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Leroy Wolland | Colliers | Auckland CBD

Leroy Wolland

National Director | Large Format Retail

License # 10007809 | Licensed under the REAA 2008

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Professional Summary

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.


Since starting with the national retail team, Leroy has successfully completed a large number of leasing transactions in both bulk and convenience retail developments throughout the country. Leroy has also been involved in the sale of a number of retail properties and developments he has leased.

Successes include taking a leading role in leasing convenience retail projects in Auckland, Pukekohe, Tauranga, Hamilton, and New Plymouth, and large format  retail centres in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Hastings, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, and Invercargill.

He has extensive knowledge of both convenience retail, and large format  retail opportunities in most major centres throughout New Zealand.


Bachelor of Business Studies (Property Major) Massey University, Graduated 1990

Memberships & Involvements

Member of REAA

Member of Large Format Retail Association of Australia


Woolworths (Countdown), Foodstuffs (Pak n Save / New World), Harvey Norman, The Warehouse, Mitre 10 Mega, Placemakers, Spotlight, Big Save Furniture, Ashley Home, Hunter Furniture, LaZboy Gallery, Target Furniture, Bunnings, Bed Bath Beyond, Nick Scali Furniture, Freedom Furniture, Danske Mobler Furniture, Toyworld, LaZboy, Animates, Petstock, Godfreys, Adairs, Farmers, Briscoes, Rebel Sports, Look Sharp, Baby City, Kitchen Things, Jones Family Business, Burnsco Marine, Smart Marine, JayCar, Baby Bunting, Supercheap Auto, Bed Bath Beyond, Baby Factory, Palmers Planet, Torpedo7, The Importer, The Design Store, Kings Plant Barn, Lighting Plus, Kathmandu, King Living, IKEA, Carpet Court, Northbeach Surf, Baby City, Godfreys, Fisher and Paykel, Bedpost, Bedstop, Beds R Us, RSEA, Noel Leeming, Miele, Bike Barn, Guthrie Bowron, RSEA, Warehouse Stationery, Mico Plumbing, Ideal Electrical, Resene, Palmers Planet, Paramount Pools, Lighting Direct, KFC, Carls Junior, Taco Bell, McDonalds, No.1 Shoe, JB Hifi,  Reece Plumbing, Chemist Warehouse, Bargain Chemist, City Fitness, Stride Property, Kiwi Income Property, NZRPG, AMP Capital,  Broadway Property Group, Trust Management, Finstar Management, Augusta Funds Management, Ports of Otago, Argosy, Gibbons Group, SPG Properties, Large Format Retail Association of Australia (LFRA)


“I would unreservedly recommend Colliers International, and in particular, Leroy to any other parties who require specialist retail property advice”.

Fiona Shilton, General Manager – Property, The Warehouse Group

“Leroy's extensive experience  in the retail  market  and the  strength of his relationships with landlord's and retailers,  both domestic  and Australian,  have proven  to  be crucial assets in delivering  successful solutions for Harvey Norman”.

Doug Murray, National Development & Asset Manager - Harvey Norman NZ

"I have been involved in the large format retail industry in Australia for over 30 years.  During the past 20 years, I  have helped many major Australian retailers establish their store networks across the whole of New Zealand. For the vast majority of these transactions I have used Leroy Wolland and his team. I have found his knowledge and relationships in the New Zealand market as second to none. I would certainly recommend the services of the Colliers International retail division and in particular Leroy. His performance as a broker and negotiator has been exemplary".

Ian Hooley, Managing Director,  Queensland Property Agents - Tenant Representative for Super Retail Group.

“I and my associated trusts have concluded a number of  transactions with Leroy on our retail property portfolio over the past several years. He has always delivered outstanding outcomes for us, and we have no hesitation in recommending his services. He is our preferred retail real estate agent, and should be the first choice for any party seeking retail property advice.” 

 John Mak – Private Investor - Auckland

“We have concluded several transactions with Leroy in  recent years. He has been instrumental in assisting us with identifying appropriate opportunities where we have requirements and has also provided leasing solutions not only in Auckland but around the country. His in depth knowledge of the NZ retail landscape, retail property market intelligence, large format retail leasing expertise is second to none.”

Trevor Brown, Managing Director, Bed Bath Beyond

"Leroy has a long standing history within the property industry and in my opinion is regarded as the leading large format retail real estate broker in New Zealand. For this reason we have utilised Leroy’s skill with lease negotiation and strategic advice for the majority our retail locations around NZ."

 Matt Roberts, Managing Director, Hunter Retail Ltd.


Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Investment Sales, Retail Leasing, Site Sales

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