City of Sydney chooses Colliers

Colliers International REM team will manage Sydney of City property portfolio.

Colliers International Real Estate Management team have been appointed by City of Sydney to manage their diverse and extensive property portfolio.

The 251 property, over 1,000 lease and license portfolio consists of 400,00sqm of commercial and community property across retail, office, industrial, sporting, education and public use spaces. 

“Our appointment offers Colliers the opportunity to further strengthen our local government and community interest expertise as well as working alongside the City of Sydney to reposition a number assets, improve community engagement and reduce vacancy rates,” said Julia Batterley, National Director of Real Estate Management at Colliers International.

“We are looking forward to assisting the City of Sydney with the property and financial management service delivery, with a focus on optimising revenues from their Investment Portfolio, while providing effective management across the Community Portfolio.”

The Colliers International Real Estate Management team will be expanding by recruiting market leaders and promoting Colliers experts into 14 new roles. 

Led by David Kerridge, a team of 14 industry experts will support the City of Sydney’s property team to reach their key objectives, including strategic planning, seamless service, revenue optimisation, maximising sustainability outcomes and robust financial controls. 

“Colliers will use effective decision making through accurate and timely reporting, data management, as well as effective integration with other service providers to support the City in reaching these objectives,” said Denis Coupland, Managing Director of Real Estate Management at Colliers International.


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Denis Coupland

Managing Director

Sydney CBD

I have more than 30 years experience in the property industry with extensive relationships across institutional and major private owners throughout Australia. My experience includes the management of major assets and portfolios across Australia, across all asset classes and all categories of ownership, working for clients such as Challenger, Charter Hall, Grosvenor, ISPT, Macquarie University, QIC, IOOF, Mulpha, Mirvac, Dexus, Perron Group, REST, Glebe Administration Board, KAH Australia, Valad, Australian Unity, Far East Organization, Bunnings, EG Funds Management, Eureka Funds Management, Heathley Limited, Real I.S., Roxy-Pacific and Altis Property Partners.

In my current role as Managing Director, Real Estate Management, I am responsible for driving operational excellence and leading business growth for Colliers International Real Estate Management service.

Colliers International Real Estate Management team offer specialised property management services to optimise the performance of our clients' assets. We partner with our clients to develop and execute asset strategies to achieve their investment goals. We provide property management, facilities management, financial management and sustainability services across all property classes and client categories.

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Julia Batterley

National Director | Real Estate Management

Sydney CBD

I have over 15 years’ experience in the Real Estate industry and in this time have gained valuable experience in all aspects of Property Management including providing outstanding customer service, building strong relationships with all stakeholders, increasing asset values through proactive maintenance and capital expenditure programs, tenant retention strategies, lease negotiations, financial reporting, dealings with Legal representatives and arrears minimisation.

I started with Colliers in 2010 and have had various Property Management roles within REM in that time.  My current role as National Director of Private Clients is focused on business development and service delivery in the private client specialisation of Real Estate Management.  I work with the SPD's to implement business development strategies, nationalised marketing collateral and ensure we are constantly delivering service that exceeds our clients’ expectations through a proactive management approach.

Because we treat every asset like it’s our own, we find solutions others don’t look for.

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