Established over 20 years ago, our Newcastle office is a leading provider of real estate services throughout the greater Newcastle, Hunter, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast regions. We bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the sale and leasing of all asset classes, together with a strong real estate management portfolio. We are recognised nationally for our unparalleled reputation and outstanding service across office, industrial, retail, development sites and residential project marketing and we provide integrated solutions to manage your property requirements and achieve better results faster.
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Director in Charge | Newcastle
Peter is a strategic negotiator who is persistent and informative, which ensures his clients receive the most comprehensive advice and best possible results in the market.
Over the course of Peter’s 25 years’ in the property industry he has gained invaluable negotiation skills and track record in relation to commercial and retail property, along with mixed use and residential development sites (englobo and high density). Given his valuation background and understanding of the value drivers associated with all asset classes, coupled with his working knowledge of feasibility studies and Discounted Cash Flows he has also undertaken consultancy assignments for key clients, who rely on his expert opinion and strategic advice.
Peter has been part of Colliers International since 2002, and is deeply connected and can fully leverage all facets of the broader business, being a respected member of the National Senior Leadership Team.
Over his career Peter has gained unrivalled rapport with Local and State Government, private owners, Listed A-REITS, wholesale funds, development companies and large retail companies/owner occupiers.
Peter manages the largest dedicated commercial, industrial and real estate management team in the Hunter Region.
National Director | Industrial
Trent has enjoyed a career so far spanning over 25 years that commenced in 1993 undertaking industrial and commercial agency work in Newcastle. Trent commenced with Colliers International in 1999 and soon after began specialising in Industrial Sales and subdivision projects .
Trent is now the National Director of Industrial sales and leasing and has acted for a large number of notable clients, corporations and government agencies on Industrial projects throughout the Hunter Region and Central Coast of NSW.
Director, Newcastle | Residential
Chris is the former Managing Director of the Colliers International Newcastle business, and has over 35 years of extensive property experience spanning all sectors of the market.
During his time as Managing Director of the Newcastle office from 2013 until the end of 2019, Chris was instrumental in the development and growth of the business, leading a team of over 35 dedicated staff in maintaining the leading market share position in Newcastle.
Chris, in his new role as Director of the Newcastle Residential Project Marketing team brings a wealth of experience to Colliers International’s extensive developer network. His experience in sophisticated negotiation solutions, residential development, property marketing and unrivalled local business network allows him to understand the Newcastle market in fine grain detail.
Chris has an in-depth understanding of property development and has been involved in the sale, construction and development of over $2 billion worth of residential, commercial, retail and industrial property. His extensive knowledge of all sectors of real estate allows him to provide prudent advice to clients and his focused and dedicated project marketing team.
- Site acquisition and disposal
- Sale negotiation and transaction
- Strategic asset positioning and repositioning
- Investment advisory
- Marketing campaign strategy and implementation.
Director | Real Estate Management
A rich history of property management and commercial/retail leasing having worked with some of Australia’s leading office and retail landlords, including Colonial First State, Investa, QIC, REST Superannuation, Dexus and The GPT Group across Sydney’s CBD major assets of 40,000sqm and above.
Specialisation areas include management of office floor refurbishments, Facilities Management, contract management, lease management and financial management.
Associate Director | Investment Services
Michael Chapman joined Colliers International Newcastle’s commercial sales and leasing team in 2013, and has become well versed within the local market with a proven track record of success. He specialises in the commercial and retail property asset classes, with experience across Leasing, Investment Sales, Development Site Sales and Vacant Possession Sales.
During his career at Colliers International he has proven to be one of the most active agents in the industry, extremely motivated and a highly strategic operative that understands the sale and leasing process and market drivers. His extensive understanding of the commercial market and ability to generate leads through his local and national relationships has seen him achieve over $53,000,000 in sales and leases since 2017, completing over 143 transactions.
He has worked with a range of clients including unlisted funds, syndicators, banks, national corporate clients and various private local clients.
Manager | Investment Services
Luke Rutledge joined the Colliers International Newcastle team in 2014, having a pure focus on commercial sales and leasing across the Newcastle Region. Over the last five years at Colliers in Newcastle he has gained invaluable experience across a wide range of asset classes including Retail Sales and Leasing, Investment Sales, Development Site Sales, Commercial Leasing and Vacant Possession Sales. During this time, Luke has endeavoured to forge himself as one of the most dependable and enthusiastic property experts in the Newcastle area, with an attention to detail and a commitment to go above and beyond for his clients and colleagues. Having completed over 200 transactions in his career at Colliers International, Luke is known for his communication and negotiation skills. Luke thoroughly enjoys working within a team environment and is always aiming to develop the skills to position himself as a leader within the business, being an honest, reliable and dedicated property expert in the region.
Manager | Investment Services
Nick Christensen joined the team of Colliers International Newcastle in 2016, and has a pure focus on commercial and retail property transactions across the Newcastle region.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Nick had gained ten years’ experience in the real estate industry, four years focusing on the sale and leasing of commercial and retail properties in and around the Newcastle area. Nick is proactive and highly self-motivated in delivering high quality customer and client service.
An REI accredited Licensed Real Estate Agent, Nick prides himself on knowing the Newcastle market intimately and strives to achieve the best result for his vendors.
Senior Executive | Industrial
Tim has had a career spanning over 17 years in the property industry, commencing in 2003 as a commercial property valuer operating in Sydney and Newcastle. This experience extends from valuing development sites to investment property for mortgage security, acquisition and asset purposes, amongst others. A major focus of Tim’s has historically been on the industrial sector within the Hunter Region. He has also provided valuation advice across all sectors within the Hunter and Mid North Coast market. Clients included institutions and property companies, together with the major financial institutions.
Tim's recent transition from a prominent commercial valuer to a sales and leasing executive in the Newcastle Industrial team, in such a short period of time, has reflected strong results for various clients given the diverse and interment knowledge of 'value add opportunities' to all asset types.
Tim's ability to assess a property and its sometimes 'hidden attributes' has allowed some of his clients to 'unlock the highest potential' of their assets.
Senior Executive | Industrial
Mark commenced employment with Colliers in August 2012 as a Senior Commercial Valuer before transferring to Newcastle Industrial team as a Research Analyst and Sales Executive in April 2014.
During Mark’s 17 year career in property valuation, he has gained a wealth of experience in a wide variety of assets ranging from commercial and industrial through to residential englobo, mixed use and medium density mixed use development sites.
Mark has worked on and delivered numerous major projects for some of Australia’s premier property developers and investors, as well as local, state and national government organisations.
Senior Executive | Industrial
An energetic, driven and customer focussed professional, Ben Curran has a proven track record of brokering commercial real estate in both the Australian and New Zealand markets. Strategic negotiation and strong communication skills have allowed Ben to build excellent relationships with a number of high-profile owner occupiers, developers and investors throughout Australasia.
Whilst predominately specialising in the industrial market, developing his client relationships has allowed Ben to diversify into other commercial property sectors including retail and residential. An expert in providing exceptional customer service, Ben conducts himself with honesty and full integrity, working closely with both vendors, landlords, purchasers and tenants to ensure results are maximized for all involved parties.
Senior Property Manager
Over 25 years experience with local & international agency practices in senior management & director positions.
Heads the REM division of Colliers Newcastle.
Senior Property Manager
Mitchell joined the property management
department of Colliers International
Newcastle in 2009 and is a fully licensed
and registered real estate agent.
Mitchell’s drive and efficiency ensures he
services his clients to the best of his ability.
He enjoys new challenges and continually
seeks ways to better establish a point of
difference within the marketplace.
Mitchell takes a contemporary approach to
all tasks and understands the importance of
flexibility in today’s fast paced environment.
He has the ability to contribute in team
situations but also has the capabilities to
work as an individual.
Mitchell takes a realistic and common sense
approach to all aspects of his work. The
desire to further expand his knowledge base
and practical experience guarantees that
best practice techniques are adopted with
everything he does.
2009 – 2017
Senior Property Manager
2018 – Present
Senior Executive | Residential
Christian's objective is to be the specialist apartment seller in Newcastle for off the plan apartment sales and development sites. He has been doing this for 13 years now and has had a chance to fine tune his skills and really understand the complex side of off the plan selling. He has come along way in achieving this already with well over 1000 apartment sales and a depth of knowledge that noone else has in this particular section of the market.
He has now been with Colliers Newcastle for 4 years and has continued to grow the residential side each year with major project listings and achieving outstanding results in all markets. Since starting with Colliers the team has been involved in 8 major projects selling them out in record time while achieving record prices for each area. Christian is excited about the continued training and support which comes with being part of the Colliers brand and as a team the residential Newcastle office has exciting and ground breaking projects to be delived to the market in the near future.
Christian started his career selling off the plan with Robinson Property and was involved in 12 projects from pre selling off the plan for funding right through to completion of the project and reselling some on completion. He has also sold apartments in almost all the inner city buildings and have a good understanding of what is available in the city in terms of buildings and apartment types.
Christian is continuing on his career path of being Newcastles best off the plan seller with the backing off the most successful real estate name in Australia. Currently selling the Huntington apartments for Doma with 2 major projects in Newcastle CBD coming in the next 6-12 months.
Some of the Iconic buildings and projects that I have sold out off the plan are;
- Grand Central Apartments
- The Star
- The Herald
- East end stage 1
Christian strive's to be as professional as he can and is always looking for ways to improve and educate himself further so he can achieve his goal of being the specialist off the plan seller of apartments in Newcastle.
Executive | Investment Services
Ben is a team oriented, customer-focused sales professional with over 15 years’ experience operating in both Australia and Internationally. Ben is a key team member of Colliers International Newcastle, specialising in commercial sales and leasing. With refined communication and motivational skills to produce comprehensive results, Ben is an excellent negotiator who builds and maintains productive rapport, through the application of strong interpersonal skills.
With a strong understanding of market driving factors and a highly tuned analytical skill set, Ben has the ability to drive mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties, whilst maintaining key relationships.
After working in the health and hospitality industry, in management roles for owner operators, I have expansive experience in team environments, development strategies and superior customer service engagements. The skills I have acquired whilst in the industry have transferred across to property management seamlessly.
I joined Colliers International in Newcastle in August 2017 as a property manager within the Real Estate Management team. In this role, I am responsible for a portfolio of properties within the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Region. My role now involves lease negotiations with tenants, lease administration, landlord reporting and all matters relating to client asset management. I also oversee repairs and maintenance for a growing rent roll of approximately 60 commercial, industrial and retail properties, liaising with contractors, landlords, tenants and strata managers, rent review processes, ensuring tenant and supplier insurance compliance, implementing procedures to assist team productivity. During this time, I have obtained invaluable knowledge in our accounting system and am responsible for lease administration and invoicing of my tenants.