Trio to lead Colliers’ West End Agency and Development Team As Paul Smith takes on Consultancy Role

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Colliers International UK today announced that after nearly 40 years in real estate and over six years at Colliers, Paul Smith has decided to move into a targeted consultancy role which will give him more time at the ‘coal face’ with specific clients, whilst allowing him to pursue his own interests outside the business.


The changes will be effective from 1 October.

From the perspective of business continuity, this transition will be seamless for both employees and clients, with the day to day running of the West End Agency and Development team led by Stuart Melrose, Alex Kemp and Tom Wildash. Stuart will have responsibility for the Occupier team and Alex and Tom will focus on leading the continued growth of the leasing business.

Tony Horrell, Colliers’ CEO UK & Ireland said: “Succession is extremely important in any growing business. This is the perfect solution, it gives Paul the opportunity to concentrate on what he does best – advising clients – and gives others in the team, Stuart, Alex and Tom, the opportunity to grow their careers through management and leadership.

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Director & Co-Head

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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.

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Stuart Melrose

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Based in Colliers’s London office, I provide valued real estate advice that achieves measurable results to clients, representing a variety of local, national, and international organisations.

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Alex Kemp

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Alex has been working in the Central London Office Market for nearly 10 years, dealing with all aspects of office agency; providing advice to developers, landlords and occupiers in respect of leasing and acquisitions. Alex joined the growing Colliers International Central London team in October 2015 from DTZ and covers the West End, Midtown, Southbank and Northern Fringe office markets. 

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Tom Wildash

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Charlotte Williams

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• Advising senior management on communications reputation management and developing a media engagement programme that supports key business lines.
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