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Dylan Adams | Colliers | Sydney CBD

Dylan Adams


Director | Valuation & Advisory Services

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Professional Summary

As Director of Specialisations, Dylan leads a team of experts to provide the highest quality self-storage valuations, service station valuations and valuations of child care centres and other education infrastructure throughout Australia and New Zealand. Dylan is a certified pracitising valuer, Associate Member of the Australian Property Institute and Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Dylan has extensive experience working with financiers, owners and stakeholders to generate greater outcomes from their property assets.

Self-Storage Valuation Expertise

Dylan has a strong connection to the self-storage industry as a member of the Self Storage Association of Australasia and a thought leader who has elevated industry understanding by creating the Self-Storage Rating System for self-storage investors. Dylan provides reliable and confidential advice to both leading self-storage industry participants and active lenders within the ANZ market having valued the largest individual and portfolio transactions.  

"The Colliers self-storage valuation team, lead by Dylan Adams, have undertaken valuations for our business for a number of years. They have developed a strong capability, understanding and expertise in the sector and are well regarded by industry stakeholders.” Sam Kennard | CEO, Kennards Self Storage.

Service Station Valuation Expertise

Dylan is a trusted advisor within the service station sector. In the last 24 months Dylan and his team have valued in excess of 600 Service Stations totalling over $6 billion in value. They were also previously appointed as the sole real estate valuation advisors to the largest portfolio transaction in Australia's history. Our service station valuation and advisory services include single asset and portfolio assignments, trust requirements, balance sheet compliance, acquisition and disposal due diligence, financing and refinancing, insurance purposes, feasibility studies and legal / expert witness.

Child Care & Education Valuation Expertise

With long lease terms and favourable rent reviews the Australian child care market has been of growing interest to investors who are motivated by a flight to quality assets.  The child care sector has evolved over the last 20 years to become a structured, transparent segment of the services sector. Dylan and his team are commitmented to delivering the highest level of service by providing expert valuation advice on the child care sector. Utilising extensive market knowledge, the team provides wholly independent, reliable and confidential advice and is dedicated to creating long-term professional relationships with clients.

The Specialisations team provide self-storage, service station, child care and other education valuation assignments for market value for the following purposes:

  • First mortgage security;
  • Financial reporting;
  • Disposal due diligence;
  •  Insurance development;
  •  Feasibility studies; and
  •  Rental assessments and rental determinations.


Notable recent appointments include:

  • Kennards Self-Storage Portfolio (NSW, VIC & QLD)

  • Abacus Property Group Self-Storage Portfolio (NSW, VIC, QLD, WA & NZ)

  • Pioneer Investment Group Self-Storage Portfolio (NSW, VIC & WA)

  • Universal Self Storage Funds Management (QLD & VIC)

  • KeepSafe Self-Storage Portfolio (WA)

  • Storage Investments Australia (WA & NSW)

  • Caltex Australia Service Station Portfolio (Australia wide)

  • BP Service Station Portfolio (Australia wide)

  • Euro Garages Australia Service Station Portfolio (Australia wide)

  • APN Retail Convenience REIT Portfolio (QLD, NSW & SA)

  • Kids Academy Child Care Portfolio (NSW)

  • Charter Hall Social Infrastructure REIT Portfolio (Australia wide)

  • Catholic Education Dicocese of Parramatta Out of School Hours Care Portfolio (NSW)

  • Al-Faisal College Portfolio (NSW)

  • Australian Islamic College (NSW)

  • Barker College (NSW)

  • Arden Anglican School (NSW)

  • Mount St Benedict College (NSW)


Bachelor of Business and Commerce in Property

Memberships & Involvements

Australian Property Institute, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveryors and Self Storage Association of Australasia


Service Lines

Valuation and Advisory Services


Petrol Stations and Premium Investments Practice Group

My Team

Featured Research

15 Mar 2019

Self-Storage Rating System

Australia’s Self-Storage sector has considerably evolved over the last 10 years. As a consequence, we have developed the Colliers International Rating System (CIRS). Using the CIRS, we break down self-storage facilities into four seperate categories being A Class through to D class.
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