James Young

James Young

B.A. Sc.

State Chief Executive | South Australia

Licence RLA253633

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Professional Summary

During the 26 years that James Young has been with Colliers International he has worked in various national and international markets.  James has predominantly focused on business development at the institutional and major private Lessor and Developer level and on satisfying the accommodation needs of major space users in commercial office leasing markets.

James also works closely with the State Government. Leasing appointments of note include the Tonsley Innovation Precinct and, more recently, the old Royal Adelaide Hospital which is now known as Lot Fourteen.

In his role as State Chief Executive, James facilitates many opportunities throughout the local business on behalf of clients and customers of Colliers International.  Accordingly, his knowledge of South Australian property activity across all sectors is extensive.


Since 2003, James has been the instigator for the pre-commitment and subsequent leasing of City Central Towers 1, 2 and 8 in Adelaide, all of which have achieved 5-star Green Star and 5-star NABERS (Energy) ratings.

James was joint Vice President and Divisional Councillor of the Property Council of Australia (SA Division) between 2004 and 2013 and is an active speaker and participant in professional development forums in the evolution of ESD in the built environment in South Australia.

Since 2013 he has been Vice President of the Australia China Business Council and Chair of the Property Sub-Committee in South Australia to elevate the level of advice and service that can be offered to Chinese Investors and Developers as they contemplate South Australia as a legitimate destination to invest and generate business.


Bachelor of Business (Property)

Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (SIA)

Memberships & Involvements

Australia China Business Council (SA), Property Council of Australia, Green Building Council of Australia, REISA, Major Projects Committee for Anglicare, Board of Govenors for St Peter's Collegiate Girls' School.


Investec, Colonial First State Property Management, Walker Corporation, Government of South Australia, KTS Properties, Carramatta Holdings, Day Corp


James has not only been impartial with his advice but has delivered a service that we have not experienced by any other commercial real estate professional in the 20 plus years that we have been in business. Scott T Rowlands | Carramatta Holdings Pty Ltd

James and the Colliers International team have been at the forefront of the green accommodation wave and their results have seen us appoint the same team as sole agents for Tower 8 and the first and second stages of the City Central Development.  Ben Yates | Aspen Group


Service Lines
Project Leaders
State Government Practice Group

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