James Preston | Colliers International | Manchester

James Preston


Associate Director

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Professional Summary

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.


Acquired Linley House, Manchester (70,000 sqft) on behalf of Castleforge Partners.

Acquired Kingsgate House, Stockport (70,000 sqft) on behalf of Emerson Group.

Acquired Link95, Heywood (96,000 sqft) on behalf of Colliers Capital.

Acquired Tesco Finance HQ, Quorum Business Park, Newcastle (100,000 sqft) on behalf of Squarestone

Acquired 54 Princess Street, Manchester (20,000 sqft) on behalf of Standard Life Investments

Acquired 101 Princess Street, Manchester (40,000 sqft) on behalf of Standard Life Investments

Acquired Trident Business Park (100,000 sqft) on behalf of Longmead Capital

Acquired Lyntown Trading Estate (260,000 sqft) on behalf of PGIM

Disposed CIS Tower (390,000 sqft) on behalf of NOMA (Hermes/Co-Op JV)


Nottingham Trent University- MA Property Investment & Management

Sheffield University- BA (Hons) History

Rossall School


Service Lines
National Capital Markets
Property Type
Industrial & Logistics, Office
Featured Research
2 Mar 2020
End of Year Investment Report 2019 - 2020
Although 2019 was a year of economic and political uncertainty, commercial property investment held up reasonably well, as the outcome of the General Election in mid-December led to a surge in investment activity in the final weeks of last year.
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28 Nov 2019
Manchester Offices Snapshot Q3 2019
Leasing activity in Manchester city centre for the first three quarters of the 2019 stood at 1,101,403 sq ft, which was 10% above the Q1-Q3 quarterly average of 1,002,849 sq ft.
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5 Sep 2019
Manchester Offices Snapshot Q2 2019
H1 2019 take-up, at 806,024 sq ft, is at its highest level since H1 2014.
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Featured News
20 Nov 2019
Colliers International Advises Orbit on Acquisition of Kingsgate House, Stockport
Orbit Developments, through its investment arm North West Portfolio, and advised by Colliers International, has expanded its portfolio and commitment to Stockport town centre with the recent purchase of Kingsgate House.
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