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New appointment at Colliers Otago

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Otago’s burgeoning property market and abundance of expansion opportunities have prompted Colliers Otago to recruit a new leader for their real estate business. Roger Ellis has been appointed to the newly-created role of General Manager – Real Estate.

Born and bred in Dunedin, Roger’s worked throughout New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Forging an impressive career specialising in building and developing sales teams for multi-national businesses, Roger brings over two decades of management, sales and marketing experience to the position. As National Field Sales Director for a prominent Australasian distributor, Roger led a high-performing sales force.

Colliers Otago are excited about the potential of the new appointment, based in Queenstown while working closely with the business’s Dunedin, Wanaka and Cromwell offices and operating across residential, commercial, tourism and rural-lifestyle asset classes. As General Manager, Roger’s committed to driving results and growth through enhancing team culture and strong client engagement. Innovative and resilient in his approach, success in Roger’s mind combines working within the company values, striving for growth through strategy and gaining results whilst ensuring all parties are satisfied with the outcome.

Mark Simpson, Director of Colliers Otago, says ‘our priorities in the establishment of this new role were a growth mindset and proven abilities in team management and motivation. We’re thrilled to be able to announce the appointment of a candidate of Roger’s experience and skillset to lead the team. He’s a familiar face, has great local knowledge and can draw on established business relationships. He’s a great fit with the enterprising Colliers culture, focused on accelerating the success of our clients and our people’.

Roger Ellis joined Colliers Otago on 3rd May 2021.


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Roger Ellis

General Manager | Real Estate

Queenstown

Born and bred in Dunedin, Roger’s worked throughout New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Forging an impressive career specialising in building and developing sales teams for multi-national businesses, Roger brings over two decades of management, sales and marketing experience to the position. 

As General Manager – Real Estate, Roger’s based in Queenstown while working closely with the business’s Dunedin, Wanaka and Cromwell offices and operating across residential, commercial, tourism and rural-lifestyle asset classes. He’s committed to driving results and growth through enhancing team culture and strong client engagement. Innovative and resilient in his approach, success in Roger’s mind combines working within the company values, striving for growth through strategy and gaining results whilst ensuring all parties are satisfied with the outcome.

Along with his wife Neesh and three children Jake, Fergus and Lilly, Roger’s passions include residential property, the beauty of Central Otago, outdoor sports, being social and chopping wood to keep the fires stoked in the Cardrona Valley.

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Mark Simpson

Director | Commercial Broker

Queenstown

Specialising in commercial property for over two decades, Mark’s knowledge and experience bring a rare level of insight to the buying, selling and leasing process. Working extensively within the industrial sphere, client feedback speaks volumes about Mark’s innovative thinking and ability to match investor with product.

As an Associate Member of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and a director and board chairman for Otago Realty (NZ) Ltd along with other industry boards, his wide-reaching connections and influence bring clients an elevated level of targeted exposure.

Active in the Queenstown, Cromwell, Invercargill and Wanaka markets, his business horizon encompasses Otago and Southland, with a unique knowledge of the economic factors underpinning localised markets.

Outside of the office, the father of two embraces the outdoors lifestyle of the Southern Lakes.

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