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John Kenny | Colliers | Sydney CBD

John Kenny


Chief Executive Officer | Asia Pacific


Licence 264946 (NSW)

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Professional Summary

As the Chief Executive Officer for Colliers in Asia Pacific, John leads our enterprising culture to ensure we embrace a growth mindset and always do what’s right for our clients, our people and our community across the region.  By promoting our values, he ensures our experts maximise potential through collaboration and investing in relationships to ensure they are well positioned to lead our industry into the future.  The loyalty demonstrated by our team and our clients have enabled Colliers’ record growth in both the Australia & New Zealand and Asia Pacific regions over the last decade and John is enthusiastic about our future growth potential. 

Since joining Colliers in 1991, John has held various transactional, operational and innovation roles before taking the helm as CEO in 2006.  In February 2020, he was appointed CEO, Asia Pacific.  John is also part of the Global Executive team of Colliers  and finds it a privilege to work with a select group of highly motivated experts who have driven our enterprising spirit globally. 

Culture has played a strong part of our growth and it’s been humbling to be awarded Aon / Kincentric Best Employer for four consecutive years in Australia and for 2019 in the Philippines, while also being recognised as a LinkedIn Top Company in Australia in 2019.  These accolades reflect how Colliers attracts and develops industry leaders, empowering them to think and act differently to drive exceptional results. 

John is committed to ensuring Colliers diversifies its service offering to meet the specialised requirements of our clients and lead our industry into the future.  To meet that need, John has enjoyed working with a team of specialists to secure several strategic acquisitions that support our growth.  By developing new areas of expertise, our market-leading experts can deliver enterprising solutions to maximise the potential of property and accelerate the success of our clients and our people.


As one of the largest employers in our industry, John values his role as a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Australian Property Institute (API).  As a National Board Director of the Property Industry Foundation, he enjoys being given the opportunity to support Colliers’ people and other companies to use their knowledge, generosity and relationships to build accommodation to create safe homes for children that would otherwise be homeless.  John is also a member of the PCA Champions of Change Property, an initiative to accelerate gender equality in the property industry and a past National Director of the Property Council of Australia. 


Associate Diploma in Business (Valuation)

Registered Real Estate Valuer (without limitation)

Advanced Certificate in Property Agency Affiliations

Membership Involvements

Australian Property Institute of Valuers Fellow (Val & Econ), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, National Board Member - Property Industry Foundation, National Board Member - Property Council Australia (2010 to 2014), Member - PCA Champions of Change Property. 


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4 Feb 2020
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31 Jul 2019
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4 Apr 2019
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