Our commercial property brokerage team is the most dominant commercial real estate agency in the South Island. Our track record includes negotiating some of the largest transactions in the city and across New Zealand, backed by the strength of the Colliers International network.
The real estate agents based in Christchurch provide a broad range of professional property management services to property owners and investors. Services cover tenant retention, tenancy mix and leasing, as well as financial management and facilities management, including services procurement, expenditure forecasting, project management and risk management.
Commercial Property Investment agents
Managing Director of Colliers International in Christchurch (South Island Commercial Ltd) and a Director of Colliers International in New Zealand.
Born and bred in Christchurch, I am committed to the redevelopment of the city and its thriving future. I'm currently working with many of Christchurch’s leading investors and tenants as they view future opportunities.
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).
Investment Sales Broker
Christchurch born and bred, Michael enjoys a large network of contacts both personal and professional. He was previously a Marketing Account Director for one of New Zealand’s largest privately-owned agencies where he demonstrated his ability to be creative and think outside the square. Michael’s meticulous planning results in great outcomes for his clients, with whom he forms strong and ongoing relationships.
He has a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication).
Investment Sales Broker
Courtney has won multiple national awards and is recognised as one of the star performers at Colliers. She is widely respected for her initiative, tenacity, and professionalism.
During the past year, she negotiated more than $94 million of investment sales including a diverse variety of commercial buildings and ‘as is where is’ body corporates.
Rising to the top of the industry in a short time, Courtney was named Colliers International Rookie of the Year in 2014, after achieving the highest revenue of all new brokers. Since then she’s added Colliers International Managing Director’s Award in 2011 & again in 2013, followed by the REINZ Commercial & Industrial Rising Star of the Year in 2014 and General Manager’s Award in 2017. In 2018 she was recognised as the winner of the RICS Women of the Built Environment which promotes positive contribution to the property industry.
Courtney is the dominant broker in body corporate ‘as is where is’ sales, implicitly understanding the complexities of this sector.
Investment Sales Broker
Noel is working collaboratively with many landowners to create larger inner city land holdings, which will allow for larger scale developments. In the Christchurch inner city he has transacted many bare land sites in the past three years. These include 135 Hereford St, 139 Hereford St, 60 Cashel St, 59 Cambridge Tce, 77 Gloucester St, 254 Montreal St, and the RSA site.
Noel’s investment sales expertise is backed by many years in office leasing. This combined experience gives him an in depth understanding of leases and lease structures, helping to realise the potential of properties for purchasers.
Investment Sales Broker
Will Franks is involved in all aspects of investment sales in Christchurch. He has recently moved from retail leasing, where he worked on bulk retail projects through to substantial inner city developments as part of the new 8ha CBD retail precinct. Will hails from a valuation background, having previously worked with the Colliers Valuation teams in Christchurch and Wellington. He is a former research analyst with the agency team and has a B.Com (Marketing) from the University of Canterbury and a post graduate diploma in valuation from Lincoln University. Will has excelled as a commercial sales and leasing broker, building a track record of successful lease negotiations and investment sales. These include: 26 Belfast Road; BP acquisition; More Mobility; Hannah’s Footwear; NZ Safety; Foodstuffs site acquisition; Bedpost; 1-5 Amyes Road retail centre; and 105 Blenheim Road. Further transactions and market evidence available on request.
Industrial real estate agents
Director of Industrial
Sam is the leading industrial broker in the South Island and is the Director of the Industrial Sales & Leasing division for the Colliers Christchurch office. He has negotiated the majority of the South Islands largest industrial transactions during the past 11 years and in the past 4 years alone has delivered in excess of $480 million in sales.
Sam works closely with his colleagues across the AU/NZ Colliers network which ensures the Christchurch commercial market and his clients are as widely connected as possible. Sam works with corporate and private clients who benefit from his in-depth knowledge of the industrial sector, his proactive approach and strong business networks.
An industrial specialist for the past 16 years, Paul is involved with several significant design builds and unit developments, especially in Sockburn and Izone, Rolleston. He has strong relationships with leading industrial investors in Christchurch. Sales include: 16ha of industrial land in Rangiora; the sale of six large industrial sites for Ngāi Tahu Property in Nga Mahi Rd, Sockburn; the land formerly occupied by the Tip Top factory in Blenheim Rd; and seven substantial sections in Izone. Leases include: Pentair Water Solutions to a new office/warehouse in Hornby, a showroom in Moorhouse Ave to Konica Minolta; the Department of Conservation into offices in Nga Mahi Rd and Moorhouse Ave; and IRD into Moorhouse Ave.
Elliot has built a successful track record negotiating commercial leases, corporate and private for domestic and international tenants. His comprehensive experience includes leasing both existing stock and design builds.
Working with management, solicitors, and key industry professionals, he enjoys strong client relationships within the industrial sector.
His B.Com in supply chain management and logistics underpins Elliot’s in depth knowledge of this growing sector in Christchurch. Backed by practical experience in the market, Elliot’s clients enjoy his implicit understanding of their requirements and the issues they must negotiate to operate successfully.
Elliot also has a B.Com in Marketing.
Oliver is a high achieving broker, who has forged an impressive track record. He has negotiated more than $170 million of property and successfully transacted a large number of significant leases. Oliver covers all facets of the industrial market – from sales and leasing, through to design builds.
He is well versed in working with multiple stakeholders, including solicitors, engineers, banks, and valuers, to gain a greater understanding of the client’s position which has led to multiple successes. Oliver is widely regarded for his ability to work closely with his clients to ensure their requirements are met and is always a strong performer in the Christchurch market.
Oliver has a Bachelor of Sport Coaching from the University of Canterbury and spent time teaching Physical Education in London and Europe.
A former property lawyer, Christian was one of the top performing brokers in New Zealand in his first year as a Commercial Property Broker in 2014. Christian has consolidated that impressive debut, building a track record of sales totalling over $150 million along with strong leasing experience. Christian is widely regarded for his expertise in effectively marketing and selling “As Is Where Is”, vacant and tenanted investment property in Christchurch and generally focuses on sales in the city fringe industrial areas of Christchurch. Christian has a strong track record for sales within Sydenham, Addington, Waltham and Phillipstown.
Recent sales highlights include the $4 million sale at 11 Wigram Close; 53 Izone Drive, Rolleston for $3.9m and 17 March Place, Belfast for $2.55 million. Christian is a consistently strong performer in the Christchurch industrial market, where he’s developed excellent client relationships. Christian was invited to the Colliers APAC training camp in Sydney Australia, where he worked alongside a number of industry leaders. His areas of expertise in the industrial market including sales and leasing, corporate tenant representation, and design builds.
Office leasing agents
Director of Commercial Leasing
Brynn heads our highly respected office leasing team in Christchurch.
He is the leading office leasing specialist in the South Island, working closely with landlords and tenants to provide strategic guidance. He has extensive market knowledge, gained over 14 years’ specialising in leasing.
Understanding the requirements of both stakeholders, Brynn assists landlords with bench marking deals and adds value to tenants by reviewing and refining their briefs.
He has successfully negotiated leases with a number of national and international brands and tenants including Duncan Cotterill, Nexia, PwC, and Chapman Tripp.
Office Leasing Broker
Tom has worked within the Christchurch commercial market for the past six years. He has extensive experience in the real estate industry, having earlier worked with the UK’s West end office market.
Since relocating to Christchurch, he has worked extensively with a number of the major developers and landlords as part of the on-going rebuild within the city.
Retail leasing agents
Director of Retail
Nick is one of the leading retail real estate specialists in Christchurch and the greater Canterbury region, leasing over 100,000m² of space and negotiating more than $140m in retail property sales. He works meticulously with landlords to identify appropriate tenants and has unrivalled expertise in coordinating tenancy mix within developments.
Nick is intimately involved with several projects in the Christchurch CBD, including spearheading the marketing of several significant specialty retail projects in Cashel Mall. He has also been instrumental in many substantial leases in the large format sector. His most recent activity in this area includes leasing Briscoes and Rebel Sport at Northlink Centre in Papanui; the new Briscoes store in Rangiora; and project leasing multiple centres throughout Canterbury.
One of Nick’s more notable transactions is the sale of South City Shopping Centre in central Christchurch in 2018 for $46 million
Rural and Agribusiness real estate agents
Director | Real Estate
Having started his career as a Registered Valuer, Shane entered the real estate profession in 1993 with iconic Stock & Station company Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd. During this time Shane was involved in the sale of some of Canterbury's iconic farm properties becoming Company Real Estate Manager in 1998.
In 2002 Shane was a key driver in establishing Bayleys Real Estate as a major force in the Canterbury market becoming Managing Director and shareholder in the franchise in 2005.
After 11 years with Bayleys, Shane formed Northington AgriCapital Ltd a specialist rural Investment Bank before establishing Colliers first NZ Rural franchise in October 2014.
Richard brings to Colliers Rural and Agribusiness a strong agribusiness background and a quality network of relationships in the sector. The past 20 years have been spent in technical, agribusiness and banking based rural roles gaining diverse experience across finance, operations, farm development and sales/syndications.
With a reputation for providing informed and sound judgement and delivering results, Richard is committed to achieving the best possible outcome. The completion of recent dairy, grazing and sheep and beef farm sales in the region complement the above skills with market and buyer knowledge to achieve the desired outcome for clients.
Rural Sales Broker
Jonny joins the Colliers Rural and Agribusiness team with a wealth of farming knowledge and expertise. He has been farming in equity partnerships for the past 10 years. The first seven years was a 7,500 stock unit sheep and beef property near Clinton, South Otago. Jonny and Tracy still own a financial interest in this property. The last three years farming was at Ikawai, South Canterbury, on a large scale dairy farm.
This experience gives Jonny a solid platform when it comes to understanding what is required to run a successful farm business. He has experience in management, compliance, governance, strategy, finance and working with key professionals.
Rural Sales Broker
Alex has a strong rural background having built a career servicing the rural sector. A graduate of Lincoln College with a Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture & Management), Alex worked for a National rural supplies company in the Waikato before taking up a position as a rural manager with ANZ Bank in South Canterbury. In these roles Alex has developed a wide range of skills across finance and farming operations as well as environmental and operational knowledge.
Alex added to these skills when travelling abroad taking up a role as a Credit Analyst for Credit 4 in London and travelling for 18 months before returning to join Colliers International.
Alex believes in building strong relationships with his clients that allows him to understand what is required to consistently achieve the best results. His experience in the rural field sees Alex well positioned to add value to the sales process. His collaborative, friendly nature and ability to relate to a large cross section of people from farmers to rural professionals will ensure the very best outcomes are achieved every time.
Alex has lived in Canterbury for over 6 years, the people and the relationships he has formed in that time is what drives him and he will utilise his growing knowledge of the area, rural expertise and sales skills to assist others in achieving their goals. If you would like to speak to a Central Canterbury expert, contact Alex Cooney today