Richard Kirke

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
22 Apr 2020
Asia Pacific Market Snapshot Q1 2020
The first quarter of 2020 saw a lot of changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. New Zealand was put into lockdown for at least four weeks beginning March 25 to eliminate the spread of the coronavirus.
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12 Dec 2019
2019 New Zealand Transaction Review
2019 is another outstanding year for commercial and industrial property in New Zealand. Transaction activity has been bolstered by positive market dynamics including supply and demand imbalances, solid employment rates, benign tax requirements, high transparency and low interest rates. 
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Featured News
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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7 Apr 2020
COVID-19: Lessons from the GFC as investors ponder coronavirus impact
While the global economic turmoil wrought by COVID-19 is unlike anything in recent memory, commercial property experts say there are still lessons to be learned from the GFC.
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5 Feb 2020
Colliers launches Debt Advisory service led by property banker Chelsea Herbert
The new service, established by Colliers’ Capital Markets team, will provide expert advice across all forms of funding including acquisition, refinancing, repositioning, development and investment.
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11 Dec 2019
Yield-hunting offshore investors put NZ on the map
The global hunt for higher-yielding commercial property assets has propelled New Zealand onto the world stage, leading to a significant uptick in offshore investment at the top end of the market.
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