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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 in the sample 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

156 Central Park Drive, Henderson, $16.82m,  October 2020

350-352 Manukau Road, Epsom, $15.15m, October 2020

Carlaw Park, Parnell, $110m, February 2021 

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

24 Mar 2021

Colliers Essentials | Auckland Retail Report | First Half 2021

Vacancy rates across Auckland continued their upward trend over the second half of 2020 due, primarily, to movement with the strip retail sector. Overall vacancy reached 4.5% in December up from the 3.3% recorded a year earlier. Overall strip retail vacancies (incl. suburban strips) have increased to a record high of 8.5%, up almost 15,500 sqm compared to the same time last year.
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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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Featured News

4 May 2021

Prestigious Ponsonby Road landholding on the market for first time

The largest privately owned freehold site on the cityside of Ponsonby Road has come up for sale for the first time, affording the new owner endless opportunities to add-value through a refurbishment programme, a complete redevelopment or simply land bank for future value gains
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29 Apr 2021

Government tenanted medical centre on Hibiscus Coast

An opportunity to secure a high-profile medical centre on a freehold 4,322 sqm site with a six-year lease to Waitemata District Health Board has become available on the burgeoning Hibiscus Coast.
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