Colliers Birmingham welcomes fresh talent as two new Graduates join the Industrial and Logistics team

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The Industrial & Logistics team in Birmingham has welcomed two new recruits

 

The Industrial & Logistics team of Colliers International in Birmingham has welcomed two new recruits. 

Charlie Andrews and Tom Arnold join as Graduate Surveyors and will work closely with Director, Simon Norton and Associate Director, Sam Robinson to service Colliers’ impressive client base across the Midlands and nationally. 

Charlie joins from Deloitte where he worked for the last 12 months undertaking valuations on complex mixed-use properties across the region. He studied Real Estate at Nottingham Trent University and plans to sit his APCs in October next year. 

Meanwhile, Tom joined Colliers in March last year but moved over to join the Industrial & Logistics earlier this year. Prior to Colliers, he was at Fisher German and before that spent two years with specialist business asset valuation, advisory and disposal business, European Valuations. Tom studied Real Estate at Birmingham City University and is preparing to sit his APC exam this October. 

Simon Norton, Director in Industrial & Logistics at Colliers International and head of the Birmingham team, said: “Charlie and Tom are great additions to the team and we look forward to seeing how they progress as they continue to support our busy team with the broad range of client work we undertake, including high profile instructions such as IM Properties’ Peddimore Birmingham, Redditch Gateway, Central M40 and Pannatoni Park in Nottingham, to name but a few.”

Len Rosso, Head of Industrial & Logistics at Colliers International, adds: “Colliers International has one of the youngest Industrial & Logistics teams in the UK and it is great to see our regional teams continuing to attract fresh talent to the business with the appointment of Charlie and Tom. I look forward to seeing how the graduates grow within our Birmingham team under the guidance of Simon and Sam, as they obtain valuable experience working with some top tier clients, whilst working towards completing their APCs next year.” 


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Len Rosso

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. 

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Simon Norton

Director

Birmingham

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.

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Hannah Zitren

PR Manager

London - West End

Currently on maternity leave.

As PR manger in the UK, I am responsible for media relations and generating coverage in top tier media. I work across a range of Colliers’ UK & Pan-EMEA business lines (residential; licensed and leisure; planning; hotels; retail; healthcare and automotive) advising on their strategic and tactical PR needs.

My role includes:

·         Developing and executing PR plans for the various business lines to help promote their key messages across all aspects of the media - print, broadcast and social.

·          Media evaluation and reporting objectives, targets and successes across the business.

·         Reputation management and crisis management.

·         Media training.

·         Media engagement: setting up meetings with top tier media and various internal spokespeople to continuously expand and build a presence with property and vertical media network.

·         Consistently delivering service excellence, meeting with business heads of a regular basis and trying to influence the research as much as possible to ensure our content has a strong enough news hook.

·         Key campaigns that I work on include MIPIM; MAPIC; REVO; Midsummer Retail Report; IHIF; Cities of Influence in addition to a host of all alternative property sector research reports.

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