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Richard James | Colliers | Auckland CBD

Richard James

National Director | Real Estate Management Services

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Professional Summary

Richard leads Colliers Real Estate Management team. The team comprises nearly 200 employees across the country. Richard has 20 over years’ experience in the property industry.

Richard’s background has been across large scale assets, both retail and commercial properties.

He is actively involved in project leasing, retail consultancy and development opportunities, and leads the strategic positioning of assets to maximise value to owners.

Richard joined Colliers  in 2013 following 12 years at Kiwi Property Group, where he held various leasing and management roles.

He has extensive knowledge and experience in management, leasing, redevelopment and strategic planning.

Richard consults across a wide variety of clients including listed property trusts, private clients, off-shore funds and syndicates. Richard is involved in due diligence projects for major asset transactions.


    I've been appointed by industry leading clients, to help in the delivery of their various retail and commercial  projects.

    I have developed an extensive network of professional  contacts throughout the property industry across  multiple disciplines.

    I have been instrumental in leading the team on the successful delivery of numerous developments for which we have recieved recognition through international industry awards.

    I have overseen substantial improvement of our asset management and development  capabilities across our NZ team.


    B. Com (V.P.M)


    REAA Licenced Salesperson

    Memberships & Involvements

    Richard has served for numerous years on the committee of NZCORP (NZ Council of Retail Property) – part of the Property Council of New Zealand.

    Richard is a regular presenter to industry and tertiary student groups in NZ and Australia has presented on the following topics:

    • Strategic Asset Management
    • Project Leasing
    • Development & Master Planning
    • Marketing & Branding (Retail environments)


    Todd Property Group, Queenstown Central, The Strand Trust, AMP Capital, Stride Property,  Millwater Park Limited, Foodstuffs North Island , Wallace Family, Augusta,  Shopping Centre Investments Limited, Angeat Group, Coastlands Limited, Elanor Investors.


    Service Lines

    Real Estate Management, Retail Leasing

    Property Type

    Retail, Industrial, Office, Proportionate Ownership/Syndicates

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