Colliers has announced the hire of Paddy Allen as head of operational capital markets (OCM) in the UK and a director in its National Capital Markets team focusing particularly on alternatives, student housing, and operational hotels.
Allen, an expert in Student Accommodation, Co-living and Residential Investment, joins from Cushman & Wakefield, where he was partner in the Capital Markets Group focused on residential investment and advisory.
He is an experienced real estate investment professional with specialist knowledge in operational real estate sectors, particularly student accommodation and co-living. He has over 15 years of experience having worked within high growth businesses and businesses experiencing significant change, taking responsibility for landmark transactions and being part of strategic decision-making groups.
‘Adding a leader like Paddy to our team is the latest in a series of actions to help accelerate the success of our clients and our professionals. He possesses a mix of leadership and entrepreneurial qualities which make him uniquely suited to develop our OCM business in the UK,’ said Colliers head of National Capital Markets, John Knowles.