Head of Investment Services | Australia
Licence 816410 (NSW)
As the Head of Australia’s largest investment sales team, Matthew drives industry leading initiatives across Middle Market Office assets, Offshore capital, complex workout solutions in the Restructuring and Insolvency space and is proudly backed by a team of over 80 professionals at the forefront of the industry.
Matthew’s investment into relationships sees him deliver revenue, exceptional results and always exceed his client’s expectations. By doing what’s right for the team, the greater Colliers business and his clients, he has established himself as an exceptional leader within the business and the property industry.
Matthew’s client partnerships and ability to recognise trends in the market from his 30 years in the industry, have led to his implementation of the following initiatives within the Colliers business:
Office Middle Markets: Delivering analytical insight and market intelligence to some of Australia’s largest institutional grade clients. With a spotlight on office, the Office Middle Market National team collaborate to support market updates, key transactions and client mandates to uncover the most profitable client outcomes.
Restructuring Property Services: Matthew has been involved in over 350 workout strategies, developing sophisticated solutions to maximise results for the management or sale of distressed assets and land. Keeping in touch with market dynamics has provided an invaluable insight to sentiment, timing, supply and demand, and comparative values which has helped help him determine the best workout strategies, resulting in optimal outcomes across all asset types.
National Auctions: With over 1,000+ auctions conducted since 2020, Matthew and his team are proud to deliver in 2022 a new online Auction platform capturing the attention of a national audience. Maximising attendance no matter where our clients are based on behalf of our clients, on the day of Auction.
Premium Investments: The successful implementation of a national Premium Investment strategy has seen hundreds of premium properties with typically long WALE, successfully sold as a result. By creating tension in the market to maximise the sale price, Matthew has helped his team drive exceptional results for their vendors.
What make’s Matthew such a commercial business leader is his ability and passion for a deal. Despite his national leadership role, he is still very much a sales operator at heart. Some of his notable deals include:
- 88 Christie Street, St Leonards ($300m)
- CSIRO, North Ryde ($170m)
- 75 Dorcas Street, Melbourne ($165m)
- The Jam Factory, Melbourne ($165m)
- 35 Clarence Street, Sydney ($137.1m)
- Soul Shopping Centre, Gold Coast ($90m)
- University of Technology, Sydney
- St Patricks College, Strathfield
Memberships & Involvements
REINSW • IPA • IWICA • PCA • Australia China Business Council • ARITA • NSW Surf Live Saving
Abacus • Amalgamated Property Group • ANZ • Centuria • Charter Hall • Commonwealth Bank • Commercial Property Group • Deloitte • Elanor • Fortius Funds • JQZ • KordaMentha • KPMG • Matsal • Mirvac • National Australia Bank • McGrathNicol • PAG • PWC • Revelop • Quintessential • Westpac Bank
“Our Relationship with Matthew and the Colliers Team has been built on trust and honesty over a number of years. Matthew has always provided us a single point of contact ensuring an exceptional standard to all appointments. We value Matthew’s advice and knowledge across all types of assets.”
Morgan Kelly | KPMG
"On behalf of Challenger I write to express our appreciation to both Matthew Meynell and the Restructuring Property Services team at Colliers International. Since our first experience working with the Restructuring Team in 2009, Matthew and his team have consistently delivered solid results and exceptional service levels, particularly in relation to reporting.
Given the litigious nature of the insolvency process, a rigorous reporting framework is crucial to protect against potential future claims from borrowers and other creditors. The Colliers International workout report remains unique among the numerous agency firms we work with and was a cutting edge concept when developed in 2009. That other firms have attempted to imitate this concept is validation that a new benchmark has been set.
The workout report containing all pertinent sale data and marketing material, presented on USB and in hard copy, assists a lender to document that appropriate probity requirements have been met. It also provides a level of comfort to lenders and receivers that appointing Colliers International is a safe option that will maximise realisation values for all stakeholders.
Matthew's position as a single point of contact has assisted to streamline our processes, leveraging his ability to identify and mobilise Colliers International's specialists nationally while providing a consistent approach to every appointment. It is because of this consistency and approach that Colliers International has cemented a position as a trusted property partner for insolvency property nationally.
I would, and do, recommend Matthew and the Restructuring Team without hesitation."
John Ratcliffe | CHALLENGER
Head of Investment Services | Victoria
Daniel is Head of Investment Services Victoria with a national role of growing the Australian Investment Services business. Transactionally, Daniel’s specialisation is in the Middle Market assets class ($20-$200mil) throughout the City of Melbourne.
Daniel joined Colliers in 2010 and quickly claimed market share of the CBD. He focuses primarily on commercial investments and value-add opportunities with a laser focus on office, retail and development sites, for which he and his team are market leaders.
Daniel regularly engages with a diverse range of clients from various sectors and consistently strives to surpass client expectation. He manages negotiations on behalf of local, national and international clients and has been involved in billions of dollars’ worth of transactions.
Since commencing the leadership of his team in 2010, Daniel has managed to guide the Melbourne City Sales team to success year after year, continuing to be a leader in his market and achieve record transactions no other agency has managed to do. In 2021, Daniel has taken responsibility for the entire Victoria Investment Services business.
Throughout these years, Daniel has dedicated his time to many enterprising initiatives including Middle Markets, where Daniel has driven the Victorian and National business to focus on key investments predominantly in the office asset class, and Premium Investments which he has also lead from a National approach, listing and transacting assets underpinned by premium tenants.
Daniel has maintained strong relationships with clients due to his strong and transparent communication, and this is significantly prominent in his extensive track record.
National Director, Brisbane City & Metro Sales | Investment Services
Hunter Higgins joined Colliers International in 2010 and has been leading the Brisbane Investment Services team for the last 5 years.
Hunter and the team offer their clients a tailored service by specialising in sales across the following investment property categories: office and retail, mixed-use development sites, office and retail strata property, Asia markets, premium investments and Restructuring Property Services.
With over 15 years’ experience in the real estate industry, Hunter has an exceptional track record and proven success as a market leader. He specialises in the Brisbane CBD and Metro markets with a focus on office and retail investments, and mixed-use development sites.
When it comes to customer service, Hunter invests in relationships to deliver enduring value, and offers enterprising solutions to achieve the best outcome for his clients. He retains long standing client relationships by continually exceeding their expectations through his strong market knowledge, active buyer relationships, solid work ethic, campaign management skills, honest feedback, clear direction and determination to achieve the best possible result.
National Director | Investment Services
Peter has a total of 30+ years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry including over 28 years with Colliers International.
He started his real estate career as a Valuer in 1991 at the City of Nunawading and obtained his qualification as a Valuer in 1993.
Peter joined Colliers International in June 1993 and commenced as an Assistant Valuer. From 1994 - 1997, he concentrated on retail & industrial sales and leasing in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs.
Peter joined the Commercial & Investment Sales department at the start of 1998 to specialise in the sale of metropolitan office investments, commercial and residential development sites and vacant possession office sales. Peter’s track record for Melbourne city fringe and metropolitan office and commercial site sales between $10 million - $100 million is unrivalled.
He was appointed National Director of the Investment Sales Department, Eastern Office in mid-2012.
National Director, Sydney Metro Sales | Investment Services
29 years’ experience in Commercial, Investment Sales, Development and Portfolio Sales. With over 18 years with Colliers International's Investment Sales I have a strong understanding of Parramatta CBD and surrounding metro markets with recent transaction in Burwood for $80 million , $80 million in Sydney Olympic Park and Parramatta for $81 million with 3 transactions in 2017 totaling over $200,000,000 with another currently in Due Diligence i early 2018 for $70 plus million
Director | Capital Markets & Investment Services
As a leader of the ACT Investment Services & Capital Markets businesses, Matthew specialises in the sale of CBD and Metro Office buildings, Strata Office, Retail and Premium Investment assets. Matthew has positioned himself and his team at the forefront of the Canberra market, achieving the dominant market share over the past 3 years and transacting over $1b in sales. His efforts earnt the Colliers Canberra team the title of REIACT Commercial agency of the year for 2017, 2018 and 2019 as well as REIA Commercial Agency of the year 2019. In 2020, as part of the Canberra agency team, Matthew and colleagues were inducted into the REIACT Hall of Fame. In 2021 Matthew and his team have facilitated over $600m in sales throughout the ACT and other National Metro Markets.
Matthew collaborates as part of the National Investment Services team and is a key decision-maker within:
- Middle Markets Office initiative
- Strata Practice Group
- Premium Investments Practice Group
- Restructuring Property Services team (where he is the ACT team leader)
He values his investment in relationships, and partners with private and institutional clients locally, nationally and internationally (through local travel to Asia). This enables him to deliver enduring value to any property appointment acting with integrity and discretion.
Critical to his success is his ability to extract the maximum sale price for his clients, even in challenging market conditions. By combining the right expertise, market experience and connections, he has developed a strategy to maximise the potential of property to drive exceptional results.
National Director | Capital Markets & Investment Services
Alistair is a National Director in both the Investment Services & Capital Markets teams at Colliers International Adelaide. Alistair is a longstanding member of the team, having worked for Colliers International for over thirty one years.
Alistair has a wealth of experience and market knowledge focussing specifically on the Adelaide CBD and metro markets. He has extensive client relationships with active local, national and international investors.
Alistair's specialties include all forms of commercial investments, particularly in high-value CBD office towers, retail assets (in particular Rundle Mall retail, where he has sold in excess of 25 individual assets within Rundle Mall), and development sites.
As a senior operator, Alistair has developed strategic understanding of complex transactions, national client knowledge and local market conditions advantaging investors.
Director, Sydney Metro Sales | Investment Services
Initially joining Colliers in 2015 to work alongside National Director Jon Chomley as a Capital Markets analyst, Tom grew organically through the Colliers system, gradually applying his analytical skills, and gravitating towards, a sales role within the Investment Services team. Working closely with National Director Henry Burke, Tom established himself as a market leading commercial sales agent on the North Shore of Sydney. In 2020, Tom began leading the Sydney North Investment Services team.
Specialising in selling commercial / retail property (freehold and strata) and development sites (raw and DA approved) in the metro markets on the Lower and Upper North Shore, including the Northern Beaches, Tom has built a reputation for being a driven, personable, meticulous operator who is clearly passionate about real estate. Tom’s ongoing enthusiasm for the property industry mixed with his excellent communication skills and his honest approach to business has seen him regularly achieve results above client expectations.
Having grown up on Sydney’s North Shore, Tom possesses an intricate understanding of what’s happening in and around the Lower North Shore of Sydney, regularly attending local council meetings to stay on top of Council Governance.
Over the course of Tom’s 8 years’ in the property industry, Tom has developed a strong interest in site consolidations i.e. strata amalgamations and collective freehold sales.
Internally, Tom is actively involved in Colliers’ key initiatives, including Middle Markets, Portfolio Auctions, Restructuring Property Services (RPS), and Asian Investment Showcases, and forms an integral part of Colliers’ National Strata Practice Group and Colliers’ National Premium Investments Practice Group.
Tom sits on the Property Council of Australia’s (PCA) Future Directions Committee.
As at March 2022, Tom has been involved in over $490,000,000 worth of property sales.
Director In Charge | Sydney West & Sydney South West
Frank is the Director in Charge of Colliers Sydney West & Sydney South West offices and the National Director, Investment Services.
Frank served 17 years as a councillor on Fairfield City Council, he was also a Director of WSROC (Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils) for 4 years and served on the executive of the Local Government Association of NSW.
Frank was previously appointed as a representative of the Liverpool City Council Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel between 2008 and 2010. Frank was also appointed by the NSW Government to the Board of the Greater Western Sydney Economic Development Board, Small Business Development Corporation, Regional Development Australian (Greater Sydney) and the Board of the Property Services Advisory Council.
Frank showcases extensive experience with business and various Government agencies across NSW at a local, state and federal level.
Director In Charge | Newcastle
Peter is a strategic negotiator who is persistent and informative, which ensures his clients receive the most comprehensive advice and best possible results in the market.
Over the course of Peter’s 25 years’ in the property industry he has gained invaluable negotiation skills and track record in relation to commercial and retail property, along with mixed use and residential development sites (englobo and high density). Given his valuation background and understanding of the value drivers associated with all asset classes, coupled with his working knowledge of feasibility studies and Discounted Cash Flows he has also undertaken consultancy assignments for key clients, who rely on his expert opinion and strategic advice.
Peter has been part of Colliers International since 2002, and is deeply connected and can fully leverage all facets of the broader business, being a respected member of the National Senior Leadership Team.
Over his career Peter has gained unrivalled rapport with Local and State Government, private owners, Listed A-REITS, wholesale funds, development companies and large retail companies/owner occupiers.
Peter manages the largest dedicated commercial, industrial and real estate management team in the Hunter Region.
Director In Charge | Gold Coast
As the Director in Charge of the Gold Coast office, Steven is responsible for the continued success and growth of an award-winning team across multiple service lines. As part of his dual-role, Steven also represents Colliers as the Director of Investment Services in a transactional based sales management role.
Working within our national platform, we share knowledge and have a collective commitment to deliver the absolute best results for our clients.
In 2018, our Gold Coast office received the prestigious Real Estate Institute of Queensland ('REIQ') Commercial Agency of the Year Award.
Steven specialises in the marketing and sale of high profile commercial assets and with over 20 year’s experience, he has negotiated more than $700 million in local commercial property sales in recent years. Steven offers an unrivalled track record in Gold Coast commercial sales and his in-depth knowledge and expertise of the local commercial market is second to none. Steven provides clients with a high level of service that extends beyond a traditional sales appointment by utilising both innovative and effective marketing strategies.
Previously Steven has been honoured to receive the REIQ Commercial Salesperson of the Year Award.