Piers Leigh

Principal, Office Agency & Investment
Development Investment Strategic Consulting Office South East

Piers has over 20 years’ experience advising a variety of clients in the London and South East office markets. He joined Avison Young in June 2016 from Capita where he was Head of Office Agency; prior to this he was a Director at Jones Lang LaSalle and a Partner before that at King Sturge. He specialises in the South East market acting for funds, developers, investors and property companies as well advising across the occupier spectrum from large global occupiers to small startup companies acquiring their first office space.

Recent projects include the pre-let acquisition of the 90,000 sq ft Copyright Building in Central London. Disposing of 50,000 sq ft Worldwide House in Bracknell on behalf of CBREGI. He advised APAM and Patron Capital on the disposal of 120,000 sq ft at Arlington Business Park Theale prior to its sale at Capitaland. He is currently advising Canada Life on the redevelopment of 54 Clarendon Road in Watford to provide 50,00 sq ft of Grade A offices. Prior to joining Avison Young, he advised Barnet London Borough Council on the long term property strategy of Barnet House comprising 79,000 sq ft of office space leading to the sale of the building in 2018.

He has extensive experience of advising developers on place creation, high profile schemes Piers has advised on in the past include, The Heights in Weybridge (350,000 sq ft) for M&G, Ruskin Square in Croydon (9 acre mixed use development) for Stanhope and Schroders, CB1 in Cambridge (500,000 sq ft of office development) for Brookgate, and Arlington Square in Bracknell for Goodman.

He also has extensive tenant representation experience having acted for a number of occupiers including Thales, Network Rail, O2, Pfizer and Brewin Dolphin.

Credentials

BSc (Hons)
Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
Member of the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR)

Client List

  • Aviva
  • APAM
  • Brookgate
  • Canada Life
  • CCLA
  • CEG
  • Ediston
  • Europa Capital
  • Goodman
  • Hemple Estates
  • Hermes
  • Hibernian Capital
  • Legal & General
  • M&G
  • Network Rail
  • O2
  • Orbit Develpments
  • Patron Capital
  • Pfizer
  • Picton Capital
  • Schroders
  • SEGRO
  • Stanhope
  • St Modwen
  • Thales
  • Urban Splash