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Richard Kirke

Director | Capital Markets

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Richard is responsible for the promotion of New Zealand property to international investors, leveraging of his relationships developed in executive positions during his near 8 years in Hong Kong, as well as assisting to grow the company’s nationwide Rural and Agribusiness agency capability.

Richard began his real estate career in 2004 with CBRE, in the five years he spent with them (before leaving to run Colliers Hong Kong business in 2008) he was involved in many notable transactions including the sale of the Lion Nathan site in Newmarket for $162m, the sale of the GE & BNZ Britomart properties on behalf of Manson’s to the German fund HIH and portfolio sales, including the successful auctioning of 16 National Bank Branches across New Zealand.

During his time as MD of Colliers Hong Kong he was involved in the sale of 50 Connaught Road on behalf Apollo Group (a New York based Hedge Fund) to the Agricultural Bank of China for $US632m.

Richard was the Managing Director of Colliers Hong Kong office for six years from 2009-2014. During this time he was an active participant in several high value transactions and developed broad relationships with both Asian investors and colleagues across the region.

In late 2014, Richard agreed to run CBRE’s Asia Pacific Capital Market business, including their Capital Advisory (Real Estate Investment Banking) business, this further added to his knowledge of real estate investors, particularly in greater Asia.

As a senior executive of Colliers for 6 years in Hong Kong, Richard has strong personal relationships with Colliers personnel across the globe.

Expert/Featured Research
21 Feb 2021
Asia Pacific Property Markets: Themes for 2021
Logistics & Industrial sector and technology occupiers lead the way
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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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23 Oct 2020
Asia Pacific Market Snapshot Q3 2020
Property markets across Asia Pacific continued to regain momentum in the third quarter as investors bet on the region’s long-term potential. Key major cities and emerging countries are seeing more positive outcomes than earlier in the year, with China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand as just a few standout locations showing rising investor confidence and activity.
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Expert/Featured News
3 Feb 2021
Wynyard Quarter’s only freehold development site for sale
The last freehold development site in Wynyard Quarter is available for sale, presenting an unparalleled opportunity to deliver a premium mixed-use development in the fastest-growing commercial and residential precinct of the Auckland CBD.
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11 Nov 2020
Trophy Ellerslie development site with new mixed-use zoning
A trophy mixed-use landholding only 150m from the Ellerslie train station is for sale with a new title and zoning allowing for intensive redevelopment of up to 44m in height.
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10 Nov 2020
The Orange offers a prime investment with character and BTR income
Auckland’s iconic The Orange – a premier mixed-use, city fringe development incorporating a landmark character building and built-to-rent apartments – is for sale for the first time.
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9 Nov 2020
Carlaw Park offers diversified income and premium long-term tenants
Auckland’s premium Carlaw Park Investment is for sale, presenting an outstanding opportunity to acquire a high-quality asset with diversified long-term income from outstanding national and international tenants.
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