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 .
2017 - Colliers International Rookie of the Year (Australia)
2018 - Colliers International Awards of Excellence (AOE)
Tom was involved in sales totalling $195,471,008 in 2017 & 2018, and $54,790,000+ in H1 2019. Notable deals include:
* 20 Bridge Street, Pymble - $78,000,000
- Prominent commercial business park with future development upside
* 68 Alfred Street, Milsons Point - $45,000,000+
- Amalgamation of a 28-lot commercial strata building, sold in-one-line
* 88 Walker Street, North Sydney - $19,250,000
- Commercial freehold with DA approval for hotel conversion
* 174 & 176 Old Pittwater Road, Brookbale - $9,400,000
- 28-room New Generation Boarding House + adjoining 3 bedroom house
* 84 Alexander Street, Crows Nest - $8,160,000
- Amalgamation of a 12-lot commercial strata building, sold in-one-line
* 34-40A Falcon Street, Crows Nest - $6,860,000
- 3 commercial freeholds with DA approval for mixed use development (14 units)
* Various / 5-7 Alexander Street, Crows Nest - $5,120,000
- Collective sale of multiple commercial strata lots; potential residential development upside
* 32 Ridge Street, North Sydney - $4,670,000
- Boutqiue freehold with potential residential development upside
Bachelor of Economics, major in Finance (University of Sydney)
Memberships & Involvements
Property Council of Australia (PCA) Future Directions Committee (2019 - cont...)
Australian Property Institute (API) Young Property Professionals (YPP) Committee (2016-2018)
68 Alfred Street, Milsons Point –
As the local property market began to cool in 2018, and our commercial strata building started to reach the end of its life cycle, the 68 Alfred Street Owners Group investigated the potential of a collective sale. We had heard Colliers had been involved in a number of strata amalgamations in and around North Sydney, so we approached Tom Appleby and Jon Chomley.
From there, Tom and Jon worked closely with our appointed solicitor to ensure owner unity and transparency, they understood the strata renewal legislation in place, they directly liaised with the 15 different building owners in an efficient manner, and they subsequently facilitated a successful on-market international sale campaign.
Despite a multitude of challenges, including the Council Fire Order on the building, Tom and Jon were able to negotiate a premium sale result that ensured flexibility by way of a short-term leaseback to the owner occupiers in the building.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Tom and Jon to any strata body considering a collective sale.
Steven Dadich – Treasurer of Strata Owners Corporation (May-19)
18 Pacific Highway, St Leonards –
“After years of keeping us informed about what was happening in and around property and with the how the market was tracking, we had no hesitation in appointing Henry and Tom to sell our commercial investment property.
Initially commencing a short 2-week Expressions of Interest campaign, Henry & Tom deemed it appropriate to adjust their strategy in line with the market, switching to a Public Auction method of sale. Henry and Tom were extremely confident with the auction process and knew that it would create significant competitive tension. They were right; we were ecstatic come auction day to sell our investment property under the hammer more than $1M above reserve!
Henry and Tom are true professionals; their genuine and direct approach gave us confidence during what was supposed to be a nervous time. We would strongly recommend them to anyone looking considering selling their property.”
Patrick & Reta Barfield – Vendor (Jun-18)
16 Falcon Street, Crows Nest –
“I would like to thank Tom Appleby for selling my building 16 Falcon Street, Crows Nest, achieving the most satisfying price for my property.
Working with Tom, I have found him to be a true professional, efficient, reliable, and loyal. Tom certainly walked his talk, knowing his business extremely well guiding us, with his professionalism, throughout the process of selling our property. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Crows Nest area and what is happening in and around the precinct.
Tom always worked with great passion and enthusiasm. Tom is clearly ahead of other competitors when it comes to selling small commercial properties on the Lower North Shore. I have no hesitation in recommencing Tom Appleby.”
Milton & Penny Kodos – Vendor (Jul-18)
97 Military Road, Neutral Bay –
“After originally appointing another Agency to sell our Neutral Bay investment, we decided to adopt a fresh approach by appointing Colliers International to take over the listing. The other Agent was unable to sell the property over a 6-month period.
Tom and Patrick were eager, confident and diligent in their approach, thinking creatively about how to extract value throughout the course of the sale campaign. In the end, their in-depth understanding of the Lower North Shore market ensured the property was sold for a premium.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Tom and Patrick to anyone looking to sell their commercial property. We will definitely consult them on any future property requirements; a pleasure to deal with.”
Alice Ou – Vendor (May-18)
84 Alexander Street, Crows Nest –
“The amalgamation process wasn’t without its challenges. Despite only 75% of owner agreeance being required for a collective sale, we realised it became imperative for the building to be sold in-one-line given the lack of precedent in the Courts.
Notwithstanding varying tenures, priorities and opinions, Tom was able to bring all 10 owners together in the end, keeping us fully informed throughout the process and ensuring a result that made amalgamating worthwhile.”
Rob Wynan – Chairperson of Strata Owners Corporation (Dec-17)
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
Senior Executive | Sydney Metro Sales
Addison's real estate career begun in 2013 after completing his Bachelor of Business & Commerce (Property) as a Commercial Sales and Leasing consultant for independent agencies based in Lane Cove and Chatswood. After gaining valuable experience Addsion joined Colliers International in 2016 in the Investment Services team primarily concentrating on commercial sales on the North Shore & Northern Beaches. Over the years he has built close relationships with local businesses and commercial property owners. He values his clients and places a strong emphasis on building trust and garnering repeat business relationships with his clients.
In his free time Addison likes to fit in a round of golf and is regular on the rugby & AFL field, playing with his alumni, the Knox Old Boys.
Known for his sincerity and passion, he strives on achieving the best results for his clients. His approach is underpinned by fastidious attention to detail and customer service.
His strengths include but are not limited to:
+ North Shore
+ Northern Beaches
+ Commercial & Retail Investment Sales
+ Development Sites Sales
+ Strata Sales
+ Commercial Leasing
Executive | Asia Markets
Patrick started his property career in 2014 in project marketing as an Executive with CBRE Residential Projects. Within 12 months of joining the industry, Patrick had sold over $100 Million worth of residential apartments off the plan and was exposed to many key clients across various developments in the Sydney Metropolitan area such as Darling Square, Griffiths Teas, Ryde Garden and Arlington Grove.
In 2016, Patrick joined the Investment Services team at Colliers International where he heads up the Asia Markets desk servicing the Sydney North region. Patrick has further honed his commercial and residential acumen at Colliers and he is actively involved in the National Strata Practice Group, Premium Investments & Petrol Stations Group and Insolvency Property Services.
Apart from providing experienced market knowledge and a professional service to his clients, Patrick is highly passionate about the real estate industry and committed to delivering the utmost quality of work with a high sense of personal responsibility. His natural ability to build strong relationships and networks has earned him numerous loyal clients and referrals.
- Asian markets
- Commercial / residential development sites
- Strata amalgamations
- Commercial retail and office sales
- Retail and office leasing
I am National Director | Capital Markets based in the North Sydney office focussing on institutional level sales in the greater Sydney metropolitan market. Recently I celebrated thirteen years with Colliers International, and have over 39 years’ experience in the property industry. I have extensive experience working in international markets, and have very strong relationships with local institutional investors. My areas of specialty is in complex transactions, new entrant capital and Asia engagement. I have been a regular visitor to Asia and continue to work closely with key decision makers looking to make the move to invest in Australia. I work closely with the Colliers International network domestically and offshore to ensure the best outcome for my clients
Head of Office Capital Markets | Australia
Adam is a highly motivated, well rounded property professional with proven experience in deal origination and completion of major property transactions across all investment sectors. Adam’s specific experience has been working in a transaction team for a major public and wholesale institutional investment business.
He is particularly focussed on achieving the best results for his clients, with his ability to drive and generate well balanced, cost effective and collaborative solutions.