Specialist expertise for organisations who either lease or own property to support their core business
We understand that property is not the core business for many companies, rather, it is a platform from which they deliver their core business from.
Colliers International’s Corporate Solutions provides property services that optimise our clients operations for over 10,000 properties nationwide with a team of experts based in Auckland.
Our team of Auckland-based experts deliver these services through state-of-the-art software for reporting and data analytics, and structured processes that give our operations consistency and rigour.
Our clients often choose a combination of the services, as outlined below, that match their unique needs. Please contact Don Smith for further information, or to arrange a demo of our Portfolio Visualisation software Colliers360.
As Director of Colliers Corporate Solutions in Auckland, Will leads a team of property professionals to manage large property portfolios across New Zealand.
Will’s extensive experience stems from more than a decade in the property sector providing a wide range of property services across all property types. This experience has equipped him with a deep understanding of the industry and market forces.
Wills team specialises in:
• Portfolio planning and strategy
• Mass portfolio management
• Site acquisition and disposal
• Lease negotiation
• Asset & facilities management
• Workplace management
• Financial reporting for property capex and opex
In addition to his technical role, Wills role has a strong focus towards business development, specifically, growing the Auckland Corporate Solutions business.
Since Will taking on a business development role for Corporate Solutions in 2014, the business unit has seen significant growth with the Auckland team growing from 4 to 14 property professionals, taking the total number of Corporate Solutions staff nationwide to 50. This growth has resulted in Corporate Solutions being the fastest growing business unit within Colliers since its inception in 2009 and has been recognised by the leading industry bodies with notable awards in recent years for:
• 2018 – PINZ Property Business of the Year
• 2018 – RICS Asset Management Team of the Tear
• 2017 – PINZ Innovation Award
• 2016 – RICS Property and Facilities Management Team of the Year
Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years real estate and telecoms experience obtained within private practice, corporate real estate and public sector environments. His responsibilities have included financial, asset and lease portfolio management; rent review and lease renewal negotiations; risk assessments; the minimisation of rates liabilities; KPI management; portfolio rationalisation; acquisition and disposal; reporting, forecasting and budgeting.
Andrew has a strong focus on portfolio planning and has developed several strategic portfolio plans for clients that ensure that they are positioned for success. He has particular expertise in translating clients’ business plans into property portfolio plans, and he understands that property can be a key element in a client achieving its strategic goals.
My responsibility within Corporate Solutions as a Property Manager is to oversee the day-to-day operation of my clients’ diverse property portfolios, which includes both owned and leased property holdings located across Australasia. My role predominantly involves negotiating new leases, renewals, (variations), rent reviews, in addition to identifying new sites when required whilst liaising with stakeholders to work towards maintaining their property portfolio in accordance with legal requirements, their internal policies and long-term strategies.
I also oversee the facilities management requirements of my clients’ portfolios where we liaise with contractors, suppliers, maintenance departments and/or IT departments, to ensure that all equipment, buildings, chattels and other facilities are functioning in proper order whilst simultaneously ensuring that all Health and Safety protocols/policies procedures are adhered to.
Lucy joined the Colliers International Corporate Solutions team as a Property Manager in July 2016. During her time with the team she has had experience working as a Property, Facilities and Workplace Manager with exposure to a range of clients across New Zealand.
Kees De Jong
As part of Colliers Corporate Solutions in Auckland, Kees specialises in Workplace and Facilities Management
Currently his main role is to focus on one of Corporate Solutions biggest profile tenants. For this client his role entails day-to-day Workplace Management, Strategic Planning of Space,, Minor Workplace Projects, Reactive Facilities Management and Asset Management.
As a Property Manager within the Auckland Corporate Solutions team, Nam oversees her client’s portfolio which includes, retail and commercial office sites across New Zealand. This involves matters such as; new lease negotiations, variations, renewals and rent reviews. Additionally, she has managed seismic improvement projects and asset disposals.
Nam has previously managed a government-client portfolio, which had a diverse class of property assets including:r esidential, commercial and industrial, with experience in property through the life cycle of acquisition, management and disposal.
As a member of the Colliers Corporate Solutions team based out of Auckland, Jordan specialises in Facilities Management.
Working with one of Corporate Solutions biggest clients, Jordan manages reactive works, compliance and dealing with suppliers to make sure their building runs seamlessly
As a Facilities Manager within the Corporate Solutions team in Auckland, Luke manages a range of complex projects and oversees both planned and reactive maintenance for a nationwide portfolio.
His experience from his current role, coupled with previous experience as a property manager and degrees in both Economics and Psychology, ensures Luke has a broad knowledge base to provide innovative and cost effective solutions to his clients.
Armed with a degree in finance and commercial law from Auckland University of Technology, Jeff has over five years experience in the Property Industry. Working across all property types providing property and facility management services.
Recently starting at Colliers International mid 2019 joining the Corporate Solutions team as Property Manager on The Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) contract. Specialising in lease portfolio management, rent review and lease renewal negotiaions. As well as portfolio planning and strategy, site acquisition and disposal, financial reporting for property capex and opex.
Jeff thrives on the fast paced environment and is not one to shy away from a challenge. He works with confidence and transparency and believes clear communication is fundamental to building strong business relationships.
William has graduated with a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland at the end of 2018. Recently started working for Colliers in mid-2019 as a Residential Property Manager, under the corporate solutions team based in Wellington.
William will be managing the Ministry of Education and Land Information New Zealand Auckland residental portfolio. He is also managing the Auckland Housing Village based in Paremoremo and the New Ground Living Townhouses/apartments.
As part of Colliers Corporate Solutions in Auckland, Tommy specialises in Facilities Management.
Tommy’s extensive experience stems from several years working for New Zealand’s most prestigious tenants, where he has achieved excellent results in the facilties managment space.
Currently his main role is to focus on one of Corporate Solutions biggest profiles. For this client his role entails CAPEX planning, asset management, budgeting, process improvement, site make good & supplier management.