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Gareth Fraser | Colliers | Auckland CBD

Gareth Fraser


Chief Executive Officer | New Zealand

License # Licensed under the REAA 2008

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Professional Summary

As the Chief Executive Officer, Gareth is responsible for leading the Colliers New Zealand business, which includes nearly 750 experts across 30 locations.

Gareth’s responsibilities include guiding the strategy and growth of the New Zealand business and he works closely with the Colliers APAC and global teams to maximise collaboration and implement global initiatives.

He has extensive experience in the Australasian property market having first joined Colliers in 2000 and worked across multiple service lines, including Real Estate Management, Occupier Services, Leasing and Sales. He worked in the banking sector from 2005-2011 before returning to Colliers.

Prior to becoming CEO, Gareth led the Investment Sales team at Colliers for eight years.


Prior to moving into his role as CEO, Gareth collaborated on hundreds of millions of dollars of high-profile real estate transactions. He specialised in structured transactions given his background in property finance and banking.

Gareth also played a key role in the recent acquisition of Greenstone Group, one of New Zealand’s leading project management and property advisory firms, who have since rebranded to Colliers Project Leaders.


Bachelor of Business Studies, Massey University (Valuation and Property Management)


Memberships & Involvements



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

18 Nov 2022

Colliers Essentials | Auckland Metro Office Report | Second Half 2022

Vacancy continued to trend upwards over the six months to September to reach 8.9% from 8.0% recorded in March. Prime grade vacancy stood at 7.1% in September while the secondary grade figure increased to 9.5% from the 8.8% reported in March.
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11 Apr 2022

Colliers Essentials | Auckland Metro Office Report | First Half 2022

Vacancy increased for the second consecutive year to reach 8% in March 2022 up from 4.7% in March 2020 and 6.3% in March 2021. The rate of increase is slowing though with the quantum of vacant space increasing by just 19,220 sqm in the year to March 2022 compared with 37,465 sqm over the preceding 12 month period.
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5 Oct 2021

Colliers Essentials | Auckland Retail Report | Second Half 2021

The return of higher alert level restrictions in the second half of 2021 has disrupted retail sector trading results. However, not all retail sectors are experiencing the same impacts. Essentials services remain resilient and many businesses are structurally more sound, have more of an online presence and/or click ‘n collect services to engage with customers than in 2020. However, store closures and rising vacancies are projected, with the hospitality and entertainment sectors at the forefront. This will likely see overall strip retail vacancy elevated across Auckland for the short-term, which does provide some opportunities for retailers with a longer-term timeframe. Until resolving the lack of foot traffic in the CBD, higher vacancy rates will remain. Suburban markets may benefit from remote working, when Alert Levels allow. Bulk retail premises remain resilient showcased by sub-1% vacancy.
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Featured News

22 Jan 2024

Renewed optimism in property market for 2024

Prospective purchasers and vendors have continued to move closer in their price expectations during the past six months, which could contribute to enhanced activity in the property market this year.
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12 Dec 2023

Herdson marks 30 years at Colliers

This month National Director of Capital Markets Peter Herdson notches 30 years at Colliers.
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