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John Scobie | Colliers | Queenstown

John Scobie


Managing Director

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Professional Summary

As Managing Director of Colliers Otago, John oversees the operation of the southern franchise, active throughout the Otago and Southland regions. Originally from Dunedin, John was educated at Otago Boys’ High School and the University of Otago before pursuing a career in accountancy. Working in Luxembourg and London for a number of years, John developed an in-depth knowledge of the finance sector which created a natural segue into property valuation upon his return to New Zealand in 2002.

Leading from the front with a career biography that adds value to every asset class, John excels at sharing insights and perspective to allow teams and individuals to develop within Colliers. Delivering on his remit of business growth to accelerate client success, he provides high-level direction that’s underpinned by two decades in the Otago property industry. 

John has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from Otago University and a Valuation and Property Management degree from Massey University. Outside of the office, he can be found enjoying every aspect of the Southern-Lakes lifestyle with family and friends.


Member of the NZ Institute of Valuers


Bachelor of Commerce (Otago)

Bachelor of Business Studies, Massey University

Registered Valuer

Memberships & Involvements

BBS (VPM), B COM (Otago), Member of PINZ


Queenstown Airport Corporation, Shotover Country, Trojan Holdings Ltd (Davies Family Group) and Ngai Tahu Properties


Property Type

Land, Office, Multifamily-Apartment, Retail, Aged Care Property Investment, Apartment, Business for Sale, Home & Income, Hotels, House, Industrial, Investment, Land, Lifestyle Bare Land, Lifestyle Dwelling, Lifestyle Property, Lifestyle Section, Mixed, Proportionate Ownership/Syndicates, Showroom, Studio, Townhouse, Unit, Warehouse

Featured News

13 Apr 2018

Highest ever pedestrian numbers recorded in Queenstown CBD

More people are pounding the pavements in central Queenstown than ever before, according to the results of Colliers International’s 2018 Queenstown CBD Pedestrian Count.
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