Property services firm Colliers International reinforced the leadership of its regional analyst team this past week, hiring Nicholas Wilson as director and head of investor and developer research for Asia.
Based in Singapore, Wilson will oversee research for Colliers’ property investor and developer segments. He joins Colliers from JLL, where most recently he was director of corporate finance and led the firm’s research initiatives on debt and corporate finance across the Asia Pacific region.
Wilson’s appointment was announced Wednesday and took effect immediately. He reports to Andrew Haskins, Colliers’ executive director of research for Asia.
“We are thrilled to have Nicholas join our team to drive research for our investor and developer business,” Haskins said in a release. “This is a key leadership role, with a mandate to partner with our geographic and functional leadership teams to deliver market-leading insights to our clients to accelerate their success.”
Feeling the Excitement
Wilson previously served as head of Asia Pacific capital markets research at JLL. Before that, he held various roles including associate director for Japan capital markets research and senior research manager for Asia Pacific capital markets.
The University of Queensland grad began his career as a research analyst at REIQ before joining JLL in Australia as a senior research analyst in 2010. He also holds a master’s degree in finance from the University of Ulster.
“It is an exciting time across the Asia Pacific region,” Wilson said. “With markets now evolving more rapidly, there are new opportunities emerging, and market intelligence will play a greater role in understanding where these opportunities lie.”
Colliers has been busy bolstering its Singapore-based roster since earlier this year, beginning with the January promotion of Rick Thomas to the newly-created position of managing director for emerging markets.
Thomas works with the managing directors of Colliers offices in emerging markets across Asia to accelerate growth. The emerging markets portfolio includes operations in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
With Thomas relinquishing his role as executive director and head of occupier services for Singapore, Colliers promoted Bastiaan van Beijsterveldt to the post, with former Cushman & Wakefield broker June Chua joining the company as head of tenant representation for the city.