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Carl Knaggs | Colliers | Brisbane

Carl Knaggs


National Director | Strategic Advisory

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Professional Summary

Carl has over 15 years of national and international experience in development planning, advisory, economics, policy and management.  He is an expert on Queensland’s planning and development framework and specialises in asset optimisation, market analysis, demand forecasts, development feasibility, highest and best use, development strategy and strategic planning.

Carl has undertaken numerous research and consultancy engagements with all levels of government, with a particular focus on development and land use strategies, land optimisation, policy research and business case development for major projects.  

Carl is a trusted advisor to a range of institutional, corporate and private clients including Dexus, Stockland, Lend Lease, Abacus Property Group and CVC Limited, among others.

Prior to joining Colliers, Carl was Director of CJK Planning, a business founded by Carl in 2012 providing development consultancy services to publicly listed companies and high net worth individuals.

Recent and ongoing projects include highest and best use analysis for key sites of Dexus, Stamford Land Corporation and Cross River Rail.  He has been the Development Manager for acquisition and delivery of neighbourhood shopping centres for CVC Limited, ISPT and Consolidated Properties, and Land use and Investment Attraction Strategies for Councils in QLD and VIC.

He has acted as an expert witness in the Planning and Environment Court for highest and best use analysis and claims for injurious affection. 


I led the research, preparation and delivery of the Scenic Rim Planning Scheme;


Bachelor of Environmental Planning



Asset Management, Business Development, Consultancy Services, Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management, Demographic Mapping, Geographic Information Systems GIS, Mixed-Use Properties, Planning, Portfolios, Town Planning

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