Colin Waddell appointed as Managing Director of CBRE Finland
August 30, 2018
Colin Waddell has been appointed Managing Director of CBRE Finland Oy with effect from 1st September 2018. Colin will take over from Joni Koski, who is stepping down from this role after five successful years of running the business.
Colin joined CBRE in 2000 and spent 15 years in Central Europe, where he was instrumental in establishing and building CBRE’s Czech Republic and Polish businesses. He subsequently returned to the UK in 2015 to join the National business and most recently led the UK property tax / rating team.
Marco Hekman, Managing Director Continental Europe, CBRE: “Colin’s significant experience in different markets and with growing businesses means that he is ideally positioned to step into the role and to help take the business through its next stage of development. Colin and Joni will work together and with the management team to ensure an orderly handover of responsibilities. On behalf of CBRE I would like to thank and congratulate Joni for everything he has done to build our Finnish operation into a well-diversified and highly regarded business in the Nordic region.”
Joni Koski: “During the past five years, I have been lucky enough to work with the best colleagues in transforming a small, ten employee office into a vibrant 100 person office and growing our business tenfold in this period. As our business continues to grow and diversify, I see this as the right time to step down from the role of managing director and let Colin continue to lead us towards becoming a world class company. I thank you all for these years I have had the pleasure working alongside you and for your support to me in my role.”
Colin Waddell: “I am delighted and honored to have the opportunity to lead CBRE in Finland. We will be focused on continually improving client service and breadth of our service offering to ensure we deliver exceptional client outcomes. I very much look forward to working with the Finnish team and getting to know our clients.”
Colin Waddell will be based in Helsinki as of September 2018.
Helen Basil | Head of Communications
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Miia Mäkinen | Marketing & Communications Specialist
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