London Offices Snapshot Q1 2019

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London offices snapshot Q1 2019
Brexit uncertainty appears to have finally caught up with the London office market, as take-up dipped to an 18-month low.

London Offices Snapshot Q1 2019

London Offices Snapshot Q1 2019

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Paul Smith

Director & Co-Head

London - West End

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.

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James Walker

Director & Head

London - City

James is Director & Head of City Agency and Occupier Advisory at Colliers International and was previously a Senior Director at CBRE in the City Leasing team.  James has 20 years’ experience providing Development and Leasing advice to Landlords and Developers, as well as advising some high profile office Occupiers on their real estate strategy  in the City, Midtown, Canary Wharf and Southbank markets.

 

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Shaun Simons

Director & Co-Head

London City Fringe

I started in commercial agency when I was 16, beginning in the West End, and moving over to the City Fringe in 2005.
 
I believe in providing a fresh and innovative service for our clients. I live and breathe what we do and I’m very passionate about it, whether helping clients create and develop new office space, or finding a major new tenant that completely changes the face of a street and adds new life to it.

Together with Colliers’ ‘best -in-class’ London Offices team I believe that we have one of the most powerful agency forces in Central London.

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Charles Cowley

Head of Lease Advisory

London - West End

I am head of Central London Lease Advisory, acting for both Landlords and Tenants in the challenging and exciting Central London offices marketplace.

Having worked at Savills as Director of lease advisory for eight years, and prior to this heading the landlord and tenant team at CBRE’s West End office, I have specialised in the Central London office market for over 25 years. 

I’m proud to advise an enviable portfolio of outstanding client teams who include Associated British Foods, Aviva Investors, BMO Real Estate (F&C REIT), Blackstone, Columbia Threadneedle, Crown Estate, Derwent London, EPIC, Great Portland Estates, Grosvenor, Land Securities, Lazard, Northwood Investors, Omnicom Group, and Triangle. 

In addition to being a qualified RICS and MCI.Arb member, I sit on the RICS President’s panel of Independent Experts.

My trademark style is to work inextricably with client teams and our Central London Investment and Agency teams on acquisitions, restructures, rent reviews and lease renewals; bringing critical insights and advice which together forge unique asset plans for both Landlords and Tenants alike.

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Guy Grantham

Director of Research and Forecasting

London - West End

Guy has been a property research professional for 23 years and gained extensive knowledge of the UK and Global property markets. He has worked closely with a wide variety of major developers, landlords and occupiers in a consultancy capacity. Instrumental in supporting Hines' purchase of Brindleyplace for £200m, on which Colliers advised. He is now specialising in the London Office market using his extensive knowledge and experience to provide market leading insight into current occupier, investment and development trends.

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