Alan McMahon

Alan McMahon


National Director | Strategic Advisory

License # 10014372

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Professional Summary

Alan has overall responsibility for Strategic Advisory for Colliers International in New Zealand. 

He advises a wide range of public and private sector organizations. Clients include Auckland Council,  Progressive Enterprises, Massey University, Ngai Tahu Property, Ngati Whatua Orakei, Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, and various departments of the New Zealand government including Police, MBIE, Callaghan Innovation and Housing New Zealand.





In 2018 he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by RICS to acknowledge an outstanding contribution to the built environment in New Zealand.

He is a trustee of the of Massey University's Property Foundation, a member of the Society of Property Researchers, and a registered consultant with the Property Institiute of New Zealand.

He is a frequent media commentator on the New Zealand property market.



B. Sc (Hons) in Building Economics, Heriot-Watt University, UK, 1978

Chartered Surveyor since 1981

Membership Involvements

FRICS - Fellow Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. MPINZ- Member, Registered Consultant, Property Institute of New Zealand. AREINZ - Associate Real Estate Institute of New Zealand


Clients include Colliers colleagues, Auckland Council, Land Information New Zealand, Progressive Enterprises, Massey University, Panuku Development, Fletcher Building, and various agencies of the New Zealand government.


"I'm a big fan of your research and presentations - in fact I try to read everything of yours I can" John Polkinghorne, Economist, RCG.

“Quality and robust methodology, intelligent questioning of assumptions, transparency, and quality reporting are critical to our organisation. We

found these qualities reflected in Colliers’ work.” Russell Pyne, Ngai Tahu Property GM.

Alan's team has won the RICS New Zealand Research and Consulting Team of the Year award twice, more than any other organisation.





Service Lines
Research, Project Leaders
Property Types
Industrial, Land, Office, Multifamily-Apartment, Retail
Featured Research
16 Aug 2019
Built-To-Rent; The Investment Case for Auckland
Some articles and research piece in recent months have highlighted the undoubted demand brewing from prospective tenants, particularly in Auckland, for long-term residential accommodation, which is purpose-built to rent (BTR). In essence, an unprecedented combination of factors has come together to boost demand for quality well-managed residential rental accommodation.
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6 Jul 2019
New Zealand Research Report July 2019
We recap how commercial and industrial markets performed during the first six months of 2019.
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Featured News
24 Mar 2020
Commercial investment opportunities in Manukau trophy asset
Perfectly positioned in the heart of South Auckland’s growth hub, three brand-new commercial units are available to purchase within Manukau’s Lakewood Plaza.
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3 Mar 2020
Ōrewa office complex with redevelopment upside
A substantial office complex in Ōrewa has become available for sale, providing an opportunity for investors, developers or occupiers to acquire a strategic landholding in a popular coastal community.
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2 Aug 2019
Build to rent offers best of both worlds
Commercial investors can buy properties of almost any value, but investors in residential property typically have to build their portfolio one house or apartment at a time – until now.
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12 Oct 2018
Auckland CBD office rents rising despite supply pressure easing
Auckland CBD office rents are continuing to climb despite supply pressures easing slightly over the last year, new research shows.
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