Director | Debt Advisory
17 years' experience in corporate property banking, commercial investments, developments and cashflow lending at BNZ and ANZ. Passionate about private large scale developments and investments; deal structuring, adding value, connecting people and managing key relationships.
Specialise in sourcing debt capital both domestically and offshore for developers and investors in Real Estate. I work with clients on acquisition funding, development funding, refinancing, restructuring and advisory.
BMS first Class Hons double Major in Finance and Economics
Memberships & Involvements
Board of Trustee on The Second Nature Charitable Trust (Vector Wero and Vodafone Event Centre).
International Sales Director | Capital Markets
Richard is responsible for the promotion of New Zealand property to international investors, leveraging of his relationships developed in executive positions during his near 8 years in Hong Kong, as well as assisting to grow the company’s nationwide Rural and Agribusiness agency capability.
Richard began his real estate career in 2004 with CBRE, in the five years he spent with them (before leaving to run Colliers Hong Kong business in 2008) he was involved in many notable transactions including the sale of the Lion Nathan site in Newmarket for $162m, the sale of the GE & BNZ Britomart properties on behalf of Manson’s to the German fund HIH and portfolio sales, including the successful auctioning of 16 National Bank Branches across New Zealand.
During his time as MD of Colliers Hong Kong he was involved in the sale of 50 Connaught Road on behalf Apollo Group (a New York based Hedge Fund) to the Agricultural Bank of China for $US632m.
Richard was the Managing Director of Colliers Hong Kong office for six years from 2009-2014. During this time he was an active participant in several high value transactions and developed broad relationships with both Asian investors and colleagues across the region.
In late 2014, Richard agreed to run CBRE’s Asia Pacific Capital Market business, including their Capital Advisory (Real Estate Investment Banking) business, this further added to his knowledge of real estate investors, particularly in greater Asia.
As a senior executive of Colliers for 6 years in Hong Kong, Richard has strong personal relationships with Colliers personnel across the globe.