License # Licensed under the REAA 2008
Ash is a Sales and Leasing broker in Colliers International’s Hawke’s Bay team. The team operates across the entire region which Ash has full coverage of with a focus on Napier and Central Hawke’s Bay providing solutions to owners, investors, developers, owner-occupiers and tenants. Ash works closely with clients across the retail, government, manufacturing, logistics and office sectors leveraging off the industry knowledge gained from his banking and commercial property career. Ash prides himself on his professional work ethic and will work hard for the clients that he represents, ensuring their best interests are looked after first and foremost. His ability to think outside the box and his approachable demeanour are why he has a fast growing and repeat client base.
In his sales and leasing role Ash has completed over 120 transactions across the region in his first three years of real estate, leveraging his ability to see the big picture of a deal and diligence in scoping the finer details. In his first year with Colliers he spent time as the Regional Sales Manager and was also awarded Rookie of The Year. Ash started his professional career in banking with Macquarie Bank followed by Westpac Institutional Bank where he spent over 10 years in Property Finance and Credit Analyst roles before finally finishing his tenure with the bank as an Associate Director in a Relationship Manager role in 2019. During this time Ash acquired a strong understanding of corporate financing and strategic risk where he negotiated hundreds of complex loan and transactional contracts. This experience and unique skill set has transferred nicely into commercial property, where Ash’s growth mindset continues to find new ways to do business.
Bachelor of Commerce
Memberships & Involvements
- Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce
Ash Hames and the Colliers Hawkes Bay team helped us sell our commercial property in Napier. Ash was responsive, knowledgeable, and a consummate professional. The Colliers team are very experienced in the commercial market, and worked hard to make sure our property was profiled and presented to a wide network of potential purchasers. Ash utilised the strength of his database and connections to seek out purchasers and was actively engaged in our campaign with regular updates and information about the markets position. After all his hard work we ended up with multiple offers on the table, which he helped us evaluate and come to a decision on.
I highly recommend that anyone needing a commercial real estate broker gives Ash and his team a call - they get the job done, and they make it easy for you!
My commercial property clients want much more than just a commercial property agent; they want someone that they like and can relate to, someone who will work tirelessly on sale or leasing of their property even when the market looks weak, and someone who will think of all the options and possibilities. My clients found those qualities and that skill set in Ash Hames.
Ash has been my broker for sales and leasing requirements for a number of years now. He is easy to deal with, works hard in finding suitable and quality tenants and sees the process through with good results. I’m always impressed with his local knowledge, honesty and proactiveness. I highly recommend Ash to anyone involved with or interested in commercial property in the Hawke’s Bay.