Jimmy O'Brien

Jimmy O'Brien

General Manager | Director

License # 10014914 | Licensed under the REAA 2008

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Professional Summary

Jimmy heads the Colliers North Shore team with a "lead from the front" approach. He specialises in both sales and leasing of commercial and Industrial Property, Now in his thirteenth year with  Colliers International he is constantly in the top 10 % of Colliers brokers.

A North Shore resident for over 40 years his local network and knowledge is extensive. Having come from a successful background of sales, marketing and manufacturing and a director of his own business for 20 years, Jimmy has built up a vast network of property developers, investors, architects, designers and corporate businesses both retail and commercial. With a broad knowledge as both a tenant and investor in the commercial property market his wide range of skills and extensive network will be an asset to any future clients.

Positions Held at Colliers:

March 2006: Industrial Broker

April 2008: Industrial Manager

July 2012: General Manager

February 2014: General Manager -Associate Director

June 2014: General Manager – Director

Through specialisation and a commitment to true team work, Jimmy and his team have sold property in excess of $1Billion and negotiated innumerable leases.

With a strong focus on finding property solutions for his clients, Jimmy has successfully represented AA Insurance, EasiYo Products, Sealegs, Johnson Controls, Electronic Navigation and Maxwell Marine to name a few.

Jimmy is consistently in the top 10% of Colliers brokers.


Notable Transaction include:

  • 2110 East Coast Road $19,800,000
  • 42 Akoranga Drive, Northcote $17,000,000
  • 217-225 Archers Road, Takapuna $13,250,000
  • 26-28 Anzac Road, Browns Bay $7,780,000
  • 1 Hibiscus Coast Highway $7,299,000
  • 242-244 Bush Road $5,900,000
  • 491 Lake Road, Takapuna $5,650,000
  • 6, 10-14 Union East Street & 6 Bougainville Street $5,588,235
  • 101-111Foundry Rd, Silverdale $5,300,000
  • 12-14 Parkway Drive, North Harbour $5,125,000
  • 29-31 View Road, Glenfield $5,000,000
  • 29-31 View Road, Wairau Valley $5,000,000
  • 39 Corinthian Drive, Albany $4,919,940
  • 7 John Glenn Avenue $4,525,000
  • 327 Lake Road, 2 Jutland Road $4,100,000
  • 6 Titoki Place, North Harbour $4,000,000
  • 66-68 Portside Drive, Tauranga $4,000,000
  • 73 Woodcocks Road $3,350,000
  • 14 Peters Way, Silverdale $3,125,000
  • 7 Wood Street, Mangawhai $3,050,000
  • 55 View Road, Glenfield $2,900,000
  • 15 Arrenway Drive, North Harbour $2,620,000
  • 23.8ha Albany City Land Confidential


Westlake Boys High School 1977-1981

Auckland Technical Institute 1984 - New Zealand Certificate Of Engineering ( Electrical)

Membership Involvements

Westlake Boys High School Board of Trustees,

Scout Leader - Coatesville Scout Group,

Westlake old boys' committee,

Sponsor of the Takapuna Beach Business Association,

Business and Youth Mentor


Johnson Controls, Thermo Fisher, Goodman, DNZ, Argosy, Fortive, Mitre 10 NZ Ltd, Bunnings, New Shoots Early Childhood Centres, Teletrac Navman


David Lindsay ,Director, Corporate Real Estate, Asia at Johnson Controls

Jimmy has helped me on a number of transactions in which he has showed his professionalism and market knowledge resulting in excellent outcomes.

David Chafer,  General Manager - Chalmers Properties Ltd

Jimmy has an excellent knowledge of the Auckland property market. Jimmy has introduced design/build clients to our business as well as clients for existing premise, These deals have added significant value to our listed property investment fund.



Service Lines
Corporate Solutions, Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Industrial Sales and Leasing, Investment Sales, Office Leasing, Property Marketing, Site Sales
Property Types
Industrial, Land, Retail, Aged Care Property Investment, Healthcare-Medical, Investment, Land, Mixed, Office, Warehouse

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