Richard Findlay | Colliers International | Wellington (Agency)

Richard Findlay


Managing Director

License # 10016156 | Licensed under the REAA 2008

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Professional Summary

As an owner of Colliers International Wellington Richard has been involved in all aspects of the business and specialises in high value transactions and development opportunities.

He has over 25 years experience in commercial property and been involved in a large number of Wellington’s biggest sales.

Richard offers his clients a strong understanding of the wider commercial market whilst still delivering specialist advice across different property sectors. With a global breadth of local knowledge at hand, he takes a personal interest in ensuring his clients are kept well informed of the Wellington property market.

Richard began his career with commercial leasing and later sales and spent three years with central London property firm Gooch & Wagstaff. Between his expertise, knowledge base and the networks he maintains, he prides himself on being one of Wellington’s best informed brokers.

Richard was formerly on the Wellington committee for the NZ Property Council and is a past chairman for the Wellington branch of the NZPI.


Richard is a fellow and former chair of the Wellington branch of the Property Institute.  He is a member of the Wellington Property Council and a Director of a number of property companies.

Notable Sales Transactions Include:​

• 126 Lambton Quay ($15m)

• 32 Waring Taylor Street ($5.4m)

• 97 Taranaki Street ($25m)

• Amora Hotel

• 13-27 Manners Street ($19.6m)

• Civic Assurance House, 114 Lambton Quay ($10.1m)

• Cumberland Building ($19m)

• Trade Me ($21m)

• Willeston Building (confidential pricing)

• Animates ($4.5m)

• Boom Rock Road ($3.75m)

• Southward Industrial Portfolio ($25m)

• ASB Bank Tower ($22m)

• Dress-Smart, Main Road, Tawa ($8.6m)

• Warehouse and Warehouse Stationary Buildings (Various)

• TAB, KFC, Westpac and ANZ Retail Portfolios

• Porirua Megacentre ($16.1m)

• Centre City Plaza ($17m) Morrison Kent House ($32.7m)

• Harbour Quays, Ports of Wellington (circa $75m)

• 94-102 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington ($13.13m)

• Plimmer Towers, Wellington ($40m)

• 142 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington $5.0m)

• 453-477 Hutt Road, Lower Hutt ($5.5m)

• Countdown Portfolio, Nationwide ($287m)

• 100 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington ($10.6m)

• 90 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington ($16m)

• Countdown Crofton Downs, Crofton Downs, Wellington ($21m)

• HP House, 8 Gilmer Terrace, Te Aro, Wellington ($15.35m)

• 18-22 Manners Street & 142 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington ($43.44m)

• 136 The Terrace, Wellington ($2.035m)

• Cnr Whitmore and Waterloo Quay (Confidential) 

• ANZ, 57 Vivian Street ($17m)

• 269 Willis Street, Wellington - Land ($18.5m) 


After completing a BCom (Valuation and Property Management) Richard specialised as a commercial leasing and sales broker in Wellington.

For three years Richard worked for the central London property firm Gooch & Wagstaff.


Memberships & Involvements


Licensed under the REA 2008


• Willis Bond & Co

•  Grant Thornton

•  PWC

•  Wellington Waterfront Limited

• The Wellington Company

• Primeproperty Group Limited


Service Lines
Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Property Marketing, Investment Sales, Site Sales
Property Type
Office, Hotels, Investment

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8 Sep 2020
Colliers Essentials | Wellington Retail Report | Second Half 2020
Vacant space in the CBD rose to over 7,000 sq m in the June quarter reflecting a vacancy rate of 6.7% compared to the 4.1% recorded in the December quarter last year. The increase was largely influenced by a small number of larger units which have become available in the Willis Street precinct.
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8 Sep 2020
Colliers Essentials | Wellington CBD Office Report | Second Half 2020
The Wellington CBD vacancy rate increased slightly from 5.9% in Jun-19 to 6.5% in Jun-20. There is just over 90,000 sq m of vacant space. Leasing options within the prime sector remain limited with a vacancy rate of just 0.6%, representing just below 1,900 sq m of space. Secondary vacancy increased to 8.1% the highest since Jun-2018 but well below the 20-year historical average of 10.4%
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18 Mar 2020
Colliers Essentials | Wellington CBD Office Report | First Half 2020
Office stock completing refurbishment and strengthening works are gradually being added to total supply, with new quality office being the most sought after by tenants. The overall vacancy rate increased marginally to 6.1%, up 20 basis points from June 2019's 5.9% but well below the 20-year average of 9.5%
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14 Mar 2019
Commercial property investors positive despite possible capital gains tax
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