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Chris Maher | Colliers | Brisbane CBD

Chris Maher


Director | Retail Investment Services

Licence 4424955

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Professional Summary

Chris Maher, Director (QLD) within the Retail Investment Services, has bought & sold over A$4b worth of real estate. More than half of these transactions were within the retail sector for ASX listed companies such as Challenger & Vicinity Centres as well as Global IM and Nuveen.

Chris’ expertise ranges from smaller non-discretionary shopping centres (Terrace Central) to large Regional Shopping Centres with mixed-use potential (Bankstown Central).

Chris has also structured close to A$1b of Forward Funding deals across the living and office sectors.


  • Brokered the sale of Marsden Park Shopping Centre on behalf of QIC Global Real Estate (QIC GRE) to HomeCo for $48 million.
  • Transaction management for the disposal of a 75% interest ($275m) of Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre.
  • Developed the domestic alternate real estate strategy for Nuveen IM that focused on the “living” sector (student accommodation, co-living, multi-family) and delivered on the strategy by acquiring five sites that are currently under construction with on completion value over half a billion dollars. 
  • I was involved is the largest retail transaction 2016 when VCX disposed of a portfolio of four large shopping centres (Toombul, Clifford Gardens, Forrest Glen & Brimbank) across the East Coast of Australia ($850m) to Mirvac & Blackstone.
  • At VCX we acquired a portfolio in Perth, The Shops at Ellenbrook Central sub-regional shopping centre with development potential to construct a Regional SC and Livingstone Market Place ($320m).
  • Transaction management for the disposal a 50% interest in Runaway Bay Shopping Centre, large sub-regional ($180m @ 50% interest) and retaining management to a sophisticated UHNW purchaser
  • Transaction Management for the disposal of a sub-regional shopping centre (Wodonga Plaza) for c. $45m
  • Transaction Management for the disposal of a neighbourhood shopping centre (Terrace Central) for c. $30m
  • Transaction management of 161 Collins Street, Melbourne ($350m) including negotiation of long term ground lease and consultant management for future redevelopment (~$100m).
  • Transaction management of 70 Eagle Street, Brisbane ($155m) including delivery with in-place financing and subsequent Asset Management.
  • Redevelopment of 20 Martin Place including project oversight, budget management, reporting requirements and delivering with pre-commitment leasing (including negotiating +15,000sqm pre-commitment including Apple, ANZ Bank and Telsa).
  • Underwriting, investment structure, investor management and transaction delivery of a large portfolio acquisition of Regional, Sub-Regional, and neighbourhood Shopping Centre’s from Centro (Federation/Vicinity) with a combined value of +$600 million ($1.2B at 100%). Shopping Centres included Regional Centres: Roselands & Bankstown, Sub-regional centres: Toormina, Lennox, Sunshine & Karratha.
  • Underwriting, investment structure, investor management and transaction delivery of Surfers Paradise Shopping Centre (c. $163m) on behalf of a third party capital (ADIC) which substantially outperformed the business case with +20% returns.


  • University of South AustraliaGrad. Dip. Property Economics
  • Griffith University: Bachelor of Business

Memberships & Involvements

Registered Valuer AAPI (Formerly)


Service Lines

Retail Investment Services

Property Type


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