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.
Ravi joined Colliers in 2011 after working in analyst and accounting roles in various large Information Technology and Telecommunications (IT&T) companies. He is currently responsible for all operational aspects of the NZ Finance function such as managing cash flows, Financial Accounting, AP, AR, Payroll, Tax, Budgeting, Forecasting, Management Reporting, Offshore Shareholder Reporting, External Audit and Statutory Reporting.
I am a professional, ethical, experienced and skilled accountant in the field of financial analysis and reporting. Being a very loyal person, I pride myself of my work commitment and dedication.
I would like to find an accounting role that will give me opportunities to contribute and add value to the business through the use of the skills and knowledge I have developed over the years.
Accounts Payable Officer
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.
Senior Financial Accountant
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and provide financial and management accounting services. I have experience in the media and tourism industries, and also spent a year in audit.
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 30 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 and 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, predominantly retail with some 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 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.
National Director | Commercial | Real Estate Management
John joined Colliers International in January 2017 after spending over 11 years in the Financial Services industry. Prior to joining Colliers, John spent 8 years at BNZ where he was a Partner in the Property Finance team. This involved managing a Senior Property Finance portfolio with heavy involvement in various Commercial investment and development property transactions through-out New Zealand.
John leads the Commercial Real Estate Management team for Colliers nationally. The team provides core property management services as well as Strategic Asset management consultancy with a specific focus on identifying ways to maximise the value of an asset but furthermore identifying additional income streams for their clients.
Wellington (Corporate Solutions)
My career has focussed on the the field of Corporate Real Estate / Occupier Services. Prior to my current Role as the New Zealand National Director of Corporate Services, I worked for DTZ as the National Director of Property Services, and proir to that I held roles at JLL, AMP and the Ministry of Health.
Kane has over 20 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 includes Westfield Stratford and significant parts of the London 2012 Olympic site. Kane also lead the portfolio due diligence team assisting Colonial First State in their bid for the ING Retail Fund, including assets throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Kane is a past member of the Auckland Branch committee of the NZIV and more recently he was the Deputy Chairman for the New South Wales board of the RICS. He is a RICS Assessor and currently part of the Oceania Valuation Standards Board along with being Chairman of RICS New Zealand. In 2011 Kane was invited to become a Fellow of the RICS for his contributions to the Institution and the property profession.
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 Colliers International's Director of Marketing Operations, Grant 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.
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
I am the National Director for industrial across all of New Zealand based in our South Auckland industrial office.
I specialise in the mid to upper end of the industrial sale and leasing markets. Since joining Colliers in 2004 I have established strong relationships within the industrial market and have worked exclusively for a number of national and multi-national clients.
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 | Retail Leasing
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.
Matt started his commercial leasing working for CBRE Melbourne before returning to New Zealand where he has spent the past nine years building an extensive industry network working for JLL and Colliers International..
Matt believes the best solutions come from listening to the Tenant, gaining a thorough understanding of the business needs, and having superior market knowledge and insight. With a strong focus on end-to-end leasing solutions focusing on medium to large businesses within the Auckland CBD and city fringe.
Job satisfaction comes from finding the right solution for the Tenant through a structured ‘current reality to desired reality’ process designed to ensure the best property solution. This includes initial investigation and summary, analysis of market, site selection and lease negotiation.
He has consistently been a top tier performer in Auckland for office leasing and prides himself 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
My Colliers Partnership priorities focus on support initiatives that drive collaboration, best practice learning, cost efficiencies and growth opportunities across the wider Colliers International New Zealand franchise network. I also oversee the collaboration and delivery of award-winning research reports and communications for Colliers. With over 13 years of experience and university qualifications in economics, geography, marketing and property. I have a multi-disciplinary approach that assists a broad range of clients and internal stakeholders. I am a regular presenter and market commentator, often discussing the latest insights on current and future property trends. I also work with in-house and external writers to curate an audience-focused content delivery strategy for Colliers.
Director | Strategic Advisory
Chris is a Director within the Strategic Advisory team. The team helps you with your big property decisions and complex transactions.
Chris' advisory work focuses on:
- Decision making processes (eg property strategy, business cases, feasibilities, etc)
- Tenant representation for large lease transactions (office, industrial and specialist-use)
- Multi-site networks (eg consolidation strategies, optimisation, etc)
Chris’ background in brief:
- Property strategy advisor for some of New Zealand’s most successful private sector, public sector and non-for-profit organisations.
- Tenant representative (tenant-paid lease negotiator) for organisations ranging from small-to-medium enterprises through to major listed companies and government agencies.
- Specialist skills in commercial leasing, financial analysis and market research.
- Part-time lecturer at the University of Auckland Business School and commercial leasing trainer for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Chris’ qualifications include Honours degrees in both Civil Engineering and Property from the University of Auckland, and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Outside of work, Chris is a combat engineer in the NZ Army Reserve and a keen baker.