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Colliers plans recruitment drive following capital markets rejig

Colliers is planning significant expansion of its EMEA Cross-Border Capital Markets team and said it plans to hire 120 additional senior capital markets experts in EMEA markets by the end of 2022 following the appointment of Luke Dawson to managing director, EMEA cross-border capital markets.

Luke Dawson

Dawson was previously managing director for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and head of capital markets CEE and 14 years with Colliers. In his new role he will be responsible for executing the regional strategy and growing the service line. He will start in London on 1 August, reporting to Chris McLernon, CEO of Colliers EMEA.

Dawson will work closely with Richard Divall who becomes EMEA cross-border capital markets director and expands his role with key account management activities after establishing and profiling the cross-border service in 2013.

Richard Divall

Meanwhile, Damian Harrington has been promoted to head of global capital markets research and EMEA head of research. Chris Pilgrim, who has joined the firm from CBRE in Singapore, is director, global capital markets based in London.

Damian Harrington

The team will be supplemented by new additions at senior director level in the key markets of UK, Germany and France. The firm said in a statement that the structure reflects the diversified approach of the majority of pan-European investors.

“The German market is a particular focus of global real estate investors,” Christian Kadel, head of capital markets Germany said. “The increased strength in the EMEA team will help us to broker investment opportunities in Germany even more efficiently to international capital sources and, conversely, also to show our German customers more opportunities to diversify their portfolios across borders.”