John Kenny

John Kenny

FRICS, FAPI, CPV

Chief Executive Officer | Australia & New Zealand

Licence 264946 (NSW)

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Professional Summary

As the Chief Executive Officer for Colliers in Australia and New Zealand, John leads our enterprising culture to ensure we embrace a growth mindset and always do what’s right for our clients, our people and our community.  By promoting our values, he ensures our experts maximise potential through collaboration and investing in relationships to ensure they are well positioned to lead our industry into the future.  The loyalty demonstrated by our team and our clients have enabled Colliers’ record growth in Australia and New Zealand over the last decade and John is enthusiastic about our future growth potential. 

Since joining Colliers International in 1991, John has held various transactional, operational and innovation roles before taking the helm as CEO in 2006.  He is also part of the Global Executive team of Colliers International and finds it a privilege to work with a select group of highly motivated experts who have driven our enterprising spirit globally. 

Culture has played a strong part of our growth and it’s been humbling to be awarded Aon / Kincentric Best Employer for four consecutive years while also being recognised as a LinkedIn Top Company in Australia in 2019.  These accolades reflect how Colliers International attracts and develops industry leaders, empowering them to think and act differently to drive exceptional results. 

John is committed to ensuring Colliers diversifies its service offering to meet the specialised requirements of our clients and lead our industry into the future.  To meet that need, John has enjoyed working with a team of specialists to secure several strategic acquisitions that support our growth.  By developing new areas of expertise, our market-leading experts can deliver enterprising solutions to maximise the potential of property and accelerate the success of our clients and our people.

Accomplishments

As one of the largest employers in our industry, John values his roles as a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Australian Property Institute (API).  As a National Board Director of the Property Industry Foundation, he enjoys being given the opportunity to support Colliers’ people and other companies to use their knowledge, generosity and relationships to build accommodation to create safe homes for children that would otherwise be homeless.  John is also a member of the PCA Property Male Champions of Change, an initiative to accelerate gender equality in the property industry and a past National Director of the Property Council of Australia. 

Education

Associate Diploma in Business (Valuation)

Registered Real Estate Valuer (without limitation)

Advanced Certificate in Property Agency Affiliations

Memberships & Involvements

Australian Property Insititute of Valuers Fellow (Val & Econ), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, National Board Member - Property Industry Foundation, National Board Member - Property Council Australia (2010 to 2014), Member - PCA Property Male Champions of Change (PMCC)

Clients

Australia's major institutions and corporations

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