colin summers
Partner, Capital Markets

Colin has over 12 years’ experience in the property industry. He works with institutional investors, property companies and private equity funds, long term endowment funds, private investors and occupier clients on a wide range of properties, with particular expertise in student accommodation and PRS/BTL.

Recent Projects:


  • Anglia Ruskin University, CB1, Cambridge for Brookgate: Advised on the full funding of a 511 bed student development let on a nomination agreement to Anglia Ruskin University. Acquired by Possfund Custodian Trustees Ltd c/o La Salle Investment Management Ltd for £35m.
  • Cambridge College: Advised for an agreement to lease and income strip funding of a new student accommodation block in Cambridge City centre.
  • Thames River Capital: Advised on the acquisition of a multi-let office investment in Vauxhall, London for £7.8m.
  • Haddenham Business Park, Haddenham for Lands Improvement Holdings: Advised on the sale of an office and industrial park totalling 222,429 sq ft Acquired by Rockspring PIM LLP for £12.25m.
  • MGPA: Advised on the acquisition of the Lands Improvement Holdings strategic land portfolio and corporate acquisition totalling circa £50m.
  • C2 Capital LLP: Advised on underwriting a portfolio acquisition of five trade counter units let to Jewson and Wolsley.
  • Aldgate Hult International Business School: Letting on behalf of Hult for a 346 bed student accommodation and c. 40,000 sq ft of teaching accommodation on Commercial Road, Aldgate.
  • Norwich Student Accommodation: Site acquisition, planning, development and funding of 228 student beds. The first purpose built student accommodation in Norwich City centre for c £16.5m.
  • Kingston-Upon-Thames: Acquisition of a 121 bed direct let student asset in Kingston for La Salle Investment Management for £25.7m.
  • Nottingham – The Frontage: Acquisition and funding sale of 152 student beds with 3 restaurant units at ground floor for Frontier Developments. Sold to Empiric PLC for £18.8m.
  • Cambridge PRS: Advising on the development of c. 130 PRS units in Cambridge city centre with a GDV of c. £58m.
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