canal & River Trust on port and wharf developments in the North East and Colliers International (Real Estate) on Warehousing and Logistics sectors.
General Management and Sales professional with ability to manage and organise large teams.
Innovator of specialised logistics solutions for multiple industries.
Develop bespoke supply chain solutions for our target and existing customers
Specialities: European and Far East supply chain solutions particularly for manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to retail.
Sales Team creation and development
Simon Norton is a director in the Birmingham office within the Industrial & Logistics team. He has 25+ years experience dealing with numerous site and building disposals / acquisitions throughout the wider Midlands area. Simon's clients include; Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce plc, Bentley Motors Ltd, TRW, Goodrich, Plastic Omnium, Euro Car Parts, Faurecia, Safestore, CBRE Investors Wilson Bowden and Gazeley Developments.
I joined Colliers International in 2012 for a years placement as part of my degree at Bristol UWE. Since completing my degree I re-joined the Bristol office in 2014, and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor the following year. I work in the Industrial & Logistics team in Bristol, specialising in the disposal and acquisition of industrial premises in the South West and South Wales regions, and more recently getting involved in industrial development.
Sam joined Colliers International in 2013 as a member of the Industrial and Logistic team focusing on disposals and acquisitions, ranging from multi-let industrial estates to large distribution facilities, throughout the Greater Midlands area. Sam's previous experience is asset management for a Midlands based property company.
Patrick has some 21 years' experience throughout the residential and commercial property markets. Originally starting in the property world in 1988 in the Home Counties, Patrick gained experience in residential sales and marketing continuing to work for numerous multi-national companies until 1997 at which time he joined Jansons & Partners, gaining experience in retail, office and industrial commercial property.
Throughout this time Patrick has come to specialise in acquisition and disposal of industrial & logistic premises and sites throughout the Heathrow and West London market. He has gained vast experience in specialist advice on site acquisition, long term development and short term income production.
Patrick acts on behalf of many corporate and individual clients within the Heathrow and West London market, offering advice on day to day marketing requirements to longer term opportunities.
Director of Industrial and Logistics
London - West End
Akhtar Alibhai joined Colliers CRE in 2004. He is currently responsible for the disposal and acquisition of Industrial sites and premises on behalf of a number of funds and developers including Aberdeen-Standard Asset Management, M&G Real Estate, Legal and Genral Assurance Society Ltd, RLAM, SEGRO, Canmoor, Chancerygate, Goyo Developments and Prologis, as well as a number of occupiers including Grafton Group ( Buildbase & Selco Builders Merchants) Safestore Self Storage, The Coop, Greggs Plc, IKEA and Lidl.
London - West End
I started in private practice over 25 years ago initially working with a large London based practice advising on the Industrial & Logistic sector, subsequently moving to a smaller specialist practice, providing a wide range of advice to clients. In 2006 I then joined Colliers International to focus on the Industrial & Logistics and Technology and Data Centre Sectors across the EMEA region.
I am part of the Colliers Data Centre Team in the UK, along with the Colliers Technology Solutions Group Steering Committee, a specialist practice group and liaise closely with Colliers brokers globally. I have worked on projects across the EMEA region, including the FLAP (Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris) markets, the Nordics and Turkey.
London - West End
Tim specialises in the Industrial & Logistics sector undertaking acquisitions, disposals and providing development advice to investors, developers and occupiers of industrial and distribution accommodation.
London - West End
Georgia joined Colliers International in April 2018, Georgia specialises in the Industrial & Logistics sector undertaking acquisitions, disposals and providing development advice to investors, developers and occupiers of industrial and distribution accommodation.
London - West End
Ailish graduated from the University of Bristol in July of 2014 and started working at Colliers International in September of the same year. Ailish has supported the Hotels Agency, National Offices, and Industrial and Logistics teams in Bristol as well as supporting the Industrial and Logistics team in Colliers International's head office in London as Len Rosso's PA. During that time, Ailish completed her MSc in Real Estate Development and is now a graduate surveyor, currently working in the Industrial and Logistics Sector.
Senior Business Development Manager | Industrial and Logistics
London - West End
Before joining Colliers International in 2013, Jessica specialized in restaurant aquisitions and disposals in Los Angeles.
Senior Analyst, Head of Industrial & Logistics Research
London - West End
Head of Industrial & Logistics Research working closely with the Research & Forecasting team whilst supporting the Industrial and Logistics teams nationally in providing research and advises to clients. Andrea leads on the division’s key research papers which include, but not limited to, the Industrial & Logistics Barometer and the UK Speculative Development Map – both of which have become key benchmark publications highly valued by UK investors and developers alike.
London - West End
James has over 18 years experience in the UK Industrial & Logistics market. His main focus is on the disposal and acquisition of larger distribution warehouses and advising occupier clients within London and the South East. He is also involved in managing day to day agency instructions, providing strategic disposal advice, acquiring new premises and providing advice on site purchases and development.
Enthusiastic member of the property profession who enjoys working with a variety of organisations and taking on new challenges. Colin joined the Glasgow Industrial & Logistics team in 2004. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Industrial Agency Society.
Iain has a wealth of experience in the Scottish commercial property market, specialising in Industrial and Logistics real estate. He is in an expert in providing acquisition, disposal, development and general agency advice to a wide range of private and public sector clients ranging from developers, occupiers, institutional investors and private clients. During a career spanning over 20 years, Iain has and continues to be involved in most of highest profile industrial property deals in Scotland.
Representative clients and projects include:
Frasers Property/Oaktree/Patrizia - Appointed in 2015 as Letting agents & development advisors on Scotland's largest and most established business estate, Hillington Park, totalling 2.5m sq ft and benefitting from Scotland’s first and only Simplified Planning Zone.
Canmoor - Letting agents on the 1.6m sq ft Westway Park, Renfrew, Scotland's largest fully enclosed industrial park.
Eurocentral - Advised on various lettings, sales and acquisitions on Scotland's premier distribution park. Brokered deals to a variety of well known organisations, including; Lidl, DPD, Hermes, Wm Morrison Supermarkets, ACS Clothing, Mentholatum, Nagel Group and DX.
Prologis - Provision of development and letting agency advice on 1m sq ft prime industrial scheme known as Prologis M8 in Lanarkshire. 504,000 sq ft and 175,000 sq ft pre-lets to the Co-operative and Brakes respectively.
The Co-operative - Successfully secured mandate to dispose of UK wide portfolio of surplus warehouses totalling 3m sq ft. Approx. 1 m sq ft transacted in Scotland.
Logicor - Letting of Scotland's largest ever speculatively built warehouse; 380,000 sq ft at J4M8 to Amazon. Neighbouring 240,000 sq ft building sold to Schuh.
Freescale Semiconductor Inc - Sale and partial leaseback of 800,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in East Kilbride, Glasgow.
Asda - Sale of 250,000 sq ft distribition warehouse facility in Grangemouth.
St Modwen Properties plc - Provision of acquisition advice for purchase of 32 acre former Rolls Royce facility at Hillington, Glasgow. Retained to provide Agency advice on 750,000 sq ft estate, rebranded Pegasus Business Park subsequently sold whole site to MEPC.
Industrial & Logistics property specialist, based in Edinburgh with a focus on the east of Scotland - covering acquisition, disposal, development and general agency advice.
Considerable experience across various other sectors, including disposal and acquisition/re-gear of city centre and business park offices, development land disposals and Scotland wide retail disposals.