Richard Kirke | Colliers International | Auckland CBD

Richard Kirke

Director | Capital Markets

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Richard is responsible for the promotion of New Zealand property to international investors, leveraging of his relationships developed in executive positions during his near 8 years in Hong Kong, as well as assisting to grow the company’s nationwide Rural and Agribusiness agency capability.

Richard began his real estate career in 2004 with CBRE, in the five years he spent with them (before leaving to run Colliers Hong Kong business in 2008) he was involved in many notable transactions including the sale of the Lion Nathan site in Newmarket for $162m, the sale of the GE & BNZ Britomart properties on behalf of Manson’s to the German fund HIH and portfolio sales, including the successful auctioning of 16 National Bank Branches across New Zealand.

During his time as MD of Colliers Hong Kong he was involved in the sale of 50 Connaught Road on behalf Apollo Group (a New York based Hedge Fund) to the Agricultural Bank of China for $US632m.

Richard was the Managing Director of Colliers Hong Kong office for six years from 2009-2014. During this time he was an active participant in several high value transactions and developed broad relationships with both Asian investors and colleagues across the region.

In late 2014, Richard agreed to run CBRE’s Asia Pacific Capital Market business, including their Capital Advisory (Real Estate Investment Banking) business, this further added to his knowledge of real estate investors, particularly in greater Asia.

As a senior executive of Colliers for 6 years in Hong Kong, Richard has strong personal relationships with Colliers personnel across the globe.

Featured Research
23 Oct 2020
Asia Pacific Market Snapshot Q3 2020
Property markets across Asia Pacific continued to regain momentum in the third quarter as investors bet on the region’s long-term potential. Key major cities and emerging countries are seeing more positive outcomes than earlier in the year, with China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand as just a few standout locations showing rising investor confidence and activity.
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18 Oct 2020
Colliers International ANZ Capital Markets Outlook 2021
We are pleased to share our insights into the investment markets for the commercial property sectors across Australia and New Zealand. This year has been challenging for investment markets with reduced transaction volumes across most sectors. We’re now however starting to see investors become more active by positioning themselves to take advantage of the current disruption.
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26 Aug 2020
Colliers APAC The Future of Office
The effects of COVID-19 have raised fundamental questions for the office sector, including new approaches to space utilisation, the reassessment of premises strategy and the nature and scale of office demand, combined with the implications for rents and capital values. Major changes are already taking place and a key question is whether these will be in place for the short term or whether we are seeing structural shifts that will persist going forward.
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Featured News
12 Oct 2020
St Marys Bay site offers stunning views and premium housing consent
An elevated city fringe development site at the top of College Hill, with stunning views across the Auckland CBD skyline, is for sale as a fully consented opportunity to deliver a prestigious residential project in the fashionable and vibrant suburb of St Marys Bay.
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1 Jul 2020
Capital flow in New Zealand's rural sector
Capital flow is always a fundamental factor in the property market and the rural sector is no exception.
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30 Jun 2020
Auckland property yields remain attractive, finds Asia Pacific analysis
Prime office and industrial properties in Auckland continue to represent good value despite the global economic impacts of Covid-19, according to a new regional analysis of Asia Pacific markets.
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4 May 2020
Major property funds better placed to ride out this downturn than the GFC
New Zealand’s major property funds are better positioned to ride out the current economic downturn than it was during the GFC, according to Colliers International experts.
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