Director | Strategic Advisory
My early career was in Banking and later in trading with a Japanese Trading House where I imported equipment, established distributorships as well as providied financing for importers of our products. My entry into property was through the funding of real estate development projects with the Japanese Trading Houses and General Contractors. In this role I became the financial project manager and asset manager of over 40 commercial, retail, industrial and residential projects throughout Australia.
This opened the opportunities for development management, portfolio management, project marketing, feasibility studies and strategic analysis and in conjunction with my business partner we established a property consultancy, which we operated succesfully for over 20 years servicing our Japanese clients as well as government and private clients. I joined Colliers in 2015 when my business partner retired.
My career highlights and accomplishments include:
- appointment by receivers to complete projects in Sydney and Melbourne for mortgagee in possession and complete them within the time and budget allowed.
- Working with and on behalf of Australia Post to get a DA for the re-development of the Sydney GPO, then taking to the market in conjunction with a City agent through an EOI process.
- Major infrastructure related studies, including assessment of Waterloo OSD and Northwest Metro corridor development tracking services for Landcom / Sydney Metro.
- Involvement with LaHC to develope scenarios integrating social and market housing for commercially sustainable residential estate development.
- Provide property portfolio strategies for Councils including potential developments of their properties through a PPP process where the Council retains elements for long term annuity.
- B. Com (Uni of NSW)
- MBA (Sophia University, Tokyo)
- Business Course (University of Maryland)
- Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
Memberships & Involvements
- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
＂A large number of local and national developers, investors, contractors, tenants and advisers＂
Head of Strategic Advisory | Valuation & Advisory Services
I joined Colliers in 2018 as Head of Strategic Advisory. I am dedicated to leading the national team of multi-disciplinary experts to tailor strategic advisory services, across all market sectors and asset classes, to our client’s needs.
I have demonstrated success across a diverse range of property services including: strategy development, high stakes negotiation, change management, transaction management, asset management, leasing, operations, corporate real estate, funds management and development management in all market sectors.
As an established senior property professional and knowledge manager, with 25+ years’ industry experience, I possess strong interpersonal and business relationship management skills which are key to understanding client’s unique business requirements and the complex challenges explicit to the project lifecycle.
National Director | Strategic Advisory
Carl has over 15 years of national and international experience in development planning, advisory, economics, policy and management. He is an expert on Queensland’s planning and development framework and specialises in asset optimisation, market analysis, demand forecasts, development feasibility, highest and best use, development strategy and strategic planning.
Carl has undertaken numerous research and consultancy engagements with all levels of government, with a particular focus on development and land use strategies, land optimisation, policy research and business case development for major projects.
Carl is a trusted advisor to a range of institutional, corporate and private clients including Dexus, Stockland, Lend Lease, Abacus Property Group and CVC Limited, among others.
Prior to joining Colliers, Carl was Director of CJK Planning, a business founded by Carl in 2012 providing development consultancy services to publicly listed companies and high net worth individuals.
Recent and ongoing projects include highest and best use analysis for key sites of Dexus, Stamford Land Corporation and Cross River Rail. He has been the Development Manager for acquisition and delivery of neighbourhood shopping centres for CVC Limited, ISPT and Consolidated Properties, and Land use and Investment Attraction Strategies for Councils in QLD and VIC.
He has acted as an expert witness in the Planning and Environment Court for highest and best use analysis and claims for injurious affection.
Manager | Strategic Advisory
Rebecca's career at Colliers commenced in 2018 where she has held key support roles within the Real Estate Management Finance team and the NSW Agribusiness Transaction Services and Valuations teams before transitioning to her current role as Senior Analyst within the Strategic Advisory team.
Throughout her tenure at Colliers, Rebecca has been exposed to all asset classes and has sound property knowledge. Rebecca provides exceptional analytical and research support to the team and the business for a diverse range of projects. Rebecca also works closesly with the Head of Strategic Advisory to deliver over-arching property strategies to accelerate the success of our clients.
The Strategic Advisory team nationally focuses on:
- Strategic Transaction Management;
- Development Services;
- Asset Optimisation;
- Demographic and Economic Analysis;
- Market Studies;
- Portfolio Audits; and
- GIS Mapping.
Team Analyst | Strategic Advisory
Samantha commenced her role at Colliers International during her tertiary studies in 2018 as a receptionist. This enabled her to gain invaluable experience within a commercial property firm whilst studying, which confirmed she was on the right career path.
Following completion of her studies Samantha commenced her role as an Assistant Valuer within the South Australian Valuation and Advisory business which she was involved with the valuation of office, retail and industrial properties along with analysing market transactions and trend for a wide range of clients. The valuations worked on were for a number of purposes including Mortgage Security, Financial Reporting, Potential Acquisition and Disposal and Insurance purposes.
Samantha's primary role within the Strategic Advisory team is to provide analytical and research support for a diverse range of clients.
Director, Alternative Infrastructure | Strategic Advisory
Having worked in the property industry for over 10 years, specifically the retail sector, I have consistently been challenged to deliver additional returns for investors and savings for tenants.
Looking at real property assets with a different perspective has led me to address key sustainability initiatives coupled with a desire to improve savings and costs bases for all property sectors.
My key property relationships and understanding of such forms a solid foundation from which to build such initiatives and deliver new and emerging technology or ways of thinking.
Executive Assistant | Strategic Advisory
In 2008 I joined Colliers as Personal Assistant for NSW Retail Sales and Leasing, and worked closely with the National Retail Agency team.
In 2010 I moved into the role of Executive Assistant supporting the Chief Financial Officer, and General Manager Legal & Risk.
2012 - 2016 I commenced the role of Executive Assistant to John Kenny, Chief Executive Officer | Australia and New Zealand.
Following parental leave i returned in a part-time capacity and have held the executive assistant positions supporting Andrew Watson | Chief Financial Officer, Robert Wall | General Counsel, and Doug Henry | Manging Director, Occupier Services.
I am currently providing executive support to the Strategic Advisory Team.