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New faces for Colliers Office Leasing team

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Two new Brokers have joined the award-winning Colliers Office Leasing team in Auckland.

Devon Grantley-Hogg began as a Commercial Leasing Broker with a focus on the Auckland CBD late last year, while Tom McIntyre started on 1 January as a Commercial Leasing Broker with an eye on the city fringe.

Both team members have a strong background in property, although they have taken different paths to get to their current roles.

Grantley-Hogg studied a Bachelor of Property at the University of Auckland before going on to work for Oyster Property Group and Foodstuffs North Island.

Having worked on both the tenant and landlord side of property transactions, her role at Foodstuffs saw her work as an Assistant Development Manager where she played an instrumental part in securing a large pipeline of new format Four Square stores across the North Island.

“I am incredibly excited to have joined the team at Colliers and look forward to working alongside their office leasing specialists who have considerable experience and are market leaders in our field,” she says.

“This is a great step forward in my career and I am eager to leverage my previous development experience, applying the skills and insights I have gained, to make a meaningful impact.”

NZ_AucklandCBD_Communications_New faces for Colliers Office Leasing team_Photo 2The Colliers Auckland Office Leasing team brokered Spark's impending move to Fifty Albert. 

McIntyre jumped straight into the property sector out of high school and began selling residential real estate in Lower Hutt, specialising in land acquisitions and development sales.

He later joined Colliers in Wellington as a Property Manager in the Real Estate Management Services team and then moved to Auckland, continuing in a similar role, where he gained a strong grounding for a career in brokerage through working on stay-put leases.

“The environment in the team at Colliers is highly collaborative and I am thankful to be surrounded by so many experienced professionals who I can learn from,” McIntyre says.

“The office leasing space is a dynamic corner of the property sector as businesses continue to assess their work requirements in a post-Covid world and I am keen to provide our clients with the best possible advice.”

The Colliers Office Leasing team in Auckland is led by National Director Rob Bird, while Sam Gallaugher oversees the Brokers who focus on the CBD and Mike van der Putten leads the city fringe specialists.

The team includes some of Colliers’ longest-serving Brokers, such as Paul Dyson who has been with the firm for 34 years.

They have transacted some of the largest office leasing deals in Auckland during the past few years, including Spark’s impending move to the under-construction tower known as Fifty Albert and Beca’s upcoming move to a new premises in Wynyard Quarter.

NZ_AucklandCBD_Communications_Colliers Capital Markets team enjoys busy year_Photo 2 1Rob Bird (left), Sam Gallaugher (middle), and Mike van der Putten (right) accepting an award at the RICS NZ Awards 2023.

Their market-leading capabilities were recognised within the industry when they were crowned Real Estate Agency Team of the Year at the RICS New Zealand Awards 2023 in August. They were also honoured internally when they were named Team of the Year – Brokerage at the Colliers awards night in March last year.

Gallaugher says their team has an excellent mix of long-serving Brokers and those who are ready to make their mark.

“We are grateful to have Devon and Tom join our team and believe they have a big future ahead of them,” Gallaugher says.

“Their development in their respective roles is a key focus for us this year and we know they will do an excellent job of providing outstanding service to our clients.”


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Devon Grantley-Hogg

Broker

Auckland CBD

Devon focuses on office leasing within the Auckland CBD, and is dedicated and driven to provide results for all clients she works with a pragmatic and personable approach to leasing.  Devon is part of Colliers’ market-leading Auckland Office Leasing division where she works alongside a team of 10  leasing experts that cover the entire Auckland office market.

Prior to joining Colliers, Devon has 5 years experience in the property industry, working across commercial, retail and industrial asset developments.   Previously working for both Oyster Property Group and Foodstuffs North Island,  enabling her to have an indepth understanding  on leasing from both a tenant and landlord point of view.      

 

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Tom McIntyre

Broker

Auckland CBD

Tom began his career in residential sales, specialising in land acquisitions and development sales in Wellington. Before moving to the Colliers commercial asset management team, managing a portfolio of assets in excess of 750m.

 

Specialising in leasing in the Auckland CBD fringe, Tom brings an energetic and passionate approach to the leasing process.

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Rob Bird

National Director | Office Leasing

Auckland CBD

Rob has over 28 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, Rob held positions in Wellington and Auckland with a major international fund manager. His roles included work in property valuation, leasing, purchase and sales.

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Sam Gallaugher

Director

Auckland CBD

As Director of Office Leasing, Sam leads the Auckland CBD team of 12 brokers and support staff to connect tenants with the very best spaces for lease across the CBD and city fringe. Sam has over 20 years of commercial property experience with ten years at Colliers International and five years leading the Auckland CBD leasing team. Sam has a thorough understanding of the Auckland office market and has developed strong relationships with some of the city’s largest office owners and occupiers.

Prior to joining Colliers in 2010, Sam worked in the South Auckland leasing and sales market before taking up an international transfer to work in London in the West End Office market. Sam spent six years in London specialising in office leasing, acting for both tenants and landlords.

Sam now specialises in Auckland CBD leasing and has been instrumental in some of the largest deals in the city.  Most recently the leasing of the brand-new, PWC Tower at Commercial Bay, acting for Fidelity Life with their relocation to 136 Fanshawe Street and stay put negotiations for The Australian Consulate, Morgan Coakle and Haigh Lyon.

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