London - West End
I have more than 20 years experience working in the UK property industry and have an extensive background in UK property research, undertaking varied types of property and fund due diligence research over my career. At Colliers International, I lead our National Offices Research for Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and the South East.
I am responsible for our quarterly reporting and statistical analysis of occupier trends in the major UK regional cities as well as bespoke analysis, consultancy and commentary on these markets. In addition to our quarterly reporting, I collect and analyse prime rental data for 63 towns and cities across the UK to produce our National Offices Rents Map.
I have over 28 years experience in the Real Estate profession, focused on the North West of England but with particular emphasis on Manchester City Centre. Ten of those years was as lead Director of Lambert Smith Hampton’s Office Agency Department and after that ten years as the Principal Development, Investment, Office Agency Director at my own firm WHR. Based in Colliers Manchester office I offer a depth and breadth of commercial experience to Investors, Developers, Landlords and Occupiers with particular regard to complex mixed use scheme with a focus on procurement of Planning, Development, Letting and Disposal of City Centre office schemes. I deal with all aspects of office agency where I have been one of the principle protagonists for the evolution of Manchester’s City Centre office market. My role includes providing Developers / Investors a unique insight into occupational requirements and how they should and will influence the design criteria of complex refurbished projects as well as ground up new build schemes. I pride myself in delivering performance for Colliers clients in a competitive market place.
James joined Colliers in June 2016 and sits within the National Capital Markets Team and is based in Manchester. He has worked in the Manchester market for 7 years and specialises in the sale and acquisition of city centre offices.