Brendan Dal Cortivo
Senior Facilities Manager
With over 6 years experience in the Facilities Management field specialising in Commercial management, I have dealt with many issues in the day to day running of major tenants. Some of these include Auspost, IBM, Microsoft, Dept of Human Services and Lockheed Martin. Each has been challenging with differing requirements, but all have been a great experience widening my knowledge of client expectations and requirements.
Prior to working in Real Estate Management, I was a licenced Electrician working in the trade for over 5 years. In this time, I had extensive experience in new commercial buildings, renovations, residential and government maintenance contracts.
Brendan currently works in the REM team for Colliers as a Facilities Manager on the Doma Group portfolio managing over 45,000 sqm of mixed use NLA.
In my time at Colliers, I have actively contributed to servicing many fantastic local clients alongside my team.
Together, Colliers REM gained the following awards:
- Colliers International Service Line of the Year 2018
- Colliers International Service Line of the Year 2019
I assisted with the highly successful sale of the 18 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle in 2019. Colliers REM team and I took over the site from construction and worked with the local and Newcastle sales and leasing teams to achieve a record sale price in Newcastle.
College Certificate- Marist College 2007
Qualified Electrician- CIT 2011
Qualified Naturopath- CIT 2012
National Director | Real Estate Management
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.
I have over 29 years’ experience in the construction and facility management industries specialising in operations & maintenance, project management, building services design, energy management, occupational health and safety, defects and fire safety.
I currently oversee the facilities management team for the Real Estate Management business in Canberra. I lead a team of 11 highly skilled facilities professionals who are committed to maximize the potential of property and to accelerate the success of our clients and assets under management. I work with many high profile government and private clients and currently service all of Colliers International ACT’s largest clients focusing on compliance and operational management.
I commenced an electrical apprenticeship with Kilpatrick Green (Melbourne) in 1991 and completed my A Grade licence at the end of 1994. During this time I worked on major industrial and commercial construction projects and was involved in maintenance programs for city buildings. Joining the Crown Casino in 1996 as a Property Services Officer, I worked on state of the art building systems, and gaming and restaurant equipment. A move to Canberra in 2000 saw me working with a major fire services company where I undertook the servicing and installation of fire and evacuation systems. Over the next five years, my responsibility extended to the delivery of all contracted fire system installations to ACT and surrounds. I joined Brookfield Multiplex in 2005, where I worked on the construction of the new 40,000m2 NLA Centrelink National Support Office. My responsibilities included ensuring the building was fully capable of meeting the complex contractual obligations and environmental targets, particularly Australian Building Greenhouse Rating of 4.5 stars (now known as NABERS Energy). I also managed the integration aspects of transition mid 2007 of the building from construction to operational use at the Centrelink National Support Office. At this time, my role changed to Senior Facilities Manager, with responsibility for the efficient delivery of all contracted facility management services, aspects of lease compliance for the Owner, financial performance, and management of the Facility Services Contract and Facilities Services Agreement.
I joined Colliers International in 2010 working with our major clients concentrating on new building handover, lease & building compliance, and also support the ACT region in building related matters.
Senior Property Manager
I started my career in residential property more than 16 years ago in a property management role and moved into commercial property management a couple of years later where I oversaw the relocation and refurbishment of Commonwealth Government Departments’ offices around Australia.
My current role at Colliers International involves the management of circa 100,000sqm of commercial and retail property for institutional and private clients, such as Abacus Property Group and Doma Group.
An expert in management of commercial office buildings, I am responsible in the keeping accurate and up-to-date records of activities and money spent on properties, create budgets, collect rent and negotiate leases on behalf of Landlords. I liaise with third party suppliers and ensure property works are carried out cost effectively and efficiently and report on all activities relating to the management of the buildings.
I am a motivated professional with five years experience in the Commercial Property Management field, with expertise in Administration, Facility Management, Leasing & Asset support. Commencing with Colliers International ACT as a Team Assistant, I have gained great knowledge of the Real Estate industry over a short period of time and I was promoted to Assistant Property Manager within 12 months of working with the company. Within two years at Colliers, I am currently a Property Manager for Commercial Real Estate Management. I have previously worked for other industry leaders including JLL, DEXUS & GDI Property Group.
I am currently the Facilities Assistant within the Canberra Real Estate Management business. I work alongside both the facilities and property management team helping them with reporting, contracts, invoicing and day to day admin duties.
I always aim to drive exceptional results intenratlly and exceed expectations of clients together with a strong client focus, exceptional communication and problem solving skills and a strong desire to maintain quality service with all level of Clients, Tenants and Contractors alike.
I joined Colliers International in 2017 as Corporate Receptionist in the Canberra Office. In 2018 I gained experience in the Residential Sales Team assistaning with the administrative and project marketing.
Senior Property Administrator
I have been working for Colliers International for 10years now, starting in February 2010 as the receptionist in the Adelaide CBD office. While being on reception, I was able to provide assistance across all business lines where needed. In 2013 I moved back to Canberra where I was able to transfer to the Canberra Colliers office as the receptionist. A short 6months after starting in the Canberra office, I was promoted to Team Assistant for the Real Estate Management Team where I have developed a much greater knowledge and respect for all the work that is entailed in the management of properties, from a Property Management and Facilities Management aspect. In 2018 I was promoted within the team to Senior Property Administrator, working predominantly with the Facility Management Team however still assisting the Property Managers where needed.
Senior Facilities Manager | Real Estate Management
I have over 30 years’ experience in the electrical maintenance and facility management industries specialising in operations and maintenance, project management, building services design, energy management, occupational health and safety, defects resolution and risk management. I always aim to exceed expectations and maximize the potential of property to accelerate our clients success
I work collaboratively within the Real Estate Management Team actively undertaking tasks assigned to me. I am in regular consultation with the Property Managers to ensure the best outcomes are achieved. I am always available to the members within the Real Estate Management Team and other sections within the Colliers International ACT, to answer questions and help resolve any issues that may need my assistance.
Prior to joining Colliers International, I worked for Cromwell Property Group, as Facilities Manager, managing three buildings within the ACT/NSW portfolio and providing support on the other buildings within the portfolio. The duties included building compliance, contractor and contract management, building energy and water efficiency management, building maintenance management, identifying the best solution for issues, building asset lifecycle management, Capital Works project management, building outgoings financial management and budget input.
Senior Facilities Manager
I have over 25 years operational background within the Government, Commercial and Industrial building operations market (both here in Australia and the United Kingdom), in managing all facets of building services; having gained the experience as both a building owner’s representative and a contracted technology services provider.
My career progression from trade through contracted service provider, building owner portfolio representative has afforded me a more holistic knowledge to all facets of commercial building management.
My successes are founded on this holistic understanding with all stakeholder’s involvement and therefore managing the expectations and required outcomes for my customers.