Rowan Humphreys

Rowan Humphreys

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Director | Tenant Advisory

Licence 03159005

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About

Professional Summary

A Tenant Advisor with Colliers International who specialises in Sydney’s office markets and has a keen interest in the Tech/Media and Flexible Workspace/Co-working sectors.

With 12 years’ experience exclusively representing occupiers of commercial real estate, Rowan has an established professional network in the property industry and a strong track record of successful transactions.

Rowan is passionate about helping his clients achieve their business objectives by providing advice, strategy and representation throughout the entire leasing process; from sourcing and evaluation through to successfully securing his client's preferred property.

As the leader of Colliers’ Flexible Space Practice Group in Australia, and member of APAC Flexible Space Practice Group, Rowan represents and advises operators of flexible space (serviced office/co-working) to source and secure new sites or negotiate lease renewals and recently contributed to Colliers annual APAC Flexible Workspace Report 2018. http://www.colliers.com.au/find_research/office/apac_flexible_workspace_outlook_report_2018/

Rowan has represented and advised a multitude of Tech companies throughout his career, leads Colliers’ Tech Practice Group in Australia and is a member of Colliers’ APAC Tech Practice Group. Rowan enjoyed visiting the offices of major Tech companies in San Francisco to gain insights about how these firms use their workplace to attract and retain talent.

Rowan has an extensive track record of successful transactions and assignments, which are regularly featured in the Australian Financial Review and Sydney Morning Herald, and he is known in the property industry as a deal-maker.

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Accomplishments

Rowan has an extensive track record of successful transactions and assignments, which are regularly featured in the Australian Financial Review and Sydney Morning Herald, and he is known in the property industry as a deal-maker.

 

Colliers International Outstanding Professional Services Award - 2016

Education

Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours), University of Technology, Sydney 

Memberships & Involvements

CoreNet Global, Property Council of Australia

Clients

Microsoft, CGI, Sony, Intel, CBS Interactive, CBS Studios International, HubSpot, Regus, Campfire, Elizabeth Arden, Bulletproof Networks, 3P Learning, Steelcase, Orange Business Services, Cuscal, Du Pont, Scotia Bank, Leica, Danaher, Fortive, Cengage, Redback Conferencing, Asurion, DFP Recruitment, Kumon, AT Kearney, OSRAM and Employment Innovations / Power2Motivate.

Testimonials

"To whom it may concern: I would highly recommend the service and support of Rowan Humphreys. His knowledge, network & client care were first class and resulted a very positive outcome for our business. He sourced fitted out premises that matched our brief, and secured a very favorable deal in a challenging market. Certainly Rowan will be the first call I make when another property transaction comes up." Ben Kennedy, Director, CBS Interactive Australia

 

"Over the past 6 years, Rowan has helped Redback secure 2 offices in Sydney and 1 in Melbourne. He has always been extremely responsive and knowledgeable. Rowan has always exceeded expectations and delivered fantastic value for our business. in our most recent transaction, we had an exceptionally tight timeline and Rowan went above and beyond, securing 1000 M2 of space that fit our brief perfectly. I endorse Rowan wholeheartedly- he's the real deal!" Jeffrey Downs, CEO, Redback Conferencing

 

“We worked with Rowan in his role at Colliers Tenant Advisory to help Bulletproof with its relocation plans to the Sydney CBD. Despite some challenging circumstances regarding the progress of negotiations before their appointment, Rowan and the Colliers team were able to bring considerable expertise and negotiating skills to bear and deliver some great outcomes for Bulletproof. A further challenge was then presented in the form of Transport for NSW's announcement of compulsory acquisition plans for our just-negotiated lease building as part of the Sydney Metro expansion plans - so it was back to the drawing board. Faced with that challenge, Rowan moved quickly to help source new property options and negotiated hard on our behalf to achieve the best deal possible, including favourable expansion rights. Given the tightening CBD rental market due in part to the Sydney Metro plans, we are extremely happy with the outcome and have been settled into our new CBD office for a couple of months now. Rowan acts as a strong client advocate, is responsive and trustworthy, and his advice and knowledge of the Sydney market are extremely valuable in demonstrable dollar terms. I would recommend Rowan and the Colliers Tenancy Advisory service to anyone trying to negotiate the minefield of the Sydney office market.”  Antony Woodward, Director & CEO, Bulletproof Group Limited

 

“Faced with prospect of relocating offices after 10 years in the same premises and a multitude of options and considerations, Elizabeth Arden Australia seconded Colliers Tenant Advisory Services representative Rowan Humphreys to spear head the search and negotiations. We briefed Colliers on our requirements, including a customised fit out to suit our business needs, location preferences and budget. Colliers very quickly sourced properties which satisfied the brief and set out to arrange inspections. Once we had identified the desired premises, Rowan promptly proceeded to secure and negotiate the contract terms on our behalf and successfully secured financial savings through negotiation of Lease points, including a reduction in rent and a significant Lease incentive. With the support of Rowan and Colliers, the leasing process was streamlined…It allowed us to get exactly what we wanted, on our terms, without compromising the focus on our own business.” Natalie Sella, General Manager Australia, Elizabeth Arden

 

"Rowan at Colliers International was hired to source a selection of high end properties (Prem to A-grade, views, exposure) in the Sydney CBD for our office relocation. He quickly narrowed down the search and efficiently coordinated multiple site visits for local management and visiting executives. Upon selection of a preferred location, Rowan negotiated a complex lease between parties in Sydney and Toronto, securing maximum lease incentives and flexible break rights. Due to commonality amongst stakeholders, Rowan was also able to secure preferred terms on the exit of an existing premises, both in terms of cost and timing. I would highly recommend the use of Rowan and Colliers International for corporate real estate tenant advisory services." Scott Jindrich, Managing Director and Australia Country Head, Scotiabank

 

"To whom it may concern, after the announcement of the Sydney Metro Project and the proposed compulsory acquisition of the building we currently occupy, I appointed Rowan Humphreys and Sarah Hughes from Colliers as our Tenant Advisors to assist with both sourcing and securing me a new property and to negotiate our compensation settlement with Transport for NSW. Rowan and Sarah successfully secured a compensation settlement that far exceeded our expectations and aligned the new lease negotiations to ensure a smooth (risk free) transition to new premises within a compressed time frame to minimise disruption to my business.
On top of this the new office space far exceeded my expectations of being able to secure a space on such a short timeline that is like nothing we have worked in before, larger in size, more contemporary in look and feel, a better location and larger in space for far less $/metre. Aced it!! Thank you Rowan and Sarah - a job well done, and I am not an easy one to please!" Edward Kaleel, Non Executive Chairman, The Marc Edaward Agency

 

 

 

Services

Service Lines
Corporate Solutions, Tenant Representation
Property Types
Office
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