Industrial Investment Review
Managing Director | Industrial
Gavin is the Managing Director of Industrial & Head of Industrial Capital Markets Australia at Colliers, where he has been specialising in industrial property for 21+ years. Based in the Sydney CBD Head Office, Gavin manages a highly successful team of over 120 staff across every state & territory nationally in key industrial and logistics precincts.
Gavin specialises in the national industrial capital markets and has excellent relationships across a broad spectrum of institutional, international and private investors. Over Gavin’s time with Colliers, he has completed hundreds of deals in industrial property, settling over $14 billion in his career to date, and leasing over 400,000sqm. Gavin enjoys a 75% market share of industrial capital markets share in NSW.
Gavin has worked extensively in the sale of industrial portfolios of up to 30 assets in one portfolio. Gavin and his team have sold 24/34 of all industrial portfolios in Australia over the last five years, including the AMP Portfolio ($105m), J.P. Morgan Portfolio ($250m), Altis Portfolio ($342.5m), Qantas Portfolio ($802m) and GIC/Australand Portfolio ($1.073b).
Some major distribution centre sales that Gavin and his team have been involved in over the last two years include, the Calibre, Eastern Creek ($130.1 million), 1 Eucalyptus Place, Eastern Creek ($90.5 million), 3 Roberts Road, Eastern Creek ($253 millions) and 6-20 Clunies Ross Street, Greystanes ($76.6 million)
Gavin has focused on building deep relationships with his clients, providing the latest in-depth information about logistics markets across Australia, which in line with his extensive track record, has seen Gavin achieve record-breaking results for his clients.
Gavin is a long-standing member of the Colliers team, having joined in 2000 as a graduate valuer. Gavin commenced with Colliers as part of their Scholarship Program and he was fortunate to work across multiple service lines and locations across Sydney, before settling in the Industrial team in Sydney South in 2001. Over the last 20 years, Gavin has progressed through the industrial business including managing the Sydney South and Sydney South West offices, before moving into the NSW State Product Director for Industrial in 2010.
Chief Executive Officer | Australia
Malcom is the Chief Executive Officer for Colliers in Australia, delivering on our business plan and driving our enterprising culture. Our company is underpinned by a clear set of values, designed to maximise the potential of property to accelerate the success of our clients and our people.
Over his 28-year career with Colliers, Malcom has had the opportunity to build and grow a number of successful teams. Prior to his current role, he led the NSW business along with the national Industrial business for 15 years. In 2005, Malcom joined the National Executive where the leadership group has steered our business to achieve incredible growth and reinforced our market-leading culture. Our business stability and continuity continue to attract market leaders, empowering them to think and act differently to drive exceptional results.
Colliers has an enterprising culture which underpins our strategy for success. The business has won multiple accolades as a Best Employer and best in class in many service arenas. We appreciate the loyalty of our people and our clients and we thrive on collaborating to create enterprising solutions that exceed expectations.
Within Australia, Malcom has had the benefit of working with a highly regarded leadership team, including John Marasco and Simon Hunt, who are focussed on maximising the potential of property for our clients, through delivering enterprising solutions as we work through the market conditions of 2021. By keeping aligned to our values of being enterprising to exceed expectations and collaborating to drive exceptional results, Colliers are well positioned in 2021 to maximise the potential of property and to be a part of leading our industry into the future, not only in Australia but right across the Asia Pacific region.
Head of Industrial Capital Markets, NSW
Sean Thomson works for Colliers International as Director of Industrial Capital Markets, Australia, where he specialises in the sale of industrial & logistics assets nationally.
Sean works alongside Gavin Bishop (Head of Industrial Capital Markets, Australia) on a day-to-day basis and holds excellent relationships across a broad spectrum of corporate, private, institutional and international investors.
Having been involved in excess of $14.0 billion of strategic valuation advice, his experience and understanding of the levers which can best maximise value together with the capital markets team’s track record, is integral in achieving the strongest possible result for his clients.
Sean has been involved in many large-scale portfolio divestments including:
Qantas Portfolio ($802 million)
The Super Core Logistics Portfolio ($186 million)
The Greenlit Brands Portfolio ($171 million)
Calibre, Eastern Creek ($130 million)
The Kaufland Portfolio ($129 million)
The AMP Portfolio ($105 million)
Sean holds an unmatched track record in divesting major distribution centres including:
The Fairfield Distribtuion Centre ($200 million)
Toyota South Sydney ($171 million)
884 Mamre Road, Kemps CReek ($125 million)
59 Lockwood Road, Eastern Creek ($107 million)
37-39 Wentworth Street, Greenacre ($100 million)
1 Eucalyptus Place, Eastern Creek ($91 million)
342 Hammond Road, Dandenong South ($87 million)
Sean has focused on building deep relationships with key global institutional clients, providing the latest in-depth information about the logistics market across Australia, which in-line with his extensive track record, has seen him achieve record-breaking results for his clients.
Director | Research
Luke has 10 years’ experience in property research and real estate advisory, providing strategic advice and research to private, government and listed groups. Luke currently heads up the national industrial and logistics research function at Colliers, where he provides high quality research on the trends impacting the sector to both internal business lines and clients.
Luke has provided tailored and strategic industrial and logistics research to groups including Charter Hall, Mapletree, ESR, Ascendas, Centennial and ARA.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Luke has held roles within the Real Estate Advisory Services (REAS) division at KPMG and the Research and Consultancy team at Knight Frank.
Gordon is the leader of Colliers South Eastern Industrial business and a senior member of the Victorian Industrial team. The eastern industrial business comprises of 10 agents, 2 team assistants and an analyst and covers sales and leasing of industrial property from the City of Monash, through to the City of Greater Dandenong and out to the Shire of Cardinia. The team is the largest industrial brokerage in the south east with annual revenues over $7m.
Gordon adopts a proactive and enthusiastic approach to his business, taking pride in seeing his private, corporate and institutional clients succeed with each transaction he concludes with them.
Industrial Real Estate Experience
- 2022-Present: National Director
- 2019-2022: Director
- 2018-2019: Associate Director
- 2016-2018: Manager
- 2014-2016: Senior Executive
- 2013-2014: Executive
Since joining Colliers in 2013, Gordon’s personal focus is on industrial institutional-grade leasing, major site sales and investment sales. He sits on the national occupier and national capital markets team, assisting his colleagues nationally with corporate occupier and investor mandates.
- $42,679,000 - 5-15 Gwen Road Cranbourne West
- $30,112,500 - 92 Enterprise Road Pakenham
- $27,930,000 - 60 Jamieson Way Dandenong South
- $25,000,000 - 54-76 Southern Road Mentone
- $24,000,000 - 45-49 Whitfield Boulevard Cranbourne West
- $19,750,000 - 96-126 Ordish Road Dandenong South
- $18,000,000 - 5 & 7 Quality Drive Dandenong South
- $15,100,000 - 105 South Gippsland Highway Dandenong South
- $13,800,000 - 75 Frankston Gardens Drive Carrum Downs
- $11,500,000 - 420 Mount Dandenong Road Kilsyth
- $10,702,000 - 345 South Gippsland Highway Dandenong South
- $10,750,000 - 10&20 Christensen Street Cheltenham
- $8,150,000 - 5 Link Road Pakenham
- $2,726,000 - Units 2+3, 45 McNaughton Road Clayton
- $1,606,000 - 60 Jamieson Way Dandenong South
- $1,555,000 - 57-63 Fairchild Street Heatherton
- $1,514,000 - 45 Portlink Drive Dandenong South
- $1,472,000 - 359 Frankston Dandenong Road Dandenong South
- $1,200,000 - 7 Duigan Drive Moorabbin Airport
- $1,090,000 - W2 95 South Gippsland Highway Dandenong South
- $1,050,000 - 189-195 Discovery Road Dandenong South
- $1,050,000 - WA, 150-164 Atlantic Drive Keysborough
- $973,000 - 47-57 Wedgewood Road Hallam
- $870,000 - Unit 2, 80-96 South Park Drive Dandenong South
- $796,000 - 1-23 Letcon Drive Dandenong South
State Chief Executive | Queensland
As the State Chief Executive of Queensland, Simon's responsibilities include overall supervision of the Queensland business comprising of 6 offices and over 300 staff. Simon also sits on the Australian Naional Executive Board.
Simon has been with Colliers for 25 years and is proud of the great culture of colloboration and knowledge sharing that delivers exceptional outcomes for our clients. Simon is heavily involved and has an excellent reputation in the Capital Markets area and has formed strong relationships with major investors and institutions both domestically and internationally.
During Simon's time with Colliers, he has completed mutliple transactions in the Industrial/Logistics asset class, settling over $10.1 billion in his career to date, and leasing over 650,000m². He has been responsible for some of the largest transactions in Queensland over the past 25 years.
Simon has over 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry and the agency having previously worked for Primac Elders as an auctioneer prior to joining Colliers International in 1998.
Manager, Industrial Capital Markets
Daniel is joint head of the Victorian Industrial Capital Markets Team where he specialises in the sale of industrial and logistics investment assets, working closely with his national team of market leaders to deliver exceptional results to his clients. Daniel's approach is consistent, data-driven and ensures an ability to forsee emerging trends in the market resulting in robust advice and consistently delivering enduring value to his clients.
Daniel has worked extensively in the sale of large scale industrial and logistics investments having transacted over $500 mllion worth of industrial investments in the past 5 years. Notable projects include 342 Hammond Road, Dandenong South($87.1million), 60 Jamieson Way, Dandenong South ($27.9 million), 96-126 Ordish Road, Dandenong South ($19.75 million), 5 & 7 Quality Drive, Dandenong South ($18 million).
Daniel's passion for property and the global financial markets ensures he has an expansive awareness of market cycles and a willingness to assist clients at any respective stage to maximize the potential of their property.
National Director | Industrial
Paul has been in the real estate industry virtually his entire working life, from his initial role in a small firm in Somerset, England to completing his degree in London and working for 7 years before emigrating to Australia in 2000. Paul has made Adelaide his home since emigrating and has dedicated his career to the industrial sector focusing on agency, advisory and development projects of all sizes. Paul has been involved in several memorable projects including large land divisions, estate development, investment and capital market sales and tenant and purchaser advisory roles. He has represented a wide range of clients from private landlords and investors to corporate and institutional clients and offers a broad spectrum of advice and service. Paul prides himself on service excellence and a "can do attitude".
- 2020 - Present - National Director, Industrial at Colliers
- 2009 - 2020 - Director, Industrial at Colliers
- 2006 - 2009 - Associate Director, Industrial at Colliers
- 2003 - 2006 - Manager, Industrial at CBRE
- 2000 - 2003 - Senior Negotiator, Industrial at CBRE
- 1995 - 2000 - Surveyor at Kenningtons (UK)
- 1993 - 1995 - Property Manager at Robert Irving & Burns (UK)
- 1988 - 1991 - Junior Surveyor at Humberts (UK)