Auckland Director - Investment Sales
License # Licensed under the REAA 2008
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.
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.
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.
Bachelor of Business Studies (Valuation and Property Management)
Memberships & Involvements
I am an integral part of the Colliers International Investment Sales division. I specialise in sales with my main focus on Auckland's inner CBD and city fringe areas where I have sold over $250,000,000 of commercial property.
- 17-21 Cross Street, Auckland CBD $10,000,000
- 9 Hopetoun Street, Freemans Bay $16,550,000
- 44 Sales Street, Auckland CBD $10,675,000
- 528-588 Rosebank Road, Avondale $25,750,000
- 2-8 Anzac Avenue, Auckland CBD $9,500,000
- 11 York Street, Parnell $8,111,111
- 131 Queen Street $52,300,000
- 2 Kitchener Street, Auckland Central $22,050,000
- 1 Broadway, New Market $12,000,000
With an extensive background in many real estate markets spanning London, Hong Kong, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland, I bring a wealth of experience to Colliers International in client management and delivering 5 star customer service.
Charlie specializes in both the sale of commercial, retail and industrial property as well as Syndication sell downs on behalf of clients. He is one of the leading sales brokers promoting the Auction Business.
Tony joined Colliers International as senior property manager for the Auckland Property Management Division in 1996. From National Manager of Property Management 2000-2004, Tony joined the Commercial Sales team in 2004.
He specialises in investment sales in the Auckland CBD and fringe works closely with private clients and corporates alike. He has expertise in selling add value properties and development sites.
Kris is an Associate Director in Colliers' central Auckland Investment Sales & Syndication divisions. He has worked professionally in the commercial property industry since 2005 first as a commercial property solicitor in Auckland and Wellington and since 2012 as a broker with Colliers International.
Kris specialises in the sale of commercial assets and development sites Auckland city's central commercial areas. He is also part of Colliers’ Syndication division which acts on behlaf of syndication clients raising equity from private investors to acquire large investment and institutional-grade assets.
David is an Associate Director in the Investment Sales team in Auckland, specialising in the sale and lease of commercial property in Auckland. Since joining Colliers David has been involved in a number of high profile transactions in the CBD and city fringe. Whilst David offers a broad range of services, his areas of expertise focus on the sale and acquisition of investment properties (office, retail or industrial), the re-positioning and refurbishment of under-utilised buildings, commercial developments and land sales.
Prior to joining Colliers, David earned a law and politics degree from the University of Otago and had 10 years professional experience as an investment banker, financial consultant and commercial lawyer. David's broad professional experience gives him a strong commercial understanding and a highly beneficial insight into the mindset of how vendors and purchasers operate. Furthermore, David's technical knowledge of mergers and acquisitions and corporate/commercial law are vital when negotiating on behalf of his clients.
Senior expertise in Commercial Property Sales and Leasing in central and city fringe Auckland. Completed over $450 million+ sales transactions over the previous 9 years since joining in early 2010 with a focus on investment properties, mixed-use developments, redevelopment sites comprising under-utilised improvements, land sales and office, retail and warehouse leasing.
BBS Degree (Massey University) majoring in Real Estate; 10 years of business development experience in the FMCG sector and previous role as a property manager at Jonmer Projects providing a comprehensive understanding of key drivers in both general business and the property market, together with the added benefit of an appreciation of client liaison & needs.
Client feedback example:
"I'm delighted to be able to offer the sincerest thanks from the owners of 36 Rossmay Terrace and 52 St Lukes Road. Your diligence and professionalism throughout every aspect of these campaigns for the sale of both properties was a strong factor in the extraordinary results achieved for the vendors in each case.
I would be readily recommend you as a 'dream team' within the superb Colliers group." - Parnell Services Limited (for Jonathan Lynch & Hamish Paterson)
Please contact me on 021 900 611 for all or any commercial property advice
A proactive, motivated and versatile professional, accustomed to adapting to challenging environments and delivering under pressure.
Confident communicating at all levels with internal and external relationships, identifying and leveraging off strategic business opportunities.
Possesses an infectious passion, persuasive energy and drive that engages and inspires others.
Ned forms part of the Colliers Investment Sales team operating out of the Auckland CBD office. His expertise range from his early experience in the industrial sector and current involvement in the commercial market where retail and office sales are his main focus. Ned specialises on Auckland’s competitive fringe market where he’s had major involvements in record setting transactions, selling over $25 million worth of property since starting in 2018.
212 Jervois Road, Herne Bay - $1,950,000 - 4.07% yield
158 Onehunga Mall - $4,250,000
292 Onehunga Mall - 5.50%
300 Onehunga Mall - $1,720,000 - $2,700m² land rate
191 Onehunga Mall - $3,420,000 - 4.00%
75 Ellice Road, Wairau Valley - $2,900,000 - 5.80%
19 Busby Street, Blockhouse Bay - $1,445,000 - 5.82%
758 Dominion Road, Mt Eden - $1,227,000 - 5.79%
274 Dominion Road, Mt Eden - $2,625,000 - 4.00%
575-579 Sandringham Road - $1,800,000 - 4.00%
134 Onehunga Mall - $1,460,000
176 Dominion Road - $1,443,000
28-36 Wellesley Street - $1,250,000 - 5.44%
Broker | Investment Sales
Gawan is a solutions-focused and proactive member of the Colliers International Investment Sales team, based in Auckland CBD. He specialises in scouting and matching suitable investment opportunities for individual property owners, family trusts, high profile national property and retail groups. He is the area expert for Mount Roskill, Three Kings, Hillsborough, Onehunga, Mount Albert, and Sandringham with extensive knowledge and local information for each suburb.
Gawan’s Bachelors of Commerce and Bachelors of Property from University of Auckland have equipped him with the technical expertise required to identify the benefits and risks associated with each property and provide reliable and professional advice to his clients. He goes to length to ensure his clients have access to all the relevant information and are able to overcome challenges with his advice, before making a final decision.
Gawan’s thorough understanding of property investment and market conditions, paired with his proficient localised knowledge means he is able to discern every deal carefully on a case by case basis to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.
Gawan speaks fluent Hindi and Punjabi and understands Gujurati and Urdu, making him an important member of the team with the ability to access and communicate with this growing market audience.
Matt is an Investment Sales Broker with a focus on the Auckland CBD and city fringe areas.
Prior to joining Colliers, Matt attained a BCom from Otago University, majoring in Finance and Management, then moving on to spend more than 6 years in the insurance industry. Matt worked for QBE Insurance as an Assistant Underwriter of Commercial Property and then OnePath Life before establishing his own business, Plowman Wealth Protection. Over the course of three successful years of advisory and brokerage within his business specialising in life and disability insurance, Matt honed his sales and negotiation skills which he now applies to his role in commercial real estate.
Matt is exceptionally reliable and has a tremendous work ethic. He’s dedicated to serving his client’s best interests and achieving the best possible outcome for his clients.