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Auckland CBD Commercial Real Estate Culture

Culture and Community

We are serious about our work but don’t take ourselves too seriously. We value an optimistic, energetic and dynamic work environment that emphasizes social as well as business interaction.

Commercial real estate is always busy, but amidst the busy-ness, Colliers Auckland CBD sets the tone by encouraging employees to get together. Throughout the year, employees are given an opportunity to give back to their community in charitable ways. However, giving back to the community is just one aspect of how the Auckland CBD office shows their team spirit.

This page will provide you with a look into the Auckland CBD office’s social and community events. Check back often, as we are always adding more fun events that we are involved with!

Colliers International Blair Hargrave Memorial Charity Golf Day

Colliers International’s annual golf day late last month raised a record breaking $45,000 for its chosen charity Cure Kids.

The event known as The Blair Hargrave Memorial Golf Day was again held at Whitford Park Golf course providing a stunning setting for the 33 four person teams. The format was Ambrose, the weather was hot, the rules were blurred, and the winner on the day…. was Cure Kids.

Since partnering with Cure Kids, Colliers has raised well over a million dollars through charity events.

The Colliers golf day was set up eleven years ago in honour of the late Blair Hargrave, one of the company’s longest serving staff members, who was instrumental in establishing Colliers relationship with Cure Kids. 

Kenexa Best Workplace Awards 2016

Colliers International NZ Ltd has been named New Zealand’s second best workplace (medium to large category) at the IBM Kenexa Best Workplace Awards 2016 – for the second year running.

Charles Cooper, Collier’s Auckland managing director, says this is a fantastic effort in what is a particularly competitive category with more than 35 businesses entered nationwide.

“It continues our hard earned trend of improving on the very positive and engaging work environment all our staff contribute towards. It’s also a continuation of our fantastic improvement on Colliers’ 15th placing three years ago when we were in the small to medium category.”

Colliers has a strong tradition in the event – winning the best overall workplace title in 2009.

  • This year over 58,000 employees from 210 New Zealand organisations representing private and public sectors participated in the survey.
  • 50 workplaces reached ‘finalist’ status across the five employee size categories: Small, Small-Medium, Medium-Large, Large and Enterprise.

RICS Awards

Colliers International wins five awards in industry leading awards.

Colliers International achieved first place in five of the eight awards it entered at the annual Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) New Zealand commercial property awards last night.(June 1).

RICS award victories, based on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, were:

The Property/Facility Management Team of the Year award went to Colliers for the fourth year in a row. This year it was won by the Corporate Solutions team led by Don Smith, for the work done managing Z Energy’s national portfolio.

Colliers Research and Consulting team, led by Alan McMahon, received the Research and Consulting Team of the Year award for producing market insights for clients around the country for the second year in a row  - having won this inaugural category last year.

Colliers International’s Valuation New Zealand business, led by Kane Sweetman, won the Valuation Team of the Year. It was the first time the business had entered this category.

The overall award for most sales transactions over $5 million. This is the sixth year in a row Colliers has won this key category.

From the South Auckland office The Industrial Team of the Year was awarded to the Colliers Highbrook industrial team, led by Greg Goldfinch, for the seventh year in a row.

Colliers Coastal Challenge

The now famous Colliers Coastal Challenge North Shore event is back and set to go on Saturday 11 March, 2017

Following the incredibly successful turnouts of the last two years, Colliers International is delighted to announce entries are now open.

Discover the stunning North Shore coastline and challenge yourself as you rock hop, wade, scramble, run or walk your way to Devonport. Colliers Coastal Challenge events offer a very unique opportunity to safely explore North Shore’s exquisite coastline.

With multiple course distances, there’s definitely something for all ages, abilities, shapes, sizes, and levels of adventure!

  • Beach Hopper – 6-8km Run/Walk
  • Bay Scrambler – 11-12km Run/Walk
  • Mini Monty – 15-17km Run/Walk
  • Mid Monty – 22-25km Run
  • Full Monty – 30-33km Run & Team Relay

The Kitty Cup

The Colliers/Goodman Kitty Cup, in memory of staff member Marcus Kitt, is also up for grabs again. The Kitty Cup features three runners taking part in the Full Monty 33km (11km each) team relay event and is open to everyone.

To learn more and register visit:

For more information, please contact

Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper

Managing Director - Auckland
+64 9 356 8814

For more information, please contact

Bruce Gallie

Bruce Gallie

Chief Operating Officer | New Zealand
+64 9 356 8806
+64 21 33 55 92

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