Malcolm Hollis is committing to Europe and announcing a drive to open up to four new offices across the EU before the end of the year.
Following on from the opening of our first mainland European office in Madrid towards the end of 2015, we are looking to reflect where our clients are buying, as well as being able to serve active local markets. Other locations being explored at present include the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France and Denmark.
Jamie O’Brien, Partner, comments: “European commercial property markets are attracting significant interest from international investors and irrespective of being ‘in’ or ‘out’, UK funds are likely to continue to build their European portfolios. Malcolm Hollis has already worked in Europe with clients including M7 Real Estate, Deutsche Hypo and KanAm Grund. Whether it is an emerging market or a traditional market bouncing back, there are opportunities for considerable growth for those willing to actively asset manage.
“We have been buoyed on by the early success of our Madrid office and the desire for existing clients to use a trusted advisor in multiple markets, as well as local clients wanting to take advantage of consultants with an international reach and outlook. For us it is important to not just find the right locations for expansion, but the right people to work with. There is a Malcolm Hollis way of doing things and that is not something we want to compromise on, whether in Manchester, Madrid or Munich.”
We currently have 15 offices in towns and cities across the UK, plus a base in Dublin and our Madrid office. Its 210 fee earners provide specialist surveying services including transactional technical due diligence, measured surveys, dilapidations, project monitoring, mechanical & electrical engineering and neighbourly matters. Clients include funds such as M&G and Aviva, developers such as Muse Developments and Intu Properties, major lenders, family offices and corporate investors.
Our European expansion is being spearheaded by equity partner Jamie O’Brien.