HSBC appoints CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc as global property adviser for 72 million sq ft portfolio

2 August, 2011 –CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has been appointed by HSBC to serve as Global Strategic Property Portfolio Manager and Regional Transaction Partner in the Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America regions. HSBC’s global property portfolio comprises more than 7,500 properties with approximately 72 million sq ft located in 87 countries.

CBRE has been selected as the exclusive Global Strategic Property Portfolio Manager and the exclusive Regional Transaction Partner in Europe. CBRE will be a Shared Delivery Partner for transactions in Asia Pacific, North America and Latin America. Continue reading


CBRE gets stamp of approval on Mailbox

2 August, 2011 – CB Richard Ellis has been appointed to market 45,000 sq ft of office space at The Mailbox.

New owner of the mixed-use development, Brockton Capital, has appointed the property consultancy to let the former Post Office sorting office, on a sole agency basis, following a pitch against several other regional and national consultancies. Continue reading

Regeneration duo join Colliers International

L-R: Will Evans, Steve Compton and David Smeeton

The Birmingham office of Colliers International has boosted its regeneration and public sector capabilities with the appointment of two new consultants.

Will Evans is one of the Midlands’ best-known regeneration experts. Formerly development director at Walsall Regeneration Company, and latterly at Wolverhampton Development Company, Will was responsible for promoting the economic growth of the Black Country towns, and delivering a number of high profile public/private partnership developments including Wolverhampton’s City Canalside, Giga-PORT in Walsall, and the Walsall Waterfront.

An architect by profession, Will has also worked as a development surveyor, and in both the public and private sector.  He is chairman of the Birmingham Forum for the Built Environment. Continue reading