Wellington Office Leasing
In-depth market knowledge, data insights and extensive landlord and tenant networks for fast, shared results
Our outstanding Office Leasing team scours the market to find the perfect opportunity for you and your business. We know a range of office spaces are available, and as market experts it’s our job to find the perfect solution in a timely manner and at the right price.
A lease means more than simply securing the space where you do business—for most companies, real estate represents the second-largest expense after personnel. Whether your company operates in one location or hundreds, we take the time to understand your concerns for cost, stability and flexibility. We also audit to ensure contracts are properly administered and systematically manage your lease agreements to ensure they support your business strategy.
Colliers is proud to showcase a range of key leasing opportunities currently available throughout Wellington. You can find the latest opportunities in Issue Three of our Lease magazine released in September 2019.
Our expert team of agents would be happy to assist you and your business, whether you are looking to expand your operations, or require a more strategic location.
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.
Steve has been working for Colliers International for over 20 years as an Associate Director of the company, specialising in oﬃce leasing and lease renegotiations for Corporate and Government Tenants predominantly within the Wellington central business area.
Steve has worked with many of the major occupiers in the City, and has recently transacted deals for New Zealand Law Society, Meredith Connell, Ministry of Education, GWRC, Volpara, CCL, MFAT and Historic Places Trust.
Steve receives a high amount of referral and repeat work as Tenants grow/restructure or revisit the market leading up to lease expiry.
Jeremy started his Real Estate career in 2002 as an office Leasing Broker in Wellington’s CBD, specialising in commercial office leasing.
Jeremy then moved to London where over a five year period he worked for NAI Fuller Peiser in a Corporate Asset Management role looking after the Body Shop’s 250 retail premises spread over the United Kingdom.
After this Jeremy took up a position at Nelson Bakewell where he successfully managed two institutional pension funds for AXA Real Estate Investment Managers; during this time he oversaw the management of over 90 properties across two funds.
Jeremy has been at Colliers Wellington since 2009 as a commercial leasing broker in the CBD office leasing team.
Jeremy has 18 years of commercial property experience in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, with comprehensive practical experience in leasing and sale transactions, property portfolio and corporate asset management.
Phil has specialised in CBD leasing for 24 years, Phil works closely and strategically with companies and Government agencies. He is a lateral thinker, problem solver and good communicator.
Amongst others, Phil has assisted companies such as: FNZ, ASB, Spark and the Reserve Bank of NZ. Phil was involved in the leasing of the new 20 Customhouse Quay oﬃce development on behalf of Newcrest.
Phil is also a member of the RICS and an Associate Director of Colliers International, Wellington.
Sam has worked for Colliers since 2006 and specialises in sales and leasing in the Te Aro precinct. Sam quickly builds relationships with both property owners, tenants and potential buyers and has based his business on focusing on one area.
Each year, Sam completes many sales and leasing transactions by establishing good relationships and creating a strong profile in the Te Aro market.
Before working at Colliers Sam attended Wellington College and the University of Otago to gain a Commerce degree. After five years living and working in Sydney, Sam returned home and has been
working at Colliers International since.
Sales and Leasing Broker
Janette Specialises in both sales and leasing in the Hutt Valley.
She has a thorough knowledge of the Hutt Valley market particularly Petone, Alicetown, Central Hutt and Melling with a specific focus on large oﬃce and retail leasing.
She has recently been involved with large oﬃce leasing in Porirua and Lower Hutt to MBIE and Kiwibank.
Janette is a member of a small commercial and industrial team who work collaboratively to cover the market to provide a professional service to clients and customers
I joined the Colliers Wellington team in late 2011 and specialise in sales and leasing in areas outside of the Wellington CBD in particular focusing on the Kapiti area where I have lived for the past 20 years.
I come from a strong sales/entrepreneurial background where i owned and worked in the local Honda Car Franchise and Caltex Service Station, previously called Jack Motors (2000) Ltd for 15 years. Under my ownership I took the dealership to number 1 market share for new car sales for several years, before selling the business in 2006.
I have bought a large number of residential properties in the area over the past 15 years and currently own a high profile industrial site in the heart of Paraparaumu which I purchased in 2003, and two industrial sites in Levin. I believe I have a wealth of knowledge with regards to property in the Kapiti/Horowhenua area and a large client/contact base.
I am well known and highly regarded in the area through my many years in business. I am very passionate about the Kapiti Coast and take a huge interest in the development of the area.
Sales & Leasing Broker
Specialising and living in the fast- growing Porirua area, Vince is enthusiastic about the opportunities the market provides in the region.
Before joining Colliers, Vince enjoyed a successful sales career in the New Zealand print industry for over 30 years.
In the past 4 years Vince has successfully sold multiple commercial and industrial properties, as well as placing many many new tenants into great spaces in Porirua City.
His ability to ascertain exactly what both clients are looking to achieve and what customers are requiring for their business enables him to create exciting opportunities.
“Over the past 24 months Porirua City has changed dramatically. With a growing number of hospitality offerings, diverse businesses in the Mega Centre and offices refurbished to a very high standard, Porirua City now attracts well known retail brands, well known businesses and government departments. This has resulted in positive activity with more purposeful foot traffic”
Vince prides himself on offering excellent service and advice to all clients and customers he encounters.
Retail and Leasing Broker
Tim specialises in retail sales and leasing in the wider Wellington market, dealing in all aspects of the sector from boutique and high end fashion to large format retail. He has an extensive national and international database of tenants and tenant representatives which combined with his in depth knowledge of the local market delivers results for his clients. Tim’s strength lies in his ability to match client requirements to on market and off market opportunities and he has the relationships throughout Wellington to ensure results are achieved.
Having acted in both portfolio management and lease advisory roles Tim understands that property is often not the core business of his clients and customers and his communication skills and expertise across leasing and sales of property enable him to add value.