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Hamish Burgess | Colliers | Melbourne East

Hamish Burgess

Director | Development Sites


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Professional Summary

Hamish specialises in the sale/acquisition of Residential Development Sites in the Melbourne City Fringe & Metropolitan market.

This specialization involves issuing strategic advice to a range of clients including but not limited to institutional clients, private clients, boutique developers, international developers and adjoining home owners.

Types of disposal include the sale of the below:

• Sale of permitted and unpermitted apartment development sites
• Sale of permitted and unpermitted townhouse development sites
• Sale of adjoining homes as development sites
• Sale of land subdivisions



Some significant recent professional accomplishments Include:

  • 104-120 Mount Street, Heidelberg - $11,400,000: Permitted for 120 apartments.
  • 37 Graham Road, Highett - Undisclosed: Major infill development site of 9.3Ha suitbale for 500+ dwellings.
  • 152 Stanley Road, Keysborough - $11,000,000+ Permitted for a 40 lot subdivision and suitable for townhouses.
  • 56 Kingloch Parade, Wantirna - $9,709,000: 1.25Ha unpermitted townhouse develoment site.
  • Corner Male and Black Streets, Brighton - Undisclosed: Three adjoining house blocks in Brighton.
  • Armadale Consolidated Site - $8,858,000: Three adjoining house blocks on Wattletree Road, Armadale.
  • Revitalising Cenral Dandenong EOI - 2Ha Major Activity Centre Portfolio.
  • 271 Bridge Road, Richmond - $54,000,000:  1.4Ha inner city land parcil with a permit for 300+ dwellings and a full line supermarket.
  • 378-390 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy - $8,130,000: Inner city site with a permit for 69 apartments.
  • 235 Balaclava Road, Cauifleld North - $8,100,000: Luxury apartment site overlooking a park.
  • 135 Sturt Street, Southbank - $28,000,000+: Permit approved city fringe site for 206 apartments.
  • 7-9 High Road, Camberwell - $17,600,000: Luxury townhouse site.
  • 711 Station Street, Box Hill - $29,000,000: Box HIll Activity Centre Site.
  • 845 Whitehorse Road, Box HIll - $46,000,000: Permit approved for 515 apartments within the Box HIll Activity Centre.
  • 550 Epsom Road, Flemington - $33,000,000+: 1Ha development adjacent to the Flemington Racecourse, on behalf of the VRC.
  • 68 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne - $61,888,888: Permit approved city fringe site for 1,004 apartments.
  • 600 Doncaster Road, Doncaster - $16,350,000: Permitted residetnial development site in the Doncaster Hill precinct. Record Unit rate achieved in that precinct.
  • 200 Sydney Road, Coburg - $13,200,000: Permitted mixed use development site in the Coburg Activity Centre.
  • 100-104 Mimosa Road, Carnegie - $6,525,000: Three adjoining house blocks which sold for around 30% in excess of their standalone value.
  • 385-387 Wattletree Road, Malvern East - $12,650,000 - Un-permitted development site fronting onto Central park.
  • 37-47 Thisthlethwaite Street, South Melbourne - $7,525,000: Un-permitted development site in the Fishermans Bend precinct.
  • 15-35 Thistlethwaite Street, South Melbourne - $8,000,000: Permitted development site in the Fishermans Bend Precinct.
  • 150 Arthurton Road, Northcote - $13,450,000: Un-permitted mixed use development site that had recently been rezoned.
  • 103-105 High Street, Prahran - $10,000,000: Permitted development site sold for a record land rate in the Stonning municipality (excluding Forrest Hill) of $11,765/m².
  • 1-11 Quinton Road, Camberwell - $15,700,000: Permitted development sold for a staggering unit rate of $196,250.
  • 11 Whitehall Street, Footscray - In excess of $17,500,000: Former industrial facility sold as a residential development site.
  • 831-835 High Street, Kew East - $7,020,000: Two adjoining homes sold as a development site for approximately 70% above their stand alone value.



Bachelor of Business (Property) RMIT (2008)

Estate Master Development Feasibility (2008)

APAC (2013)

Agents Representative Course - Victoria (2007)

Geelong Grammar School (2004)


A selection of clients are listed below:

SP Setia, Everbright, Regis, OAC, BHC, Stockland, Urbis, PPB, Korda Mentha, Department of Treasury and Finance, Banco, Alpha 14, Mirvac, HLB Mann Judd, Jam Architects, Healey & Co.


Meat Eng - Anne Harvey

"You were discerning enough to understand the unique requirements of our business and deliver value by not only finding the perfect position but also the perfect internal fitout for us..."

Department of Treasury and Finance - Brian Dee

"I have no hesitation in recommending the real estate services of Colliers International and would welcome the opportunity to work with you again..."




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Expert/Featured News

5 Jul 2019

Development Victoria launches EOI for 1.9ha site in the capital of Melbourne’s South-East

Development Victoria, the Victorian Government’s property development agency, has launched a search for a Developer or Consortia to deliver a vibrant and integrated mixed use precinct across a 1.9ha site in the heart of Dandenong CBD.
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7 May 2019

Former CSIRO Site destined to be Melbourne’s best bayside development

A former CSIRO property in Highett is set to become one of Melbourne’s largest infill development sites following an anticipated sales campaign.
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