Colliers Tauranga team offer a wide range of real estate services, including industrial and commercial sales and leasing and the sale of businesses, motels and hotels. They are the market leader in the sale of commercial properties, including tenanted investments, vacant land and buildings.
Each broker offers a specific skill, enabling us to offer specialised service to all our clients. We also have the experience required to handle the largest development projects in the western Bay of Plenty market, from land purchase through to leasing and the on-sale of finished projects.
Key transactions include the sale of a half-share in Bayfair Mall, Mount Maunganui, for $110 million and the sale of the new Trust Power offices on Durham Street, Tauranga for $41 million.
We also have a dedicated rural team with experts in both transaction and rural property valuation across all sectors of horticulture, lifestyle, forestry and farming. Our rural experts cover the entire Bay of Plenty area with specialists based in Katikati and Te Puke as well as central Tauranga.
Simon is the managing director of the Colliers Tauranga office. With over 28 years in the industry, he is the most experienced and successful commercial broker in the region. He specialises in the sale of commercial and industrial investments as well as the lease of industrial properties. Throughout his long career, Simon has negotiated the majority of the largest transactions in his chosen market and has delivered in excess of $1 billion in sales.
Simon works closely with other Colliers branches around New Zealand and in Australia to ensure that local investment listings have the best possible exposure nationally and internationally. He also has an extensive local network including close relationships with private, corporate, Iwi and syndicator investors who come to him for his vast market knowledge and to ensure they will find the best investment opportunities.
I started working in commercial real estate in 1992 after 20 plus years working in the travel industry. With my experience, I have established myself in motel broking and business/property sales around the Bay of Plenty and Waikato region. This involvement has covered leases, freehold going concerns, freehold investments, setting up new motels, design and build programs. Within nineteen years, I have achieved sales in excess of $100 million. I am also a member of the NZ Institute of Travel and hold a Level 3 Travel Management Qualification. MNZIT Level 1,2,3
Executive Director | Rural Valuation
Chris has 36 years valuation and consultancy experience across a wide variety of property related matters including compensation, financial reporting statutory compliance, acquisition and rural valuation. He previously held senior positions at both Valuation New Zealand and Quotable Value – where his primary focus was the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions.
His client work for the firm since 2008 has covered a range of property types and issues including; agribusiness, horticultural , lifestyle and residential development land, forestry land valuations, Emission Trading Scheme issues, specialised asset valuations, valuations for financing, due dilligence tax compliance, trust formation, matrimonial disputes and compensation. In addition he has provided expert evidence in the High Court, District Court, Maori Land Court, Environment Court and Land Valuation Tribunal.
Chris’s infrastructure sector experience has included valuation and advisory projects covering compensation for easement and right of way property interests acquired by Transpower and other leading New Zealand energy companies, for new transmission lines and infrastructure upgrades, and compensation assessments for Crown entities taking property under the Public Works Act 1981 for motorways and pipelines.
His forestry sector experience has encompassed numerous valuation and advisory engagements throughout the country – including advice in relation to devolution of the New Zealand Forestry Service in the late 1980s, land value and rental review assessments as part of Crown Forestry license protocols and Maori Land rental review requirements, various Treaty of Waitangi settlement awards and providing expert evidence.
Chris is based in our Tauranga office and offers our clients sound market advice founded on a comprehensive understanding of the specific sector dynamics and balanced by experience gained working on behalf of owners, regulators and adjudicators in both the public and private domain. He is involved in a number of practice areas including forestry, dairy, Kiwifruit Avocados, infrastructure and pastoral.
Chris is the immediate past chairman of the Tauranga branch of the Property Institute of New Zealand and is a member of the Waikato No. 4 Land Valuation Tribunal and the Directors Institute of New Zealand.
Commercial Industrial Broker
I am a commercial real estate broker, specialising in industrial sales & leasing for Colliers International, based in Tauranga, New Zealand. I started with Colliers in April 2014 from outside the real estate industry and transitioned into brokerage in April 2015 and have enjoyed continued success year-on-year as I have built my business in an already very strong industrial team.
I operate in the Papamoa, Tauranga, Tauriko & Mount Maunganui industrial markets and split my time evenly between sales and leasing.
I am constantly aiming to be an expert who my clients trust for reliable advice delivered with integrity, but also to be a person who they enjoy dealing with.
Commercial Industrial Broker
Rob specialises in the mid to upper end of the industrial sale and leasing markets across Mount Maunganui and Tauranga. With 17 years experience with the Colliers Tauranga office and his impressive list of sales and leasing results, Rob is a top performing agent in his field.
His strong relationships within the industrial market and his professional polite manner secured Rob the largely exclusive relationship with Tauranga's largest industrial developer.
Rob has played a significant in many of the regions largest transactions in the industrial property market over the last seventeen years, this hard work has seen Rob a regular contributor in the top 20 broker list for Colliers across the New Zealand offices.
Rob played a lead role in the region’s most significant industrial transaction being the $96,000,000 sale of the Bob Clarkson portfolio to Mackersy Property and one of the most significant residential transactions being almost 50% of the ‘Tauriko West’ land for future residential purposes at $41,500,000.
Corporate lease deals include Waste Management, Crown Forklifts, NZL, Bunnings, Coca Cola, Balance Agri-Nutrients, ADM and many more.
Commercial Industrial Broker
Duncan specialises in commercial sales and retail and office leasing within the Tauranga and Mount Maunganui market.
Duncan has been responsible for the leasing in many of the regions of shopping centres including CentaMax Papamoa, Bethlehem Town Centre, Bay Central and the Tauranga Crossing. He brings a large amount of knowledge on retail/office leasing to the Tauranga Colliers Team. Duncan has played a significant role in many of the region’s largest transactions including the sale of the Farmers Building on Elizabeth Street Tauranga which sold for $13.27 million, the Zespri site in Mount Maunganui which sold for $10.3 million and Mount Central on Maunganui Road which sold for $16 million.
Duncan has worked for Colliers International Tauranga since 2003 and is a top performing broker in the region. Prior to that, Duncan worked for the New Zealand dairy board as an international commodity trader. Duncan’s extensive knowledge base, his strong relationships, and his friendly manner together with hard work ensures his clients get the best result possible every time.
Industrial & Retail Broker
Rachel joined Colliers in 2017 with 25 years (and counting!) of property industry experience in Auckland, Wellington and Tauranga.
Rachel offers her clients a strong background in all facets of real estate having worked in a wide spectrum of property roles for retailers, landlords and developers. Roles include; Portfolio Leasing National Bank including both new branch rollout and CBD rationtionalisation, CBD high rise property and portfolio management for listed property vehicle, shopping centre leasing, industrial land subdivision and sales.
Rachel has unrivalled experience in the Tauriko Business Estate precinct having worked 10 years for the developer of the estate. Rachel is proud of her association with the Tauriko Business Estate project and the growth this has enabled the Tauranga region and its businesses.
Rachel knows where you are coming from and how to get the best from a property opportunity. Her relationship network is strong and her ability to forge long term relationships is a key strength of hers.
Rachel is a former Chairperson of the Tauranga Branch of the Property Council of New Zealand and is still an active participant in and advocate for the industry. More recently she has sat on the judging panel for the Property Council People in Property awards in the Bay of Plenty.
Rachel’s interest in the property industry started young as a fierce family competitor around the Monopoly board as a child and then completing a Bachelor of Business Studies Majoring in Valuation and Property Management from Massey University then a Masters in Property Studies from Lincoln University.
Out of the office Rachel is a mum to 3 very active boys (one has a keen eye for Monopoly) and is an avid (although not entirely successful) game fisher.
Commercial & Industrial
MATHEW GIBBARD is a Commercial & Industrial Sales and Leasing Agent with Colliers covering the Bay of Plenty. He has a focus on commercial and industrial property sales & leasing in Tauranga, Rotorua and the greater Bay of Plenty area. His specialty is the sale and leasing of office and retail spaces and buildings.
Mat is experienced in a variety of markets and property types from a broad and varied career based in Wellington, Auckland, Queenstown, Sydney, USA, and 10 years in Tauranga. Mat has had a 30 year career in sales, customer service, management, start-ups, hospitality and insurance. This is backed up by a Bachelor of Commerce and Marketing and New Zealand Certificates of Financial Services and Real Estate. These skills give him a unique insight of the Bay of Plenty commercial and industrial markets which helps add value to his real estate clients’ transactions. He can help you decide when it’s the best time to move, sell, lease or buy for your best return. He understands potential costs and risks to your investment property/business, specifically from his Insurance background dealing with fire and general, private & commercial, business, risk management, and the EQC.
Sales Specialist | Rural & Lifestyle
Every property is special and has different attributes and requirements in order to achieve the best result for you. My job is to "achieve that result" and I have a vast amount of experience across many industries that have taught me the skills to do this.
My history spans Sales and Marketing in the National Building and International Freight Forwarding industries. I have run and owner/operated businesses all of my working life so I understand the critical workings of operating a business.
Throughout my years operating as a top salesperson in the rural real estate environment I have met many great people and have a passion for assisting people with their property needs whatever those may be.
I have honed my negotiation skills to make sure that I can achieve fair and equitable outcomes for my clients.
My choice to join the Colliers Rural and Agribusiness team stems from the reality that they have the strongest Global and local brand that’s totally focussed on the sale and lease of income producing assets. They have the best people, networks and the very best tools to get your property "sold".
The key to this success is the extensive marketing, client databases and the teamwork that exists between the salespeople and staff within the Colliers brand to deliver results.
It is truly through competition that we achieve our greatest results, and the only way to gain the competition in buyers is solely through getting "multiple parties" to engage in the process of buying your property.
I will commit my personal energy and that of my teams to making sure we get the very best reach and visibility of your property to the market.
I am excited and looking forward to working closely with you and helping you write the next chapter in your life.
Rural Sales Consultant
With over 30 years of experience in the agricultural sector, specializing in dairy farming and the food processing industry, Clint has joined the Colliers Rural team covering the Bay of Plenty and the Waikato.
Clint started out in a family business designing and building dairy sheds. He developed this business to have national presence in Australia working with some of the largest dairy farms in excess of 15,000 cows, providing support for farmers to effectively manage the welfare of their cows.
From 2013-2016, Clint was appointed lead Project Manager and Company representative for Hancock Prospecting’s move into agriculture on the Hope Dairies Project. Managing key relationships with company stakeholders and Government representatives, Clint was responsible for leading feasibility studies, negotiating and procuring farms and equipment, and creating/heading up a team to manage and develop farming and processing operations over 5000 Ha and project value of $500million.
On a smaller scale, Clint has also set up and developed his own dairy goat farm in Tasmania, securing contracts with both Coles and Woolworths to sell marinated goat cheese across Australia.
His career expanded internationally with animal welfare companies from Israel and Austria in business development roles in Australia and New Zealand with a main focus here in New Zealand. Clint has achieved great success for Afimilk (Israel), developing a strong dealer network and support team across New Zealand which forged a successful strategic partnership with New Zealand’s industry leader in genetics, LIC.
He was then recruited by Smaxtec (Austria) to help with their introduction to New Zealand with an innovative device that sits inside the cow’s rumen measuring key data points, such as rumination and core body temperature, giving the farmer vital information around the welfare of their cows. Serving as Country Manager, he has built key support relationships and research programs with Fonterra, Dairy NZ and LIC, looking at the future and sustainability of dairy farming in New Zealand. With these roles Clint has travelled to all parts of New Zealand, giving him a great understanding of farming, and creating strong networks within its community.
With years of farm-focused experience behind him, Clint offers a no nonsense, down-to-earth approach that accounts for the realities of agricultural and rural properties. As his work history shows time after time, returning exceptional results is always a firm focus for Clint.