Derek has over 40 years’ experience in the construction and property industry. Initially with Concrete Constructions Group Limited, where he was a Project Manager, he later moved to the Reed Group Pty Ltd where for over 17 years, he covered roles from Commercial Manager, and Chief Estimator to Project Manager, becoming a Director in 1988 before leaving and forming Nix Management in 1999. In 2014 Nix Management merged with Industry leading Infrastructure delivery expert Scott Anderson to become Nix Anderson Pty Ltd.
Over the past 18 years, Derek as Managing Director has overseen the delivery of $4B worth of projects without any formal dispute. Derek takes a hands on approach to all key requirements across the project working closely with each of the teams and keeping clients protected and informed at every stage. Clients have the confidence their project is being actively managed to control risks and take advantage of each opportunity.
Derek joined the Colliers team as Executive Director of Project Leaders in September 2017.
Derek previously foundered, managed and grew, as Managing Director and Principal of Nix Anderson Pty Ltd, a construction project management and property advisory firm working principally in the social infrastructure, commercial, industrial, health and retail sectors. Nix Andersons’s clients included Heathscope, LGS, Aventus, Health Infrastructure, Vicinity, Stockland, Virtus Health, Charter Hall and other industry leaders.
From August 2011 to September 2017, Derek was a Board Member of Propertylink Holdings P/L, having been part of the growth Propertylink and the IPO in August 2016.
Wet n Wild Sydney, Village Roadshow - $120 million
Virtus Health – IVF Australia and Day Surgury Facilities
Rockingham Shopping Centre Redevelopment - $145million
Foxtel Digital Redevelopment & Relocation, North Ryde - $90 million
East Gardens Shopping Centre Redevelopment, Westfield - $50Million
Macquarie Shopping Centre, AMP
Moore Park Supa Centa Redevelopment - $50 million
Baullkham Hills Shopping Centre Redevelopment - $50 million
Chatswood Institutional Project – 20,000m2 Commercial Institutional
Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) - $65million
Freshfood Concord - $600million
Rozelle Village, Balmain - $120million
Bachelor of Building (Hons) UTS, Sydney
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Managing Director | Project Leaders
Scott joined Colliers International in August 2017 after Colliers acquired NixAnderson where he was previously Managing Director. As Managing Director of the Project Leaders division at Colliers, Scott leads a team of 60 talented and dedicated professionals. The team have a presence nationally and deliver projects for both landlords and occupiers across multiple asset classes including office, retail, industrial, hospitality sports & Leisure, health care and retirement living, and residential. Scott recently delivered the Northern Beaches hospital, a project Colliers is proud to represent.
With 20 years of industry experience Scott has been involved in all stages of the project life cycle, from delivering major complex projects through the bid, feasibility and inception stage, to design and construction and finally the asset handover to the end client.
As Managing Director of Project Leaders at Colliers International, Scott takes a personal and dedicated approach to ensure the needs of all clients are fully understood and delivered to a high standard.