Managing Director | Sunshine Coast
Nick began his commercial real estate career in 1997 as an industrial specialist on Brisbane’s southside. He quickly made the transition into the corporate world in 1999 where he worked for Jones Lang LaSalle until late 2004. His time in the Brisbane market enabled him to establish strong relationships and contacts with some of Queensland’s most active players in the commercial property market.
Since moving back to the Sunshine Coast in 2004, Nick has become the Managing Director and owner of Colliers International’s Sunshine Coast business and has a focus on ensuring he maintains a dynamic team of property professionals.
Nick also has a particular interest in the identification of major development and investment opportunities. His track record in these areas of the market is a reflection of his understanding and belief in the Sunshine Coast property market.
Managing Director – Colliers International Sunshine Coast
Colliers International Outstanding Achievers Award 2007
Colliers International Outstanding Achievers Award 2009
Colliers International Outstanding Revenue Achievers Award 2015
Colliers International Outstanding Revenue Achievers Award 2019
Colliers International Outstanding Revenue Achievers Award 2021
Bachelor of Business (Property Studies)
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Memberships & Involvements
“Our family has nothing but praise and gratitude for the way that Nick and Baydn handled the sale of our parents’ property. Their proposal was so well researched and their choice of an Expressions of Interest campaign was perfect for a property that was last on the market 70 years ago. They showed the property’s potential, not only to developers but to people seeking a lifestyle change 100 metres from the beach. The whole campaign was flawless. They have great communication skills and a deep understanding of the market locally, nationally and internationally. We were in great hands and can’t thank Nick and Baydn enough for their tireless efforts and support along the way”. Peter & Julie Weir - 14 Memorial Avenue, Cotton Tree
“On behalf of CT Caloundra Pty Ltd, we would like to thank Colliers for their expertise throughout the entire process of the sales and marketing campaign of our multi-tenanted investment property at 54 Canberra Terrace, Caloundra. We found both Nick and Daniel to be excellent at communicating with our Consortium during the Expressions of Interest campaign, keeping us up to date in every aspect of the process. The knowledge the Colliers team have of the market and their ability to reach key investors locally, nationally and internationally is impeccable. We commend them on their diligence during the final negotiations, bringing six strong offers to the table, in the end obtaining the best possible result for us from a Sydney based family company. Thank you, Colliers Sunshine Coast, for your professionalism and we would have no hesitation in recommending Colliers to any owners considering selling their investment property”.
Kerry Heilbronn: CT Caloundra Pty Ltd
“I write to recommend the services of Nick Dowling and the Sunshine Coast team of Colliers International. Of the many agents I deal with, Nick stands out as an exceptional operator. He knows his marketplace intimately, providing frank, hones and reliable advice. In my role, I deal with real estate agents on a daily basis. I can honestly say that Nick is one of the best I have encountered and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending his services” Simon Beesley – Manager Economic Development Queensland.
"Nick Dowling and Baydn Dodds and their team at Colliers Sunshine Coast were outstanding in selling our 5500m2 vacant block at Noosa Heads. They set out a clear plan for how the block would be marketed and sold, and worked hard for us. They left no stone unturned in trying to achieve the highest possible price for our holding. Nick and Baydn’s professionalism and courteousness made the experience a pleasant one. Above all, they were diligent in keeping contact with us so at each stage we felt well-informed about progress. I would recommend Colliers Sunshine Coast to prospective sellers in the highest possible terms. Now to contact Nick and Baydn for a celebratory lunch! Thanks again". (David Thannhauser)
“We appointed Baydn Dodds of Colliers International to market the balance stage of our Nambour subdivision via an EOI campaign. Baydn has an intimate knowledge of the local residential development market and was able to use this to add value to the process and to the end value we achieved for our property. Overall the campaign was run professionally and we are very happy with the result. Baydn has a personal approach and had no hesitation in going the extra mile to achieve a result ”. Alan Wheeler – Hillscorp
"We engaged Baydn Dodds & Nick Dowling at Colliers Sunshine Coast to market our rural residential, approved Buderim property which we owned for 35 years. Baydn & Nick really added value by having an excellent understanding of the buyer profile and were outstanding in marketing it through their special projects team. They are true commercial real estate professionals and achieved a great result". (Richard Cleaver | Business Development Manager BQO)
Manager | Special Projects
Baydn oversees the Special Projects division for Colliers International on the Sunshine Coast.
His extensive experience in Finance/Accounting and Property Development roles for major corporations in both Australia and overseas has allowed him to provide exceptional advice and service in his transactional and advisory role with Colliers International. He has assisted developers, fund managers, financial institutions, receivers & managers, not for profit groups and government bodies across a broad range of property classes including residential, retirement, commercial, retail and childcare.
Baydn has established a reputation for providing a high level of service and has achieved exceptional results for clients, establishing him as the dominant development agent on the Sunshine Coast.
Senior Executive Commercial Sales & Leasing
Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast Ben Flower has exceptional knowledge of the Sunshine Coast market covering all aspects including strata sales, land subdivisions, investment sales and vacant possession sales, leasing and design & construct developments. Ben specialises in the development, investment and industrial property markets on the Sunshine Coast. Ben’s ability to thoroughly canvass markets has set him apart from his competition and he now enjoys exclusive relationships with some of the Coast’s major developers, tenants and property owners.
Senior Executive Commercial Sales & Leasing
Daniel brings 15 years experience in the real estate industry. Daniel's career started in residential project marketing moving through to development acquisitions, commercial sales and leasing. Daniel has demonstrated ability in the selling and leasing of strata titled commercial premises on the Sunshine Coast.
Commercial transactions are his consuming passion, being upfront, open and delivering what is promised is important to Daniel.
Property Management Director | Sunshine Coast
Michael is a CPA accountant who holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law along with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in both Accounting and Property Asset Management.
Passionate about commercial property and partner in the property management business, Michael’s success derives from his understanding of a manager’s role in maximising the return from a commercial property investment.
Understanding the factors important to Tenants as business owners and Landlords as investors, Michael focuses on lease negotiations, tenant retention and ensuring the team has the support to carry out their roles and deliver a premium service.
Michael is described as having "outstanding technical knowledge" and importantly "applies a level of commercial common sense that only comes with experience"
Hayley joined Colliers Sunshine Coast in August 2020. Hayley was employed as Receptionist/ Administration Assistant to the sales & leasing team. In April 2021 Hayley was promoted to a Team Assistant role, assisting her agents with their daily procedures, preparing marketing material, along with preparation of leases/ contracts.
Hayley was determined to join the real estate industry and took it upon herself to undertake her Real Estate Certificate, which she successfully completed.
Prior to joining the Commercial & Industrial Real Estate industry, Hayley’s background was in the retail sector, which enabled her to bring her customer service experience into the administration role.
Jessica joined the Colliers team in Newcastle in March 2016, as Receptionist. After a few months, Jessica then moved into a Team Assistant role where she provided administrative support to the Commercial and Industrial teams.
At the end of 2018, Jessica joined the Colliers team on the Sunshine Coast where she is Team Assistant to both commercial and retail agents.
Jessica enjoys being part of the energetic and highly professional team environment at Colliers International and looks forward to working closely with the team to provide service excellence to their clients.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Jessica worked in a Sales Support role in Residential Real Estate for 3 years where she gained valuable administrative experience.
Administration | Marketing Manager
Carolyn joined Colliers International in 2017 in the role of Adminstration/Marketing Manager, after moving from Brisbane. Her experience within the Commercial & Industrial Property industry spans some 19 years within both the Development and Real Estate sectors.
Carolyn's role involves assiting Colliers International Sunshine Coast's Managing Director and Senior Managers across all facets of the business and is integral in supporting management in building a strong rapport with clients & consultants alike. Carolyn's marketing background ensures all marketing collateral, presentations and submissions are produced to Colliers brand guidelines, and enjoys overseeing the dynamic Administrative team.
Prior to moving into property, Carolyn's career was in the marketing & advertising industry in varying roles from Personal Assistant / Administration through to Media Manager.
Carolyn is a strong administrative professional with a passion for marketing.
Executive Commercial Sales & Leasing
Johnny is a part of the Special Projects Team specialising in residential and mixed use development and investment assets. Johnny joined Colliers International in 2018 bringing experience as a successful commercial & residential developer for over 25 years whilst living in the UK. His background knowledge provides him with the ability to communicate and manage all aspects of the investment/development assets whilst delivering the sales process.
Executive Commercial Sales & Leasing
Jesse began his career in the construction industry building high-end residential homes on Brisbane’s west side. After spending the next 6 years working for industry leaders in various roles he moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2016. Whilst in Brisbane he built an extensive network with various influential figures mainly within the property sector.
Shortly after moving to the Sunshine Coast Jesse joined the Colliers International team as an Executive specialising in the Noosa, Coolum and other northern markets. Using his knowledge of the Sunshine Coast market with his extensive network, he has been involved in many successful transactions and delivering positive results for his clients.
Executive | Commercial Sales & Leasing
Nigel joined the Colliers International Sunshine Coast team in January 2021. He has been associated with the real estate industry for the last 20 years. Nigel has a unique set of skills combining a previous award-winning real estate career in residential and commercial real estate on the Sunshine Coast. Nigel has a formidable track record of customer service and an experienced agent, able to work seamlessly across sales and leasing.
Nigel’s management experience of million-dollar businesses and assets also brings a new level of knowledge to his valued clients. With the philosophy that every client is a partner to his success and this is why he values the relationships to the highest standard.
Nigel also has over a decade of experience in marketing national brands in digital and print media. His level of understanding of this ever-changing environment is an important piece of knowledge required in managing your commercial asset to market.