Gareth Fraser | Colliers | Auckland CBD

Gareth Fraser

BBS(VPM)

Auckland Director - Investment Sales

License # Licensed under the REAA 2008

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About

Professional Summary

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.

Accomplishments

In his sales role, Gareth has transacted numerous large and high profile sites, as outlined below. He specialises in structured transactions given his background in property finance and banking.

Notable Sales:

85 Cavendish Drive, Manukau, $10.0m, November 2015 (largest Auction at Colliers)

49-51 Symonds Street, $49.7m, December 2015

Old Customhouse Building (22 Customs Street West), $33.5m, October 2016

131 Queen Street, Auckland, $52.3m, November 2016

67 Symonds Street, Auckland, $23.0m, August 2017

Saatchi & Saatchi Building, $57.3m, September 2017 

Royal Heights Shopping Centre, $16.83m, August 2018

109 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, $28.0m, August 2018

614 Great South Road, Greenlane, $11.6m, October 2018 

65b Main Highway, Ellerslie, > $21m, February 2019

St Kentigerns Girls School, Remuera, Confidential, April 2019

286-206 Ponsonby Road & 1-3 Cowan Street, Ponsonby, $28m, June 2019

57 Market Road, Remuera, $11.6m, July 2019

2 Princes Street, Auckland CBD, > $15m, August 2019

132-134 Wellesley Street, Auckland CBD, $14.81m, October 2019

52 Grant Road, Queenstown, $13.1m, October 2019

186 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, $15.75m, November 2019

2 Margan Ave, New Lynn, $9.8m, December 2019

17 Upland Road, Remuera, Confidential, April 2020

81 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Confidential, May 2020

171 Pilkington Road, Glen Innes, Confidential, July 2020

15 Lambie Drive, Manukau, $12.1m, August 2020

29-31 Anzac Ave, Auckland CBD, $6.9m, August 2020

Gareth started his career in facilities management before moving to Colliers International in 2000. He initially worked in the company’s Auckland office as a property manager, before transferring to Colliers offices in Melbourne and Sydney as a senior portfolio manager.

In 2005 Gareth returned to New Zealand and worked in property investment, property finance and banking, including his role as a senior partner at BNZ Partners. Gareth acquired extensive experience in stressed property sales and mortgagee sales, recoveries and receiverships during the GFC both from a mortgagee and mortgagor perspective.

He returned to Colliers in 2011 and ran the Real Estate Management business nationally for Colliers, a division which employed 95 property professionals and managed 290 properties. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

Bachelor of Business Studies (Valuation and Property Management)

AREINZ

Memberships & Involvements

PINZ, PCNZ

Services

Service Lines
Investment Sales, Property Syndication, Site Sales
Property Type
Aged Care Property Investment, Character Space, Investment, Land, Mixed, Office, Proportionate Ownership/Syndicates, Multifamily-Apartment, Retail, SectionRes

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Featured Research
30 Nov 2020
Colliers Essentials | Auckland Metro Office Report | Second Half 2020
Overall vacancy within Auckland’s Metropolitan Office market rose to 6.3%, up from the 5.6% recorded 12 months prior, but still well below the 20-year average of 8.4%. Occupier interest and demand in prime quality office space remains elevated which has resulted in vacancy within the Prime sector remaining largely unchanged at 3.3%. Vacancy within the secondary sector increased from 6.3% in September 2019 to 7.3%.
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11 Sep 2020
Colliers Essentials | Auckland Retail Report | Second Half 2020
The retail sector has been significantly impacted by the trading restrictions associated with lockdowns, putting pressure on cashflows. Vacancy rates have begun to increase in response with Auckland’s overall rate rising to to 3.8%% (approximately 67,000 sq m) compared to the 3.3% recorded six-months prior. Vacancy within the CBD increased from 2.1% to 2.8% an increase of 1,200 sq m of additional vacant space.
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18 Mar 2020
Colliers Essentials | Auckland CBD Office Report | First Half 2020
Strong occupier demand for Auckland CBD office space was recorded in our latest December survey. The overall vacancy rate decreased to 4.7% compared to 5.0% in June 2019.
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Featured News
19 Feb 2021
Freehold site in prime Auckland CBD location for sale
A prime 3,091sq m freehold site at 108 Greys Avenue in Auckland CBD is on the market, presenting a huge opportunity in a market starved of redevelopment sites.
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12 Feb 2021
Ellerslie office investment with government tenants
A recently refurbished office building on Auckland’s tightly held Southern Corridor, with two government organisations among its tenants, is for sale as a fully leased investment opportunity.
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9 Dec 2020
Auction results show strong activity in the sub-$3m commercial market
Activity in Auckland’s entry-level commercial property market remains buoyant, with investors snapping up numerous properties in the sub-$3 million range at auction in recent weeks.
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16 Nov 2020
Split-risk investment with new leases on Ellerslie’s main retail strip
A fully leased, split-risk investment property in the heart of Ellerslie is for sale by auction, presenting an opportunity to secure diversified income from a strategic freehold asset in one of Auckland’s most desirable suburbs.
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