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Matthew Meynell | Colliers | Sydney CBD

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 back by a team of professionals at the forefront of the industry.

His ability to identify trends in the market has seen him develop a strong proficiency in Middle Market Office assets, Offshore capital and complex workout solutions in the Restructuring and Insolvency space.

By empowering his team with the right expertise and market experience, Matthew has built specialised workforces within the Colliers business to generate revenue, deliver exceptional results and exceed client’s expectations.

Matthew’s investment into relationships sees him deliver enduring value to his team, clients and their business’ whilst mobilising the international Colliers offering to develop a collaborative and effective strategy.

By doing what’s right for his 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 sophisticated skillset, client partnerships and ability to recognise trends in the market before they occur have led to his implementation of the following initiatives within the Colliers business:

Office Middle Markets: Bringing together experts from each state, Matthew has partnered local expertise with his national guidance to deliver analytical insights and market intelligence to some of Australia’s largest institutional grade clients. With a spotlight on office, the team regularly collaborate to share market updates, key transactions and client mandates to discover the most profitable client outcomes.

The Australian Investment Showcase: Through his knowledge of inbound capital and new market entrants, Matthew developed the Australian Investment Showcase. Now in its sixth year, this strategy is responsible for bringing over $3.2 billion of property investment from Asia into Australia.

Restructuring Property Services: Matthew developed the Restructuring Property Service business in 2010 and has since 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 through its peaks and troughs has provided an invaluable insight to sentiment, timing, supply and demand, and comparative values which has helped help him determine one of the best workout strategies in the markets resulting in optimal outcomes across all asset types.

Premium Investments and Auctions: The successful implementation of a national Premium Investment and Auction strategy has seen hundreds of auctions held across Australia. 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 


Membership Involvements



  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • Abacus
  • Elanor
  • KordaMentha
  • McGrathNicol
  • Fortius Funds
  • GPT
  • Grocon
  • Grant Thornton
  • Charter Hall
  • Macquarie Bank
  • PWC
  • PPB Advisory
  • Challenger
  • AMP
  • Quintessential
  • PAG Asia
  • Aqualand
  • JQZ
  • National Australia Bank
  • Westpac Bank
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • ANZ


Challenger Group - 14 March 2019

Dear John Kenny

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

Executive Director



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