Colliers associate directors quit Manchester office

Nick Nelson of office agency and Andy Backhouse of industrial agency have handed in their notice to Colliers International, and it is understood that they plan to set up their own asset management company.

Andy Backhouse Nick Nelson

Backhouse, left, and Nelson

Backhouse has worked for Colliers for eight years, for clients including Chancerygate, CBRE, Peter Stevens Estates and Ocado.

Nelson joined the newly-formed office agency team at Colliers in 2014, after seven years with CBRE.

Backhouse and Nelson are the latest in a string of departures from larger consultancies to set up niche practices. Earlier this week it was announced that two WHR staff, Gary Chapman and John Barton, had left to establish industrial agency BC Real Estate.

At the start of this year, former Cushman & Wakefield industrial director, Tony O’Keefe, launched a practice in Merseyside, called LM6.

All parties declined to comment.

Your Comments

Must be mental……but good luck chaps

By Miles D

“All parties declined to comment”…just gatecrash an office agency drinking session, you’ll find out the real reasons!

By CitySpotter

Look like a very old photo!

By LVG

Who is that hot piece of meat on the left

By Juan cuzoff

Good luck chaps you will need it, after all there are monkeys in London Zoo with more property know how than you two.

By A Littler

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