Michael Bate | Colliers | Sydney CBD

Michael Bate

Head of Retail | Retail


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Professional Summary

My professional knowhow stems from an extensive career in retail property development, project leasing, site acquisition and disposals and property management.

I joined Colliers International after holding the position of National Business Manager for Stockland Commercial for 9 years. During this time I was responsible for the acquisition and disposal of just over $750M worth of Retail and Commercial assets.

Prior to my Capital Transactions role in Commercial Property, I was the Regional General Manager Leasing for the Stockland Shopping Centre portfolio.

Prior to Stockland, I was the National Leasing Manager for Lend Lease Retail here in Australia. I worked on some of Australia’s leading Retail projects including, Casuarina Darwin, Melbourne Central, Sunshine Plaza and Smithfield in QLD and Woden in the ACT. I was the Lend Lease Asset Manager for the Kiwi Income Fund and worked on several of their retail projects in New Zealand.

Prior to Lend Lease, I was a National Director with Jones Lang Wootton in both WA and NSW and ran the National Project Leasing team for again some of Australia’s best retail assets and Portfolios.

I also have a lengthy career in the media working for John Fairfax and Sons in TV and Radio for many years.


I was the regional leasing manager for Stockland and responsible for the integration of 12 retail assets into the Stockland portfolio, following the Acquisition and Merger of the AMP retail assets into the Stockland Trust.

I held two positions within Trust as the Regional Leasing Manager in charge of half the retail portfolio throughout the country and responsible for several projects including Wetherill Park, Piccadilly, The Pines and Shellharbour. Was also the National Business Manager with Capital Transactions and responsible for over $600M dollars’ worth of acquisitions and disposals.

Worked with Lend Lease as the General Manger Retail Leasing for the group for many years. Worked on some of Lend Lease’s largest projects including Erina fair, Woden Plaza, Melbourne central, Casuarina Square, Sunshine Plaza, and Floreat. Michael was also involved as the Lend Lease Asset Manager for the Kiwi Income Trust in NZ.

As the Director for project leasing for Jones Lang Wotton I was responsible for the project leasing campaigns for Bendigo, Richmond, Taree, Beenleigh, Albany Creek, Wagga and Sunshine Marketplace projects.

Was the Leasing manager for the Forrest Chase project and the master planning consultant for Lakeside Joondalup.

Have worked on some of the largest privately owned assets in Australia, including, Logan Hypredome, Hoyts, Investa, Perron Group, DiMauro Group, Makris Group, Ipoh.


Marist College Bellambi NSW

Harvard School of Management Boston

(Grad Mment 1/2)

Austraian Graduate School of Management Sydney

(Grad Business Mment 3)

Memberships & Involvements



Stockland. Lend Lease. Westfield. Julliard Group. Vinta Group. Woolworths. Hawaiian Group. Perron Group. AMP. Novion. CFX. Watpac. GPT. ISPT. Coles. Australand. Investa. Blackstone. Cromwell. Brookfield. Perri. Pellacano. Shayher Group. Rifici Group. Frasers Property. GD Data London. Salta. Bunnings. Barangaroo Authority. Reading. Makris Group. Duke Group. Cohen Family Trust. Sands Retail. Consolidated Property Group. Mirvac.Newmark Capital. Hoyts. Aqualand. Golden Horse. Billbergia. Challenger. La Salle.Abacus. Grocon.


Retail Management, Retail Investment Services
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