Our Canberra office provides residential and commercial real estate services throughout the Australian Capital Territory as well as nearby regions including Queanbeyan, Snowy Mountains, Cooma, Yass and Goulburn. Our team of experts can assist you with all aspects of commercial real estate in Canberra including property management, facilities management, consultancy advice, valuations and the sale and lease of office, retail and industrial property.
The Colliers residential team are knowledge leaders in residential site feasibility studies and sales, including englobo land and multi-unit sites. They also specialise in the sales and marketing of land estates and quality residential apartment and townhouse developments. To find out how our team can provide solutions to your property needs, contact us today.
Our local services
State Chief Executive | Australian Capital Territory
As the State Chief Executive Officer of the Canberra office I am part of the Senior Leadership Team of the Australian business. I currently run our National Government Services business and the agency business in the ACT.
I have been intimately involved in the development sector of the market for the past 30 years and consulted on more than 500 office and residential projects, with a major focus on institutional grade assets.
My experience in the office pre-commitment market is highlighted by my involvement in the delivery of the DoHA, DIMIA, DEEWR, Centrelink and Industry buildings, totalling in excess of 250,000sqm NLA. Other major projects I have been involved in include the new Human Services building in Greenway ACT (26,000sqm), ATO building in Albury NSW, ATO buiilding in Chermside QLD and National Archives building in Mitchell, ACT
I am advisor to the ACT Government (Australian Forum/City to Lake) and advisor to council members of the Australian National University Investment Fund. Through my GST knowledge I heavily influenced reforms on the Tax legislation on the margin scheme.
National Director, Office Services | ACT
I am a senior property professional with more than 16 year’s experience in the Property Industry across Corporate Real Estate, Property and Project Management.
I have a proven track record in real estate transactions, strategic planning and portfolio optimisation and is responsible for the Real Estate Management business in Canberra.
· Reporting to board level across a number of different private and institutional clients
· Create and deliver business and asset plans, as well as lifecycle costing analysis.
· Specialising in representing Landlords with large corporate and government tenanted property
· Ability to recognise and develop business opportunities within the day to day operation of a building.
· Project, operational and management skills and reporting and analysis skills.
· Excellent relationship management skills and able to effectively build relationships with all levels of business personnel.
Director | Residential
As Director, Residential for Colliers International in the ACT , Shane leads a team of real etsate professionals responsible for the marketing and sale of residential projects, land estates, residential development sites and large englobo residential sales in Canberra and the surrounding region.
Shane works closely with both the Canberra and National Residential businesses to pitch, list and manage a range of residential projects to ensure the best possible outcomes for our developer clients in the ACT and interstate. Providing expert advice on current and future market conditions, design, product mix and pricing of projects is the key to ensuring the very best return for developer clients. My clients rely on his solid research and market knowledge to assist them in making the best decisions for the success of their project.
As a Director of the Canberra business, Shane is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team and works closely and collaboratively with other teams within Colliers International including capital markets, retail and commercial to provide high-level advice regarding their clients' property to service their requirements across all phases of their current and future developments.
Shane also has a close working relationship with Peter Chittenden, National Managing Director of Residential so that he is across new residential project marketing opportunities both locally and nationally, so that local developer clients can be kept abreast of opportunities outside of the Nation's capital.
I have been a property valuer for 27 years and I am experienced in all facets of the industry including general residential, industrial and commercial valuation work, major asset valuations, property development, government consultancy and Lease Variation assessments.
I have strong relationships with the major lending institutions, government departments, developers and builders.
My career commenced after graduating from the University of Western Sydney in 1989 and has included several market cycles. I have completed major property valuations throughout Australia and some overseas posts including Jakarta, Singapore, Port Moresby, Tonga and Samoa.
I achieved the status of Business Valuer after completing additional qualifications through the API/University of Western Sydney and a graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment Analysis.
My focus since joining Colliers in July 2006 has been on major commercial assets in the ACT and the management of large government portfolios on a local, national and international level.
Director | Office Leasing
Aaron specialises in the leasing of office and retail space in the Canberra CBD, City Fringe, Parliamentary Triangle and key Town Centres in focusing on areas greater than 500sqm.
Aaron has a strong focus on providing service excellence and commitment to delivering results which has seen a consistent delivery over and above client expectations throughout his career so far.
Aaron prides himself on having a sound understanding of the Canberra commercial property market which has enabled him to provide sound advice to landlords and tenants and stay ahead of market trends.
Aarons areas of expertise includes:
- Comprehensive campaign management via end to end leasing solutions
- Tenant identification
- Lease negotiation, sound knowledge of rental rates and leasing market conditions
- Research and market analysis
- Transactional management and reporting
- Identifying accommodation solution
Director | Capital Markets & Investment Services
As a leader of the ACT Investment Services & Capital Markets businesses, Matthew specialises in the sale of CBD and Metro Office buildings, Strata Office, Retail and Premium Investment assets. Matthew has positioned himself and his team at the forefront of the Canberra market, achieving the dominant market share over the past 3 years and transacting over $1b in sales. His efforts earnt the Colliers Canberra team the title of REIACT Commercial agency of the year for 2017, 2018 and 2019 as well as REIA Commercial Agency of the year 2019. In 2020, as part of the Canberra agency team, Matthew and colleagues were inducted into the REIACT Hall of Fame. In 2021 Matthew and his team facilitated over $900m in sales throughout the ACT and other National Metro Markets.
Matthew collaborates as part of the National Investment Services team and is a key decision-maker within:
- Middle Markets Office initiative
- Strata Practice Group
- Premium Investments Practice Group
- Restructuring Property Services team (where he is the ACT team leader)
He values his investment in relationships, and partners with private and institutional clients locally, nationally and internationally (through local travel to Asia). This enables him to deliver enduring value to any property appointment acting with integrity and discretion.
Critical to his success is his ability to extract the maximum sale price for his clients, even in challenging market conditions. By combining the right expertise, market experience and connections, he has developed a strategy to maximise the potential of property to drive exceptional results.
Director, Property and Agency Services | Real Estate Management
30 years of commercial real estate and strategic property experience across all facets of commercial, industrial and retail property in Canberra, nationally and the Asia Pacific. I have an extensive network and contacts within both Federal and ACT Government at policy and implementation levels and connected with the international Diplomatic community. I led a team of 40 operators as Managing Director of Knight Frank Canberra also holding senior leadership positions within the Knight Frank National Executive.
National Director | Project Leaders & Strategic Government Leasing
Iain is a National Director within Colliers International Project Leaders and Government Property Services located in Canberra ACT.
Iain is an expert advisor in relation to the Commonwealth Government and provides expert leasing, transaction and project leadership services to key clients and Commonwealth Government entities. With this multi-disciplinary experience, Iain is excellently placed to provide the services required to successfully deliver any project.
Iain has delivered more than 133,000sqm worth of Commonwealth property projects and lease transactions in the past 5 years on both the Tenant side and the Landlord side.
Iain possesses strong skills in:
- Strategic Planning, Project Management, Project Delivery & Project Leadership.
- Commonwealth Property Management Framework.
- Programming and Financial Analysis.
- Commonwealth Procurement Rules.
- Commonwealth Government Approvals (PWC, Budget Approvals).
- Negotiation and management of the Agreement for Leases and Commonwealth National Leases.
- Contract Administration and Management of Key Stakeholders (Government Client, Consultants and Landlord’s).
Iain has received recognition for his project management skills from the Australian Institute of Project Management and been identified by the Property Council of Australia for both project and individual awards.
Director | Valuation & Advisory Services
Phil re-joined Colliers in 2020 as Director, Valuation & Advisory Services with over 45 years' experience in the Property Industry. Phil's current focus is on the valuation of major institutional grade commercial property, suburban retail, industrial and commercial property.
Phil has over time acted as valuer and advisor for many of Australia's major property institutions, various government entities, banks and local & interstate property owners.
In addition to his predominant valuation role, Phil has over time acted in various other capacities in the Property Industry; including sales, leasing and development management of a large residential subdivision.
Director, Land Marketing | Residential
Josh specializes in the marketing and sale of residential land, development sites and new projects in the ACT, from englobo to mixed-use sites, land lots in master planned estates, suburban residential blocks in established suburbs and new apartments and townhouses.
Josh accelerates the success of his clients by developing and implementing strategies to achieve a premium price for their property. Services include marketing through Colliers International’s Asian platform, client reporting and liaison, marketing budget management, strategy design and implementation as well as due diligence information management.
The high level of service Josh provides has enabled him to build strong long-term partnerships with his clients and has resulted in numerous referrals. Josh’s enthusiasm and passion for the property industry coupled with his extensive knowledge and strong network of developer, investor and property consultant contacts has allowed him to achieve more than $1 billion in residential property sales.
Head of Government Property Services & Strategic Accounts | Occupier Services
Nick’s experience extends across a range of policy, corporate and operational roles throughout his 17 year career working for the Australian Government, and has provided him with an excellent understanding of Government activities and directions.
As National Director of Government Property Services, Nick is responsible for the implementation and co-ordination of our Commonwealth Government Business Plan to increase opportunities and revenue across the national business for Colliers International and its clients.
- Property strategy: developed through management of large Commonwealth property projects; business process improvement;
- Stakeholder engagement: developed and enhanced through roles managing large Government Programs and Corporate Projects;
- Strategic planning: developed through major change events and ongoing process innovation and enhancement.
- Human resources and financial management: developed through corporate services and service delivery network roles;
- Service delivery, policy and program management: developed through extensive corporate experience; and
- Internal governance arrangements.
Director, Government Property Services | Occupier Services
Micah brings more than 25 years’ public and private sector experience across a broad range of industries including property, investments, policy analysis, trustee services and banking and finance.
In his previous role, Micah managed an investment property portfolio which included responsibility for leasing strategies, property strategy development, acquisition due diligence and divestment activities.
As a Director within the Government Property Services team, Micah is responsible for the day to day management of a diverse team of property professionals primarily located in Canberra, as well as a presence in a number of other key CBD locations. Through this role he works closely with a range of Commonwealth entities and our partners Ventia Property to deliver our services under the Commonwealth Whole of Australian Government Contract. These services include property strategy development, delivery of market approaches including joint approaches (multiple agencies), lease negotiations, provision of general market advice and provision of bespoke property related consultancies.