News Article career Czech Republic Fraser Watson Hugo Fisher Savills Slovakia
by Property Forum | Career

Savills has strengthened its Investment team with a promotion and a new appointment. Fraser Watson has been promoted to the role of Head of Investment for the Czech Republic & Slovakia and Hugo Fischer has joined the Investment team as an Associate.

Fraser has been with Savills since 2018. He overtakes the department from Stuart Jordan, who was appointed CEO of Savills Central and Eastern Europe in August 2023. Fraser has spent the past five years in the Investment team providing disposal, acquisition and consultancy advisory services to clients across all property sectors in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Before Savills, he worked for Sports Direct in the position of Head of Real Estate Europe. He studied Estate Management at the University of Central England in Birmingham and qualified as MRICS in 2006.

Hugo Fischer studied at The Hague University of Applied Science in the Netherlands and Cass Business School in London, where he graduated with a Master of Science in Real Estate. At KPMG Hugo worked as a Deal Advisory Trainee. Then he moved to HB Reavis as a leasing manager, followed by the position of Asset Manager at IaD Investments. Hugo joins Savills from OPC Group investment company, where he was responsible for the identification and transaction of investment opportunities, mainly in the retail warehouse park sector. At Savills, he will work alongside Fraser Watson in the Investment department.

“Having spent five years working in the Investment team at Savills, I feel ready to step into the position of leading the team, and it is an honour to do so. Appointing Hugo into the team during a weaker point in the market cycle is a testament to Savills´ resilience in the face of wider market uncertainty and we look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationships with our valued clients,” says Fraser Watson, Head of Investment at Savills.

Stuart Jordan, CEO Savills Central & Eastern Europe, adds: “This is a well-deserved promotion for Fraser, who has been involved and led some of our larger transactions in Czech and Slovakia over recent years and is a reflection of his hard work and service delivery to clients.”