Head of Office Capital Markets | Australia
Adam is a highly motivated, well rounded property professional with proven experience in deal origination and completion of major property transactions across all investment sectors. Adam’s specific experience has been working in a transaction team for a major public and wholesale institutional investment business.
He is particularly focussed on achieving the best results for his clients, with his ability to drive and generate well balanced, cost effective and collaborative solutions.
Managing Director | Capital Markets & Investment Services
I have been with Colliers International for over 25 years and am the Managing Director of Capital Markets & Investment Services, Australia as well as the State Chief Executive of Victoria.
I have established a strong reputation in the Capital Markets space and have formed close relationships with major investors and institutions on a global scale. In recent years, I have negotiated some of Australia’s largest real estate transactions and have been instrumental in successfully brokering many substantial transactions with overseas investors entering the Australian market. My extensive connectivity in the global real estate market can unite capital with local expertise, regardless of location.
Our national Investment Services business represents market specializations including Capital Markets and Investment Sales. The two clear divisions servicing the Australian commercial office market ensures complete market coverage, efficiency and premium experiences and successes for our clients.
As a long standing senior member within Colliers International, I have played an integral role in contributing to the business's success in Australia. I hold a number of senior positions with Colliers including a member of the National Executive Board. I am committed to the success of the business by providing our people with the tools they require to deliver incomparable service and results.
James has been advising funds, high net worth individuals, corporations and offshore groups in relation to all facets of Real Estate for over 17 years. His primary focus during this period has been the disposal or acquisition of investment grade property and large scale development sites across Australia. Other roles have included office leasing and property advisory services.
James has been active in commercial real estate since 1995 and specialises in office transactions on a national basis. He commenced working with international groups in 2002 and lived in Asia for three years, focusing on offshore purchasers. This experience has provided James with key relationships
Director | International Capital
James brings a wealth of knowledge to the commercial property sector with a key focus on offshore capital investing in the Australian real-estate market. James advises inbound capital on opportunities and provides them with the platform and resources to underwrite and execute cross border transactions through both direct and capital partnering transactions.
With a background in valuations and extensive experience in fund-through development and investment grade assets James provides an in-depth approach to the process.
National Director | Debt Advisory
An entrepreneurial real estate capital professional whose career has spanned over 20 years in Australia, United Kingdom and more recently throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Career has concentrated on structured debt and principal investment transactions via both balance sheet and 3rd party capital with over $3.0bn of real estate funding being completed.
Core strengths include capital structuring and access to a broad spectrum of 3rd party debt and equity capital from a global and domestic network of institutional, corporate and private capital.
Corporate experience includes chartered surveying, debt capital advisory, real estate finance, strucutred real estate finance investment bank, and running own real estate capital business.
Director | Debt Advisory
A highly motivated, technically sound finance professional with over 11 years’ direct experience in structured real estate finance and infrastructure development and investment.
Experience has focused on competitive tendering for and transaction management of small to midsize social infrastructure developments and investments as well as the arrangement and provision of structured real estate development and finance to private, corporate and institutional clients.
Core strengths include establishing rapport and relationships with clients and capital partners ensuring service expectations are met and exceeded; bid management and transaction coordination; transaction structuring; analysing, assessing and mitigating transaction risks; submission preparation and compilation; and commercial negotiations.
I am National Director | Capital Markets based in the North Sydney office focussing on institutional level sales in the greater Sydney metropolitan market. Recently I celebrated thirteen years with Colliers International, and have over 39 years’ experience in the property industry. I have extensive experience working in international markets, and have very strong relationships with local institutional investors. My areas of specialty is in complex transactions, new entrant capital and Asia engagement. I have been a regular visitor to Asia and continue to work closely with key decision makers looking to make the move to invest in Australia. I work closely with the Colliers International network domestically and offshore to ensure the best outcome for my clients
National Director | Sydney Metro Sales
29 years’ experience in Commercial, Investment Sales, Development and Portfolio Sales. With over 18 years with Colliers International's Investment Sales I have a strong understanding of Parramatta CBD and surrounding metro markets with recent transaction in Burwood for $80 million , $80 million in Sydney Olympic Park and Parramatta for $81 million with 3 transactions in 2017 totaling over $200,000,000 with another currently in Due Diligence i early 2018 for $70 plus million
Director | Capital Markets
Trent has over 13 years’ experience in property, largely providing investment advice on major Melbourne CBD and metropolitan office assets for a wide range of local and offshore listed real estate investment trusts, wholesale investment funds, superannuation funds and offshore sovereign wealth funds.
Trent is widely regarded as an expert in the Melbourne CBD and metropolitan office markets. His valuations background has provided an exceptionally high level of market and asset specific knowledge, together with strong technical expertise.
Trent has significant transaction experience having advised purchasers on $4b in acquisitions during 2016 and 2017.
More recently, Trent has transacted the following major sales:
- Bendigo Bank Building, 120 Harbour Esplanade, Melbourne. Sold to Marprop Real Estate Partners on behalf of an offshore institutional client for circa $81 million.
- MYOB Building, Cremorne, Melbourne. A major fund-through transaction sold to AXA Investment Managers on behalf of HESTA for $100.1 million.
Director In Charge | Melbourne East & National Director
Over the last sixteen years Rob has built an arguable and enviable reputation as the most dominant agent in the Melbourne Metropolitan office market, specialising in major project leasing and development sites.
Rob's unique perspective combines specialized experience and knowledge with a creative, solutions-driven approach to understanding and fulfilling his client needs. He has built strong relationships, delivered results and become a trusted advisor to some of the most prominent local and national investors and occupiers.
Since 2008 alone, Rob has sold $450 million in value of development sites and commercial investments and leased approximately 190,000sqm on behalf of Stockland, Australand, Investa, Goodman, Colonial First State Property and Salta Properties. In 2013 he assisted corporate clients with their accommodation needs including Pacific Brands, Country Road, The Good Guys, United Energy, Woolworths and GE.
Rob also leads a team of more than 30 professionals in the Colliers International Melbourne East business, offering a full range of specialist services including sales, leasing, valuations and property management in the office, industrial, retail and residential sectors.
I am a National Director of the Colliers International Capital Markets team and are responsible for the sale and purchase of institutional grade office investments in the Brisbane CBD, Near City and Metropolitan markets on behalf of an extensive list of domestic and offshore institutional, corporate and HNW private clients.
Prior to joining Colliers International, I was a Director of the Capital Transactions team at Savills Australia transitioning from being a Director of Valuations at Savills Australia for 11 years.
Some of the prominent institutional clients that I have advised and acted on behalf of over my 27 year career include 151 Property, Abacus Property Group, AEP Investment Management, AMP Capital, Ascendas REIT, Australand, Australian Unity, BlackRock, Blackstone, Brookfield, Centuria, Challenger, Charter Hall, Cromwell, Dexus, DWS, ESR, Fortius Funds Management, GIC, Goldman Sachs, Goodman, GPT, Growthpoint, Heathley, Heitman, Impact Funds Management, Investa, IOOF, ISPT, LaSalle Investment Managament, Lend Lease, Mirvac, Morgan Stanley, QIC, Stockland and Westfield.
My role within the Brisbane Capital Markets team is to work closely with institutional, international, and private high net worth clients – providing advice on divestments and acquisitions of single assets and portfolios within the Brisbane CBD and Metropolitan office market.
I have an extensive back ground in commercial real estate with over13 years’ experience in institutional grade office property. I provides a broad skill set with a back ground in leasing and capital transactions.
JLL (June 2004 - May 2014)
Director, Office Leasing
~ Office Leasing
~ Project Leasing
~ Strategic Asset Leasing
~ Brokerage Leasing
Head of Investment Services
My commercial property experience spans almost 25 years and has been based on a solid foundation of 17 years in the valuation industry. My transaction experience varies from short stay accomodation to CBD offices. In the past 3 years I held a General Manager role at a private property company where I oversaw the acquisition and development of substantial commercial, retail and industrial projects and my experience on both the agency and client side of transactions has been immensely advantageous for my current role.
Paul is a Director in the South Australian Capital Markets and Investment Services team, having spent the last 28 of his 33 years in property with Colliers International Adelaide.
Paul has a broad knowledge base spanning across all sectors including office, retail, development and agribusiness real estate. Paul specifically focuses on institutional and investment grade assets in the office and retail sectors in Adelaide’s CBD and metro markets. He has extensive experience working with local, national and international clients and focus on exceeding his client’s expectations.
Paul is a Licensed Real Estate agent and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science (Property Valuation). His knowledge areas include strategic investment advice, sales and marketing strategy, and acquisition and disposal advice.
Director | Capital Markets
Richard is responsible for the promotion of New Zealand property to international investors, leveraging of his relationships developed in executive positions during his near 8 years in Hong Kong, as well as assisting to grow the company’s nationwide Rural and Agribusiness agency capability.
Richard began his real estate career in 2004 with CBRE, in the five years he spent with them (before leaving to run Colliers Hong Kong business in 2008) he was involved in many notable transactions including the sale of the Lion Nathan site in Newmarket for $162m, the sale of the GE & BNZ Britomart properties on behalf of Manson’s to the German fund HIH and portfolio sales, including the successful auctioning of 16 National Bank Branches across New Zealand.
During his time as MD of Colliers Hong Kong he was involved in the sale of 50 Connaught Road on behalf Apollo Group (a New York based Hedge Fund) to the Agricultural Bank of China for $US632m.
Richard was the Managing Director of Colliers Hong Kong office for six years from 2009-2014. During this time he was an active participant in several high value transactions and developed broad relationships with both Asian investors and colleagues across the region.
In late 2014, Richard agreed to run CBRE’s Asia Pacific Capital Market business, including their Capital Advisory (Real Estate Investment Banking) business, this further added to his knowledge of real estate investors, particularly in greater Asia.
As a senior executive of Colliers for 6 years in Hong Kong, Richard has strong personal relationships with Colliers personnel across the globe.