CBRE boosts Belfast team with key senior hires
CBRE has announced a significant boost to its already highly acclaimed property team with the recruitment of four new Directors as well as the return to the Belfast office by Deborah Cromie from a two year secondment at RBS.
The senior hires include Colin Mathewson, who joins as Senior Director, Retail, Robert Ditty, Senior Director, Agency, Andrew Coggins, Director, Capital Markets and Joel Callaghan, Consultant, Capital Advisory.
Colin Mathewson, Robert Ditty and Andrew Coggins were all previously Directors at commercial property firm Osborne King.
Joel Callaghan joins the CBRE Belfast team in the role of Consultant on Capital Advisory Services having previously worked at Certus, prior to which he was a Director at Bank Of Scotland Ireland. Deborah Cromie has returned to the CBRE Belfast office having spent two years on secondment at Ulster Bank. Deborah will lead the valuations team on new business generation.
Commenting on the hires, Brian Lavery Managing Director at CBRE Belfast said: “We anticipate a very active 2015 in terms of property transactions having closed out 2014 with a number of significant sales and acquisitions.
“The sale of the NAMA portfolio as well as other large bank debt portfolios has attracted local and international interest to Northern Ireland and we anticipate the trend of high transaction volumes to continue in 2015. The value of property here is still very appealing to investors looking to acquire prime property assets at a relatively competitive price.”
He added: “Our new hires position us well to take advantage of the pick-up in the market, and allow us to deliver the breadth and depth of commercial property expertise and client service for which CBRE is internationally renowned. We are now uniquely positioned in the marketplace with the ability to deliver specialist insight across all capital markets including the office, industrial, hotel and leisure, retail and healthcare sectors.”