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Colliers Highbrook raise record funds for Motor Neurone Disease


The Colliers Highbrook team has already raised over $150,000 for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) New Zealand by taking part in an Ice Bucket Challenge during MND Awareness Month.

Decked out in full suits, the team of 20 industrial sales and leasing and investment sales agents drenched themselves in ice water to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the cause last Friday.

MND is close to the team’s heart as both Greg Goldfinch, National Director of Industrial, and Ryan Gibb’s, Investment Sales Agent, dads suffer from the disease, which at present has no cure.

Goldfinch says they have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support so far.

“We are humbled beyond words at the incredible generosity of donations that have helped us raise a record amount of funds for MND NZ so far, and we have increased our fundraising goal to $200,000.

“Eight months ago, my precious dad was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. It was devastating for our family to learn that this debilitating disease has no treatment options.

“Since his diagnosis, we’ve also been surprised at the lack of awareness around MND, and that funding and research is negligible compared to other illnesses that are more common.”

Carl Sunderland, CEO of MND NZ says the funds will provide a year’s support to over 100 families that are affected by the disease.

“The generosity of Colliers’ community has been amazing.

“The funds raised so far will support over 100 families affected by MND for a full year, enabling MND NZ to continue providing this vital service and improving their quality of life.”

Colliers Highbrook challenge other organisations to donate or take part in their own ice bucket challenge to raise awareness, funds, and hope that one day soon there will be a cure.

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Greg Goldfinch

National Director | Industrial

Auckland South

Greg specialises in the mid to upper end of the Industrial sale and leasing markets. He joined Colliers International in 2004, coming from a policing background. He quickly established strong relationships within the industrial market and has worked exclusively for the likes of Fisher & Paykel, The Warehouse, Freedom Furniture, Fletchers, NZ Police, NZ Guardian Trust, Goodyear Dunlop NZ Ltd and Mercedes-Benz to name a few.

Greg has been the lead broker on nearly all of the largest transactions in the industrial property market over the last ten years. Greg has completed three of the largest industrial sales ever in the New Zealand market. He is a regular top 10 broker for Colliers across NZ having transacted in excess of $6billion worth of industrial real estate in his time with Colliers.

In 2013, 2019 and 2020 Greg was awarded the Commercial and Industrial Salesperson of the Year Award by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and was runner up in 2018. Greg was Colliers International’s top salesperson in New Zealand across all sectors in In 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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Ryan Gibb

Broker | Investment Sales & Leasing

Auckland South

I am a member of the Investment Sales team at Colliers International, focusing on the sub $20 million investment bracket in the South Auckland market and further afield.

I also focus on the South Auckland leasing market with an emphasis on Manukau.

My responsibilities include:

- Facilitating acquisition and divestment transactions

- Provide economic and market advice to tenants, landlords, buyers and sellers

- Evaluating income reports, rent rolls and conducting cash flow analysis and comparative market analysis to determine the market value, cap rate and internal rate of return of income producing properties

- Identifying problems, monitoring processes and achieving timely and effective closed transactions, consistent with client goals.


Recent Sale Transcations

141 Kolmar Road, Papatoetoe - Sold - $4,367,000 -  3.2% - Papatoetoe record

23 Princes Street and 26 Atkinson Avenue - Sold - $2,600,000 - 4.2% yield - Otahuhu Record

15 Lambie Drive, Manukau - Sold - $12,095,000

550 Te Irirangi Drive, East Tamaki - Sold - $14,200,000

53 & 65 St George Street, Papatoetoe - Sold - $6,100,000

22 Amersham Way, Manukau - Sold - $11,000,000

Recent Leasing Transcations

6 Osterley Way, Manukau - 1,800 m²  - University of Auckland

19 Lambie Drive , Manukau - 1,200 m² - New Zealand Police

22 Amersham Way, Manukau - 1,161 m²  - Education Provider

13 Ronwood Avenue, Manukau - 1,000 m² - Community Organisation

20 Amersham Way, Manukau - 1,195 m² - Education Provider

743 Great South Road, Papatoetoe - 1,200 m²

1 Ash Road, Wiri - 1,225m²  - Non Government Organisation

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