Having worked in commercial real estate since 1989, Jim has 30 years experience in the industry and has been involved in the majority of Wellington’s largest office leasing deals throughout the past decade. As an owner of Colliers International Wellington, his specialisation is providing leasing solutions to corporate and Government tenants.
Before moving to New Zealand from the UK in 1994, Jim specialised in investment sales with the Bristol property firm Hartnell Taylor Cook.
Since 1999 Jim has managed Wellington’s most experienced office leasing team, with a current combined experience of over 70 years to their name. He handles opportunities across the whole office leasing market but his major strengths lie in advising on long-term relocations and lease restructuring projects.
Jim has been a director and shareholder at Colliers since 2004. He prides himself on his professionalism and skill in ensuring that projects are run to the client’s total satisfaction. His focus remains on taking those clients through a process that is cost-effective, enjoyable and as simple as possible.
In addition to his two decades’ experience, Jim’s strengths also lie with the established networks he maintains across the corporate and government sectors, encompassing a variety of complementary professions and skillsets. Jim has the connections and the resources to get the job done.
Wellington (Corporate Solutions)
My career has focussed on the the field of Corporate Real Estate / Occupier Services. Prior to my current Role as the New Zealand National Director of Corporate Services, I worked for DTZ as the National Director of Property Services, and proir to that I held roles at JLL, AMP and the Ministry of Health.
Mark is a high achieving investment broker specialising in investment sales and has negotiated in excess of $1.3 billion of sales both in Canterbury and throughout New Zealand. He has been instrumental in some of the biggest commercial property transactions in the South Island.
Mark’s extensive national network of institutional clients, family trusts and high net worth individuals are always seeking opportunities in the commercial property market. He is a partner and general manager of Colliers International in Christchurch and was previously managing director of CBRE locally for 12 years.
Recent major transactions include: the former Police Station at 68 St Asaph Street ($24.7m); Opus House, 12 Moorhouse Ave ($37.5m); Westpac, 7 Show Place ($14.5m); 282 Durham St (confidential); and 124-140 Kilmore Street ($25.2m).
Gerard joined Colliers International after 6 years working for listed property funds, KIPT and DNZ Property Fund in both leasing and shopping centre management roles.
Gerard has solid knowledge and experience in management, leasing, redevelopment and strategic planning.
At KIPT, Gerard was part of the Centre Management and project team responsible for delivering the recently redeveloped Centre Place, Hamilton.
More recently, his role with DNZ Property Fund saw him managing the fund's retail assets in Johnsonville, Wellington and being involved with the strategic planning of the proposed redevelopment of that site.
In 1981 Mark joined the family owned company of Brunton Patton. Mark gained wide experience with the company in many aspects of the commercial property industry including property management and pioneering work in property
syndication. The company had a well deserved reputation as a leading player in the Hamilton commercial property market.
Wellington (Corporate Solutions)
National Director | Retail Leasing
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.
National Director | Capital Markets
In 1993 Peter returned to New Zealand from the United Kingdom with several years’ experience in property management and development. During this time, he worked for Vanson Developments (Richard Branson´s property development company) for two years, and in investment and management for Fuller Peiser (Rolls Royce and Vickers Pension Funds). Upon his return to New Zealand, Peter joined Colliers International (NZ) Limited, where he has been ever since.
Peter now leads the Colliers International Capital Markets division, based in the Auckland CBD. The team is proud to have established a new approach to collaborative working within their division, a first the New Zealand marketplace.
The “Power of Five” approach with the Capital Markets team has driven exceptional outcomes for client service since 2007. The team has adapted a charter unique in the market, with over 100 years of combined experience. The personal and professional networks of 5 directors operating as a cohesive team across all projects, provides maximum leverage and market coverage for our vendors. It ensures an acceleration of all our clients success.
Kane has over 20 years of experience in the New Zealand, Australian and UK real estate sector.
Kane’s experience is truly global having provided valuation and advisory services throughout the Pacific along with various pan-European and pan-Asian portfolio valuation assignments. In the UK he was directly involved in some of the largest development and land transactions including support for a corporate acquisition by US logistics giant Prologis and the provision of feasibility studies for the development of London’s Stratford regeneration, which includes Westfield Stratford and significant parts of the London 2012 Olympic site. Kane also lead the portfolio due diligence team assisting Colonial First State in their bid for the ING Retail Fund, including assets throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Kane is a past member of the Auckland Branch committee of the NZIV and more recently he was the Deputy Chairman for the New South Wales board of the RICS. He is a RICS Assessor and currently part of the Oceania Valuation Standards Board along with being Chairman of RICS New Zealand. In 2011 Kane was invited to become a Fellow of the RICS for his contributions to the Institution and the property profession.
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.
Kerry is an experienced development profressional with more than 15 years experience working as a project and development manager in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Director | Research & Communications
Chris Dibble oversees the delivery of award-winning research reports, PR and Communications for Colliers International New Zealand. With over 13 years of experience and university qualifications in economics, geography, marketing and property, Chris has a multi-disciplinary approach that assists a broad range of clients in their strategic decision making. Chris is a regular presenter and market commentator with an extensive network of media contacts to discuss the latest insights on current and future property trends. Chris also works with in-house and external writers to curate an audience-focused content delivery strategy for Colliers.
Director | Marketing
As Colliers International's Director of Marketing Operations, Grant is responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary marketing team responsible for delivering the industry's best marketing platform, developing and implementing a complete marketing strategy whilst maintaining brand consistency across all media and aligning this to the company business plan. Bringing extensive experience from a range of industries including entertainment, utilities, media and now property, he has a broad understanding of the role marketing plays in driving business performance.
An early adopter of digital technology for marketing, he has worked across a range of digital project implementations on multiple platforms and brings a platform agnostic approach to creating digital marketing solutions.
National Director | Strategic Advisory
Alan has overall responsibility for Strategic Advisory for Colliers International in New Zealand.
He advises a wide range of public and private sector organizations. Clients include Auckland Council, Progressive Enterprises, Massey University, Ngai Tahu Property, Ngati Whatua Orakei, Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, and various departments of the New Zealand government including Police, MBIE, Callaghan Innovation and Housing New Zealand.
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