Associate Director | Retail Leasing
Michael Tuck is a licensed retail property expert and the Associate Director of Colliers Retail Leasing Sydney, Australia. As a market leader, Michael specialises in premium retail leasing solutions for landlord and retailer brand clients, high-street flagships, new-to-market brands and retail development project campaigns.
Experienced in retail lease negotiations, property marketing and project strategy; Michael shares a wealth of market knowledge and experience, developed through a diverse career working in-house for global retail brands and executing campaigns as a trusted agent for the industry’s leading landlords.
Delivering campaigns across a diverse range of retail assets and brand classes, Michael’s track record covers the full spectrum of retail brand categories including: premium brands, fashion & accessories, entertainment, food & beverage, service retail, health & wellness, childcare and general merchandise retail brands.
Michael’s extensive retailer and landlord network, combined with access to Colliers' global network, positions Michael as a retail market leader and trusted advisor to accelerate your retail project's success.
To schedule a market presentation or discuss our services to accelerate your success, please get in touch.
Michael's top transactions & appointments include some of Sydney CBD's most iconic properties and prominant brand names, including:
- Sydney Metro Martin Place Station Development
Macquarie | Investa | Metro
- The Walk Arcade, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne
Multiple tenancies, flagship, premium
- 309 George Street, Sydney
Redevelopment project, prime high street retail
- Town Hall Square, Sydney
St Andrews Church
- 53 Martin Place 'Lindt Cafe', Sydney
- Pvailion 580 George Street, Sydney
- Gallipoli Club, Loftus Lane, Sydney
- Lotte Duty Free Sydney Flagship, 55 Market Street - Leased
MIrvac | CIC
- King Street Wharf Dining Precinct - (Precinct 100% Leased) -
Markham / PAG
- Customs House, Circular Quay - Leased
City of Sydney
- SUBTYPE Flagship Store, 350 George Street - Leased
- Platypus Flagship Store , Pitt Street Mall - Leased
Investa | Stockland
- KitKat Sydney Flagship, Mid City Centre - Leased
Nestle | Fortius
- Grosvenor Place, Dining Piazza retail - Leased
Mirvac | Arcadia | Dexus
- UFC Global 'Signature' Flagship, 580 George Street retail - Leased
- Exchange Tower Rooftop, Darling Square -Leased
- Four Seasons Hotel Retail - Leased
- Pharamcy 4 Less Flagship, 295 Pitt Street - Leased
City of Sydney
- Illy Cafe, Fullerton Hotel, No.1 Martin Place - Leased
Far East Organization
Memberships & Involvements
Property Industry Foundation, Volunteer
Key Landlord Clients Include;
- Macquarie Bank
- City of Sydney Council
- REST Super
- Charter Hall
- HK Realway
- Crown Group
- AW Holdings
- St Andrews
- Fortius Capital
- Steadfast Capital
- Shorea Capital
- Create NSW
Head of Retail
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.
Senior Executive, Project Leasing | Retail Leasing
Taylor is a property professional who specialises in retail project leasing. Based in the Sydney CBD office, Taylor’s role involves shopping centre and precinct masterplanning; optimising tenancy mix; and pre-commitment leasing. Taylor has had solid exposure and immense experience within the property industry.
Taylor joined Colliers in 2018 and spent twelve months in a marketing advisory role, specialising in Data Analysis and Marketing Strategy. During this time, Taylor was provided a role as the team’s canvassing assistant. This process significant bolstered his ability to engage retailer’s and build client relationships. Along with this, Taylor spent six months strengthening the businesses’ retailer database by conducting a complete audit of the CRM system. This provided Taylor with extensive exposure to all the key retailers that are active in todays market.
Senior Executive | Retail Leasing
Christian Jones is a Senior Retail Leasing expert focused on high street and strategic retail leasing campaigns within Sydney’s CBD and city fringe markets. Christian’s leasing experience amongst some of Australia’s largest retail shopping centres provides Christian with a wealth of market knowledge, tactical experience and industry relationships. Christian has showcased the ability to deliver retail leasing outcomes across the full spectrum of retail categories, including; premium brands, fashion & accessories, entertainment, food & beverage, service retail, health & wellness, childcare and general merchandise retail brands. As a trusted advisor and expert property marketer, Christian services institutional and private landlords in accelerating the success of their retail leasing campaigns
Manager | Retail Leasing
Jennifer is a Manager in retail leasing with over 5 years of retail leasing experience. Jennifer specialises in leasing Melbourne CBD retail shops, arcades, and major retail projects. Her understanding of the retail market and current movements in the CBD allow her to seek high caliber tenants for specific properties.
As a highly articulate individual, Jennifer can work confidently in diverse cultures and situations, especially within the Asian market. Her Cantonese language capabilities allow her to communicate with Asian client’s to strategically negotiate the best transaction for the landlord.
Jennifer has worked with many of Melbourne's major Landlords and Tenants, with a large portfolio ranging from small to large format CBD retail and projects, and has an extensive track record.
Associate Director | Retail Leasing
Adam is the Victorian Retail Leasing Team Manager with over 6 years of retail leasing experience. He specialises in delivering leasing strategies for major retail projects and retail properties throughout Melbourne CBD and wider Victoria.
Adam’s experience in this sector has allowed him to form exceptional relationships with major national retailers and gain expert knowledge ranging from lease negotiations to providing advice on tenancy mix and design.
Adam’s specialist skills include:
Retail Lease negotiation and transaction
Strategic business positioning and repositioning
Marketing campaign strategy and implementation
Master planning and project leasing
Review of retail assets & rent reviews
Specialising in Shopping Centre, Project and strip retail leasing
Review of retail assets and rent reviews; and
CBD, Shopping Centre and major strip retail leasing
KEY PROJECT LEASING APPOINTMENTS:
Woodlea Town Centre, Rockbank
Melton South Shopping Centre, Melton South
Armstrong Creek Town Centre, Armstrong Creek
Arden Gardens, North Melbourne
Tarneit Gardens, Tarneit
Manor Lakes Shopping Centre, Manor Lakes
PAST & PRESENT CLIENTS:
Director | Retail Leasing
Retail Property is my passion , and importantly, in appreciating that site selection and the right rent deal can make or break any business. 20 years of experience in real estate, with over 15 years in retail property, on both sides of the fence, gives me a unique advantage in ensuring optimal site selection for success.
I've worked as the lessor (Knight Frank and Westfield leasing - Carindale, Chermside, Toombul, Bondi Cairns central, Caneland ( Mackay), Redbank Plaza) and as the tenant (Outsourced Coffee Club, Vivians Jewellery, Grill'd, Matchbox, Just Cuts, Riot Art & Craft and New Zealand Natural) - all of who successfully expanded under my watch. This experience and knowledge is irreplaceable in the retail business and sets both Colliers , and myself, apart from the rest of the market
In my role with Colliers I oversee the Brisbane and Gold Coast leasing teams and personally specialise in the Brisbane CBD market and key Projects.
KEY RECENT CDB LEASING APPOINTMENTS
- ISPT- Central Plaza redevelopment
- Challenger bank - Queen street
- Gucci - 190 Edward street repositioning
- Primewest - 308 Queen street
KEY RECENT PROJECT LEASING APPOINTMENTS
- Mercato at Byron Bay 9 Woolworths and Palace Cinema anchored centre)
- flagstone Coles
- The barracks, Spring Hill
- Albany Creek Village , Coles centre
- Scape , Southbank
- South City Square, East Brisbane
Ben leads the South Australian retail leasing team. Ben's strengths include strategic retail planning, tenancy re-mix strategies, project leasing and solution based leasing.
Ben has worked for two of the four major commercial real estate agencies
Having been part of the retail revolution across the Middle East, Ahmad’s experience has allowed him to consult several prominent schemes and developers ranging from community malls to lifestyle centres and regional destinations.
After starting his career in leasing and marketing, Ahmad quickly excelled in his role and is today consulting clients on a wide range of retail services including value addition through good design and development practices, leasing strategy formation, customized tenant mix arrangement, and asset & portfolio management. He has worked with most of the leading retail houses in the region covering vast retail segments including high-street fashion, luxury, F&B, and neighborhood retail. To date, Ahmad has been involved in the development, leasing or operations of over 3 million sq.ft of retail space with an additional 2 million sq.ft on an advisory role.
Ahmad has also consulted several European supermarket chains including Carrefour, Gèant and Spar with their expansion across the UAE. Most recently, Ahmad led Spar’s GLA drive, achieving a 28% growth or 13 new outlets within the year 2017-2018. He has built considerable insights into specific needs of supermarket operators, such as space and MEP allocations, “Shelve-Run” ratios, and investment parameters, utilizing this knowledge to further improve deal negotiations.