Director | Office Leasing
Dan Walker is a property professional with 16 years of real estate experience and an enviable track record in office landlord representation, asset repositioning and tenant brokerage. Dan prides himself on excellent client service and delivering exceptional outcomes for all stakeholders.
Dan is the Director in Charge for the Colliers International Sydney North office, responsible for the continued success and expansion of 40+ personnel in this established but growing region of Sydney; whilst also leading the Colliers International Office Leasing team in key North Shore markets including North Sydney, St Leonards, Chatswood and Macquarie Park.
Dan commenced his career in residential real estate, and immediately gained a passion for property. After selling many properties within his initial core area, Dan was offered a position by the newly formed McGrath Estate Agents Central Coast with Mat Steinwede. Dan worked directly under Mat whilst perfecting his skills and expertise in all areas including negotiation, mindset, and six star client service. Following a successful 4 years, Dan relocated to Sydney and entered the commercial property arena.
Completing his first commercial leasing transaction within his first week and following a six month knowledge building period in a boutique commercial firm, Dan was fortunate enough to be offered a position with the market leading Colliers International Sydney CBD Office Leasing team.
In his first year, Dan brokered over 50 transactions within the Sydney CBD, and was recognised for these efforts by being awarded the highly sought after Rookie of the Year award.
Prior to his current role in Sydney's North, Dan was involved in the appointment and leasing success of prime grade commercial office assets throughout the Sydney CBD on behalf of major onshore and offshore funds and institutional clients, with involvement in over 50,000sqm of leasing transactions in iconic Sydney office buildings including Grosvenor Place, Gold Fields House & Piccadilly Tower.
Dan lives in Sydney with his wife and two dogs and enjoys exercising outdoors, music, travel, and discussing economics and business both locally and globally.
Colliers Rookie of the Year NSW 2011
REINSW Commercial Sales & Leasing Finalist 2011
REINSW Young Agent of the Year 2012
Colliers International 500 Club 2013
Colliers International 750 Club 2014
REINSW Awards of Excellence 2019 - Operational Leadership Finalist
Dexus Awards of Excellence 2019 - Office Agent of the Year 2019 Finalist
Memberships & Involvements
Committee Member | Commercial Chapter | REINSW 2016 - Present
Current Client Appointments
Goodman Property Group
Dexus Property Group
Stockland Property Group
Corporate Tenant Relationships
Past Client Appointments
Arcadia Funds Management
Scentre Group (Westfield)
151 Property (Valad Property Group)
The GPT Group
Far East Organization
"I have known Dan in a professional capacity for the last four years, since he moved to the North Sydney office of the Colliers International network.
We appointed Colliers International on our asset at 100 Pacific Highway where Dan was the nominated agent in January 2016.
The building is A grade comprising 22,300 sqm NLA. At the time of the appointment we had several floors where leases were expiring, and circa 3,500 sqm of known vacancy. Hence there was considerable focus on leasing. Although Dan was new to North Sydney, I had the confidence that he would deliver an outstanding result, and was very pleased when he did.
Since Dan became Office Director, I have regularly supported him by attending many of the Colliers events and initiatives. As a sign of the strength of our relationship, I invited Dan to attend the Annual ISPT Dinner, hosted in Melbourne, which he attended as a recognition of the hard work he has put in.
Property Investment Manager
“Dan Walker was the key operative for our very successful Gold Fields House campaign. The momentum he created on the asset allowed us to significantly uplift our final value, and create an energy in the building that was unstoppable. Dan truly understands Office Leasing, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any asset owner considering appointing his services.”
Development Manager, Valad Property Group
Director | Office Leasing
In 2005 I commenced my property career with DTZ Property working in the lower North Shore Market in Industrial, sales and leasing.
In 2006 I joined CBRE in office leasing where I worked with major institutional and private owners focussing on new and existing metropolitan projects. I was made Senior Negotiator in Leasing in 2008.
In 2010 I joined Colliers International based in North Sydney in which I look after the Metropolitan Leasing. I specialise in working with tenants in the market finding office accomodation and working with owners promoting their office space.
Associate Director | Office Leasing
James commenced his Real Estate career in 2009, specialising in residential property in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
Eager to leverage his skills and ability, James sought to advance his career progression in Commercial Real Estate. Subsequently, James commenced employment with Colliers International in March 2015 specialling in Office Leasing on Sydney’s North Shore. Since joining Colliers James has established himself as one of the most active leasing agents, with a particular focus the Northern Sydney markets including North Sydney, McMahons Point, Crows Nest, St Leonards and Chatswood.
James has a strong grasp of the Office Leasing process and has a passion for every step of the process. From the initial marketing meetings, to ensuring the lease is signed. James is highly professional in all his dealings and maintains enthusiasm, commitment and a steady hand to see the deal through.
James is an enthusiastic, committed and maintains a steady hand to achieve the best deal, not any deal.
12 years’ experience in the property industry
Enthusiastic approach and ability to close a variety of deals
Strong ability to build rapport with tenants and tenant representatives
Specialist in North Sydney, McMahons Point, Crows Nest, St Leonards and Chatswood
Senior Personal Assistant | Office Leasing
I am now in my ninth year with Colliers International and my 24th year in the property industry.
I am currently the Senior Personal Assistant for the North Sydney Office Leasing team. Prior to this I was a member of the Sales & Investment team from April 2012 - November 2015.
My role encompasses the administrative, financial and marketing support for the busy commercial leasing team, where I work closely with the property agents on their marketing campaigns.
I have extensive experience working in commercial property across office leasing, industrial and investment sales.
Director | Office Leasing
Area of Expertise
Kellie is a key member of the leasing team and has a renowned ability in lead generation through canvassing. She is passionate about creating bespoke leasing and marketing strategies for her clients, ensuring they obtain exceptional results. Kellie is focused on Sydney Metro leasing working across the North Sydney, St Leonards, Chatswood, Macquarie Park and Rhodes markets.
Kellie is one of the most experiences operators in the North Shore market, with 23 years of commercial office leasing experience. Kellie has developed a breadth of experience on behalf of an impressive client base from high net worth individuals, global property funds, Government and multinational corporations – including Stockland, Frasers Property Australia, Dexus, Wesfarmers Limited and Kador Group.
Executive | Office Leasing
Connor joins Colliers after a four-year career with JLL. Originally, Connor started his career as the Analyst for the Capital Markets team, specialising in the divestment of development sites, investment properties, and property portfolios where he specialised in undertaking extensive due diligence work on a range of different asset classes. He later transitioned over to the Analyst for the North Sydney Office Leasing team before becoming a Leasing Executive in 2020.
Connor brings a plethora of market knowledge, brokerage skills, and comprehensive analytical skills, which benefit the Colliers leasing team and our clients. Connor’s brokerage skills are second to none, having transacted several deals throughout 2021 through the process of canvassing. Connor will have a particular focus on the Northern Sydney markets including North Sydney, McMahons Point, Crows Nest, St Leonards and Chatswood, Lane Cove, North Ryde and Macquarie Park.
Connor has a sound understanding of the Office Leasing process and has enthusiasm for every step of the process. From the initial marketing meetings to ensuring the lease is signed. Connor is highly professional in all his dealings and maintains enthusiasm, commitment and a steady hand to see the deal through. Connor's experience in dealing with a range of asset classes, his professionalism and his determination make him an asset to the Colliers Office Leasing Team and our valued Clients.
His expertise includes:
- A strong understanding of the Due Diligence required in client reporting.
- A sound understanding of the client's mandates to structure a deal that best meets their requirements.
- Strong communication skills to ensure full transparency and build rapport with the Client and Tenant.