National Director | Retail Leasing
License # 10007809 | Licensed under the REAA 2008
Leroy focuses on national retailers in the large format retail sector. He matches his clients’ new requirements with appropriate opportunities and helps in rationalising any sites surplus to their needs.
He takes a strategic role in advising private and institutional developers and landlords on project leasing options. He also actively helps Australian retailers identify strategic opportunities to launch their brands in the New Zealand market.
Leroy is committed to delivering results to his clients.
Since starting with the national retail team, Leroy has successfully completed a large number of leasing transactions in both bulk and convenience retail developments throughout the country. Leroy has also been involved in the sale of a number of retail properties and developments he has leased.
Successes include taking a leading role in leasing convenience retail projects in Auckland, Pukekohe, Tauranga, Hamilton, New Plymouth, and large format retail centres in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Hastings, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, and Invercargill.
Leroy has extensive knowledge of both convenience retail, and large format retail opportunities in most major centres throughout New Zealand.
Bachelor of Business Studies (Property Major) Massey University, Graduated 1990
Memberships & Involvements
Member of REAA
Member of Large Format Retail Association of Australia
Woolworths (Countdown), Foodtuffs (Pak n Save / New World), Harvey Norman, The Warehouse, Mitre 10 Mega, Placemakers, Spotlight, Big Save Furniture, Ashley Home, Hunter Furniture, LaZboy Gallery, Target Furniture, Bunnings, Bed Bath Beyond, Nick Scali Furniture, Freedom Furniture, Danske Mobler Furniture, Toyworld, LaZboy, Animates, Petstock, Godfreys, Adairs, Farmers, Briscoes, Rebel Sports, Look Sharp, Baby City, Kitchen Things, Jones Family Business, Burnsco Marine, Smart Marine, JayCar, Baby Bunting, Supercheap Auto, Bed Bath Beyond, Baby Factory, Palmers Planet, Torpedo7, The Importer, The Design Store, Kings Plant Barn, Lighting Plus, Kathmandu, King Living, IKEA, Carpet Court, Northbeach Surf, Baby City, Godfreys, Fisher and Paykel, Bedpost, Bedstop, Beds R Us, RSEA, Noel Leeming, Miele, Bike Barn, Guthrie Bowron, Warehouse Stationery, Mico Plumbing, Ideal Electrical, Resene, Palmers Planet, Paramount Pools, Lighting Direct, KFC, Carls Junior, Taco Bell, McDonalds, No.1 Shoe, JB Hifi, Reece Plumbing, Chemist Warehouse, Bargain Chemist, City Fitness, Stride Property, Kiwi Income Property, NZRPG, AMP Capital, Broadway Property Group, Trust Management, Finstar Management, Augusta Funds Management, Ports of Otago, Argosy, Gibbons Group, SPG Properties, Large Format Retail Association of Australia (LFRA)
“I would unreservedly recommend Colliers International, and in particular, Leroy to any other parties who require specialist retail property advice”.
Fiona Shilton, General Manager – Property, The Warehouse Group
“Leroy's extensive experience in the retail market and the strength and breath of his relationships with landlord's and retailers, both domestic and Australian, have proven to be crucial assets in delivering successful solutions for Harvey Norman”.
Jerome O’Sullivan – General Manager of Property – New Zealand – Harvey Norman
"I have been involved in the large format retail industry in Australia for over 30 years. During the past 20 years, I have helped many major Australian retailers establish their store networks across the whole of New Zealand. For the vast majority of these transactions I have used Leroy Wolland and his team. I have found his knowledge and relationships in the New Zealand market as second to none. I would certainly recommend the services of the Colliers International retail division and in particular Leroy. His performance as a broker and negotiator has been exemplary".
Ian Hooley, Managing Director, Queensland Property Agents - Tenant Representative for Super Retail Group.
“I and my associated trusts have concluded a number of transactions with Leroy on our retail property portfolio over the past several years. He has always delivered outstanding outcomes for us, and we have no hesitation in recommending his services. He is our preferred retail real estate agent, and should be the first choice for any party seeking retail property advice.”
John Mak – Private Investor - Auckland
“We have concluded several transactions with Leroy in recent years. He has been instrumental in assisting us with identifying appropriate opportunities where we have requirements and has also provided leasing solutions not only in Auckland but around the country. His in depth knowledge of the NZ retail landscape, retail property market intelligence, large format retail leasing expertise is second to none.”
Trevor Brown, Managing Director, Bed Bath Beyond
"Leroy has a long standing history within the property industry and in my opinion is regarded as the leading large format retail real estate broker in New Zealand. For this reason we have utilised Leroy’s skill with lease negotiation and strategic advice for the majority our retail locations around NZ."
Matt Roberts, Managing Director, Hunter Retail Ltd.
Director | Retail Leasing
Having worked with Retail Property for over 20 years Tim has vast experience both in the New Zealand market and abroad.
Tim has been back in New Zealand since August 2016 but prior to this he worked for Westfield in Sydney as a leasing executive and in the United Kingdom for 15 years acting on behalf of some of the UK’s top institutional landlords including Legal and General, Land Securities and Aviva. In New Zealand TIm is currently advising Tinline Property Group and Todd Property on their retail assets.
Tim has also acted for premium international retailers such as Marks and Spencer, Sainsburys and Topshop. In New Zealand Tim is currently advisiing Cityfitness and Estee Lauder on their aqusitions and disposal strategy.
Tim’s aim is to provide and action strategic asset management initiatives to enhance values. His retailer clients benefit from the significant time he invests in getting to
know their business resulting in Tim sourcing and securing their best property solutions.
Associate Director | Retail Leasing
Jessica has over 27 years' experience selling and leasing property. She initially joined Colliers International in 1992, undertaking various roles including Research Analyst, Commercial Sales Executive Assistant and Commercial Sales broker. After taking time off to travel and work for Colliers RH in London in 2000, Jessica re-joined Colliers International in Auckland as a Retail Leasing broker in 2001.
During her 18 years' experience of retail leasing, Jessica has leased of all forms of retail stores, across all sectors, from convenience, food & beverage, and service retail, to shopping centres and large format retail.
Jessica’s focus is now large format retail, leasing many of the stores in the all the large format Supa and Mega centres around the country .
National Director | Real Estate Management
Richard leads Colliers International’s Real Estate Management team. The team comprises nearly 160 employees across the country. Richard has 20 over years’ experience in the property industry.
Richard’s background has been across large scale assets, predominantly retail with some commercial properties.
He is actively involved in project leasing, retail consultancy and development opportunities, and leads the strategic positioning of assets to maximise value to owners.
Richard joined Colliers following 12 years at Kiwi Property Group, where he held various leasing and management roles.
He has extensive knowledge and experience in management, leasing, redevelopment and strategic planning.
Richard consults across a wide variety of clients including listed property trusts, private clients, off-shore funds and syndicates.
Broker | Retail Leasing
Nick joined Colliers International in 2018 having spent 15 years in the retail and manufacturing sectors both in New Zealand and internationally.
Previously a sales and marketing professional for several market-leading brands, Nick is now part of the Retail Team focussing on leasing predominantly in the service, convenience and food and beverage sectors in Auckland as well as across New Zealand.
Nick has a strong background in customer experience and innovative digital strategy and has a particular interest in digital integration in retail environments.
Adam has the ability to relate to a wide range of people, is approachable, professional, reliable and he focusses on analysing his client’s requirements. His industry knowledge delivers results for his clients and he helps them negotiate through the process, maintaining high standards of professionalism and excellent client communication. Adam has previously bought and sold a number of businesses, and still currently a silent partner with multiple world leading franchises to his name. Adam has a great network of retailors, business Brokers, and franchisors that give his clients an advantage when strategizing who would best suite your investment. If you're a retailor reaching out for guidance, Adam has the ability to relate and help guide you through into the best possible location for your business needs.
He is committed to making deals work and to negotiate outcomes to the most favourable conclusion, whilst serving the best interests of his clients with strict levels of confidentiality. Adam works closely with the Colliers commercial team to utilise their nationwide and international network, databases and contacts and their effective marketing systems.
Adam is readily available, so when you are ready to lease and want immediate action, contact him to discuss your requirements.
Team Assistant | Retail Leasing
As the Team Assistant for Auckland Retail Leasing, Zoe is responsible for general administration, property marketing, presentations and collaborating information to support the Retail Leasing Brokers.
Zoe is passionate young professional with a strong interest in retail property, particularly the fashion and food and beverage sectors. She is a dedicated learner who is investing her time into understanding the nature of both retail and the property market.
Zoe recently graduated from The University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Property and Bachelor of Commerce conjoint, majoring in Management and Marketing. Throughout University, she was extensively involved in the Property Student Association, ALES, organising social events and supporting Property students.
Zoe joined Colliers International in 2018 as the Marketing Assistant where she worked part time for 2 years with her studies. During this time, Zoe was in charge of reconciling all Marketing Invoices, working with external suppliers and internal teams.
Director of Retail
Nick is one of the leading retail real estate specialists in Christchurch and the greater Canterbury region, leasing over 100,000m² of space and negotiating more than $140m in retail property sales. He works meticulously with landlords to identify appropriate tenants and has unrivalled expertise in coordinating tenancy mix within developments.
Nick is intimately involved with several projects in the Christchurch CBD, including spearheading the marketing of several significant specialty retail projects in Cashel Mall. He has also been instrumental in many substantial leases in the large format sector. His most recent activity in this area includes leasing Briscoes and Rebel Sport at Northlink Centre in Papanui; the new Briscoes store in Rangiora; and project leasing multiple centres throughout Canterbury.
One of Nick’s more notable transactions is the sale of South City Shopping Centre in central Christchurch in 2018 for $46 million
Prior to his move to Colliers International, Alan spent 10 years as a broker with Knight Frank and DTZ, culminating in his position as Commercial Manager at DTZ Hamilton. Alan has been involved in retail acquisition and leasing for Briscoes Group, Supercheap Autos, Foodstuffs, No. 1 Shoes, McDonalds, Fonterra, Big Save Furniture, Bunnings and Mitre 10. Much of Alan’s focus has been around both strategic properties and clients. This has encompassed long term development projects, sourcing the land and obtaining anchor tenant commitments. Alan has also worked closely with a number of institutions and high wealth individuals to effectively and confidentially place or acquire significant property assets.
Having worked in commercial real estate since 2006, Danny has over ten years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry and has been involved in multiple transactions throughout the past decade, specialising in sales and leasing solutions for corporate tenants, investors and developers alike.
Before moving back to Hawkes Bay in 2013, Danny worked as a senior broker for NYSE listed Jones Lang LaSalle, specialising in CBD office leasing in Wellington CBD.
Since his return to Hawkes Bay where Danny was appointed as leasing manager, he has concluded over 100 transactions, including Hawkes bays largest office lease, the relocation of Kiwibank’s national call and recovery centre to Hastings from Wellington. In 2015 Danny became a shareholder in Colliers Hawkes Bay and a director in 2017. Danny handles opportunities across the whole commercial market but his major strengths lie in lease restructuring projects, sales, and development deals. He prides himself on his professionalism and skill in ensuring that projects are managed to the client’s total satisfaction.
In addition to his decades’ experience, Danny’s strengths also lie with the established networks he maintains across the corporate and government sectors nationally, encompassing a variety of complementary professions and skillsets. Danny has the connections and the resources to get the job done.
Phil has worked as a commercial broker in the commercial real estate industry for over 18 years. During this time Phil has worked on numerous significant developments, investment projects and leasing negotiations.
Phil joined Colliers International in 2005 helping establish a new branch in Palmerston North. In 2013, Phil became a director in the business along with his fellow brokers, Doug Russell and Grant Lloyd and Richard Findlay, owner of Colliers Wellington and Nelson.
Manager | Director
Geoff has established a reputation as one of the top of the souths leading commercial brokers over the last 6 years. Prior to his move into commercial property, Geoff had a successful expatriate career, as a Senior Marketing Manager and Executive Director, in the fast moving consumer goods category and GSM network providers across South East Asia, Australia and Africa.
Investment sales, commercial leasing and hospitality properties are Geoff’s area of focus and expertise, with a string of successful campaigns mounted through 2015, including significant sales in Richmond and CBD Nelson
Commercial leasing is a core service for both landlord and tenants, and Geoff has successfully negotiated leases across all commercial retail and industrial spheres.
Acquisition projects are a strategic area of focus for high net worth individuals and growth orientated institutions. Geoff has successfully completed a mix of high value and strategic acquisition projects.
Director | Commercial Broker
Specialising in commercial and industrial property since 2006, Dean’s local knowledge gives him an exclusive insight to one of New Zealand’s most tightly-held property markets and allows him to advocate on behalf of local and national clients for commercial and industrial properties of any size.
Following his studies at the University of Otago, Dean worked with an international property advisory company (DTZ), before joining the Colliers International team as a shareholder in 2009. From there he became an associate director of Colliers International in 2014, and then a Director in 2017.
In addition to his work at Colliers he is a committee member for the Property Council of New Zealand Otago chapter.
Having grown up locally, his familiarity with the region has enabled him to cultivate strong connections throughout the Otago and Southland regions that facilitate his ability to meet his clients’ respective needs. His areas of specialisation include sales and leasing of commercial, industrial and retail property, as well as developmental land sales.
As a broker he is results driven, with a track record to back it up, while the dynamism and enthusiasm he brings to his role have seen him quickly rise to become a leader in the regions property market. An avid outdoorsman, in his spare time Dean is a regular skier and mountain-biker.
A consummate professional with more than two decades of commercial property experience, Mary-Jo has a well-established track record. Specialising in commercial leasing and investment sales with an emphasis on retail property, she’s the broker of choice for tenants, investors and property owners.
Joining Queenstown’s Colliers International office in 2010, Mary-Jo works closely with tenants, landlords and developers. Operating in the wider Southern-Lakes district, her attention to detail and intelligent, no-nonsense approach to doing business has created trust-based relationships that endure. Known for her integrity and results, Mary-Jo has a comprehensive understanding of the market combined with a broad national and international network, adding real value for clients.
A keen golfer, biker, skier and tramper, Mary-Jo can often be found taking advantage of Queenstown’s outdoor lifestyle.
Commercial Industrial Broker
I specialise in Commercial Sales and Leasing in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and surrounding areas.
Industrial & Retail Broker
Rachel joined Colliers in 2017 with 25 years (and counting!) of property industry experience in Auckland, Wellington and Tauranga.
Rachel offers her clients a strong background in all facets of real estate having worked in a wide spectrum of property roles for retailers, landlords and developers. Roles include; Portfolio Leasing National Bank including both new branch rollout and CBD rationtionalisation, CBD high rise property and portfolio management for listed property vehicle, shopping centre leasing, industrial land subdivision and sales.
Rachel has unrivalled experience in the Tauriko Business Estate precinct having worked 10 years for the developer of the estate. Rachel is proud of her association with the Tauriko Business Estate project and the growth this has enabled the Tauranga region and its businesses.
Rachel knows where you are coming from and how to get the best from a property opportunity. Her relationship network is strong and her ability to forge long term relationships is a key strength of hers.
Rachel is a former Chairperson of the Tauranga Branch of the Property Council of New Zealand and is still an active participant in and advocate for the industry. More recently she has sat on the judging panel for the Property Council People in Property awards in the Bay of Plenty.
Rachel’s interest in the property industry started young as a fierce family competitor around the Monopoly board as a child and then completing a Bachelor of Business Studies Majoring in Valuation and Property Management from Massey University then a Masters in Property Studies from Lincoln University.
Out of the office Rachel is a mum to 3 very active boys (one has a keen eye for Monopoly) and is an avid (although not entirely successful) game fisher.
I joined the Colliers Wellington team in late 2011 and specialise in sales and leasing in areas outside of the Wellington CBD in particular focusing on the Kapiti area where I have lived for the past 20 years.
I come from a strong sales/entrepreneurial background where i owned and worked in the local Honda Car Franchise and Caltex Service Station, previously called Jack Motors (2000) Ltd for 15 years. Under my ownership I took the dealership to number 1 market share for new car sales for several years, before selling the business in 2006.
I have bought a large number of residential properties in the area over the past 15 years and currently own a high profile industrial site in the heart of Paraparaumu which I purchased in 2003, and two industrial sites in Levin. I believe I have a wealth of knowledge with regards to property in the Kapiti/Horowhenua area and a large client/contact base.
I am well known and highly regarded in the area through my many years in business. I am very passionate about the Kapiti Coast and take a huge interest in the development of the area.
Sales & Leasing Broker
Specialising and living in the fast- growing Porirua area, Vince is enthusiastic about the opportunities the market provides in the region.
Before joining Colliers, Vince enjoyed a successful sales career in the New Zealand print industry for over 30 years.
In the past 3 years Vince has successfully sold multiple commercial and industrial properties, as well as placing many many new tenants into great spaces in Porirua City.
His ability to ascertain exactly what both clients are looking to achieve and what customers are requiring for their business enables him to create exciting opportunities.
“Over the past 24 months Porirua City has changed dramatically. With a growing number of hospitality offerings, diverse businesses in the Mega Centre and offices refurbished to a very high standard, Porirua City now attracts well known retail brands, well known businesses and government departments. This has resulted in positive activity with more purposeful foot traffic”
Vince prides himself on offering excellent service and advice to all clients and customers he encounters.
Nick joins Colliers International with over 10 years experience in shopping centre leasing including masterplanning, with a strong understanding of the nature of the shopping centre lifecycle and the changing nature of retail with the growth of online shopping.
Nick has formed strong relationships with a number of national and international retailers over his career in retail property and enjoys working with tenants and landlords to achieve a positive outcome for both.
Laura re-joined Colliers in August 2017 as a Leasing Executive. She previously worked for the organisation as a Research Assistant while studying. Laura is now accountable for the leasing of client owned assets and is focused on WestCity Waitakere.
Prior to this, Laura was based in Melbourne and was an Assistant Development Manager after completing a Graduate Programme for Coles Supermarkets. Focused on the Victorian tranche of ~200 stores, she gained experience across a wide range of projects and transactions through the leasehold and freehold areas of the business. She then took on a strategic role for a private developer working across a variety of areas of the business.
While at University Laura also sold residential property and duty managed Sylvia Park Shopping Centre on weekends.
Christchurch (Real Estate Management and Valuations)
Michaela has joined Colliers International as a retail leasing executive having previously worked in asset management roles for commercial property.
She is involved with establishing the tenant mix, centre precincting, project leasing.
Retail Leasing Executive
Christchurch (Real Estate Management and Valuations)
I have worked for Colliers Real Estate Management since 2011 in both Auckland and Christchurch offices, leasing established Shopping Centres and new Retail developments across New Zealand. I have worked with many of the major and also individual owner including Kiwi Property, Precinct, Stride and NZRPG.