Analyst | Residential
As the analyst for the Residential, Property Marketing devision, Declan is responsible for researching and providing insights on residential data and trends across off the plan projects and apartment supply across NSW. This includes the collection of data and the preparation of detailed reports to internal and external stakeholders.
Declan takes a positive approach to all responsibilities given to him, he is highly motivated and thorough with all his work. Declan is continuously striving to learn about all aspects of the property industry, to develop his leadership skills and to further his studies.
Declan has recently graduated from University of Technology Sydney, with a Bachelor’s degree in Property Economics in June 2021. Whilst at university Declan worked as a Settlement Coordinator in the Mirvac Residential Team.
Bachelor of Property Economics - University of Technology Sydney
Director | Residential
I first began my career in the real estate industry working as a Property Manager managing a mixed portfolio of 150 commercial and residential tenancies. My ability to work autonomously and efficiently allowed me to progress quickly to working alongside the Directors at Ray White Bondi Junction, assisting with the management of the office and their sales, following on then to an Executive Assistant role at Laing+Simmons Double Bay, selling and managing properties for clients in the prestige market.
Having worked in Australia's most prestigious real estate market assisting 2012 REINSW Agent of the Year, D'Leanne Lewis at Laing+Simmons Double Bay, and being awarded for my efforts during this time by receiving an Outstanding Personal Assistant Gold Award in the Laing+Simmons Network and being award for my Outstanding Customer Service was a significant stepping stone to my entry into Colliers International as part of the NSW Residential team.
My past roles have given me a breadth of experience ranging from commercial leasing and management, residential sales, leasing and managment, and off-the-plan marketing. My expertise in analytical knowledge, pricing models and demographic profiles has enabled me to go above and beyond in efficiently servicing both Colliers International's clients as well as our internal business, making me a valuable member of the Residential team working closely with our Directors to pitch and win business as well as provide continuous support and market advice.
Director | Project Marketing
As a Director in the Colliers International Residential team, Ian is hands-on working with an expert team of Residential Property Sales and Sites specialists offering end-to-end Project Marketing.
At Colliers we offer a full suite of services from development site opportunities, advice on the right mix of product, floor plan designs, fittings and fixtures, market analysis and pricing, timing, and strategy of marketing initiatives through to display fit-out, public release, on-site sales and on-going property management.
We also work closely with the Project Consultants to manage the success of the project from the start including Architects, PR agencies , Creative agencies, Interior Designers, Lawyers, Surveyors and Local Businesses.
Ian is focused on leading the growth and development of the Residential Sales Team through providing diverse and integrated Residential Property Services, enhancing client engagement strategies, cross-selling and fostering service excellence amongst all our clients and customers.
Having worked for some of Colliers International's top clients such as Australand, Stockland, DHA and Capital Bluestone I have been able to bring a wealth of knowledge to the team with regard to what our clients wants and needs are when it comes to their projects.
Working alongside my fellow NSW Directors, we manage a large and diverse team of sales agents, all with skills and expertise across all aspects of residential real estate, providing for a highly talented and successful team. Supported by our experienced marketing team and our valuable back of house administration team, we consistently position our clients for success.
Ian’s experience in selling Projects off-the Plan range from boutique to master-planned communities has seen successful results for various clients and projects including Woolooware Bay (Cronulla Sharks re-development and town centre in Woolooware), The Flour Mill in Summer Hill, West End, Glebe to name just a few.
National Director, Project Marketing | Residential
Specialising in Residential Project Marketing, Blake works with the NSW Residential Directors, pitching, listing and managing projects, and the sales team, to ensure the best possible outcomes for our developer clients. Providing regular market commentary and advice regarding design, mix and pricing of their projects. My clients rely on his solid research and market knowledge to assist them in making the best decisions for the success of their project.
He works closely with various teams including project marketing, development site sales, land marketing and general agency to win and retain clients. In addition to the residential project marketing business, Blake works collaboratively with other teams within Colliers International including capital markets, retail and commercial to provide high-level advice regarding their clients' property to service their requirements across all phases of their current and future developments.
Blake currently works as a Director for the NSW Residential Project Marketing business within Colliers International. Within this role he works closely with the Managing Director, Peter Chittenden, across all new residential project marketing opportunities both locally in Sydney and nationally. For our clients, we seek to service their requirements across all phases of their current and future developments.
He also works alongside the other NSW Residential Directors, pitching, listing, and managing projects and the sales team to ensure the best possible outcomes for our developer clients. Providing regular market commentary and advice regarding design, mix and pricing of their projects, my clients rely on my solid research and market knowledge to assist them in making the best decisions for the success of their project.
Recent successful projects that Blake has co-managed include Wonderland and Duo at Central Park for Frasers Property, Twenty95 in Manly for Grocon, and Aqualuna in Milsons Point for Zone Q as well as Newmarket in Randwick for Cbus.
Director, Residential and Project Sales | Residential
With over 35 years' experience in Real Estate, I have become an expert in prestige project marketing and auctions, bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge and integrity to the Colliers International residential team.
I work alongside my fellow Directors to manage and lead the NSW Residential team, overseeing the marketing and sales teams to ensure a high level of service is provided to our vendors and purchasers alike, and that they achieve success through their parnership with Colliers International.
Prior to my current tenure at Colliers, I owned and operated a successful franchise in Neutral Bay for 8 years focusing on auctions and high-end Residential before joining Colliers International for the first time in 1998. In 2007 I joined CBRE Residential Projects and was earmarked to grow the resale business and focus on high-end residential projects before then returning to Colliers International.
During my years in Residential Real Estate, I have been instrumental in some record breaking sales at Milsons Point, Neutral Bay, Potts Point, Abbotsford and most notably set a record in Sydney with the sale of the Hyde Penthouse for $12.5m. I take great pride in providing solid and honest advice to all my clients and building strong relationships with vendors and purchasers, ensuring that I become their main point of contact for all their residential needs.