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Matthew Meynell | Colliers | Sydney

Matthew Meynell

Head of Investment Services | Australia

Licence 816410 (NSW)

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Professional Summary

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



Development, Debt and Equity Finance, Restructuring Property Services, Auctions, Build to Rent, City Fringe Sales, City Sales, Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management, Data Centers, Disposal Advice, Financial Analysis, High Street Retail, Institutional Capital Markets, Investment Properties, Land Sales, Lease Advisory, Metro Sales, Mixed-Use Properties, Net Lease Properties, Portfolios, Premium Investments, Project Marketing, Receivership, Residential Development Sales, Residual Land Value, Self Storage, Retail Investment Services, Site Sales, Supermarkets, Transactions Services, Warehouses

Service Lines

Investment Services, Capital Markets

Property Type

Office, Retail, Land, Residential

My Team

Expert/Featured Research

20 Apr 2022

Office Middle Markets Q1 2022 Review

Australia’s office markets are coming off of a solid rebound in office investment activity in 2021, from the lull in 2020. We anticipate Q2 of 2022 investment activity will rebound to 2021 levels, given the delayed start in deals coming to market in 2022.
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10 Mar 2022

Asia Pacific Expert Insights | March 2022

In the first of our new monthly Asia Pacific Expert Insights series, our experts discuss opportunities in Australia's office middle markets, demand in Shanghai's real estate market and more.
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27 Jan 2022

Office Middle Markets: Year in Review 2021

Colliers sold 65 Office Middle Market transactions during 2021, a significant 85.71% increase on 2020 results. Positively, the average sale price of assets transacted increased by 11.36% in Metro markets nationwide with CBD sales falling by 14.78%.
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Featured News

13 May 2022

Generational development site in Five Dock listed for sale

One of Sydney’s largest mixed use development sites has been listed for sale via Colliers’ agents James Cowan, Matthew Meynell and Trent Gallagher.
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12 May 2022

Architectural Sydney icon ‘Oculus’ listed for sale

A striking recently constructed architectural masterpiece in the heart of the CBD fringe, the ‘Oculus’ building, has come to market.
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