People & Performance Manager | New Zealand
Ashley is a Human Resources professional, Change Manager and Strengths Profile Practitioner. Ashley has over 5 years' experience as a people leader and trainer across the Property, Aviation, Telecommunications, and Fashion industries in Australia and New Zealand.
Ashley leads our national People & Performance function - partnering with our Executive and Senior Leaders to ensure the delivery of best in class people services that are aligned with our global and local strategic vision.
2018 MVP | Administration
Strengths Profile Accreditation Programme (Langley Group)
Employment Law for Managers (University of Auckland)
Human Resources Management (AQF/NZQF Level 5)
Business Management (AQF/NZQF Level 3)
Mental Health First Aid
First Aid (Level 2)
Memberships & Involvements
Chair of Diversity Working Group
Property Council Diversity Committee Member
Chief Financial Officer | New Zealand
Peter's career started with Colliers International in 1992, shortly after the company commenced trading in New Zealand. Over the intervening years Peter has been responsible for the full range of financial services required and has helped navigate the company support functions through sustained periods of growth and change.
Accounting Profession started in the Philippines for almost 14 years. Migrated in New Zealand and has been doing Accounts Payable for 7 years plus exposure in MYOB Payroll process and Accounts Receivable back-up.
Chief Operating Officer | New Zealand
Bruce joined Colliers in 2002, working as a sales broker in the Auckland investment sales team. In 2005 he was appointed General Manager-Operations. Bruce is a chartered surveyor with over 35 years experience in all aspects of commercial real estate including agency, property development and real estate management.
Client Experience Manager
Extensive administration, office and events management experience, alongside product, and sales & marketing management. Brings her Client Service and Event Management expertise to both our external and internal clients.
Director | Administration
As Director of Administration, Nicola is responsible for the administration and team support roles across the Auckland business. In addition, Nicola provides executive support to Mark Synnott, the NZ CEO and Charles Cooper, the Auckland Managing Director and to the wider executive management team
People & Performance Advisor | New Zealand
Emily advises and coordinates people services for team members across New Zealand, from recruitment through to offboarding.
Prior to Colliers, she gained experience in recruitment and marketing in the tech industry in Berlin and Wellington.
Managing Director - Auckland
As Colliers International's Auckland managing director, Charles holds a strategic role responsible for the entire client service experience, the growth strategies and the profitability of the total Auckland business. Charles is also a key member of Colliers International's New Zealand board of directors and sits on the Australasian senior leadership team.
Colliers International's Auckland business is the strongest commercial real estate services player in the market and employs over 260 professionals in four offices across the city.
Charles is also responsible for growing Colliers' market share across its various service lines and charged with developing Colliers’ Auckland business as a ‘best practice’ model for the company’s 20 nationwide offices.
He is also responsible for people management across the Auckland offices, including leadership and direction, recruitment, mentoring, skills development and succession planning; as well as implementing and developing new business lines.
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, both retail and 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 in 2013 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.
Kane has over 25 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 included Westfield Stratford and the surrounds. Kane specialised in retail valuations while in Sydney and valued some of Australia’s largest Shopping Centres. Since returning to New Zealand in 2012, he has focused on Auckland’s CBD Office market along with mixed use and residential development valuations.
Kane is a past member of the Auckland Branch committee of the NZIV and was the Deputy Chairman for the New South Wales RICS board between 2009 and 2011. He is a RICS Assessor and has been part of the Oceania Valuation Standards Board along with being Chairman of RICS New Zealand between 2014 and 2020. In 2011 Kane was invited to become a Fellow of the RICS for his contributions to the Institution and the property profession. He is currently a member of the PCNZ National Advisory Group.
Pete specialises in residential property development and project marketing. Pete is focused on leading the growth and development of the national residential business line through providing diverse and integrated residential property services, enhancing project design and mix to identified target markets, client engagement strategies, branding and positioning, project sales specialist to sell-out projects, fostering and maintaining service excellence.
Jeff's career commenced in chartered accountancy before progressing to financial management roles in a range of diverse industries leading to his appointment as Managing Director of a prominent national real estate group before establishing his own consultancy business. Jeff's association with Colliers commenced in 2007 providing consultancy services to Colliers evaluating and making recommendations to Colliers for new business opportunities. This work led to the re-establishment of the Residential Project Marketing Division in 2008 which has been involved in projects to date with a value of over $1billion. Jeff is responsible for the execution and successful sell down of medium to high density residential projects, liaising with clients, developing products that best meet market needs and driving a team of specialised project sales consultants to achieve targeted sales results that enables construction to commence at the earliest time.
Jeff continues to act as an independent member on advisory boards utilising the breadth of knowledge and experience gained across his diverse work experience. Colliers 2008 - current, RJD Consulting Limited 2006 - current, Bayleys Realty Group Limited 1999 - 2006, Ernest Adams Limited 1997 - 1999, Bridgestone Firestone Limited 1992 - 1997, Arthur Yates & Co Limited 1987 - 1992 and Deloitte (NZ and South Africa) 1980 - 1987.
Director | Marketing
As Director | Marketing for Colliers in New Zealand, Grant Torrie 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. This includes experience at implementing and driving adoption of marketing automation technology, change management and best practice.
With more than 15 years' experience up to executive level working for New Zealand's largest media companies, he has a deep an extensive understanding of planning and executing media plans across both traditional and digital media.
Contact Grant on 022 581 9046 or at email@example.com to discuss your next commercial property marketing campaign.
Auckland Director - Investment Sales
Gareth leads Colliers International's Investment Sales team. The team operates across the entire Auckland market from four strategic locations; CBD (including city fringe), South Auckland (based in Highbrook), West Auckland (based in North West Shopping Centre) and North Shore (based in Takapuna).
This is a large team of brokers and support staff focussed on providing solutions to owners, investors, developers, owner-occupiers and tenants. It features a specialised site sales team focussed on residential land and development opportunites. Investment Sales also includes the syndication division, offerring proportionate ownership opportunities to investors on behalf of clients.
Gareth is also on the Executive Team for Colliers in New Zealand.
National Director | Industrial
Greg specialises in the mid to upper end of the Industrial sale and leasing markets. He joined Colliers International in 2004, coming from a policing background. He quickly established strong relationships within the industrial market and has worked exclusively for the likes of Fisher & Paykel, The Warehouse, Freedom Furniture, Fletchers, NZ Police, NZ Guardian Trust, Goodyear Dunlop NZ Ltd and Mercedes-Benz to name a few.
Greg has been the lead broker on nearly all of the largest transactions in the industrial property market over the last ten years. Greg has completed three of the largest industrial sales ever in the New Zealand market. He is a regular top 10 broker for Colliers across NZ having transacted in excess of $6billion worth of industrial real estate in his time with Colliers.
In 2013, 2019 and 2020 Greg was awarded the Commercial and Industrial Salesperson of the Year Award by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and was runner up in 2018. Greg was Colliers International’s top salesperson in New Zealand across all sectors in In 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
General Manager | Director
Jimmy heads the Colliers North Shore team with a "lead from the front" approach. He specialises in both sales and leasing of commercial and Industrial Property, Now in his thirteenth year with Colliers International he is constantly in the top 10 % of Colliers brokers.
A North Shore resident for over 40 years his local network and knowledge is extensive. Having come from a successful background of sales, marketing and manufacturing and a director of his own business for 20 years, Jimmy has built up a vast network of property developers, investors, architects, designers and corporate businesses both retail and commercial. With a broad knowledge as both a tenant and investor in the commercial property market his wide range of skills and extensive network will be an asset to any future clients.
Positions Held at Colliers:
March 2006: Industrial Broker
April 2008: Industrial Manager
July 2012: General Manager
February 2014: General Manager -Associate Director
June 2014: General Manager – Director
Through specialisation and a commitment to true team work, Jimmy and his team have sold property in excess of $1Billion and negotiated innumerable leases.
With a strong focus on finding property solutions for his clients, Jimmy has successfully represented AA Insurance, EasiYo Products, Sealegs, Johnson Controls, Electronic Navigation and Maxwell Marine to name a few.
Jimmy is consistently in the top 10% of Colliers brokers.
Director | Site Sales
Tenacious, personable and driven, Josh Coburn draws on 16 years' experience in New Zealand's property sector in his role as Director of Site Sales at Colliers International. His key focus and passion are delivering quality development opportunities to the market and acting as a partner in the development process to see projects come to fruition.
Futhermore, Josh is the General Manager of Collier's West Auckland Business, overseeing 5 brokers in a rapidly emerging Metropolitan market.
Josh re-joined Colliers International in 2015 after four years working as the Development Manager for Haydn & Rollett Construction - a role in which he focused on development of commercial and industrial properties joint ventures, and commercial-scale residential opportunities.
National Director | Large Format Retail
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.
With expertise in the Auckland office leasing market I co-lead the Colliers Auckland Commercial Leasing team.
I cover all aspects of the job with expertise in end-to-end leasing solutions focusing on medium to large businesses. From the initial design through to lease execution, major back-fill, sub-leasing, assigning of existing leases and seeking the right office solution for significant corporate organisations.
I have spent the past twelve years in NZ building an extensive industry network and have superior market knowledge and insight.
I have consistently been a top tier performer in Auckland for office leasing and pride myself on strong and enduring relationships in the market.
As Director of Office Leasing, Sam leads the Auckland CBD team of 12 brokers and support staff to connect tenants with the very best spaces for lease across the CBD and city fringe. Sam has over 20 years of commercial property experience with ten years at Colliers International and five years leading the Auckland CBD leasing team. Sam has a thorough understanding of the Auckland office market and has developed strong relationships with some of the city’s largest office owners and occupiers.
Prior to joining Colliers in 2010, Sam worked in the South Auckland leasing and sales market before taking up an international transfer to work in London in the West End Office market. Sam spent six years in London specialising in office leasing, acting for both tenants and landlords.
Sam now specialises in Auckland CBD leasing and has been instrumental in some of the largest deals in the city. Most recently the leasing of the brand-new, PWC Tower at Commercial Bay, acting for Fidelity Life with their relocation to 136 Fanshawe Street and stay put negotiations for The Australian Consulate, Morgan Coakle and Haigh Lyon.
National Director | Colliers Partnerships, Research & Communications
Chris Dibble oversees three key business units at Colliers New Zealand - Colliers Partnerships, Research and Communications.
Colliers Partnership priorities focus on support initiatives that drive collaboration, best practice learning, cost efficiencies, and growth opportunities across the wider Colliers franchise network.
As the head of research for Colliers, Chris oversees the collaboration and delivery of award-winning research reports. He is a regular presenter and market commentator, often discussing the latest insights on current and future property trends.
Chris also leads PR and communications for Colliers. He works with in-house and external writers to curate an audience-focused content delivery strategy.
With over 15 years of experience and university qualifications in economics, geography, marketing and property, Chris provides a multi-disciplinary approach that assists a broad range of clients and internal stakeholders.