Richard Findlay

Richard Findlay


Managing Director

License # 10016156

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Professional Summary

As an owner of Colliers International Wellington Richard has been involved in all aspects of the business and specialises in high value transactions and development opportunities.

He has over 25 years experience in commercial property and been involved in a large number of Wellington’s biggest sales.

Richard offers his clients a strong understanding of the wider commercial market whilst still delivering specialist advice across different property sectors. With a global breadth of local knowledge at hand, he takes a personal interest in ensuring his clients are kept well informed of the Wellington property market.

Richard began his career with commercial leasing and later sales and spent three years with central London property firm Gooch & Wagstaff. Between his expertise, knowledge base and the networks he maintains, he prides himself on being one of Wellington’s best informed brokers.

Richard was formerly on the Wellington committee for the NZ Property Council and is a past chairman for the Wellington branch of the NZPI.


Richard is a fellow and former chair of the Wellington branch of the Property Institute.  He is a member of the Wellington Property Council and a Director of a number of property companies.

Notable Sales Transactions Include:​

• 126 Lambton Quay ($15m)

• 32 Waring Taylor Street ($5.4m)

• 97 Taranaki Street ($25m)

• Amora Hotel

• 13-27 Manners Street ($19.6m)

• Civic Assurance House, 114 Lambton Quay ($10.1m)

• Cumberland Building ($19m)

• Trade Me ($21m)

• Willeston Building (confidential pricing)

• Animates ($4.5m)

• Boom Rock Road ($3.75m)

• Southward Industrial Portfolio ($25m)

• ASB Bank Tower ($22m)

• Dress-Smart, Main Road, Tawa ($8.6m)

• Warehouse and Warehouse Stationary Buildings (Various)

• TAB, KFC, Westpac and ANZ Retail Portfolios

• Porirua Megacentre ($16.1m)

• Centre City Plaza ($17m) Morrison Kent House ($32.7m)

• Harbour Quays, Ports of Wellington (circa $75m)

• 94-102 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington ($13.13m)

• Plimmer Towers, Wellington ($40m)

• 142 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington $5.0m)

• 453-477 Hutt Road, Lower Hutt ($5.5m)

• Countdown Portfolio, Nationwide ($287m)

• 100 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington ($10.6m)

• 90 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington ($16m)

• Countdown Crofton Downs, Crofton Downs, Wellington ($21m)

• HP House, 8 Gilmer Terrace, Te Aro, Wellington ($15.35m)

• 18-22 Manners Street & 142 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington ($43.44m)

• 136 The Terrace, Wellington ($2.035m)

• Cnr Whitmore and Waterloo Quay (Confidential) 

• ANZ, 57 Vivian Street ($17m)


After completing a BCom (Valuation and Property Management) Richard specialised as a commercial leasing and sales broker in Wellington.

For three years Richard worked for the central London property firm Gooch & Wagstaff.


Memberships & Involvements


Licensed under the REA 2008


• Willis Bond & Co

•  Grant Thornton

•  PWC

•  Wellington Waterfront Limited

• The Wellington Company

• Primeproperty Group Limited


Service Lines
Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Property Marketing, Investment Sales, Site Sales
Property Types
Office, Hotels, Investment

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Featured Research

Featured Research
14 Oct 2019
Colliers Essentials | Wellington Retail Report | Second Half 2019
Retail spending in the Wellington region increased further over the past year, with quarter two year-on-year growth up 2.6 per cent.
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19 Sep 2019
Colliers Essentials | Wellington CBD Office Report | Second Half 2019
Strong tenant demand and limited availability of prime office stock has resulted in a further reduction in vacancy rates. The 5.9% overall vacancy rate is the lowest recorded since December 2008.
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29 Apr 2019
Colliers Essentials | Wellington CBD Office Report | First Half 2019
Wellington CBD office space remains in limited supply after the significant reduction in available space following the Kaikoura earthquake.
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Featured News

Featured News
24 Sep 2019
Squeeze on Wellington office tenants has deepened
Wellington’s office vacancy rate has dipped even further to its lowest level in more than a decade.
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14 Mar 2019
Commercial property investors positive despite possible capital gains tax
Commercial property investors remain positive about the market despite the potential impacts of a proposed capital gains tax, new Colliers International research shows.
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11 Jul 2018
Wellington office tower sold
The Willeston Centre in Wellington's CBD has been sold to Auckland-based private equity business CapitalGroup Limited following a complex deal negotiated by Colliers International on behalf of 11 separate owners.
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