Head of Transaction Services, Asia Pacific | Healthcare and Retirement Living
Ian is Head of Healthcare & Retirement Living, leading, and overseeing the strategy and development of the Colliers International healthcare offering, nationally and across Asia Pacific. As a trusted advisor, with 20+ years’ experience across healthcare, finance and property, Ian has an extensive understanding of the broader implications of industry, government, and market conditions.
With full operational accountability across the divisions P&L, Ian leads a national team with responsibilities for:
- Implementing overall market engagement strategy across:
- Retirement Villages
- Aged Care
- Allied health
- Medical centers
- Manufactured Housing Estates (MHE)
- Broadening the service proposition to include strategic and market consultancy in addition to valuations and transaction services
- Facilitating inbound offshore investment into Australian Healthcare
- Facilitating outbound intellectual property into Asian markets
Area of Expertise
Specialized health and aged care,
- Innovation and Driving Change
- Finance and capital markets
- Sales and marketing
- Analysis and advisory
- Not for profit sector
In his executive and governance roles Ian has worked with institutional, corporate and property finance businesses in various markets, with time spent off-shore in New York and New Zealand Institutional Markets. Throughout his career he has lead transactions and managed client facing businesses with end-to-end responsibilities. In healthcare he has lead the funding and underwriting of numerous acquisitions.
Before moving into the sector directly, Ian was a corporate and institutional finance business leader, including specialist roles as Head of Health at St George Bank, Director Corporate at NAB Health, Associate Director- New Zealand, dealing with retirement living, specialist medical providers, the pharmacy sector and primary health care.
- Batchelor of Science (Queen Mary College- London)
- Master of Business Administration (QUT)
- Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
Memberships & Involvements
Ian has for some time held several non-executive roles with not-for-profit organizations in the community including in Aged Care, Early Childhood Learning, Community Transport.
Non-executive roles have included:
- Board member & Chair of Finance Committee of Uniting Agewell
- Board Member- Early Learning Association of Australia
- Board member and Chair of Finance for Link Community Transport
Ian has an ongoing involvement in community health delivery, continuing his record of giving back to the sector and has worked in startup environments experiencing firsthand the challenges of implementing innovation.
Senior Personal Assistant | Healthcare & Retirement Living
Natasha joined Colliers in 2019 as Team Assistant (Healthcare & Retirement Living Transactions). Now as Personal Assistant to the head of Healthcare & Retirement Living Asia Pacific, and with 11+ years’ experience, Natasha works closely with the Healthcare & Retirement Living team to prepare major submissions, presentations, pitches, and marketing materials, including resourcing information, risk assessments, and case studies.
Natasha supports the implementation, consistency, and utilisation of company systems and processes, ensuring that technology is effectively used in accordance with company standards and expectations.
In addition, Natasha provides expert administration support for Colliers’ healthcare portfolio and acts as a brand guardian for the Colliers brand.
Natasha is also undertaking a Diploma in Graphic design and a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design.
National Director, Transaction Services | Healthcare & Retirement Living
Chris is a National Director Healthcare & Retirement Living Transactions at Colliers. Chris specialises in the divestment of business and property in the healthcare sector. Such assets include: Residential Aged Care Facilities, Retirement Villages, Land Lease Communities, Private Hospitals, Medical Centres and land suited for this development.
Colliers has one of the largest Retirement & Healthcare team in Australia, with an unparalleled level of experience, extensive track record of sales and valuation of healthcare, depth of knowledge in the aged care sector and established relationships with key decision makers and groups within the market.
Chris focuses on the divestment of residential aged care facilities, retirement villages, private hospitals, manufactured home estates, medical centres and greenfield developments. Chris works for a wide range of clients including institutions, private investors, not-for-profits and superannuation funds. Chris has an in-depth understanding of healthcare and retirement living assets, allowing him to provide prudent advice to clients and purchasers alike incorporating:
• Marketing campaign strategy and implementation;
• Sale negotiation and transaction;
• Strategic divestment planning;
• Acquisition advice and strategy;
• Business analysis (as part of acquisition or development);
• Property analysis;
Recent transactions and transaction involvements include:
• Broadwater Gardens Retirement Village, Port Macquarie, NSW
• Sugarland Gardens Retirement Village, Bundaberg, QLD
• Fraser Shores 1 & 2 Retirement Village, Hervey Bay, QLD
• Gympie Private Hospital, Gympie, QLD
• North Mackay Private Hospital, Mackay, QLD
• Nobel Life Aged Care, Southport, QLD
• Manufactured Housing Estate site, Caboolture South, QLD
• Aspen LV Plus Retirement Village, Ballina, NSW
• Profke Aged Care Portfolio, QLD & NSW
Director, Transaction Services | Healthcare & Retirement Living
Justin is responsible for listing, servicing and completing transactions in the Healthcare & Retirement Living sectors. Nationally, the division is the largest transactional team of its type specialising in these sectors.
Justin’s sole focus is to offer the highest professional service to his clients and to achieve a positive outcome for all parties involved. He provides specialist advice and guidance for clients
Justin has valuable experience in the property investment and development sector, with specific specialist knowledge in Healthcare & Retirement Living.
He has a long history of transaction execution, project marketing, project and feasibility assessment, determining and negotiating property acquisitions and disposals, property analysis, establishing property development direction, major lease negotiation, project management of property development projects and major building contract negotiation.
Justin currently assists clients in analysing property and going-concern opportunities and progressing those opportunities to realise their optimal potential.
National Director, Healthcare & Retirement Living | Valuation & Advisory Services
Leon Hadchiti is Director | Valuation, Healthcare & Retirement Living. Leon has had in excess of 12 years’ experience in the valuation of Retirement Villages, Residential Aged Care Facilities, Hospitals, Medical Centres, Land Lease Communities (Manufactured Home Estates) and Greenfield/Brownfield Development sites.
Leon is responsible for the management of an experienced team of Valuers, where he has held the title of Director since mid-2017, and although based in Sydney, Australia, possesses the qualifications, knowledge base and experience in Healthcare valuations across Australia.
Director, Healthcare & Retirement Living | Valuation & Advisory Services
I began my career within the property industry in 2013 initially gaining foundation experience at a National Valuation firm based in the Sydney CBD where I was involved in the valuation of a broad range of assets, for varying purposes.
I joined Colliers International in August 2015 to extend my knowledge on going concern valuations with a role in the Healthcare & Retirement Living Sector (predominantly working in the Caravan Parks and Manufacted Home Estate sector). The diversity and constantly changing dynamics of the property industry keeps me interested and passionate about what I do.
Associate Director, Healthcare & Retirement Living | Valuation & Advisory Services
Nigel commenced his career in the Real Estate industry back in 2003 and has over 15 years’ experience in the property valuation profession.
Prior to re-joining Colliers International in 2019, Nigel practiced as a specialist valuer at CBRE for 4 years in their Retirement and Healthcare team, providing specialised valuation advice across Australia.
Prior to CBRE, Nigel worked at Colliers International for approximately 9 years in their Healthcare & Retirement Living team.
Nigel has extensive experience in providing specialised valuation advice to both private and public-sector owners, not for profit groups and major lending institutions for retirement villages, residential aged care facilities, private hospitals, NDIS SDA Housing and medical centres. This advice has been provided for acquisition, mortgage security and financial reporting purposes.
Director, Advisory | Health Care and Retirement Living
I have ten years of national experience as a consultant across a range of property sub-markets, with a particularly in-depth understanding of the healthcare and seniors living sector.
My role as a trusted advisor in the property industry is underpinned by:
- my ability to identify practical insights and solutions through an intimate understanding of market drivers; and
- a natural curiosity and aptitude for numbers and analytics, driving the development of industry-leading models and platforms to optimise data utilisation and generate empirically underpinned insights.
I work with a broad range of clients and internal stakeholders with key responsibilities as follows:
National Data Strategy
Responsible for the development, implementation and management of Colliers' data intelligence strategy across the national valuation portfolio, with a focus on delivering market-leading analytics and insights through data extraction/consolidation and the development of data-enriched visualisation platforms.
Provision of project-specific Geographic Information Systems (GIS) solutions for internal stakeholders and clients, creating compelling visual communications in forms of interactive maps, reports and presentations.
Expert analysis to assist clients make strategic and de-risked data-driven decisions from both a macro and micro lens. This includes advice at the asset specific level, going concern portfolio level and broad-level informing long term strategy.