Head of Industrial Capital Markets | Australia
Gavin is the Head of Industrial Capital Markets Australia and the Head of the NSW Industrial Team at Colliers International, where he has been specialising in industrial property for 20 years. Based in the Sydney CBD Head Office, Gavin manages a highly successful team of over 40 staff across broader Sydney in key industrial 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 20/22 of all industrial portfolios in the Australia over the last four years, including the J.P. Morgan Portfolio ($250m), Altis Portfolio ($342.5m) and GIC/Australand Portfolio ($1.073b) and AMP Portfolio ($105m).
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.
Managing Director | Industrial
Malcom joined Colliers International in 1994 in the North Sydney office as an industrial sales and leasing agent. Colliers International is known in the market for their progressive, collaborative and innovative culture, and he was very determined to join their team. Now as a leader in the business, he facilitates that collaboration across our service lines both domestically and internationally to achieve our goals. Over his 26 years at Colliers, Malcom has developed and grown multiple teams; his current role is Managing Director of Industrial where he heads up the largest and most specialised industrial division in Australia.
In 2005, Malcom joined the ANZ Executive where the leadership group has steered Colliers International to reach incredible growth and further developed our brand and client offering. Malcom became the NSW State Chief Executive in 2006, and leads the 730+ staff in the NSW team across six offices and dozens of on-site management teams. Our NSW business is the Centre of Excellence for the broader Australia and New Zealand teams, and our team leads the business in innovation and best practice.
Malcom's speciality is the sales and leasing of institutional-grade industrial property, and he works to provide his clients with insights into the future of industrial property and where they can reap the most value. Having sold over $6bn+ of property over my career, Malcom gets a great deal of satisfaction being a trusted advisor and expert for his clients.
Associate Director Industrial Capital Markets | Australia
Sean Thomson works for Colliers International as Associate 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 $9.0 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:
The Greenlit Brands Portfolio ($171 million)
Calibre, Eastern Creek ($130 million)
The AMP Portfolio ($105 million)
Sean holds an unmatched track record in divesting major distribution centres including:
Toyota South Sydney ($171 million)
59 Lockwood Road, Eastern Creek ($107 million)
37-39 Wentworth Street, Greenacre ($100 million)
1 Eucalyptus Place, Eastern Creek ($91 million)
2-4 Harvey Road, Kings Park ($81 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.
Luke has eight years’ experience in property research and real estate advisory, providing strategic advice and research to private, government and listed groups. Luke’s current focus at Colliers International is industrial research nationally, where he provides high quality research and advice on the trends impacting the sector to both internal business lines and clients.
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.
Luke’s areas of expertise include property research, demographic assessments, highest and best use analysis and supply and demand assessments across a broad range of property sectors including industrial, office, residential, student accommodation and retirement and aged care.
Director | Capital Markets
Alysia has more than 15 years’ experience in commercial estate markets across Australia and North America. Prior to joining Colliers as Director of Capital Markets, Industrial VIC, Alysia spent 13 years working for Australia’s largest listed industrial REIT, Goodman Group. Alysia has managed more than A$11 billion of transactions, both on the buy and sell side, as well as several years of experience in the management of unlisted wholesale funds globally.
Alysia also has significant experience in the rezoning and divestment of development sites across Sydney and Melbourne with a specific focus on key markets where industrial land has traded to residential or mixed use developers including Port Melbourne, South Sydney, Macquarie Park and Clayton.
Alysia joined Colliers in April 2018 as a Director in the Industrial team and is now the Head of Industrial Capital Markets in Victoria. In addition to this, she is the Director in Charge of the Sales & Leasing team in Melbourne’s fringe where there is a strong focus on industrial properties with higher and better use potential.
Alysia’s unmatched buy and sell-side experience, and longstanding relationships with key national and global institutional investors are a key point of difference which allows her to add significant value to her clients in the marketing and sale process.
Director | Industrial
Gordon is the leader of Colliers International’s South Eastern Industrial business and a senior member of the Victorian Industrial team. The eastern industrial business comprises of 9 agents and 2 team assistants and covers sales and leasing of industrial property from the City of Monash to City of Greater Dandenong.
The team is the second largest industrial brokerage in the south east with annual revenues over $3m.
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.
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.
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 200 staff.
At Colliers, we work hard to connect internally to share knowledge about our clients and deliver better outcomes for them. This team ethos is a strong part of our culture and keeps our people highly engaged and it has kept Simon wanting to be part of this great business for the last 20 years.
Simon has over 25 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.
Simon's background is in industrial property where he has been responsible for some of the largest transactions in Queensland over the past 20 years.
In 2015 Simon was involved in the sale of the GIC/Frasers portfolio totalling $1.073 billion. This is the largest and highest quality industrial sale on record in the Australian market.
And in 2017 Simon had the pleasure of marketing the Coca-Cola Amatil Campus in Richlands which was sold to Charter Hall for $157m, making it the largest single industrial asset sale in Queensland's history.
I form part of our rapidly growing Victorian Industrial Capital Markets Team, working closely with our National Team of market leaders to deliver exeptional results to our clients. My approach is consistent with our Industrial team nationally where we are data-driven and able to forsee emerging trends in the market to ensure robustness in our advice and enduring value to our clients.
As a distinctioned Property & Real Estate Graduate of Deakin University, my passion for Property and the global Financial Markets ensures I have 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 there for 7 years before emmigrating to Australia in 2000. Paul has made Adelaide his home since emmigrating and have 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 sale and tenant and purchaser advise. He has represented a wide range of clients from private landlords and investors to corporate and instituitional clients, and offers a broad spectrum of advice and service. Paul prides himself on service excellence and a "can do attitude".
2009 - Present - Director Industrial
2006-2009 - Associate Director Industrial
2000-2006 - Manager Industrial - (CBRE)
1995-2000 - Surveyor - Kenningtons (UK)
1993-1995 - Surveyor - Robert Irving & Burns (UK)
1988-1991 - Junior Surveyor Humberts (UK)
With a Degree in Commerce from the University of Western Australia, I have put my various skills to good use in the commercial property and tourism industries at various times.
Having lived and worked in Western Australia for my whole life, I have a strong network of contacts throughout the State, and have an excellent working knowledge of what makes WA tick.