Savills launches Strategic Advisory EMEA service to advice on distressed assets as well as diligent underwriting for new acquisitions

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Savills (LON: SVS), one of the world’s leading property advisors, has announced it is expanding its offer to include a dedicated Strategic Advisory EMEA team, bringing together the firm’s multi-disciplinary expertise from across the EMEA region to advise clients on all aspects of their strategy from conception through to completion.

This includes strategic advice on current and future market trends, including ESG, market analytics and capital intelligence, asset, loan and performance monitoring, repurposing and repositioning assets, commercial due diligence and financial modelling for investors, lenders, developers and corporate occupiers of real estate.

The team, which operates across the whole of EMEA and is sector agnostic, is led by Oli Fraser-Looen, Joint Head of Regional Investment Advisory EMEA and Nick Harris, Head of European Cross Border Valuation.

Team members include Sarah Thorley, Key Client Account Manager, who joined from Savills UK, Joseph Lam who joined from Jones Lang LaSalle as an Analyst and Nicholas Tuan, also an Analyst, who supports the new business unit having worked with the European Valuation and RIA teams since September 2020.

Oli Fraser-Looen, Joint Head of Strategic Advisory EMEA, Savills, says: “We believe Covid-19 has accelerated some of the biggest level of disruption the real estate industry has seen in the past 20 years, more so than the GFC, and that these changes are here to stay. As such, clients are seeking strategic advice for distressed assets as well as diligent underwriting for new acquisitions. In order to help our clients with this change we have brought together our expertise into a core team that works collaboratively with our entire global network to ensure we are able to provide them with best in class advice.”

Nick Harris, Joint Head of Strategic Advisory EMEA, Savills, comments: “Since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, our valuation teams in EMEA have been busier than ever before while advising our clients in a continuously changing landscape. In response to increasing demand for such services, with our Strategic Advisory EMEA offer, we believe that there is a greater role for Savills in providing advice throughout the conception and evolution of a real estate transaction. This is highly complementary to the wider EMEA business offering.”

Initial client projects that the team has undertaken include using Savills Insight and Data capabilities to provide strategic advice to key clients on where to invest within the European logistics sector to best capture the rising impact of e-commerce, and working collaboratively with Savills research team to advise on the opportunities presented by the growing life sciences sector across EMEA.

Media contact/ Author:

Oliver Fraser-Looen
Joint Head RIA EMEA & Head Retail Investment EMEA, Omnichannel Group
+44 (0) 20 7409 8784

Nick Harris
Head of European Cross Border Valuation, European Valuations
+44 (0) 20 7409 8185

SOURCE: Savills


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