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Colliers Tauranga office grows with addition of Clint Brereton

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Significant opportunities in the agricultural sector in Bay of Plenty and Waikato has led to the addition of a new dedicated rural broker in the Colliers Tauranga office with the appointment of the highly experienced Clint Brereton as a Rural Sales Consultant.

Brereton has spent more than 30 years in the agricultural sector, specialising in dairy farming and the food processing industry, and will bring an impressive depth of knowledge to the role.

Simon Clark, Managing Director at Colliers Tauranga, says Brereton’s experience in the sector and desire to achieve results will make him a valuable team member.

“The establishment of this new role has been made with a growth mindset for our organisation and office and we’re ecstatic to be able to appoint someone of Clint’s calibre,” Clark says.

“He has a wealth of knowledge and his exceptional understanding of the rural sector, particularly in our region, made him the ideal candidate to help accelerate the success of our clients.”

Brereton started out in a family business designing and building dairy sheds. He developed this business to have a national presence in Australia working with some of the largest dairy farms with more than 15,000 cows.

From 2013-2016, he was appointed lead Project Manager and company representative for Hancock Prospecting’s move into agriculture on the Hope Dairies Project. Brereton was responsible for leading feasibility studies, while negotiating and procuring farms and equipment with a project value of $500 million.

On a smaller scale, Clint also set up and developed his own dairy goat farm in Tasmania, securing contracts with Coles and Woolworths to sell marinated goat cheese across Australia.

He also worked for Austrian company Smaxtec to help with their New Zealand launch of a device that sits inside a cow’s rumen measuring key data points, such as rumination and core body temperature, giving farmers vital information about the welfare of their cows.

His extensive work experience in the rural sector has seen him build key relationships with Fonterra, Dairy NZ and LIC, and he is passionate about the sustainability of dairy farming in New Zealand.

Brereton, who started with Colliers in July, says previous roles have seen him travel far and wide across the country but he is keen to focus on Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

“Joining Colliers presents me with a great opportunity to build on my established rural networks throughout New Zealand that I have developed through many years of dedication to the sector,” Brereton says.

“I bring a no-nonsense, down-to-earth approach that accounts for the realities of agricultural and rural properties. There’s strong growth potential in the agricultural and rural sector in the wider Bay of Plenty and Waikato region and I am excited to be part of it.”


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Clint Brereton

Rural Sales Consultant

Tauranga

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.

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Simon Clark

Managing Director

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.

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