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Patrick Kennedy

Patrick Kennedy

UK Regional Head of Flexible Workspace, Colliers

Coming from a non-property background, Paddy burst onto the scene in 2018, carving a niche for himself in the Manchester real estate market as a flexible workspace expert. He has quickly become the ‘go-to’ advisor for landlords, flex operators, and businesses looking to incorporate flex space into their real estate strategy. In the last year, he has transacted over 100,000 sq ft in Manchester city centre, advising clients such as Deloitte, Verastar, Barings, and PGIM on their flex portfolio.

His work to relocate Deloitte to flex space in WeWork’s facility in the Hanover Building is the largest flexible office transaction to complete in Manchester to date and marked a significant shift in how flexible workspaces are viewed by the corporate world.

His love for the job, excellent connections, and market knowledge mean he is consistently able to find the right solution to exceed his clients’ expectations and in turn help support fast-growing start-ups and forward-thinking businesses that will shape the future of Manchester’s business community. A prime example of this was Paddy’s work to advise the fast-growing Manchester family business, Whispering Smith on their recent purchase of 274 Deansgate for £6.35m. The deal enabled the wholesale clothing manufacturer and retailer to continue their strong growth trajectory in new HQ premises in Manchester.