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Alan McMahon | Colliers | Auckland CBD

Alan McMahon


National Director | Strategic Advisory

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Professional Summary

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,, Massey University, Kiwi Property, Ngai Tahu Property, Ngati Whatua Orakei, Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, NZ Super, and various departments of the New Zealand government including Police, MBIE, Ministry of Justice, and Kainga Ora.





In 2018 he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by RICS to acknowledge an outstanding contribution to the built environment in New Zealand. In 2019 he was elected a Fellow of the Property INstitiute of New Zealand. 

He is a member of the Society of Property Researchers.

His Strategic Advisory team won the RICS Research and Consultancy team of the year award in 2015, 2016, and 2019.



B. Sc (Hons) in Building Economics, Heriot-Watt University, UK, 1978

Chartered Surveyor since 1981

Membership Involvements

FRICS - Fellow Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

FPINZ- Fellow Property Institute of New Zealand.

AREINZ - Associate Real Estate Institute of New Zealand


Clients include Colliers colleagues, Auckland Council, Land Information New Zealand, Progressive Enterprises, Massey University, Panuku Development, Fletcher Building, and various agencies of the New Zealand government.


"I'm a big fan of your research and presentations - in fact I try to read everything of yours I can" John Polkinghorne, Economist, RCG.

“Quality and robust methodology, intelligent questioning of assumptions, transparency, and quality reporting are critical to our organisation. We found these qualities reflected in Colliers’ work.” Russell Pyne, Ngai Tahu Property GM.

Alan's team has won the RICS New Zealand Research and Consulting Team of the Year award twice, more than any other organisation.





Service Lines
Research, Valuation and Advisory
Property Type
Industrial, Land, Office, Multifamily-Apartment, Retail
Expert/Featured Research
16 Aug 2019
Built-To-Rent; The Investment Case for Auckland
Some articles and research piece in recent months have highlighted the undoubted demand brewing from prospective tenants, particularly in Auckland, for long-term residential accommodation, which is purpose-built to rent (BTR). In essence, an unprecedented combination of factors has come together to boost demand for quality well-managed residential rental accommodation.
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Expert/Featured News
10 Nov 2020
The Orange offers a prime investment with character and BTR income
Auckland’s iconic The Orange – a premier mixed-use, city fringe development incorporating a landmark character building and built-to-rent apartments – is for sale for the first time.
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7 Sep 2020
Waiuku industrial subdivision offers a lifeline for priced-out occupiers
A game-changing new industrial subdivision in Auckland’s fast-growing south offers owner-occupiers and investors a rare opportunity to secure their own land at an affordable price point.
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24 Mar 2020
Commercial investment opportunities in Manukau trophy asset
Perfectly positioned in the heart of South Auckland’s growth hub, three brand-new commercial units are available to purchase within Manukau’s Lakewood Plaza.
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3 Mar 2020
Ōrewa office complex with redevelopment upside
A substantial office complex in Ōrewa has become available for sale, providing an opportunity for investors, developers or occupiers to acquire a strategic landholding in a popular coastal community.
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