Handling all areas of the real estate life cycle for organisations who lease or own property in support of their core business
Corporate solutions provides property services that optimise our client's operations for over 10,000 properties nationwide ranging from North Cape to the Bluff.
We understand that property is not the core business for many companies, rather, it is a platform from which they deliver their core business.
Our services are delivered by more than 50 experts who have access to state-of-the-art software for reporting and data analytics and structured processes that give our operations consistency and rigour.
Clients often choose a combination of our services, as outlined below, that match their unique needs. Please contact Don Smith for further information, or to arrange a demo of our Portfolio Visualisation software Colliers360.
A number of our clients own property as part of the platform from which they deliver their operations.
These sites under management are varied in nature and include fuel stations, farmland, residential housing, banking branches, community halls, lake beds, forestry blocks, as well as properties that are currently surplus to requirements, which can be leased to generate revenue.
Due to the varied nature of these owned portfolios we tailor our approach, both in terms of the expertise we apply that is specific to the asset type, and the services that are necessary to ensure maximum value for money for our clients.
Colliers360 is an award-winning cloud based portfolio management and analysis tool built on the concept of 'portfolio visualisation.'
Portfolio visualisation is about ensuring that all information on a property or portfolio is pulled together into a cohesive picture and presented in a visual dashboard format that allows the user to quickly assimilate the information and make a fully informed decision.
Our clients have commented not only on the power of the tool for their decision making purposes, but how easy it is to use.
Our lease management service ensures that our client's property strategy is aligned to their overall business strategy so that maximum value is derived from their property spend and portfolio risk is minimised.
We achieve this by negotiating all lease events on behalf of our clients, using sophisticated software solutions to manage critical dates, and coordinate the lease documentation process through to completion.
All information pertaining to a portfolio is displayed within Colliers360, our portfolio visualisation tool, so our clients can access live information at any time from any device.
Our workplace management services transform our client's workplace into a first-class experience, delivering a service beyond the traditional working environment, challenging the traditional facilities management model and bringing a new level of service for workers.
Workplace management encompasses front-of-house management, workplace management and workplace advisory.
To deliver exceptional service, you need to start with the best that the industry has to offer. Our team of hospitality-trained professionals provide service-based staffing and advisory that is modelled on commercial real estate management and hotel methodologies.
We work closely with our clients to manage a seamless workplace operation, providing services that are designed to support the way their people work.
Our facilities managers work around the clock managing the physical aspects of our client's properties to ensure buildings, plant, property and equipment are maintained, compliant, and safe, to minimise disruption to their core business.
Colliers360, our reporting and data analytics tool, provides trends, insights, and point in time information that allows us to apply our time in the most effective way. We specifically target areas where savings can be achieved or where risk of component failure is heightened due to ageing equipment.
Our systems-based approach has been reinforced by a consistent track record of savings and efficiencies achieved for our clients.
Wellington (Corporate Solutions)
My career has focussed on the the field of Corporate Real Estate / Occupier Services. Prior to my current Role as the New Zealand National Director of Corporate Services, I worked for DTZ as the National Director of Property Services, and proir to that I held roles at JLL, AMP and the Ministry of Health.
Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years real estate and telecoms experience obtained within private practice, corporate real estate and public sector environments. His responsibilities have included financial, asset and lease portfolio management; rent review and lease renewal negotiations; risk assessments; the minimisation of rates liabilities; KPI management; portfolio rationalisation; acquisition and disposal; reporting, forecasting and budgeting.
Andrew has a strong focus on portfolio planning and has developed several strategic portfolio plans for clients that ensure that they are positioned for success. He has particular expertise in translating clients’ business plans into property portfolio plans, and he understands that property can be a key element in a client achieving its strategic goals.
As Director of Colliers Corporate Solutions in Auckland, Will leads a team of property professionals to manage large property portfolios across New Zealand.
Will’s extensive experience stems from more than a decade in the property sector providing a wide range of property services across all property types. This experience has equipped him with a deep understanding of the industry and market forces.
Wills team specialises in:
• Portfolio planning and strategy
• Mass portfolio management
• Site acquisition and disposal
• Lease negotiation
• Asset & facilities management
• Workplace management
• Financial reporting for property capex and opex
In addition to his technical role, Wills role has a strong focus towards business development, specifically, growing the Auckland Corporate Solutions business.
Since Will taking on a business development role for Corporate Solutions in 2014, the business unit has seen significant growth with the Auckland team growing from 4 to 14 property professionals, taking the total number of Corporate Solutions staff nationwide to 50. This growth has resulted in Corporate Solutions being the fastest growing business unit within Colliers since its inception in 2009 and has been recognised by the leading industry bodies with notable awards in recent years for:
• 2018 – PINZ Property Business of the Year
• 2018 – RICS Asset Management Team of the Tear
• 2017 – PINZ Innovation Award
• 2016 – RICS Property and Facilities Management Team of the Year
Wellington (Corporate Solutions)
Craig has over 20 years experience in property in both New Zealand and the UK. For the vast majority of his career he has represented a number of corporate tenants and public sector tenants in pro-active and ongoing management of their property portfolios involving new development agreements, new lease negotiations, rent reviews, restructuring, collating organisational "needs analysis" and solid database management routines. Craig manages a team of property professionals but a strong passion for being involved and wanting to create the best solutions for his clients means he also brings a very "hands on" approach to his work. Various clients have included Ministry of Education, Z Energy, Inland Revenue, Plumbing World, Vodafone, Telecom, Chorus, HSBC (UK), Telereal (UK), Eni-Lasmo (UK) and others.
Wellington (Corporate Solutions)
I have accumulated a vast knowledge and a hands on experience and approach from working on the property portfolios of primarily public sector clients for my entire career. During this time I have provided property management, facilities management, disposal services and consultancy advice on a wide variety of issues. I have held previous roles as an Associate Director Property Services at DTZ New Zealand with prior employment at Knight Frank, Land Corporation and the Department of Lands and Survey.
I am currently the Contract Manager for the Land Information New Zealand - Treaty Settlement Landbank portfolio and Project Manager for the Land Information New Zealand nationwide property portfolios and have managed properties for the New Zealand Transport Agency and Ministry of Education where I also managed the nationwide disposal contract.