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Peter Herdson | Colliers | Auckland CBD

Peter Herdson

National Director | Capital Markets

License # Licensed under the REAA 2008

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Professional Summary

In 1993 Peter returned to New Zealand from the United Kingdom with several years’ experience in property management and development. During this time, he worked for Vanson Developments (Richard Branson´s property development company) for two years, and in investment and management for Fuller Peiser (Rolls Royce and Vickers Pension Funds). Upon his return to New Zealand, Peter joined Colliers International (NZ) Limited, where he has been ever since.

Peter now leads the Colliers International Capital Markets division, based in the Auckland CBD. The team is proud to have established a new approach to collaborative working within their division, a first the New Zealand marketplace. 

The “Power of Five” approach with the Capital Markets team has driven exceptional outcomes for client service since 2007. The team has adapted a charter unique in the market, with over 100 years of combined experience. The personal and professional networks of 5 directors operating as a cohesive team across all projects, provides maximum leverage and market coverage for our vendors. It ensures an acceleration of all our clients success.


The Capital Markets team has sold some of the largest and most complex assets in New Zealand in the past 3 years. Some of their most recent examples include: 
•    Central Park, 666 Great South Road $209 mill
•    66-80 Broadway, Newmarket $65 mill
•    Zone 7 – Westgate $82.5 mill
•    Millennium Business Park $210 mill
•    Wynyard Quarter Land $60 mill
•    Antipodean Supermarkets Ltd $287 mill
•    Fletchers Head Office $80 mil
•    Buildings B & C, 2 Graham Street $86.2 mill
•    Datacom Building, Wynyard Quarter $86.2 mill
•    Pukekohe Mega Centre $20.8 mill
•    Progressive Portfolio $59 mill
•    Caltex Fanshawe Street $23.3 mill
•    Three Kings Shopping Centre 37 mill
•    The Warehouse Dunedin $14.150 mill


Bachelor of Commerce (Auckland)

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Featured Research

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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24 Mar 2021

Colliers Essentials | Auckland CBD Office Report | First Half 2021

Auckland CBD’s overall vacancy rate increased to 8.8% in December 2020, up from the record-low 4.7% registered just 12-months prior. The increase reflects a combination of the impact of COVID-19 and the addition of over 54,000 sqm of new prime graded stock. The latter primarily responsible for prime grade vacancy almost doubling to sit at 6.8%, up from 3.5% recorded in June 2020, whilst secondary grade vacancy increased from 8.5% in June 2020 to 10.6%.
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18 Dec 2020

2020 New Zealand Transactions Review

After a solid performance from the commercial and industrial property sector in 2019, projections for a repeat in 2020 to start the new decade strongly were becoming more ubiquitous. Fast forward to the 11th of March 2020, when the World Health Organisation officially announced the COVID-19 pandemic, and expectations were vastly different.
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Featured News

8 Nov 2021

Outstanding Ellerslie office asset on offer

A prominent office building in the growth corridor of Ellerslie shapes as an attractive purchasing opportunity for buyers that are looking to acquire a high-quality asset with substantial rental income and long-term upside.
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8 Oct 2021

Development potential in popular Te Atatū Peninsula

An expansive development site in the popular Te Atatū Peninsula that is zoned Business – Town Centre will provide buyers with the opportunity to plan their next major project in one of Auckland’s fastest-growing suburbs.
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