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Christina Nelson | Colliers | Sydney

Christina Nelson

National Director | Project Leaders

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Professional Summary

Christina has an outstanding reputation as a proven leader who is able to maximise financial and business outcomes by expertly tailoring development, design, delivery and operational strategies to the customer.

With over 20 years’ experience in the construction and property development industry, Christina has successfully delivered retail and mixed-use project solutions by leading and managing large-scale, complex redevelopment projects on both greenfield sites and within existing trading shopping centres. Her passion to unlock value at every opportunity has positively influenced the construction and property development industry. 

Christina has extensive experience in all stages of the project lifecycle from large-scale, mixed-use bid submissions, master planning and asset visioning, strategy development and feasibility analysis through to design development, project procurement, on-site delivery and project finalisation (DLP). Christina’s experience across development provides valuable insight and support to the national team.


Immediately prior to joining Colliers, Christina was the Senior Development Manager/Project Director, Retail (Commercial & Mixed-Use Development) for Mirvac where she led various large-scale urban retail redevelopment and master planning projects and created  retail strategies for mixed-use assets.

Prior to 2014, Christina held a number of senior positions at Lend Lease and Stockland where she led and managed multi-disciplinary project teams to deliver large-scale retail projects.

Christina’s extensive background includes leadership roles in the delivery of the following projects:

•   Harbourside Shopping Centre (NSW) Redevelopment (2020), Retail Lead, circa $1.8 billion.

•   Broadway Sydney Redevelopment & Refurbishment ( 2014-2019), Project Director, $70 million.

•   Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet (NSW) Redevelopment - Level 2 and Carparks (2015-2017) , Project Director,  $20 million.

•   Sunshine Plaza (QLD) Redevelopment (2014), Senior Development Manager, circa $400 million.

•   Stockland Merrylands (NSW) Redevelopment (2007 - 2012), Project Director, $395 million.

•   Stockland Baulkham Hills (NSW) Redevelopment & Refurbishment (2005-2007), Development Manager, $50 million.

•   Stockland Batemans Bay NSW Redevelopment (2004 - 2006), Development Manager, $60 million.


  •    Master or Project Management, University of New South Wales
  •    Bachelor of Science (Architecture), University of Sydney
  •    Diploma in Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board


  • Mirvac
  • Stockland
  • Lend Lease
  • Fortius
  • Altis Property Partners
  • Vicinity  Centres
  • Charter Hall
  • Cbus
  • Aventus
  • SCA Property Group
  • 151 Property
  • Elanor Investments Group


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1 Mar 2022

Meet our Expert Christina Nelson

An expert in Development Management, Christina maximises value and de-risks every stage of a major retail or mixed-use development project. Her expertise means she tailors retail development and operational strategies to maximise both financial and business outcomes for her clients.
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