Two of Australia’s best Agribusiness agents join Colliers International

Colliers International expands rural presence in VIC

Two of CBRE’s most successful Agribusiness agents have joined the Colliers International team in Victoria.

Duncan McCulloch and James Beer will join Colliers International as National Director and Director of Agribusiness, Transaction Services, respectively. Duncan will lead the Colliers International Victoria business, spearheading activity in Victoria and Tasmania.

Duncan and James’ 2018 transactions in Victoria and Southern New South Wales totalled circa $100million combined. 

This figure came from the sale of multiple assets including; Woolbrook, Cairn Curran, Murraba, Maloneys and Glenholme, Mokanger and Lewana, Chintin Grange, Billabong and Murray Gwynne and Yarunga and Fontainebleau.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Duncan and James to Colliers International to boost our presence in the Victorian market,” said Rawdon Briggs, Head of Rural and Agribusiness at Colliers International.

“During their tenure at CBRE, they were responsible for a number of large-scale corporate agriculture appointments, including most prominently the sale of the Sustainable Agriculture Fund for approximately $185m, amongst other notable transactions.”
The duo has also transacted several institutional-grade dairy farms, including most recently Forest Farm and The Avenue and Parkham in Northern Tasmania and Petabern Dairies in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley. 

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Duncan McCulloch

National Director | Transaction Services | Agribusiness

Melbourne CBD

Duncan is a National Director within the Agribusiness Transactions Services team, with a background steeped in corporate advisory and restructure over a broad range of industry sectors, in particular property and agribusiness.

He has wide experience and a substantial record of achievement in optimising value and implementing practical divestment solutions in the sale of large-scale rural landholdings and businesses across all industry sectors, including but not limited to livestock, dairy, irrigated and dryland cropping, horticulture, viticulture and forestry.   

This includes specialist knowledge from initial assessment, sale strategy and marketing, price maximisation, negotiation, evaluation of highest and best offers and management of contract execution.

Duncan is based in Colliers International’s Melbourne office, responsible for the disposal of assets across Victoria, Tasmania and Southern New South Wales.

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James Beer

Director | Transaction Services | Agribusiness

Melbourne CBD

James is a Director within the Agribusiness Transaction Services business line, with over five years’ experience in the divestment of large scale rural holdings across all asset classes.

He has an extensive background in marketing and sales strategy, having successfully transacted several properties across various agricultural commodities, including livestock, dairy, irrigated and dryland cropping, horticulture and viticulture, to name but a few. 

James is based in Colliers International’s Melbourne office, responsible for the disposal of assets across Victoria, Tasmania and Southern New South Wales.

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Rawdon Briggs

Head of Agribusiness | Agribusiness Transaction Services

Brisbane CBD

Rawdon is a direct and to the point communicator that focuses on clients long term outcomes and objectives. Rawdon  is a 5th generation rural land owner in Central QLD, well  known as an Agribuiness Broker  who follows through on what he says. A regarded negotiator that is versatile,  adaptive and outcome driven.

Rawdon is a focused specialist within Beef, Cotton & Grain commodity disciplines of agricultural that are either corporate farmers and traditional farming family owners or operators.

Colliers Internationals has enabled Rawdon to partner with some of Colliers finest people & platforms to ensure the clients brief is delivered from preparation to settlement for any asset Sale, Lease or J.V.

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