Real estate advisor of choice for retail property owners and tenants
Whether you are a developer, owner or occupier of retail space, Colliers has specialised retail property leasing expertise to accelerate your success.
Our vision is to be the real estate advisor of choice for any retail property owner and occupier across traditional retail leasing services, development masterplanning, project leasing, target and budget income advice, retail design, incentive budget, lease documentation advice and gap analysis.
Our collaborative team approach with national and Australian coverage, offers a diverse range of skills to provide you with immediate access to the latest market knowledge and a truly integrated approach offering a complete suite of retail property services.
We have a dedicated CBD retail leasing team in every major New Zealand city. Our team works from a national-based platform, regularly canvassing both national and international retailers to tailor the right retailer for your high profile asset.
We recognise the specialisation of CBD retail leasing. We understand the key requirements from a retailer's perspective and, most importantly, the drivers of a CBD consumer.
Work with Colliers retail leasing to find the best retailer for your asset and ensure that it operates at the optimum level.
Colliers' national retail leasing team are recognised as the market leaders in large format retail leasing.
Our dedicated experts have over 50 years of combined experience and Colliers' retail leasing has been involved in almost all major large format retailer developments across New Zealand.
Our extensive knowledge, track record and retailer relationships give us an unrivalled competitive advantage in this market.
Colliers national retail leasing team have worked on some of the largest and most successful retail centres across New Zealand. We are experts in new project, centre re-positioning and established shopping centre leasing.
Whether it be a significant enclosed shopping centre, large format retail centre, or service and convenience centres, we provide our clients with advice that aims to maximise returns and asset value through providing advice on retail tenancy mix, relocation strategies, specialist leasing process strategy, and potential ways to add value through identifying un-budgeted income.
By being involved from a project’s inception, in conjunction with our clients, demographers, architects and designers we are able to ensure the centre is designed to achieve the maximum retail rental return, thereby ensuring the centre’s longer-term success.
We incorporate tenancy and category mix strategies, highest and best use strategies, financial budgeting and through our solid relationships with major tenants and national retailers, we can accurately gauge anticipated turnovers to maximise rental levels.
Whether you require retail site intelligence, site selection and acquisition, or gap analysis, our in-depth knowledge of the national retail property landscape can assist you to execute a well thought out and comprehensive property strategy.
We understand retail and the unique challenges that presents retailers when making real estate decisions. Our retail experts can assist with aligning your strategic, business, financial and operational requirements to your physical store strategy.
We have a proven track record having assisted several Australian and international brands across all retail categories to successfully launch in New Zealand. No matter if you are a large multinational or a small local boutique retailer, Colliers' retail representation service can help.
National Director | Retail Leasing
Leroy focuses on national retailers in the large format retail sector. He matches his clients’ new requirements with appropriate opportunities and helps in rationalising any sites surplus to their needs.
He takes a strategic role in advising private and institutional developers and landlords on project leasing options. He also actively helps Australian retailers identify strategic opportunities to launch their brands in the New Zealand market.
Leroy is committed to delivering results to his clients.
Director of Retail
Nick is one of the leading retail real estate specialists in Christchurch and the greater Canterbury region, leasing over 100,000m² of space and negotiating more than $140m in retail property sales. He works meticulously with landlords to identify appropriate tenants and has unrivalled expertise in coordinating tenancy mix within developments.
Nick is intimately involved with several projects in the Christchurch CBD, including spearheading the marketing of several significant specialty retail projects in Cashel Mall. He has also been instrumental in many substantial leases in the large format sector. His most recent activity in this area includes leasing Briscoes and Rebel Sport at Northlink Centre in Papanui; the new Briscoes store in Rangiora; and project leasing multiple centres throughout Canterbury.
One of Nick’s more notable transactions is the sale of South City Shopping Centre in central Christchurch in 2018 for $46 million
Director | Retail Leasing
Having worked with Retail Property for over 20 years Tim has vast experience both in the New Zealand market and abroad.
Tim has been back in New Zealand since August 2016 but prior to this he worked for Westfield in Sydney as a leasing executive and in the United Kingdom for 15 years acting on behalf of some of the UK’s top institutional landlords including Legal and General, Land Securities and Aviva. In New Zealand TIm is currently advising Tinline Property Group and Todd Property on their retail assets.
Tim has also acted for premium international retailers such as Marks and Spencer, Sainsburys and Topshop. In New Zealand Tim is currently advisiing Cityfitness and Estee Lauder on their aqusitions and disposal strategy.
Tim’s aim is to provide and action strategic asset management initiatives to enhance values. His retailer clients benefit from the significant time he invests in getting to
know their business resulting in Tim sourcing and securing their best property solutions.
Associate Director | Retail Leasing
Jessica has over 27 years' experience selling and leasing property. She initially joined Colliers International in 1992, undertaking various roles including Research Analyst, Commercial Sales Executive Assistant and Commercial Sales broker. After taking time off to travel and work for Colliers RH in London in 2000, Jessica re-joined Colliers International in Auckland as a Retail Leasing broker in 2001.
During her 18 years' experience of retail leasing, Jessica has leased of all forms of retail stores, across all sectors, from convenience, food & beverage, and service retail, to shopping centres and large format retail.
Jessica’s focus is now large format retail, leasing many of the stores in the all the large format Supa and Mega centres around the country .
Broker | Retail Leasing
Nick joined Colliers International in 2018 having spent 15 years in the retail and manufacturing sectors both in New Zealand and internationally.
Previously a sales and marketing professional for several market-leading brands, Nick is now part of the Retail Team focussing on leasing predominantly in the service, convenience and food and beverage sectors in Auckland as well as across New Zealand.
Nick has a strong background in customer experience and innovative digital strategy and has a particular interest in digital integration in retail environments.
Retail Leasing current listings
Large Format Retail Leasing: Westgate Lifestyle Centre
Location: Tahi Road, Hobsonville
Tenants: Harvey Norman, Hunter Furniture, Nood, Lighting Direct, Kitchen Things
Size: 27,000m² | 26 retail units plus car parking
Brokers: Leroy Wolland, Jessica Martin
Location: Hibiscus Coast Highway
Client: The Warehouse Ltd
Tenants: The Warehouse, Countdown, Supercheap, Lighting Plus, BNZ, ANZ, Snap
Size: 23,000m² | 36 units
Brokers: Leroy Wolland, Jessica Martin
Location: Te Atatu Road
Client: Private Developer
Tenants: WATS, Refill Nation, Sugar Grill
Brokers: Chloe Franklin-Hall, Leroy Wolland, Nick Pettitt