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Global real estate advisor, CBRE, has appointed Colin Elliot to lead its Corporate Capital Markets business, part of CBRE Capital Advisors. The appointment is a key strategic hire for the Capital Advisors team as it looks to optimise the potential for growth of this important business sector, providing strategic financial advice to corporate clients in the UK and EMEA.

Colin brings over 30 years of experience to the role; until recently he was the Chief Financial Officer at House of Fraser, re-financing and restructuring the group prior to its recent acquisition by Sports Direct. Prior to that he held a variety of C-suite roles with the De-Vere Group, Malmaison, Whitbread plc and Ridgmont, bringing with him a wealth of professional corporate experience as well as a valued insight from having worked within major, listed occupiers.

In his new role Colin will be responsible for leading and developing the Corporate Capital Markets strategy within CBRE, helping owners and occupiers of real estate to maximise the operational and financial value of their real estate portfolios. Over the last five years, the team has successfully advised and unlocked significant value for a broad range of multi-national clients, including a significant number of the Fortune 500.

Richard Dakin, Managing Director of Capital Advisors, CBRE
We are delighted that Colin will be joining our growing Corporate Capital Markets team. Colin’s experience of working within a corporate occupier, along with his significant transactional expertise will be invaluable as we look to expand our advisory and transactional capabilities in this sector. A sizeable proportion of UK real estate is owned by corporate occupiers and so we believe there is huge untapped potential which Colin will be influential in helping us unlock.
Richard Dakin, Managing Director of Capital Advisors, CBRE

Colin Elliot added: “This is a very interesting time for the CBRE Capital Advisors team as the business community continues to face political and economic uncertainty following the referendum. I have long admired the skills and professionalism of the teams at CBRE and am very excited by the opportunities to continue to develop and expand the Capital Advisors business that these changing times present. I very much look forward to working closely with my new colleagues across Europe as we provide the solutions to the challenges that our clients will face over the coming years."