London Offices


Our London Offices team connect buyers and sellers, landlords and occupiers, using our unrivalled network of local, regional and global connections.

 

Whether you are entering the London office market for the first time or have a well-established presence, if you are looking to invest, buy, sell, let or rent, we know who to connect you to. Using the latest market trends and forecasts, from our dedicated Research team, we can advise on leasing or acquisition for a development project, or the repositioning of an asset or portfolio.  We are the only agent to have dedicated offices in the West End, City Fringe and City markets meaning that we are uniquely placed to provide you with advise that is current and informed.

What we offer
Exceptional knowledge of the unique attributes of lettings, sales and acquisitions of office space in the capital.

With access to a comprehensive database of research backed rental trends, office availability and occupier demand patterns, we can tailor our advice to satisfy your individual business goals and project requirements.

It is this blend of market perspective, professional knowledge and negotiation skill which gives Colliers International its leading position in the London office market.

 

Why choose us:

  • Advice tailored to each specific project
  • Genuine enthusiasm for the London office market
  • Solutions focused on our clients' business and property objectives
  • A wealth of technical expertise enabling us to identify and exploit legal, valuation and technical issues to secure settlements which exceed our clients' expectations

 

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West End, City Fringe, City

Whether buying or selling, our London Capital Markets team has the expertise and acumen to achieve the best terms for client investment.

Working with national and global institutions and investors; the London Office Investment team identifies, evaluates and selects assets that best complement our clients’ individual portfolio, property performance, income goals, and risk profile.

The Colliers International approach recognises that acquisition is only the beginning of the process of maximising investment returns. We also provide consultancy on how refurbishment, development or asset management initiatives can realise greater returns.

We begin the disposals process by reporting on whether there are opportunities prior to marketing to enable additional value to be achieved. This is followed by a sales strategy that details the target audience, marketing initiatives and timing in order to get the best results for you.

 

Why choose us:

  • Wide-ranging London office investment experience
  • Supported by detailed, research-backed market knowledge
  • Experienced in targeting both on and off-market investment opportunities
  • Focused on our clients investment business objectives

 

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West End, City

With an extensive knowledge of the office leasing process, our Lease Advisory team can help you make a well-informed decision about your business space.

Addressing the ramifications of lease events, such as rent reviews, break clauses and lease expiries, are crucial to either maximising returns from a property or minimising the costs of occupying it.

From either side of the landlord and tenant fence, it is vital to have access to advisory expertise and market knowledge that will deliver your desired business outcomes. We can help you ensure the space is available; negotiate a new lease with the building owner or transform your business and create new efficiencies by relocating.

It is this blend of market perspective, professional knowledge and negotiation skill which gives Colliers International its leading position in the London lease consultancy sector.

 

Why choose us:

  • We have access to market leading knowledge and tools enabling you to intelligently assess your space requirements
  • We can help to manage major business transitions with minimal disruption
  • We have a comprehensive database of every office listing, agent and landlord, enabling us to find the right space for your requirements

 

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West End

We understand that every occupier is different and requires personalised property advise that meets specific and ever-changing office requirements.

Space is a valuable commodity for tenants, not only because lease-related expenses often constitute one of the largest items in a company’s budget. Used in the right way, a company’s corporate real estate portfolio can maximise its operational efficiency, speak volumes to clients, and enhance staff recruitment and retention.

In this increasingly complex and challenging world, businesses are looking to create property portfolios that are lean enough to be cost efficient yet flexible enough to meet longer term objectives. Our London Office Markets Occupier Advisory team understands the challenges and works with you to achieve the best results

 

Why choose us:

  • Strategic consultancy, including accommodation, location, workplace and exit strategies
  • Corporate real estate management, including lease and data administration
  • Acquisition and disposal services, including transaction management
  • Facilities management
  • Business rates
  • Project management, including dilapidations, design, construction, refurbishment and fit-out
  • Workplace design and utilisation
  • Sustainability services
  • Asset management, including service charge audits

 

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West End

Rob Hayes
Director & Co-Head
London - West End

I was a founding partner of H2SO before it was acquired by Colliers International in 2014 and have been a specialist in the Central London property market for more than 20 years.

I moved from Morgan Grenfell Laurie to Richard Ellis in 1991. Having worked in office agency until 1999, I then moved into investment and subsequently ran the market-leading west end investment team at CBRE as an Executive Director. From 2008, I took responsibility for the entire West End Business Team as well as becoming a member of the Central London Board.

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Paul Smith
Director & Co-Head
London - West End

I have over 33 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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David Hanrahan
Director & Co-Head
London - West End

Co-heading the Colliers International London Offices team, David has more than 30 years’ experience in the West End office market, providing leasing, development and investment advice. For 15 years, he ran his own niche practice, specialising in the development process and has a strong track record in acquiring prime West End sites for clients, providing both development consultancy and leasing advice. He was also an equity partner and co-founder of H2SO before it was acquired by Colliers International in 2014.

David has extensive experience in advising a wide range of clients from the private, public and institutional sectors in both a leasing/development consultancy role and also as an occupational advisor. On the development-side, he is currently providing advice to Hermes, Lone Star, BA Pension Fund, Kier Developments, Brockton, Northwood Capital and Northacre, amongst others. Whilst on the occupational side, he is currently acting for EQT, Quintain, Brooks MacDonald, Waypoint Capital, BT and Bupa.

In a Capital that’s constantly changing, David’s breadth and depth of knowledge and experience means that he is perfectly-placed to provide our clients with sound advice on their next real estate move.

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Michael Raibin
Director & Co-Head
London City Fringe

I have worked in the Central London property market for 16 years, as a specialist in the office space and investment sectors. I have a passion for architecture and design and take great pride in helping our clients create unique, high-quality workspaces that businesses will want to call home. For me, there is huge enjoyment in discovering the extra potential of a space, honing the finer details that others may miss, and adding value.

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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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Ricky Blair
Director & Co-Head
London City Fringe

I have worked in property for 12 years, 10 of which in the City Fringe market. I have spent a lot of time and energy forging lasting relationships with developers, investors and occupiers in the local area.

As well as working on exciting developments from inception and seeing projects through to the end, what gives me great satisfaction is unearthing off-market opportunities through our local contacts and relationships.

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James Walker
Director & Head
London - City

James is 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 over 17 years’ experience in the City leasing market. Skilled in working with landlords, developers and occupiers in providing leasing, acquisition, and development advice.

He has an exceptional track record in the City, Midtown, Southbank and Docklands markets and his reputation for client service is exemplary.

 

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Dominic Amey
Director
London - City

I am Director and Head of London City Capital Markets at Colliers International, specialising in the sale and acquisition of commercial property as well as providing development consultancy.

I joined Colliers International in 2003 as a member of the London Investment Department, specialising in London commercial property Investment, after leaving Cushman & Wakefield. With over 20 years experience of the Central London commercial property market, I have acted for numerous institutional investors including Aviva,  Aberdeen Asset Management, Legal & General and the Church Pension Fund, as well as overseas Soverign Wealth Funds, banks and property companies. I also have a wealth of experience acting on behalf of private investors from around the world.

 

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