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Henry Burke | Colliers | Sydney

Henry Burke

National Director, Development Sites | Residential

Licence 1605870

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Professional Summary

Henry is a real estate sales expert that has worked in the industry for over ten years. During this time Henry has actively marketed and sold over $2.0 Billion worth of real estate across various asset classes including commercial office, industrial, retail, freehold and strata investment properties and commercial and residential development sites.  

With close relationships in the development and construction industry and having worked across multiple asset classes during his career Henry now specialises in the marketing and sales of Residential Development Sites.

Henry specialises in the Sydney Metropolitan region with a close focus on the North Shore and Northern Beaches of Sydney. Always one step ahead of the market Henry has a strong understanding of Council Governance and has been instrumental in rezoning initiatives throughout the Sydney Metropolitan Region where he has been able to maximise land values for many owners. 

His enthusiasm and passion for the property industry coupled with his extensive knowledge of the industry and a strong network of developer, investor and property consultant contacts has attributed to becoming one of Sydney's most active real estate agents.

- Residential & commercial development sites
- Home owners development site amalgamations
- Strata reform & strata amalgamations

- Home owner amalgamations
- Local, State & Federal Government legislation

- Commercial real estate brokerage
- Acquisitions & buyer representation



2017 Colliers International Outstanding Revenue Achiever 

2016 REINSW Rising Star Award Winner

2015 NSW Colliers International Leadership Award Winner

2014 NSW Colliers International 750 Club


Yearly Sales Highlights

2014 - Over 20 transactions totalling over $100 Million

2015 - 33 Berry Street, Nth Sydney - $93 Million, 2 Chandos Street, St Leonards - $23,500,000

2016 - $200 Million in total sales in St Leonards South precinct. 282-284 Victoria Avenue - $46,250,000

2017 - 15 transactions including commercial freehold, residential developments, homeowner & strata amalgamations totalling in excess of $300,000,000

2018 - 28 transactions including commercial freehold, stratum car park, stratum retail, mixed use freeholds, development sites and strata sell down totalling in excess of $350,000,000,

2019 – 845 Pacific Highway, Chatswood - $53,000,000, 169 & 169A Mona Vale Road, Ingleside $16,500,000


·         St Aloysius College, Milsons Point

·         St Ignatius College, Riverview (OR 99)

·         Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management (Northern Sydney College of TAFE)

·         Bachelor of Business Degree (UTS) 

Memberships & Involvements

Henry has been a part of many clubs and affiliations on the North Shore of Sydney.

A keen sailor Henry has competed from the age of six for Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Middle Harbour 16ft Skiff Club through various dinghy and yacht classes and now sees himself competing regularly in offshore yacht races which include Sydney to Hobart and Sydney to Gold coast races.

Although no longer playing Henry is still a social member at Manly RUFC and Old Ignatian’ s RUFC.

With three young children Henry is now an active social member and volunteer at multiple clubs on Sydney’s Northern Beaches including Seaforth Soccer Club, Manly Warringah Hockey Club, Northern Beaches Touch football and Futsal associations.


Private and Institutional Clients  

Private and Public Developers


SFI Pty Ltd - "Thank you Henry for representing us so professionally on the sale of our commercial properties. I believe that your attention to detail, timely communication and understanding of the market was key to achieving a positive result for us."

Horaco (Berry Street) Property Pty Ltd - "Henry provided Horaco Property with a full assessment of both residential development potential and the existing office investment analysis and having worked to demonstrate the market was extremely strong, we listed the property with him.  

Throughout the campaign we were impressed by his knowledge of the development and investment markets and by his understanding of the various buyers. Throughout the process Henry kept us fully informed of the progress and we have no hesitation in recommending him to any prospective purchaser"

The College Of Law – “throughout the campaign we were impressed by his creative marketing strategy, excellent communication skills, high level of expertise and intimate knowledge of the market.”

St Vincent De Paul - "Upon meeting Henry we were immediately impressed by his high level of expertise, knowledge of the market and his pronounced ability to analyse the property to demonstrate its highest and best use" - "Henry achieved a great result...... we were very impressed with his high level of service, upbeat attitude and hands on approach"

Centuria Property Funds - "Henry's expertise in the commercial freehold and residential developer market meant he was able to introduce commercial investors and residential developers to the sale of 3 Carlingford Road. Throughout the campaign we were incredibly impressed with his communication, reporting, strong negotiation skills, professional manner, real estate expertise and ability to articulate the strengths of the development potential and commercial investment criteria which resulted in an outcome well above our expectations."



Metro Sales, Portfolios, Residential Development Sales, Site Sales, Mixed-Use Properties

Service Lines

Residential Sales

Property Type

Office, Land, Retail

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4 Oct 2021

Rare Wollstonecraft boutique residential site on the market for the first time

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