B.Eng, B.Sc, MBA
Director | Capital Markets & Investment Services
Michael joined Colliers International in 2018 after re-locating to Australia from Asia. His global career has spanned several industries, including 12 years in real estate in Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines and Japan) and the United States (New York, Chicago, and San Francisco). Michael's real estate experience comprises real estate private equity, investment banking, and capital markets advisory, where he led over USD4 billion of real estate-related transactions globally. He maintains an extensive referral network for connecting and accessing both onshore and offshore capital, particularly from Asia including Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar for commercial properties in Australia.
As Director of the ACT Capital Markets team, Michael specialises in the sale of CBD and Metro Office assets. The team has achieved over 60% market share in the past two years and transacted over $600m in office sales during that time. The team has also been recognised as the REIACT Commercial agency of the year for 2017, 2018 and 2019 and well as the REIA Commercial Agency of the year 2019. Michael is also a member of Colliers International's Asia Markets team that specialises in bringing Asia-based capital to property investments in Australia.
Michael has recently written several Canberra office market articles on LinkedIn that highlight Canberra's relative value and addresses certain investor misconceptions on the market.
REIACT Commercial agency of the year for 2017, 2018 and 2019. REIA Commercial Agency of the year 2019
APAC Academy Attendee 2018
Major sales for 2018/2019 include:
· OFFICE | 16-18 Mort Street, City ($108.5m)
· OFFICE | 10 Moore Street, City ($35m)
· OFFICE | 18 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle ($52.2m)
· Master of Business Administration - University of California at Berkeley
· BS Mechanical Engineering - University of California, San Diego
Memberships & Involvements
- REI Australia
- REI ACT
- Canberra Business Chamber
- Canberra Innovation Network
State Chief Executive, ACT
As the State Chief Executive Officer of the Canberra office I am part of the Senior Leadership Team of the Australian business. I currently run our National Government Services business and the agency business in the ACT.
I have been intimately involved in the development sector of the market for the past 30 years and consulted on more than 500 office and residential projects, with a major focus on institutional grade assets.
My experience in the office pre-commitment market is highlighted by my involvement in the delivery of the DoHA, DIMIA, DEEWR, Centrelink and Industry buildings, totalling in excess of 250,000sqm NLA. Other major projects I have been involved in include the new Human Services building in Greenway ACT (26,000sqm), ATO building in Albury NSW, ATO buiilding in Chermside QLD and National Archives building in Mitchell, ACT
I am advisor to the ACT Government (Australian Forum/City to Lake) and advisor to council members of the Australian National University Investment Fund. Through my GST knowledge I heavily influenced reforms on the Tax legislation on the margin scheme.
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.
Senior Team Assistant | Capital Markets & Investment Services
Eilish supports the Canberra Capital Markets and Investment Services teams of Colliers International. This includes coordination across all aspects of a campaign, from marketing to finance, as well as general administration support to the team. In 2017 the team was rewarded with Commercial Agency of the Year by the Real Estate Institute ACT.
Eilish joined the Colliers International team in April 2017 and since this time have been involved in a number of high profile campaigns including:-
- AXS Business Park, Fyshwick
- 39 Brisbane Avenue, Barton
- 42 Macquarie Street. Barton
- 34-36 Mort Street, Braddon
- 70 Bunda Street, Canberra
- 50 Bunda Street, Canberra
- 44 Sydney Avenue, Forrest
- Childers Square, Canberra
- 24 Wormald Street, Symonston