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Ian Little | Colliers | Auckland CBD

Ian Little

Associate Director | Research

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Professional Summary

My Colliers partnership priorities focus on supporting the New Zealand franchise network through the provision of research and thought leadership reports, articles and presentations. I draw on over 30 years of experience in the property market, gained in both the UK and New Zealand to my role enabling me to assist a broad range of clients and internal stakeholders. I am a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered surveyors. I am a regular presenter on current market conditions and future trends to the media, clients and various interest groups.


BSc (Hons) Land Administration - North East London Polytechnic

Membership Involvements

Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


Service Lines


Property Type

Rural, Apartment, Industrial, Investment, Office, Warehouse

My Team

Featured Research

20 Oct 2021

Auckland Residential Development Report Second Half 2021

Despite disruption caused by COVID-19 enforced lockdowns, the last year has seen property values rising to new record levels, sales activity rising sharply and inventory levels falling rapidly. The development sector has ramped up its activity driven by a sharp increase in multi-unit construction supported by planning changes and new government legislation.
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5 Oct 2021

Colliers Essentials | Auckland CBD Office Report | Second Half 2021

Vacancy rates trended upwards in the six months to June 2021, but the rate of change has slowed since early 2020. This reflects the resilience of businesses and desirability of CBD space, a feature of the market set to continue despite latest lockdown disruptions. Overall vacancy increased to 10.4% in June from 8.4% six months earlier, with prime grade vacancy rising to 7.5%, primarily driven by occupiers decanting to new space. There remains a preference for quality office space as businesses become more staff-centric and battle to attract and retain staff in a constrained labour market. Deloitte and BNZ are two of the latest major leasing examples showcasing not only quality as a key feature of decision-making, but also the importance of location, opting for space within the CBD core in high quality refurbished/redevelopment premises.
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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

10 Sep 2021

Deals to be delayed not disappear

A review of local and international commercial and industrial property activity over the past year by Colliers highlights that the return to Covid-19 enforced restrictions will most likely be temporarily disruptive, but demand will remain buoyant and likely return strongly upon entering lower Alert Levels in September.
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14 Jul 2021

Full steam ahead for commercial and industrial property sales activity

Despite 2020 being a volatile year for the commercial and industrial property sector due to Covid-19 disruption, latest analysis by Colliers research shows that it was still one of the top years for sales activity on record.
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