Head of Investment Services | Australia
Licence 816410 (NSW)
As the Head of Australia’s largest investment sales team, Matthew drives industry leading initiatives back by a team of professionals at the forefront of the industry.
His ability to identify trends in the market has seen him develop a strong proficiency in Middle Market Office assets, Offshore capital and complex workout solutions in the Restructuring and Insolvency space.
By empowering his team with the right expertise and market experience, Matthew has built specialised workforces within the Colliers business to generate revenue, deliver exceptional results and exceed client’s expectations.
Matthew’s investment into relationships sees him deliver enduring value to his team, clients and their business’ whilst mobilising the international Colliers offering to develop a collaborative and effective strategy.
By doing what’s right for his team, the greater Colliers business and his clients, he has established himself as an exceptional leader within the business and the property industry.
Matthew’s sophisticated skillset, client partnerships and ability to recognise trends in the market before they occur have led to his implementation of the following initiatives within the Colliers business:
Office Middle Markets: Bringing together experts from each state, Matthew has partnered local expertise with his national guidance to deliver analytical insights and market intelligence to some of Australia’s largest institutional grade clients. With a spotlight on office, the team regularly collaborate to share market updates, key transactions and client mandates to discover the most profitable client outcomes.
The Australian Investment Showcase: Through his knowledge of inbound capital and new market entrants, Matthew developed the Australian Investment Showcase. Now in its sixth year, this strategy is responsible for bringing over $3.2 billion of property investment from Asia into Australia.
Restructuring Property Services: Matthew developed the Restructuring Property Service business in 2010 and has since been involved in over 350 workout strategies, developing sophisticated solutions to maximise results for the management or sale of distressed assets and land.
Keeping in touch with market dynamics through its peaks and troughs has provided an invaluable insight to sentiment, timing, supply and demand, and comparative values which has helped help him determine one of the best workout strategies in the markets resulting in optimal outcomes across all asset types.
Premium Investments and Auctions: The successful implementation of a national Premium Investment and Auction strategy has seen hundreds of auctions held across Australia. By creating tension in the market to maximise the sale price, Matthew has helped his team drive exceptional results for their vendors.
What make’s Matthew such a commercial business leader is his ability and passion for a deal. Despite his national leadership role, he is still very much a sales operator at heart. Some of his notable deals include:
- 88 Christie Street, St Leonards ($300m)
- CSIRO, North Ryde ($170m)
- 75 Dorcas Street, Melbourne ($165m)
- The Jam Factory, Melbourne ($165m)
- 35 Clarence Street, Sydney ($137.1m)
- Soul Shopping Centre, Gold Coast ($90m
- University of Technology Sydney
- St Patricks College, Strathfield
Memberships & Involvements
REINSW, IPA, IWICA, PCA, ACBC, ARITA
- Fortius Funds
- Grant Thornton
- Charter Hall
- Macquarie Bank
- PPB Advisory
- PAG Asia
- National Australia Bank
- Westpac Bank
- Commonwealth Bank
Challenger Group - 14 March 2019
Dear John Kenny
On behalf of Challenger I write to express our appreciation to both Matthew Meynell and the Restructuring Property Services team at Colliers International. Since our first experience working with the Restructuring Team in 2009, Matthew and his team have consistently delivered solid results and exceptional service levels, particularly in relation to reporting.
Given the litigious nature of the insolvency process, a rigorous reporting framework is crucial to protect against potential future claims from borrowers and other creditors. The Colliers International workout report remains unique among the numerous agency firms we work with and was a cutting edge concept when developed in 2009. That other firms have attempted to imitate this concept is validation that a new benchmark has been set.
The workout report containing all pertinent sale data and marketing material, presented on USB and in hard copy, assists a lender to document that appropriate probity requirements have been met. It also provides a level of comfort to lenders and receivers that appointing Colliers International is a safe option that will maximise realisation values for all stakeholders.
Matthew's position as a single point of contact has assisted to streamline our processes, leveraging his ability to identify and mobilise Colliers International's specialists nationally while providing a consistent approach to every appointment. It is because of this consistency and approach that Colliers International has cemented a position as a trusted property partner for insolvency property nationally.
I would, and do, recommend Matthew and the Restructuring Team without hesitation.
As Executive Assistant to the Head of Investment Services, I work closely with Matthew Meynell as he oversees the management and growth of the national Investment Services team.
Since joining Colliers International in July 2013, I have been involved in the development and implementation of our 3 key initiatives: Auctions, Restructuring Property Services and Asia Markets, working closely with interstate and international colleagues to effectivly manage and execute campaigns and events.
National Director | Asia Markets
Joseph is the National Director, Asia Markets based in the Sydney CBD Investment Services team. He has a key focus of working with Asian Ultra-High-Net-Worth investors and institutional capital partners, having previously facilitated multiple high-profile domestic and cross-border transactions in and from Asia.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Joseph was the Managing Director of CBRE Taiwan office where he led a team of 200 staffs across multiple business lines. Through his understanding of Asian clients' requirements in various stages of property ownership and his extensive management experiences across a range of expertise, Joseph has been the go-to-person for his Asian clients, connecting the right specialists to provide the best-in-class practices and expert advices and to deliver exceptional value for his clients.
With his unique skills in Architecture and Project Management, his exceptional experiences in international transactions and his language abilities in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, he has successfully facilitated the offshore and onshore Asian clients to expand and/or divest their real estate portfolio in Australia.
National Director | Sydney Metro Sales
Miron joined Colliers International in 2013 with extensive expertise in both investment and insolvency services which remain his core specialisation.
With 20 years at the forefront of commercial transactions in Australia's most dynamic market, Miron has gained a reputation as an industry leader in the Eastern Suburbs and City Fringe markets. A consummate professional and tenacious negotiator, he brings with him a wealth of experience to Colliers International. Miron’s meticulous approach and key eye for detail enables him to deliver a truly first-class service backed up by a patient pragmatic approach and strong work ethic.
Miron’s continued specialisation in this highly diverse property arena has ensured that Colliers International offer an unrivilled level of experience and expertise. Combining these attributes with our results-driven approach and focus on customer service, Colliers International and Miron are proud to service a loyal network of clients.
National Director | Asia Markets
I am currently the National Director of Colliers International (Australia) Asia Markets team in the Investment Services department, and have worked for Colliers International for over 28 years. With the rise of Asian investments into Australia, my focus is to facilitate the needs of domestic and international Asian clients. I have an extensive experience working with the Chinese community, and work closely with my colleagues to introduce new international clients / buyers for our listings. As a senior operator, my role at Colliers International focusses on the Sydney CBD and metro surrounding area, specifically targeting the CBD South, Haymarket and Chinatown regions, where I work closely with my clients to achieve the best results for their properties. I have extremely strong networks with the local Chinese community and I assist and advise many Asian clients, investors and developers. I speak Cantonese and Mandarin fluently and frequently travel to Asia, such as Hong Kong, Macua, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.
National Director | Sydney CBD Sales
I am the National Director – Investment Sales for the Commercial & Investment Sales division of Colliers International, based in Sydney and specialising in the Sydney CBD market. I am a key member of the National Capital Transactions team that works on selling assets in all States of Australia. This team discusses the active buyers and most saleable assets to ensure that our collective knowledge is utilised effectively. I act for numerous major institutional and private clients coordinating sales campaigns and selling assets.
My specific expertise is in the promotion and sale of all forms of commercial property particularly in Sydney’s Central Business District. This includes sale of freehold, leasehold and stratum office buildings, development sites, strata projects and investment opportunities. As part of this I have sold numerous residential sites and retail properties. I have sold in excess of 500 properties during my career including numerous and complex campaigns, some requiring a high degree of probity.
National Director | Melbourne City Sales
Daniel is a National Director for the Melbourne City Sales team, Investment Services and joined Colliers Interational in December 2010 where he instantly began driving both the market and his team to success.
Daniel and his team consistently prove to be market leaders where he specialises predominately in the City of Melbourne and focuses on real estate, consisting of office and retail investments as well as development sites, student accommodation and car parks. Daniel's knowledge of the industry and strong client relationships allow him to surpass client expectations and deliver outstanding and record breaking results.
Daniel works closely with our international offices, in particular all across Asia, where he leads the Asia Roadshow for Victoria and visits several different major cities every year including Singapore, Shanghai, Macau and Ho Chi Minh, presenting current marketing opportunities to the most active offshore buyers.
As a market leader, Daniel continually accelerates the success of his clients while leading arguably the best team in the market.
Director | Queensland
Sam has more than a decade of experience in managing commercial real estate transactions for institutional and high net worth clients across the Asia-pacific region and has participated in over $1b in transactions in the last 5 years.
Sam’s role is to provide leadership to the Investment Services business across Queensland. He offers guidance and drives the national initiatives, including Middle Markets, Asia Market engagement, Restructuring Property Services and our Premium Investments team.
In 2016 he relocated to Colliers’ Brisbane office after 5 years with the firm in Singapore and Hong Kong, where he was responsible for Colliers ‘ANZ’ desk, working across the ANZ and Asian businesses channeling Asian capital into the Australia and New Zealand real estate markets.
Sam is an expert in negotiating cross border transactions having executed deals and mandates for clients in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Russia and Indonesia.
Director | Brisbane City & Metro Sales
Hunter Higgins joined Colliers International in 2010 and has been leading the Brisbane Investment Services team for the last 5 years.
Hunter and the team offer their clients a tailored service by specialising in sales across the following investment property categories: office and retail, mixed-use development sites, office and retail strata property, Asia markets, premium investments and Restructuring Property Services.
With over 15 years’ experience in the real estate industry, Hunter has an exceptional track record and proven success as a market leader. He specialises in the Brisbane CBD and Metro markets with a focus on office and retail investments, and mixed-use development sites.
When it comes to customer service, Hunter invests in relationships to deliver enduring value, and offers enterprising solutions to achieve the best outcome for his clients. He retains long standing client relationships by continually exceeding their expectations through his strong market knowledge, active buyer relationships, solid work ethic, campaign management skills, honest feedback, clear direction and determination to achieve the best possible result.
National Director | Metro Sales
I am one of the most respected real estate professionals with significant experience in both domestic and international commercial real estate transactions with expertise in Governments, Corporations, Private Clients, Public REIT and Institutional real estate sales & marketing.
I have a wide well-established referral network for connecting and accessing to both onshore and offshore capital, particularly from the Asian countries including China, Singapore and other South East Asia countries for commercial properties in Sydney, Australia.
I am a driving force for the national premium investment auctions at Colliers International as my national team is dedicated to achieving premium prices for vendors and the 'biggest bang for their buck' through our special premium auction strategies.
I am also responsible for outstanding team contribution, excellence in leading successful teams, strong presentation & communications and effective interaction with other business line leaders within the Colliers International Global network.
I am capable of working successfully under pressure with multi tasks in a fast paced environment and highly self-motivated with a hands-on attention to details that only personal experience can bring.
- Commercial real estate investment brokerage;
- Development site sales;
- Acquisition and development;
- Investment underwriting;
- Market analysis;
- Structured transactions;
- Complicated partnership dispute disposal (section 66G);
- Government, corporation and Insolvency solutions;
- Due diligence and
National Director | Melbourne Metro Sales
Peter has a total of 25+ years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry including over 23 years with Colliers International.
He started his real estate career as a Valuer in 1991 at the City of Nunawading and obtained his qualification as a Valuer in 1993.
Peter joined Colliers International in June 1993 and commenced as an Assistant Valuer. From 1994 - 1997, he concentrated on retail & industrial sales and leasing in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs.
Peter joined the Commercial & Investment Sales department at the start of 1998 to specialise in the sale of metropolitan office investments, commercial and residential development sites and vacant possession office sales. Peter’s track record for Melbourne city fringe and metropolitan office investment sales between $10 million - $80 million is unrivalled.
He was appointed National Director of the Investment Sales Department, Eastern Office in mid-2012.
National Director | Sydney Metro Sales
Henry is a real estate expert that has worked in the industry for over ten years specialising in Sydney Metro Sales with a specific focus on the North Shore of Sydney.
As the head off Investment Services Sydney Metro Sales for Sydney North, Henry’s role sees him manage a team of six property experts that cover all areas on the North Shore of Sydney from Milsons Point, North Sydney through St Leonards / Crows Nest, Chatswood and further along the Pacific Highway corridor which includes Gordon / Pymble and up to Hornsby and also Macquarie Park, North Ryde and Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Henry personally specialises in the marketing and sales of a range of property asset classes including commercial freeholds, retail, strata, investment properties and residential development sites.
His enthusiasm and passion for the property industry coupled with my extensive knowledge of the industry and a strong network of developer, investor and property consultant contacts has attributed to becoming one of Sydney's most active real estate agents.
- Commercial Real Estate Brokerage
- Residential & Commercial Development Sites
- Home Owners Development Site Amalgamations
- Strata Reform & Strata Amalgamations
- Local Government Legislation
- Retail Sales
- Strata Sales
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 | Metro Sales
James heads up the Investment Services division for Colliers on the Gold Coast.
His clients include Government Agencies, ASX Listed Corporations, Banks, Receivers & Managers, Non-For Profits, Funds and Private Investors.
In 2018 the Gold Coast office was recognised as The REIQ 2018 Queensland Commercial Agency of The Year, a prestigious award from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland.
James has personally negotiated a quarter of a Billion dollars in commercial property sales across a variety of asset classes including: office, childcare, development sites, industrial, medical, retail, service stations, self-storage, premium investments and shopping centres.
Furthermore, James has a bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland and serves as a board member of a local non-profit.
Director | Melbourne Metro Sales
Commencing my Commercial Real Estate career in 2009 I am responsible for the co-management of the Metro Sales Team. I throroughly enjoy assisting my diverse range of clients from both the private and institutional sectors with all of their property requirements.
Through my role of extensive relationship management I thrive in assiting my clients with both sale and purchase mandates and love the chase of an off-market deal that makes everbody winners.
I specialise in selling investment and development grade assets throughout Metropolitan Melbourne between $2 - $15 million. I possess an enviable track record in the city-fringe and inner norhtern suburbs in particular.
National Director | Melbourne City Sales
Oliver is an experienced National Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Real Estate industry. Skilled in negotiation, customer service and real estate transactions, Oliver is a strong operating professional who has received numerous accolades throughout his career. Oliver’s strong client relationships are proof of his success and his drive to achieve the best possible outcome for all clients is unmatched. With a focus in the City of Melbourne, Oliver has transacted some of Melbourne’s largest and most significant deals and continues to play a major role in breaking market records.
Director | Melbourne City Sales
Matt Stagg has specialised in the sale of Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) and City Fringe commercial property since 2000. He has an extensive track record selling office and retail investments, development sites and commercial car parks.
Matt has an established client base throughout Melbourne and Australia from a variety of sectors including institutional and private investors, family offices, corporates, developers, banks, receivers and government.
He has also cultivated a network of international clients from China and South East Asia. This has directly resulted in several record transactions throughout the CBD and City Fringe to major offshore investors and developers entering the Melbourne market.
Please contact Matt and the Melbourne City Sales Team should you be considering selling or buying a high quality commercial property in the City of Melbourne.
Director | Capital Markets & Investment Services
As a leader of the ACT Investment Services and Capital Markets team, Matthew specialises in the sale of CBD and Metro Office, Strata Office, Retail and Premium Investment assets. Matthew has positioned himself and his team at the forefront of the Canberra market, achieving over 60% market share in the past two years and transacting over $500m in office sales. His efforts have earnt the Colliers Canberra team the title of REIACT Commercial agency of the year for 2017, 2018 and 2019 and well as REIA Commercial Agency of the year 2019.
Matthew collaborates as part of the National Investment Services team and is a key decision-maker within:
· Premium Investments Practice Group
· Strata Practice Group
· Middle Markets Office initiative
· Restructuring Property Services team where he is the ACT team leader
He values his investment in relationships, and partners with private and institutional clients locally, nationally and internationally (through local travel to Asia). This enables him to deliver enduring value to any property appointment acting with integrity and discretion.
Critical to his success is his ability to extract the maximum sale price for his clients, even in challenging market conditions. By combining the right expertise, market experience and connections, he has developed a strategy to maximise the potential of property to drive exceptional results.
Alistair is a National Director in both the Investment Services & Capital Markets teams at Colliers International Adelaide. Alistair is a longstanding member of the team, having worked for Colliers International for over thirty one years.
Alistair has a wealth of experience and market knowledge focussing specifically on the Adelaide CBD and metro markets. He has extensive client relationships with active local, national and international investors.
Alistair's specialties include all forms of commercial investments, particularly in high-value CBD office towers, retail assets (in particular Rundle Mall retail, where he has sold in excess of 25 individual assets within Rundle Mall), and development sites.
As a senior operator, Alistair has developed strategic understanding of complex transactions, national client knowledge and local market conditions advantaging investors.
Associate Director | Melbourne Metro Sales
I specialise in the sale of commercial office, premium retail investments and development site sales in the Melbourne Metropolitan market. With an enviable database and track record, I have a major focus in the city fringe, inner eastern and south eastern suburbs.
Actively involved in the real estate industry from a young age, I have created a reputation for providing excellent customer service whilst delivering the best possible results.
Associate Director | Melbourne Metro Sales
I have been with Colliers International for over 8 years and I am an Associate Director in the Victorian Investment Services team.
I have established a strong reputation in the Commercial Office Sector focusing on investments and also owner occupiers opportunities. In recent years I have negotiated some major deals both on-market and off-market. Building an unrivalled track record in the Melbourne metro market I will leave no stone unturned in uncovering an opportunity whether that be on the buying or selling side.
Matt is an Associate Director in the Sydney Metro Sales team, Investment Services specialising in the Eastern Suburbs & City Fringe selling commercial and retail investments.
Matt has a strong property education background with a degree in Property Economics from the University of Technology, Sydney and a further Post Grad in International Business providing him with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of property and a unique perspective of the Sydney Metro Markets.
Matt has an intimate knowledge of his market and understands the diverse dynamics of this complex and sophisticated market. He brings a unique analytical perspective and context to every transaction which comes with honing his skills in this market for over nine years in all facets of agency.
His unique and creative marketing strategies has seen he and his team succeed and deliver some of the strongest results ever delivered in the Eastern Suburbs & City Fringe market. His expertise in his market and understanding of its inner workings have afforded him an edge over his competitors and delivered for his client's time after time.
Associate Director | Sydney Metro Sales
Initially joining Colliers in 2015 to work alongside National Director Jon Chomley as a Capital Markets analyst, Tom has grown organically through the Colliers system, gradually applying his analytical skills, and gravitating towards, the sale side. Now working closely with Henry Burke, the head of the Sydney North Investment Services team, Tom has established himself as a market leading sales operator on the Lower North Shore of Sydney.
Specialising in selling commercial / retail property (freehold and strata) and development sites (raw and DA approved) on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, Tom has built a reputation for being a driven, personable, meticulous operator who is clearly passionate about real estate.
Over the course of Tom’s 7 years’ in the property industry, Tom has developed a strong interest in site consolidations i.e. strata amalgamations and collective freehold sales. As a lifelong local resident, Tom possesses an intricate understanding of what’s happening in and around the Lower North Shore of Sydney, regularly attending local council meetings to stay on top of governance.
Internally, Tom is actively involved in Colliers’ key initiatives, including Portfolio Auctions, Restructuring Property Services (RPS), and Asian Investment Showcases, and forms an integral part of Colliers' National Strata Practice Group and National Premium Investments Practice Group.
Tom’s background is in property and finance, having previously worked for JLL and an independent financial services company, Evergreen Finance.
Tom sits on the Property Council of Australia's (PCA) Future Directions Committee .
Associate Director | Melbourne City Sales
Chris is an Associate Director within the Melbourne City Sales Team primarily specialising in office and retail assets within the City of Melbourne. In his position he works closely with a diverse range of clients including high net worth privates, small to medium size businesses and developers. He is dedicated to exceeding client expectations while managing their transactions and providing professional, strategic advice with regards to their commercial property matters. As head of the National Strata Platform, Chris prides himself in building and maintaining long term relationships with a range of Colliers International’s national clients and liaises directly with a team of specialist agents dedicated to the strata market.
Having completed a Bachelor of Environments majoring in (Property) and achieving the Dean’s Award in the Masters of Property at the University of Melbourne, he has gained strong technical knowledge of commercial property as well as an intricate understanding of the commercial property market and the most active buyers.
Aurora Melbourne Central - 224 La Trobe Street - ~$31,000,000 (circa $10,200/sqm
Collins Tower, 580 Collins Street - $5,000,000
Level 5, 100 Collins Street - $3,450,000
Level 4, 100 Collins Street - $3,200,000
Level 4, 306 Little Collins Street - $2,580,000
Mering House, 278 Collins Street - $2,750,000 to $2,880,000
Level 2, 55 Exhibition Street - $3,000,000
Level 9, 221 Queen Street - $3,000,000
Lots 2 & 3, 420 Spencer Street - $2,800,000
Shops 9 & 11, 1 Little Collins Street - $2,640,000
Level 5, 271 William Street - $2,500,000
67 Pelham Street, Carlton - $820,000
Level 5, 171 La Trobe Street - $2,465,000
Level 2 & 3, 501 La Trobe Street - $2,310,000 - $2,380,000
Level 7, 552 Lonsdale Street - $2,000,000
Half Level 4, 11-19 Bank Place - $2,300,000
Level 3, 377 Little Lonsdale Street - $2,000,000
Corner Level 2, 2 Collins Street - $1,130,000
Level 7, 313 Little Collins Street - $1,252,000
Suite 202, 546 Collins Street - $1,000,000
Suite 310, 546 Collins Street - $1,175,000
Ground Floor, 501 Little Collins Street - $1,040,000
28 Aquitania Way, Docklands - $1,675,000
18 Aquitania Way, Docklands - $1,650,000
10 Morrison Place, East Melbourne - $3,000,000
Manager | Sydney CBD Sales
Tom is focused on private and institutional divestment and acquisition strategies within the Sydney CBD working across office, retail, development sites and strata propety including amalgmation strategies.
Tom's previous experience as a valuer at JLL provides Tom with an excellent understanding of purchaser metrics, the running of financial cash flow models and development feasibilites for varying sensitivity scenarios.
Through the duration of his time at Colliers Tom has established excellent relationships with his clients (both vendors and buyers) priding himself on his client service and the delivery of outstanding results.
I am a Manager of the Sydney Investment Services team & NSW Team Leader of the Restructuring Property Services business at Colliers International, focusing heavily on the City Fringe & Inner Western Suburbs selling commercial and retail investments.
Prior to my three years at Colliers International, I was honing in on my analytical skills for four years as a commercial property valuer at Savills Australia focussing on premium quality investments across multiple disciplines. Combining these analytical skills with good communication skills and determination, I bring a wealth of experience and strategy for both my colleagues and clients alike
Associate Director | Investment Services
Jordan joined the Colliers International team coming from one of the Eastern Suburbs leading commercial agencies. Being part of the sales and leasing team, he has an in-depth
knowledge and ability to assess property and how to unlock potential.
Jordan has amassed over ten years of experience in the Commercial Property Industry. A keen negotiator and problem solver, he brings with him a wealth of experience having previously worked in Commercial Sales and Leasing, Commercial Management and Property Valuation.
Having completed an Advanced Diploma in Property Valuation and more recently a Masters of Property Development at the University of Technology, Sydney; providing him with an invaluable knowledge of the property industry.
Jordan prides himself on his attention to detail and his enthusiasm to exceed expectation and maintain close client relationships.
Associate Director | Sydney Metro Sales
Manager, Sydney Metro Sales & Leasing | Investment Services