Richard Divall, Head of Cross Border Capital Markets EMEA, Colliers International
As Head of Cross Border Capital Markets for EMEA, Richard works with international clients who are interested in investing in the region and connects their capital to local partners and best local Colliers International experts. Conversely, he also works with core investors based in EMEA to help them expand their portfolios in other regions around the world. Through his extensive connectivity in the global real estate market, he connects capital with opportunities, regardless of location.
Richard works with a broad spectrum of clients including Sovereign Wealth Funds, global institutions, global private equity investors and family offices. Clients choose to work with him based on the full range of advisory services including buy and sell side investment sales for all major asset classes including office, industrial, retail, residential and hotels as well knowledge on alternative sectors including student housing, PRS and leisure sectors.
He has over 19 years capital markets experience and has been involved in transactions valued at over £7billion in the UK and Europe and has advised many clients on complex investment strategies:
- In 2015, helped win over €7bn of sale listings in UK, Germany, Italy and CEE.
- Advised Starwood Capital on the acquisition of a distressed fund with 106 properties in Norway and Sweden for €1.2bn from Norway’s largest bank DNB.
- Sourced several Asian investors leading to successful acquisitions of over €700m in London real estate.
- Set up a UK property fund for Kuwait Finance House, the 3rd largest Islamic bank in the world.