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Rob Bird | Colliers | Auckland CBD

Rob Bird


National Director | Office Leasing

License # 10007779 | Licensed under the REAA 2008

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Professional Summary

Rob has over 25 years commercial property experience specialising in Office Leasing, Commercial Property, Financial Analysis and Valuation. He is the National Director of Commercial Leasing. In a prior role he was responsible for the National Property Management business. His current focus covers Office Leasing and Tenant Representation nationwide, particualrly in the Auckland CBD. Prior to working for Colliers International, Rob held positions in Wellington and Auckland with a major international fund manager. His roles included work in property valuation, leasing, purchase and sales.


Rob has negotiated office leases with multinational and national tenants including: ANZ, Southern Cross, Vodafone, Ricoh, Bell Gully, Russell McVeagh, Simpson Grierson, Deloitte, Fonterra, KPMG, Fairfax, ATEED, Kiwirail, Willis Insurance, Marsh, NZTE, SKM, Air New Zealand, McKinsey & Co, Maersk, Pfizer, New Zealand Post, Telecom, Otis, United Technologies, Grant Thornton and Westpac.


B.SC (Valuation)

Diploma in Business Studies

Green Star NZ Accredited Professional (GSNZAP)

Memberships & Involvements



ANZ, Vodafone, Southern Cross, RICOH, APN, ASB, Auckland Airport, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, Auckland University, Auckland Waterfront Development Agency, BDO, BNZ, Vodafone Limited


ANZ, Vodafone, Southern Cross, Bell Gully, Ricoh


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Featured Research

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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11 Sep 2020

Colliers Essentials | Auckland CBD Office Report | Second Half 2020

Vacancy increased from its cyclical low, reflecting the impact of COVID-19 and the introduction of new supply. The overall vacancy rate reached 6.3% in our latest Jun-20 survey, up from the 20-year record-low of 4.7% recorded just six months prior. Prime vacancy increased from 2.5% in Dec-19 to 3.5% in Jun-20. Secondary space experienced a greater rate of increase from 6.3% in Dec-19 to 8.5% in Jun-20.
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18 Mar 2020

Colliers Essentials | Auckland CBD Office Report | First Half 2020

Strong occupier demand for Auckland CBD office space was recorded in our latest December survey. The overall vacancy rate decreased to 4.7% compared to 5.0% in June 2019.
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Featured News

3 Feb 2020

New Zealand office property market review for 2019 and forecast for 2020

Positive economic conditions driven by population gains and high employment rates have delivered another year of solid activity in the office property sector. This is forecast to continue.
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11 Sep 2019

Flexibility and efficiency the key office trends

Occupiers are demanding ever-greater levels of flexibility and efficiency from their workspaces, which is creating both challenges and opportunities for companies in the development, engineering, architecture, building and construction sectors.
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