Manchester Offices Snapshot Q4 2017

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Manchester office take-up reached 1.2m sq ft in 2017, 8% below 2016 take-up but in line with the five-year and above the 10-year averages.

Manchester Offices Q4 2017

Manchester Offices Snapshot Q4 2017

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Michael Hawkins

Director

Manchester

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.

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Peter Gallagher

Director

Manchester

Head of the Manchester Office and a Director in the Manchester city centre based National Offices Team with over 40 years experience. Currently working on over 10m sq.ft.  of commercial development and agency projects and consultancies covering a broad range of mixed-use commercial property but retaining a specialism in high-value offices.

Peter has built a highly respected reputation advising on the complexities of pre-build development consultancy and pre-let agency, acting for both occupiers and owners. Peter is a highly respected member of the Manchester business community and a trusted advisor to clients, having played instrumental roles in transformative projects such as Spinningfields that have helped shape Manchester into the truly cosmopolitan city it is today, From his involvement in rebuilding parts of Manchester after the 1996 bombing, through to his current work providing leasing and marketing advice on the major mixed-use redevelopment scheme at the likes of NOMA and the emerging plans for the Royal London campus in South Manchester - his knowledge and understanding is invaluable.

His personal clients include prominent private as well as public sector bodies.Career highlights include:

Peter joined the National Office Team at Colliers in Feb 2014 and was appointed Director Head of Colliers Manchester Office in February 2019.

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Dominic Pozzoni

Director

Manchester

Dominic is a Director of the National Offices Team in Manchester, with 25 years experience in the Real Estate profession, focused on the North West region. Dominic offers a depth and breadth of commercial experience to Investors, Developers, Landlords and Occupiers with particular regard to offices and complex mixed use schemes. He has a focus on procurement of Planning, Development, Acquisition and Disposal of office, leisure and mixed use developments. Strong working relationships have been formed with a wide and varied contact base of key landowners throughout the North West which has resulted in a robust track record of delivering performance for Colliers clients in a competitive market place. 

Dominic leads the Manchester Office Leasing Agency team and has an excellent track record of maximizing clients asset’s value by advising on asset management strategy, building refurbishment and occupational requirements.

Dominic was during the period from 1993 to 2004 a Partner at Manchester based Edwards & Co Chartered Surveyors. Extensive experience was gained in advising property developers, funds and occupiers on their commercial real estate portfolio.

From 2004 to 2016 significant development experience was achieved as Director at a major North West based commercial property developer and investment company. This role involved managing many key development projects and land acquisitions / disposals for mixed use developments, residential, commercial and hotel uses. The role allowed him to work closely with Local Authorities, planners and numerous professional consultants.

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Scott Shufflebottom

Associate Director

Manchester

Scott is a member of the Manchester Office Agency Team. The team focuses in the acquisition and disposal of Grade A city centre office premises, secondary refurbished city centre assets and office premises throughout the North West.  Scott has acted for local property companies, developers and global instructions. Working with such clients, Scott has developed a strong skill set and can provide comprehensive advice in relation to the development of new build office buildings, extensive remodelling of existing assets and intrusive refurbishments ensuring that best in class results are achieved on behalf of clients.

In the past Scott has also provided strategic acquisition, planning and upgrade advice to O2 and Vodafone in connection with their on-going 2G and 3G network rollout.  Scott has also had experience within the renewable energy industry with particular focus on the acquisition of land suitable for Wind Turbines.

Having acted on behalf of both Landlords and Tenants on a range of professional matters including rent reviews, lease renewals and lease re-gears including offering strategic advice in relation to clients commercial rates liabilities, Scott has a broad general practice background.  Scott has also compiled an extensive number of valuations for local, national and multi-national clients.

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