At the southern approach to the King’s Cross development, the giant birdcage art installation by artist, Jacques Rival, has now been augmented with an oversized playground swing. It’s not uncommon when you emerge from King’s Cross station to see ‘professional types’ joyously swinging back and forth while clearly tapping into feelings that have remained submerged […]
From alfresco dining to designer gyms, London truly is the centre of innovation. Explore the latest movement in this vibrant city.
It’s not been an easy year or so for London’s ‘buy-to-let’ residential landlords. First they were clobbered by higher stamp duty applied to the purchase of buy-to-let homes, and soon investors who have four or more homes will be subject to a special ‘stress test’ scrutiny by mortgage lenders. From the end of this month, […]
Ben leads the UK New Homes sales and project marketing business for Colliers. Based at Colliers head office, Ben is in charge of managing client relationships along with managing and coordinating launches across the UK. He also collaborates with the International Properties team launching UK projects to a number of markets across Asia.
Airbnb is a phenomenon which has changed our attitudes to finding accommodation for everything from a one-night business trip right through to a luxury fortnight in the Caribbean. But is it outstaying its welcome? That it’s been a huge success is incontrovertible. Last year, nights booked in London through Airbnb rose by 130% to 4.62m. […]
Marc has over 30 years experience within the hotel and resorts sector. Having worked in operational management, development consultancy, brokerage, strategic advisory and corporate finance capacities within the sector as well as having owned and operated his own hotel, Marc has an in depth understanding of the market.
Great cities are machines which need different components to function. Homes, offices, shops, schools, and places of leisure are all integral but so are the industrial estates where a myriad of processes are carried out which keep the city working. Everything from dry cleaning to panel beating and sandwich making happens in a city’s ‘industrial’ […]
I have over 28 years experience in the commercial property sector. My accomplishments include owning and operating Jansons and Partners from 1990-2006 and winning Property Week’s prestigious Industrial Agency team of the year award in 2004.
After I took the company to the height of its success in December 2006 it was acquired by Colliers CRE. Now operating with Colliers International as the Head of the UK Logistics and Industrial Department, the objectives are the same as always, to outperform all competitors whilst providing the highest level of service to all our clients.
Housing has risen up the agenda in recent years to become the most significant issue for those living in the capital. Londoners of all generations now expect the housing situation for future generations to worsen. Once the cost of housing is taken into account, 27% of Londoners live in poverty. The majority of these 1.2 […]
On the face of it, ‘competitive socialising’ sounds like a classic oxymoron. The idea of mixing a competitive attitude with a good night out seems like a recipe for friction. However, they are becoming as popular as they once were with card games, skittles, shove ha’penny, darts and dominos all once a large part of […]
Rachel is passionate about the leisure sector and advises on acquisitions and disposals of restaurants, bars, gyms and other leisure property. As part of the Colliers Licensed & Leisure Agency team, she has extensive experience in shopping centre and leisure park leasing, and advising on developments nationwide.
At this time of year, awards ceremonies come thick and fast with Sunday’s Oscars being the culmination of the season of achievement acknowledgement. For the London restaurant business, the process of being rated and handed bouquets (or not) is pretty relentless. I’m pleased to say that for two consecutive weeks a Colliers deal was nominated […]
Josh is a specialist in Central London restaurants with over 13 years’ experience solely in this niche sector. He has strong ties with top restaurateurs, chefs and entrepreneurs and has brokered the deals on many of London’s most iconic restaurants. He is an active commentator on London restaurant trends and advises many of London’s leading landlords and developers on food and drink leasing and development.
After the excesses of the festive period, January always sees a wave of new gym memberships being taken out – even though some statistics suggest that only 1-in-5 ‘converts’ will use their gym for more than a month. In London, the gym scene has never been so diverse. There’s everything from the luxury offers with […]
Head of the Colliers International Central London Retail Lease Advisory team, Dan is regarded as one of the capital’s leading retail and leisure property lease negotiators. He has approaching 20 years’ experience of advising major landlord clients on retail and leisure rent reviews covering the West End, City and Midtown markets.
A new and vibrant London quarter is emerging in London’s West End. Until comparatively recently, the area around the intersection of Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road and Charing Cross Road was only known for CentrePoint – the iconic high-rise building around which the busy St Giles Circus traffic system flows. Rather than a destination in […]
Paul is an industry leader and expert on retail with more than 25 years’ experience. He works with a number of luxury retailers, including Yves Saint Laurent, Roksanda Ilincic and Gina Shoes. He also leads a team which advises Grosvenor on its retail holdings across 300 acres of Mayfair and Belgravia, and works closely on the Carnaby Estate, which covers 13 streets encompassing 250,000 sq ft of shopping.
Every Wednesday, the Homes & Property section of London’s Evening Standard newspaper bulges with adverts for new housing developments across the Capital and its surrounds. London’s appetite for homes is voracious and developers are doing their best to meet demand. But we live in a metropolis that has a huge diversity of homes of varying vintages going […]
Matthew has over nine years’ experience in the residential and new homes sector. He specialises in management, valuations, acquisitions and sales, and has worked on an array of London’s regenerative residential schemes, including Docklands E16 and Nine Elms SW8.