National Director, Industrial Advisory
David joined Colliers International in 2012 with our Real Estate Management department working on the Goodstart Early Learning portfolio which comprised 660 properties nationally.
In 2013, he then transitioned across to the Occupier Services business and commenced working on the ME Bank account as a Portfolio Manager where he collocated with the client at their offices. During this time David was responsible for overseeing all property related matters which including leasing activity, project services work and the day-to-day property management.
His current role as a Director in Occupier Services sees him specialising in corporate consultancy and transactional management for large multinational corporate organisations, ultimately acting as an extension of their business. This involves undertaking global leasing transactions including relocations, lease renewals, lease surrenders and make good negotiations as well as some property sales/purchasing on behalf of a number of clients.
For his performance in 2021 and also in 2018, David was recognised as an ‘Outstanding Revenue Achiever’. This is awarded to individuals who, through dedication in developing their expertise, client engagement, service excellence and collaboration are acknowledged as the highest achievers nationally in the Colliers Australian Awards of Excellence.
David is considered a market expert in Industrial Advisory within the Colliers business nationally, with a strong commitment to delivering the best solutions for all his occupier clients.
Transaction highlights include:
- Mitre 10 (Metcash) – 51,000sqm prelease (Ravenhall, Vic)
- AutoPacific Group - 25,200sqm lease renewal (Keyborough, Vic)
- Orora – 14,600sqm prelease (Erskine Park, NSW), 8,400 prelease (Pemulwuy, NSW), 8,300sqm prelease (Truganina, Vic) & 20,000sqm acquisition (Gawler, SA)
- Amcor – 11,600sqm lease renewal (Acacia Ridge, Qld) & 15,000sqm lease renewal (Mangere, NZ)
- Scalzo Food Industries – 35,300sqm prelease (Ravenhall, Vic)
- Nippon Express – 19,000sqm prelease (Truganina, Vic) & 6,000sqm lease (Truganina, Vic)
- Electrolux – 10,604sqm lease renewal (Perth Airport, WA) & 8,470sqm lease renewal (Mt Wellington, NZ)
- Tyremax - 11,300sqm prelease (Port of Brisbane, Qld) & 10,134sqm lease renewal (Thomastown, Vic)
- Wallenius Wilhelmsen - 6,000sqm building & 53,000sqm land prelease (Brisbane Airport, Qld)
- John Deere - 37,800sqm lease (Derrimut, Vic)
Awarded 'Outstanding Revenue Achiever' 2018 & 2021
Bachelor of Property and Construction (The University of Melbourne)
Bachelor of Planning and Design (The University of Melbourne)
Memberships & Involvements
Real Estate Institute of Victoria
AutoPacific Group, B.Box For Kids, Nippon Express, Tyremax, RMD, Electrolux, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Scalzo Food Industries
Colliers international have been a great partner to the Bank since inception of the relationship. The responsiveness, technical expertise and customer service has been exceptional. We look forward to building on the great start to further utilise Colliers for lease management, project management and indirect cost management. We look forward to implementing an efficient property management solution of the next couple of months. To that point, David Follacchio has been a great ambassador for Colliers and on a day-to-day operational level and developing a very solid profile of Colliers within the Bank. He is well presented, focused and understands the need to build strong working relationships across the business. In a short timeframe, he has understood ME Banks needs and is now partnering with me to work through building forward planning practices to ensure greater efficiency. I look forward to working with him to improve our property management service offering.
- ME Bank National Procurement & Property Manager