Head of Industrial Capital Markets | Australia
Gavin is the Head of Industrial Capital Markets Australia and the Head of the NSW Industrial Team at Colliers International, where he has been specialising in industrial property for 20 years. Based in the Sydney CBD Head Office, Gavin manages a highly successful team of over 40 staff across broader Sydney in key industrial precincts.
Gavin specialises in the national industrial capital markets and has excellent relationships across a broad spectrum of institutional, international and private investors. Over Gavin’s time with Colliers, he has completed hundreds of deals in industrial property, settling over $14 billion in his career to date, and leasing over 400,000sqm. Gavin enjoys a 75% market share of industrial capital markets share in NSW.
Gavin has worked extensively in the sale of industrial portfolios of up to 30 assets in one portfolio. Gavin and his team have sold 20/22 of all industrial portfolios in the Australia over the last four years, including the J.P. Morgan Portfolio ($250m), Altis Portfolio ($342.5m) and GIC/Australand Portfolio ($1.073b) and AMP Portfolio ($105m).
Some major distribution centre sales that Gavin and his team have been involved in over the last two years include, the Calibre, Eastern Creek ($130.1 million), 1 Eucalyptus Place, Eastern Creek ($90.5 million), 3 Roberts Road, Eastern Creek ($253 millions) and 6-20 Clunies Ross Street, Greystanes ($76.6 million)
Gavin has focused on building deep relationships with his clients, providing the latest in-depth information about logistics markets across Australia, which in line with his extensive track record, has seen Gavin achieve record-breaking results for his clients.
Gavin is a long-standing member of the Colliers team, having joined in 2000 as a graduate valuer. Gavin commenced with Colliers as part of their Scholarship Program and he was fortunate to work across multiple service lines and locations across Sydney, before settling in the Industrial team in Sydney South in 2001. Over the last 20 years, Gavin has progressed through the industrial business including managing the Sydney South and Sydney South West offices, before moving into the NSW State Product Director for Industrial in 2010.
Gavin has personally been involved in the sale of the following Portfolio sales:
- GIC/Australand Portfolio, NSW for $1,075,000,000
- Altis Portfolio, NSW & SA for $342,500,000
- Schienberg Portfolio, NSW & QLD for $340,000,000
- JP Morgan Portfolio, NSW for $250,000,000
- Altis Portfolio II for $174,000,000
- Greenlit Brands Portfolio, NSW for $171,000,000
- Valad Portfolio, NSW & VIC for $138,500,000
- Charter Hall Portfolio for $135,000,000
- Abacus Portfolio, NSW & VIC for $106,000,000
- AMP Portfolio, NSW for $105,000,000
- Linfox Portfolio, NSW for $104,700,000
- TZI Portfolio, NSW & QLD for $79,500,000
- Arena Portfolio, NSW & QLD for $79,395,000
- Simonsons Portfolio, NSW for $71,000,000
- McPhee Portfolio – NSW, QLD & VIC for $70,000,000
- The Maclaw Portfolio NSW for $33,500,000
Gavin has personally SOLD the following properties:
- 3 Roberts Road, Eastern Creek for $253,000,000
- Bankstown & Camden Airport for $203,000,000
- 69 Sargents Road, Minchinbury for $161,000,000
- The Calibre, Eastern Creek NSW for $130,000,000
- Lockwood Road, Erskine Park for $107,000,000
- 1 Eucalyptus Place, Eastern Creek for $90,500,000
- 2-4 Harvey Road, Kings Park for $81,285,000
- 6-20 Clunies Ross Street, Greystanes for $76,600,000
- 60 Wallgrove Road, Eastern Creek for $55,050,000
- Gateway Estate, Industrial Parks of Australia, NSW for $55,000,000
- 286 Horsley Road, Milperra NSW for $52,000,000
- The Woolstores, Alexandria for $52,000,000
- 5 Devon Street, Rosehill for $50,000,000
- 105-111 Vanessa Street, Kingsgrove for $48,500,000
- 247 King Street, Mascot for $48,000,000
- 274 Victoria Street, Rydalmere for $45,550,000
- Hoxton Park Central for $40,000,000
- 21 Worth Street, Chullora for $32,000,000
- 1 Johnson Road, Campbelltown NSW for $29,000,000
- 7 Williamson Road, Ingleburn for $28,175,000
- 93 Williamson Road, Ingleburn for $24,500,000
- 159 Newton Road, Wetherill Park for $24,400,000
- 20 Williamson Road, Ingleburn NSW for $23,460,000
- 55 Bourke Road, Alexandria for $23,357,867
- 96 Canterbury Road, Bankstown for $22,600,000
- Westland Industrial Estate for $22,400,000
- 2010 - Present | Head of Industrial Capital Markets Australia | Head of NSW Industrial Business
- 2009 - 2010 | Director in Charge, Sydney South West - Colliers International
- 2005 - 2009 | State Director & Director in Charge, Sydney South and Sydney South West - Colliers International
- 2003 | Associate Director
- 2001 - 2003 | Executive
- 2000 | Graduate Valuer, Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Sydney
Memberships & Involvements
AMP Capital, Charter Hall, Goodman, Dexus, Altis, Logos, Leda Holdings, Mirvac, Frasers, GPT, Quintessential, Blackstone, Maple Tree, Capital Land, M&G, ARA, ESR, JP Morgan, Sankfin, Aberdeen, GM Property Group, Centuria, ISPT
''Gavin was able to identify a wide range of domestic and offshore investors through his extensive network of key decision makers within the investment market. These relationships resulted in strong interest being received for the portfolio and created a competitive sales process. The campaign delivered a significant premium to book value for the Portfolio which was in line within initial price guidance provided during the submission.''
Tom Sillar, Senior Transaction Manager, and James Doneley, Head of Transactions | AMP Capital
''Throughout the entire process Gavin’s intimate knowledge of the Australian Industrial investment market and relationships with key decision makers within Australia and offshore was extensive and effective in maximising the value of our portfolio. The discrete off-market campaign through a competitive bidding process we were able to achieve a price in line with Colliers proffered expectations, whilst maintaining confidentiality throughout the process.''
Peter L. Millist, Director, Property & Procurement General Merchandise | Greenlit Brands
''Having been active in the industrial market, Mirvac (on behalf of MILP) has also had the recent experience of working with Colliers as an asset purchaser via the acquisition of 1 Johnson Road, Campbelltown, which was via a co-agency campaign. Gavin’s strategic approach and professionalism during this process was also impressive. Gavin’s manner was professional, and we felt he always acted with his client’s objectives in focus to achieve the best result.''
Angela Buckley, General Manager, Capital Transactions | Mirvac
David is a National Director – Industrial at Colliers International and also holds the role of Director in Charge for the Sydney West Industrial department. Based in Parramatta, David's team of thirteen agents is one of the largest and highest performing teams in Australia.
Since joining Colliers' in 2016, David’s specialisation is within the key Western Sydney markets, with a heavy focus on large transactions of land, development projects as well as large leasing appointments and corporate mandates.
With an enterprising attitude, David brings a wealth of experience and creative thinking to some of the more challenging industrial property solutions, accelerating the success of his clients.
National Director | Property Sales & Leasing
Michael is the National Director of Property Sales & Leasing at Colliers International and also holds the role of Director in Charge for the Sydney South office. Based in Mascot, Michael's team of eleven agents is one of the highest performing teams in Australia.
Since joining Colliers' in 2001, Michael's specialisation is core South Sydney, with a heavy focus on large transactions of land, investments and residential sites as well as large leasing mandates. Michael has worked on some of the largest deals in industrial history, including a recent transaction at Carter Street Homebush for over $660 million.
Working in a changing and often challenging market Michael prides himself on providing creative agency solutions to his clients. keeping ahead of the trends, leveraging off Colliers' industry leading platforms, to ensure his clients achieve better results, faster.
Director, Industrial Capital Markets
Sean Thomson works for Colliers International as Director of Industrial Capital Markets, Australia, where he specialises in the sale of industrial & logistics assets nationally.
Sean works alongside Gavin Bishop (Head of Industrial Capital Markets, Australia) on a day-to-day basis and holds excellent relationships across a broad spectrum of corporate, private, institutional and international investors.
Having been involved in excess of $9.0 billion of strategic valuation advice, his experience and understanding of the levers which can best maximise value together with the capital markets team’s track record, is integral in achieving the strongest possible result for his clients.
Sean has been involved in many large-scale portfolio divestments including:
The Greenlit Brands Portfolio ($171 million)
Calibre, Eastern Creek ($130 million)
The AMP Portfolio ($105 million)
The Kaufland Portfolio ($100 million)
Sean holds an unmatched track record in divesting major distribution centres including:
Toyota South Sydney ($171 million)
59 Lockwood Road, Eastern Creek ($107 million)
37-39 Wentworth Street, Greenacre ($100 million)
1 Eucalyptus Place, Eastern Creek ($91 million)
342 Hammond Road, Dandenong South ($87 million)
Sean has focused on building deep relationships with key global institutional clients, providing the latest in-depth information about the logistics market across Australia, which in-line with his extensive track record, has seen him achieve record-breaking results for his clients.
Sydney South West
Adrian's real estate career has spanned 25 years , the last 17 years in industrial property, encompassing both agency and development roles. Adrian is known in the industry for getting the results for his clients across both sales and leasing, transacting major industrial assets and leasing major warehouses across South West and Western Sydney.
His knowledge of the market, negotiation skills and competitive nature leads him to get the best results for his clients.
Adrian's specialty is sales and leasing of industrial properties in South West & Western Sydney. Sales of industrial warehouses, land, investment properties and redevelopment sites. Leasing of industrial warehouses & land/yards.
Industrial & Business Parks
John Carney has worked in the North Shore industrial/business park market for nine years. During this period, he has developed sound relationships with many of the owners, occupiers and developers in this market. John has a reputation for being hardworking, honest and reliable in the North Shore market.
Chief Executive Officer | Australia
Malcom is the Chief Executive Officer for Colliers in Australia, delivering on our business plan and driving our enterprising culture. Our company is underpinned by a clear set of values, designed to maximise the potential of property to accelerate the success of our clients and our people.
Over his 27-year career with Colliers, Malcom has had the opportunity to build and grow a number of successful teams. Prior to his current role, he led the NSW business along with the national Industrial business for 15 years. In 2005, Malcom joined the National Executive where the leadership group has steered our business to achieve incredible growth and reinforced our market-leading culture. Our business stability and continuity continue to attract market leaders, empowering them to think and act differently to drive exceptional results.
Colliers has an enterprising culture which underpins our strategy for success. The business has won multiple accolades as a Best Employer and best in class in many service arenas. We appreciate the loyalty of our people and our clients and we thrive on collaborating to create enterprising solutions that exceed expectations.
Within Australia, Malcom has had the benefit of working with a highly regarded leadership team, including John Marasco and Simon Hunt, who are focussed on maximising the potential of property for our clients, through delivering enterprising solutions as we work through the market conditions of 2021. By keeping aligned to our values of being enterprising to exceed expectations and collaborating to drive exceptional results, Colliers are well positioned in 2021 to maximise the potential of property and to be a part of leading our industry into the future, not only in Australia but right across the Asia Pacific region.
Director, Marketing & Communications
I lead the industrial marketing at Colliers, working with one of the largest and most specialised agency teams in the country. Alongside Taylor Bass, we are the brand guardians for our team of over 100+ industrial experts, working to ensure our clients benefit from the latest marketing technologies for their property. With a large, decentralised team, my role is to ensure our experts are leading and innovating with marketing to maximise the value of property for our clients.
I'm experienced in driving engagement in our platform, write extensive pitch and content pieces, and think critically about how we can continue to improve our offiering. I have a thorough educational background in services marketing including my Honours Thesis to contribute to exceptional technical understanding in marketing.
State Chief Executive | Queensland
As the State Chief Executive of Queensland, Simon's responsibilities include overall supervision of the Queensland business comprising of 6 offices and over 200 staff.
At Colliers, we work hard to connect internally to share knowledge about our clients and deliver better outcomes for them. This team ethos is a strong part of our culture and keeps our people highly engaged and it has kept Simon wanting to be part of this great business for the last 20 years.
Simon has over 25 years’ experience in the real estate industry and the agency having previously worked for Primac Elders as an auctioneer prior to joining Colliers International in 1998.
Simon's background is in industrial property where he has been responsible for some of the largest transactions in Queensland over the past 20 years.
In 2015 Simon was involved in the sale of the GIC/Frasers portfolio totalling $1.073 billion. This is the largest and highest quality industrial sale on record in the Australian market.
And in 2017 Simon had the pleasure of marketing the Coca-Cola Amatil Campus in Richlands which was sold to Charter Hall for $157m, making it the largest single industrial asset sale in Queensland's history.
National Director | Industrial
Paul has been in the real estate industry virtually his entire working life, from his initial role in a small firm in Somerset, England to completing his degree in London and working there for 7 years before emmigrating to Australia in 2000. Paul has made Adelaide his home since emmigrating and have dedicated his career to the industrial sector focusing on agency, advisory and development projects of all sizes. Paul has been involved in several memorable projects including large land divisions, estate development, investment sale and tenant and purchaser advise. He has represented a wide range of clients from private landlords and investors to corporate and instituitional clients, and offers a broad spectrum of advice and service. Paul prides himself on service excellence and a "can do attitude".
2009 - Present - Director Industrial
2006-2009 - Associate Director Industrial
2000-2006 - Manager Industrial - (CBRE)
1995-2000 - Surveyor - Kenningtons (UK)
1993-1995 - Surveyor - Robert Irving & Burns (UK)
1988-1991 - Junior Surveyor Humberts (UK)
With a Degree in Commerce from the University of Western Australia, I have put my various skills to good use in the commercial property and tourism industries at various times.
Having lived and worked in Western Australia for my whole life, I have a strong network of contacts throughout the State, and have an excellent working knowledge of what makes WA tick.
Luke has 10 years’ experience in property research and real estate advisory, providing strategic advice and research to private, government and listed groups. Luke currently heads up the national industrial and logistics research function at Colliers, where he provides high quality research on the trends impacting the sector to both internal business lines and clients.
Luke has provided tailored and strategic industrial and logistics research to groups including Charter Hall, Mapletree, ESR, Ascendas, Centennial and ARA.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Luke has held roles within the Real Estate Advisory Services (REAS) division at KPMG and the Research and Consultancy team at Knight Frank.