Broker | Large Format Retail
License # 20104606
James is a committed and solution-driven Retail Leasing Broker, who focuses on national retailers in the large format retail sector. He works tirelessly to understand his clients' property requirements and provides solutions to achieve the best results for his clients.
While completing his Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Property degrees at the University of Auckland, James received four first-in-course awards, was named 'Property Student of the Year' in 2017 and was awarded the Senior Scholar Award for his course at graduation. James had great success in Property Case Competitions as well, and after winning the internal University of Auckland competition he competed in the University of Sydney Business School Real Estate Competition (placing 3rd in 2017, and 2nd in 2018) and the Cornell International Real Estate Competition (held in New York).
Before starting at Colliers, James worked at one of New Zealand's largest listed property companies, Kiwi Property for over six years. While still at University, he rotated around the multiple departments of the business, including Development, Commercial, Facilities Management, Retail, and Leasing, giving him a good grasp on how all the different parts of the Property sector work. He quickly discovered that his passion was in Retail Leasing, and in 2018, became a Leasing Analyst at Kiwi Property, where he was responsible for the leasing forecasting and budgeting for the $277 million Galleria expansion and H&M backfill at Sylvia Park. He was also a key contributor to the tracking and communication of the company's Covid-19 response to over 800 Retail Tenants across the portfolio. In December 2020, James was promoted to the role of Leasing Executive - Retail, where he was the leasing lead on the Plaza in Palmerston North and Northlands in Christchurch. In FY22, James completed the most number of Leasing deals for the company and brought some significant new tenants to the centres, including Starbucks and Mountain Warehouse.
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Property
National Director | Large Format Retail
Leroy focuses on national retailers in the large format retail sector. He matches his clients’ new requirements with appropriate opportunities and helps in rationalising any sites surplus to their needs.
He takes a strategic role in advising private and institutional developers and landlords on project leasing options. He also actively helps Australian retailers identify strategic opportunities to launch their brands in the New Zealand market.
Leroy is committed to delivering results to his clients.
Director | Retail Leasing
Having worked with Retail Property for over 20 years Tim has vast experience both in the New Zealand market and abroad.
Tim has been back in New Zealand since August 2016 but prior to this he worked for Westfield in Sydney as a leasing executive and in the United Kingdom for 15 years acting on behalf of some of the UK’s top institutional landlords including Legal and General, Land Securities and Aviva. In New Zealand TIm is currently advising Tinline Property Group and Todd Property on their retail assets.
Tim has also acted for premium international retailers such as Marks and Spencer, Sainsburys and Topshop. In New Zealand Tim is currently advisiing Cityfitness and Estee Lauder on their aqusitions and disposal strategy.
Tim’s aim is to provide and action strategic asset management initiatives to enhance values. His retailer clients benefit from the significant time he invests in getting to
know their business resulting in Tim sourcing and securing their best property solutions.
Broker | Retail Leasing
Nick joined Colliers in 2018 having spent 15 years in the retail and manufacturing sectors both in New Zealand and internationally.
Previously a sales and marketing professional for several market-leading brands, Nick is now part of the Retail Team focusing on leasing predominantly in the service, convenience and food and beverage sectors in Auckland CBD, Ponsonby as well as across New Zealand.
Nick has a strong background in customer experience and innovative digital strategy and has a particular interest in digital integration in retail environments.
Broker | Retail Leasing
Zoe is a passionate retail leasing broker, specialising in the city fringe, particularly Newmarket and Parnell. She has a strong interest in the fashion and food and beverage sectors where she has had the opportunity to work with national and international brands.
With a Bachelor of Property and Bachelor of Commerce conjoint from the University of Auckland and 3 years of experience in the Auckland retail property market, Zoe understands property, leasing and brings bright ideas and enthusiasm to the leasing process.
She is committed to work for the best result for her clients and the retailers.
Zoe is a dedicated learner who invested her time in further understanding the nature of retail and the property market working for a year as the retail team assistant where she was responsible for general administration, property marketing, presentations and collaborating information to successfully support six retail leasing brokers.
Zoe joined Colliers in 2018 as the marketing assistant where she worked part time for 2 years with her studies. During this time, Zoe was in charge of reconciling all marketing invoices, working with external suppliers and internal teams.
Throughout University, she was extensively involved in the Property Student Association, ALES, organising social events and supporting Property students.
Retail Leasing Director
Helen holds a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland and brings 18 years' industry experience.
Key highlights of Helen's career include:
- The strategic planning and leasing of Sylvia Park for 11 years, including The Galleria development and The Grove Dining District.
- Food & Beverage leasing specialist - Kiwi Property Group.
- Delivery of the award winning Brickworks development (LynnMall Shopping Centre).
- 5 years leasing of Bayfair Shopping Centre, The Palms Shopping Centre & Botany Town Centre.
- Tenant representative experience working with clients such as Whitcoulls, Vodafone, and McDonalds.