AAPI, B.Bus, LREA
Head of Strategic Advisory
I joined Colliers International in 2018 as Head of Strategic Advisory. I am dedicated to leading the national team of multi-disciplinary experts to tailor strategic advisory services, across all market sectors and asset classes, to our client’s needs.
I have demonstrated success across a diverse range of property services including: strategy development, high stakes negotiation, change management, transaction management, asset management, leasing, operations, corporate real estate, funds management and development management in all market sectors.
As an established senior property professional and knowledge manager, with 25+ years’ industry experience, I possess strong interpersonal and business relationship management skills which are key to understanding client’s unique business requirements and the complex challenges explicit to the project lifecycle.
I have over 26 years' experience in agency (Metropolitan and NSW), acquisition, development (nationally) and valuation. I have spent a significant proportion of my career in senior management roles including leading the Western Sydney Advisory operations for Colliers International between 2001 and 2005. Following a number of years in development and advisory I accepted the role of returning to Colliers International in 2012 to launch the Consultancy arm of the business (Strategic Advisory).
I have primary specialisation in development sites, feasibilities, deal structuring, highest and best analysis and portfolio reviews.
Carl has over 15 years of national and international experience in development planning, advisory, economics, policy and management. He is an expert on Queensland’s planning and development framework and specialises in asset optimisation, market analysis, demand forecasts, development feasibility, highest and best use, development strategy and strategic planning.
Carl has undertaken numerous research and consultancy engagements with all levels of government, with a particular focus on development and land use strategies, land optimisation, policy research and business case development for major projects.
Carl is a trusted advisor to a range of institutional, corporate and private clients including Dexus, Stockland, Lend Lease, Abacus Property Group and CVC Limited, among others.
Prior to joining Colliers, Carl was Director of CJK Planning, a business founded by Carl in 2012 providing development consultancy services to publicly listed companies and high net worth individuals.
Recent and ongoing projects include highest and best use analysis for key sites of Dexus, Stamford Land Corporation and Cross River Rail. He has been the Development Manager for acquisition and delivery of neighbourhood shopping centres for CVC Limited, ISPT and Consolidated Properties, and Land use and Investment Attraction Strategies for Councils in QLD and VIC.
He has acted as an expert witness in the Planning and Environment Court for highest and best use analysis and claims for injurious affection.
My early career was in Banking and later in trading with a Japanese Trading House where I imported equipment, established distributorships as well as providied financing for importers of our products. My entry into property was through the funding of real estate development projects with the Japanese Trading Houses and General Contractors. In this role I became the financial project manager and asset manager of over 40 commercial, retail, industrial and residential projects throughout Australia.
This opened the opportunities for development management, portfolio management, project marketing, feasibility studies and strategic analysis and in conjunction with my business partner we established a property consultancy, which we operated succesfully for over 20 years servicing our Japanese clients as well as government and private clients. I joined Colliers in 2015 when my business partner retired.
I have over fifteen (15) years’ experience in professional services, real estate, property development, law and Government relations.
I am a qualified urban planner and solicitor and have previously held senior advisory, real estate and development roles in major private sector and public sector organisations both within Australia and internationally (Middle East). I specialise in major projects and and have worked on many of Queensland's most significant residential, mixed use, industrial, tourism, transport and infrastructure projects.
I am a member of the national Strategic Advisory team at Colliers International. Our team provides a range of real estate advisory and property and development services to major private, institutional, Not-for-profit and Government clients including strategic transaction management services, asset and portfolio strategies, development management, real estate advisory, demographic, economic and tourism analysis, masterplan studies, highest and best assessments, feasibility studies, market studies and portfolio audits.
Our multi-disciplinary team is made up of property professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds, ranging from valuation, real estate, planning, agency, economics, property law, development and finance.
Whether you are an investor, financier, asset owner, occupier, government department or developer, we have the ability to implement a range of customised solutions for your business across the entire life span of a property asset, from acquisition to disposal, increasing the value of your assets and providing the knowledge and evidence to enhance the decision making process.