Major global player

Gleeds is one of the world’s leading independent property and construction consultants, with 130 years' experience. They have 1,500 staff in 56 offices in over 20 countries, and are recognised for providing "professionalism with personality" in looking after their clients' needs globally.

Since late 2012, Richard Nelson of Abyss has been representing Gleeds in business development and client management across the Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region, where the firm has 23 offices in 13 countries including:

  • Spain
  • France
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Hungary
  • Albania
  • Ukraine
  • Romania
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Egypt 

Richard's primary focus is working with cross-border development and investment clients, such as REITs, private equity investors, banks and international financial institutions, private developers and global corporations, while also looking at major development and construction opportunities. 

New York: Trans-Atlantic Links
Owing to the strength of business networks between Europe and the United States, Gleeds has expanded Richard's remit to include assisting the firm's New York office. This will help leverage relationships with major global real estate investors, developers and corporations based in New York and working in both the US and EMEA regions, as well as helping EMEA-based clients with their work in the US. 

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Among Gleeds' prestigious clients and projects worldwide are the recently refurbished Peninsula Hotel in Paris (top left), the Warsaw Spire in Poland for Ghelamco (top right), the Eurovea development in Bratislava for Ballymore (middle left), the Burj Doha tower in Qatar designed by Jean Nouvel (middle right), the new Manhattanville Campus for Columbia University in New York (lower left), and the new jetBlue airlines Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport (lower right).

No-one combines professionalism with personality quite like Gleeds.
— Building Magazine