Director, Residential and Project Sales | Residential
With over 35 years' experience in Real Estate, I have become an expert in prestige project marketing and auctions, bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge and integrity to the Colliers International residential team.
I work alongside my fellow Directors to manage and lead the NSW Residential team, overseeing the marketing and sales teams to ensure a high level of service is provided to our vendors and purchasers alike, and that they achieve success through their parnership with Colliers International.
Prior to my current tenure at Colliers, I owned and operated a successful franchise in Neutral Bay for 8 years focusing on auctions and high-end Residential before joining Colliers International for the first time in 1998. In 2007 I joined CBRE Residential Projects and was earmarked to grow the resale business and focus on high-end residential projects before then returning to Colliers International.
During my years in Residential Real Estate, I have been instrumental in some record breaking sales at Milsons Point, Neutral Bay, Potts Point, Abbotsford and most notably set a record in Sydney with the sale of the Hyde Penthouse for $12.5m. I take great pride in providing solid and honest advice to all my clients and building strong relationships with vendors and purchasers, ensuring that I become their main point of contact for all their residential needs.
Belfield Heights, Belfield
NorthView, St Leonards
88 Alfred, Milsons Point
- Young & Fennelly, Randwick
North, Milsons Point
Darling Island, Pyrmont
The Hyde, Sydney
Maria Residences, Abbotsford
The Cove, Sydney CBD
Mount Joy, Ashfield
Dunstan Grove, Lindfield
West End, Glebe
The Heysen, Turramurra
Aqua, Bondi Junction
Flour Mill, Summer Hill
York&George, Sydney CBD
Crimson Hill, Lindfield
The Village, Balgowlah
Rockdale Gardens, Rockdale
Sydney Wharf, Pyrmont
Alice Mews, Newtown
Forest Ridge, Hurstville
We were introduced to Peter Kerras at a time where we found ourselves completing disillusioned and fatigued by the process of presales.
Having engaged three separate agencies prior to the introduction, at an extremely difficult time in the Sydney market, we believed we would never meet an Agent we could trust to deliver results.
Peter not only reinstated our trust, he actually showed us, in every action, communication and outcome, what a truly professional and capable Agent can achieve when given the opportunity to shine and lead.
We are indebted to Peter for turning an impossible situation into a resounding success. He single handedly resuscitated our site with his amazing insight and marketing strategies. He was able to close out every sale with astute professionalism and in a timely manner, while hitting our target numbers Thank you Peter!
Joseph Karam - Intelligent Living
The following is in support of Peter Kerras, Senior Sales Representative for Colliers International in that capacity for the Crimson Hill project, Lindfield on behalf of Defence Housing Australia. In my role as Project Director, I worked closely with Peter across all 6 launches over 4 years on this incredibly successful project.
Across those 4 years Peter displayed true professionalism in the way he worked on the project, both with myself as his client and also with the potential purchasers. He represented the project in a very positive way and worked to ensure we maximised our outcomes while ensuring the purchasers always felt they were being looked after, mitigating buyer remorse and settlement risk. His knowledge of competing projects and quite specific pricing advice for the unique product that is Crimson Hill was invaluable in setting and meeting our targets and budgets.
He "gets the project" and the product being offered having provided input into the design along the journey. Crimson Hill has a unique offering and many agents never truly understood that, hence their consistent undervaluing whenever we sought a second opinion, valuation advice or tested the market for super lot sales.
He worked ensure the team pursued every enquiry and carried purchasers along on the journey. The end result being we consistently met and exceeded budgets, with minimal settlements falling over.
Peter's efforts were a cornerstone to this most successful project and if I had the opportunity, I would gladly work with him again.
Peter Shellie - Crimson Hill
What I admire most about Peter, is that he will always put his clients and their projects interest above his own. He strives to achieve new benchmark results wherever he works and I believe he has acquired this all over Sydney. He is not afraid of hard work and is involved in every aspect of the transaction from advice on site acquisition & design to marketing, and is the leading selling agent on every project he works on.
I can call Peter anytime about any transaction and he knows the status of every sale, and because he is at the coal face himself, he can advise on the latest buyers’ sentiments and apply any changes necessary to immediately improve the rate of sale. This is pivotal when marketing projects, particularly in a challenging market when it’s most important to maximise marketing spend.
I often refer Peter to my friends and colleagues, and to this day regard Peter as my ‘go to’ person for all real estate and property matters.
Ferdie Dominelli - Idoll Mine Pty Ltd & Dominelli Group of Companies
I regard Peter as a dynamic highly skilled professional who is respected throughout Sydney as a Real Estate icon. Peter has a wealth of knowledge and a very high level of integrity and humility that is hard to find these days.
Peter has managed to maintain his strong presence in the every challenging Sydney market through 5 cycles and he always manages to maintain his optimism and tenacity even in the most challenging markets.
I often turn to Peter for his strategic advise and his instincts when assessing the viability of development sites.
Napoloen Perdis - Piper Property Group
Finance & Accounts Administration Manager | Residential
My role as Finance & Accounts Administration Manager in the NSW Residential team has provided me with extensive and in depth knowledge of the real estate industry and the financial processes that run in the background of a successful project. My skills in managing our project databases and the accounting side of our project marketing divsion ensures a smooth transaction for our vendors and purchasers.
On a day-to-day basis I will liaise and work closely with our team of sales agents, our marketing team, the Project Directors, purchasers, vendors and solicitors, giving me a holistic view of the entire Residential project marketing process. My team rely on me to provide them with up to date information regarding the status of our projects and related contracts as well as ensuring invoices are generated and paid in a timely manner.
Director | Project Marketing
As a Director in the Colliers International Residential team, Ian is hands-on working with an expert team of Residential Property Sales and Sites specialists offering end-to-end Project Marketing.
At Colliers we offer a full suite of services from development site opportunities, advice on the right mix of product, floor plan designs, fittings and fixtures, market analysis and pricing, timing, and strategy of marketing initiatives through to display fit-out, public release, on-site sales and on-going property management.
We also work closely with the Project Consultants to manage the success of the project from the start including Architects, PR agencies , Creative agencies, Interior Designers, Lawyers, Surveyors and Local Businesses.
Ian is focused on leading the growth and development of the Residential Sales Team through providing diverse and integrated Residential Property Services, enhancing client engagement strategies, cross-selling and fostering service excellence amongst all our clients and customers.
Having worked for some of Colliers International's top clients such as Australand, Stockland, DHA and Capital Bluestone I have been able to bring a wealth of knowledge to the team with regard to what our clients wants and needs are when it comes to their projects.
Working alongside my fellow NSW Directors, we manage a large and diverse team of sales agents, all with skills and expertise across all aspects of residential real estate, providing for a highly talented and successful team. Supported by our experienced marketing team and our valuable back of house administration team, we consistently position our clients for success.
Ian’s experience in selling Projects off-the Plan range from boutique to master-planned communities has seen successful results for various clients and projects including Woolooware Bay (Cronulla Sharks re-development and town centre in Woolooware), The Flour Mill in Summer Hill, West End, Glebe to name just a few.
Associate Director, Project Management | Residential
Simone is an experienced marketer with over 10 years' experience across residential property and destination marketing. As Associate Director in the NSW Residential Project Marketing team, Simone is responsible for the project management of residential off-the-plan projects in Sydney and driving the Colliers brand marketing strategy for NSW Residential.
Simone has a diverse skill set with extensive experience in integrated marketing strategy, sales and project management, stakeholder management, event management, business development and communications strategy.
Associate Director | Residential
Andrew is an experienced Senior Sales Executive in the project marketing real estate industry for the past 9 years. Skilled in Negotiation, Apartments, Land Sales, Real Estate Development, and Contract Negotiation. Strong sales professional with a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) focused in Marketing from University of Wollongong.
In Andrew's first year with Colliers International he personally transacted over $100,000,000 in residential off the plan real estate.
Director, Project Marketing | Residential
My 20 year background in the service and sales industry has provided me with a strong platform in knowing how to service a client. This experience has given me the ability to quickly identify a client's needs and goals and to provide a proven strategy to acheive desired outcomes. My people skills have allowed me to easily develop strong relationships with my clients, whether vendor or purchaser. Working alongside a successful sales team, I am highly focused and goal oriented to ensure my clients achieve the best results in the quickest timeframe.
As Director in the Residential team, I also work closely with other Directors managing projects and leading by example with regard to the sales team. I have been the lead agent on many of Colliers International's Residential projects and have worked to successfully achieve significant presales in all our off-the-plan developments.
Director | Residential
I first began my career in the real estate industry working as a Property Manager managing a mixed portfolio of 150 commercial and residential tenancies. My ability to work autonomously and efficiently allowed me to progress quickly to working alongside the Directors at Ray White Bondi Junction, assisting with the management of the office and their sales, following on then to an Executive Assistant role at Laing+Simmons Double Bay, selling and managing properties for clients in the prestige market.
Having worked in Australia's most prestigious real estate market assisting 2012 REINSW Agent of the Year, D'Leanne Lewis at Laing+Simmons Double Bay, and being awarded for my efforts during this time by receiving an Outstanding Personal Assistant Gold Award in the Laing+Simmons Network and being award for my Outstanding Customer Service was a significant stepping stone to my entry into Colliers International as part of the NSW Residential team.
My past roles have given me a breadth of experience ranging from commercial leasing and management, residential sales, leasing and managment, and off-the-plan marketing. My expertise in analytical knowledge, pricing models and demographic profiles has enabled me to go above and beyond in efficiently servicing both Colliers International's clients as well as our internal business, making me a valuable member of the Residential team working closely with our Directors to pitch and win business as well as provide continuous support and market advice.
Commercial Director | Finance
Marcus is a skilled financial and operational professional with over 15 years' experience working within the commercial and residential real estate industry. Marcus partners with all levels of management to help them better understand their business needs and capabilities. His key focus over the past 10 years has been working closely with the ANZ Executive Team.
Key skills include;
- EBITDA modelling;
- pricing and tenders;
- acquisitions and management of subsidiaries and joint ventures;
- process improvement;
- remuneration structuring;
- project management;
- scenario planning and stress testing;
- budgeting and forecasting; and
- people management.
National Director, Project Marketing | Residential
Specialising in Residential Project Marketing, Blake works with the NSW Residential Directors, pitching, listing and managing projects, and the sales team, to ensure the best possible outcomes for our developer clients. Providing regular market commentary and advice regarding design, mix and pricing of their projects. My clients rely on his solid research and market knowledge to assist them in making the best decisions for the success of their project.
He works closely with various teams including project marketing, development site sales, land marketing and general agency to win and retain clients. In addition to the residential project marketing business, Blake works collaboratively with other teams within Colliers International including capital markets, retail and commercial to provide high-level advice regarding their clients' property to service their requirements across all phases of their current and future developments.
Blake currently works as a Director for the NSW Residential Project Marketing business within Colliers International. Within this role he works closely with the Managing Director, Peter Chittenden, across all new residential project marketing opportunities both locally in Sydney and nationally. For our clients, we seek to service their requirements across all phases of their current and future developments.
He also works alongside the other NSW Residential Directors, pitching, listing, and managing projects and the sales team to ensure the best possible outcomes for our developer clients. Providing regular market commentary and advice regarding design, mix and pricing of their projects, my clients rely on my solid research and market knowledge to assist them in making the best decisions for the success of their project.
Recent successful projects that Blake has co-managed include Wonderland and Duo at Central Park for Frasers Property, Twenty95 in Manly for Grocon, and Aqualuna in Milsons Point for Zone Q as well as Newmarket in Randwick for Cbus.
Manager, External Sales Channels | Residential
My first role at Colliers International was as Administrator of Accounts and Contracts for the Residential team. During my time in this role, I processed over 6,000 sales advices, contracts, EOI deposits and deposit balances. I also liaised very closely with the Directors in my team, as well as the sales agents, marketing team, vendors, purchasers and solictors, giving me an all-round intimate view and knowledge of the residential sales process. My high attention to detail and focus on providing a professional level of service delivery ensured that all financials were accurate and processed in a timely manner.
As Channel Sales Manager, I assist the Directors as required to ensure the success of our residential projects through the investment sales platform, whilst providing high quality customer service and efficient sales in projects. I have a detailed understanding of international business, business law, marketing and communications through my studies and professional experience which serves me well in my role when interacting with solicitors, purchasers and vendors.
Prior to joining Colliers, my background involved specialising in the deployment of many advertising campaigns across airports and shopping centres within Australia and New Zealand. In addition, I managed the advertising executions and promotions for many blue chip finance companies, automotive, and consumer goods corporations. My various roles in property, corporate communications, and IT have enabled me to have a holistic understanding of various industries and experience dealing with all levels of clientele.
National Director | Residential
Guillaume is recognised as one Sydney’s leading agents that specialises in the sale of Residential Development sites.
Having sold some Sydney’s iconic residential development sites in recent years, Guillaume’s reputation and experience as a proven performer has earned him the respect and confidence of his clients and peers.
Guillaume is actively involved in assisting clients with acquisition and divestment strategies that requires a detailed knowledge of the project marketing and sales environment, as well as expertise in planning requirements and feasibility analysis.
With an established network of Asia Real Estate investors, Guillaume is part of the Colliers China Outbound Investment Group.
Director | Residential
Nelson joins Colliers International after working in the exclusive Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for the past sixteen years. He has developed a unique insight into the executive retail market through his previous experience working for Century 21 in Randwick and Coogee where he has garnered the highest awards for his achievements in sales, ranked in the top 2% nationally for the last 3 years.
As a highly regarded professional within the industry he has amassed a large database of clients who continually return to him when buying or selling their property.
In an ever-changing market, Nelson’s open and direct communication will ensure you are kept up to date with what is happening with the sales campaign and will work tirelessly to negotiate the highest price possible for your property.
Whether you are selling a luxury one bedroom apartment, a large family home or a block of units, you can be assured of Nelson's expertise, professionalism and personal service.
Sales Executive | Residential
Having operated for over 15 years as a new business development and client relationship development specialist in the IT software and market research technology industry in Japan and Australia, my successful career working as the Regional General Manager for ICT Company built my skills as a highly motivated team player, being successful in optimising business strategies and team potentials, whilst achieving goals and being dedicated to delivering the hightest standards of services. I have applied my consultative approach and presentation skills to making a successful transition to a career in real estate, specifical Project Marketing.
Since joining the real estate industry, I have obtained extensive experience selling residential projects all over Sydney. As a member of the Colliers International Residential team, I am responsible for the sales of off-the-plan residential projects as well as listing and selling re-sale stock. Being part of a well-rounded and successful team has allowed me to continuously expand and grow my skill set, as well as being able to share my experience with the broader team to ensure we provide high level expertise and advice to our clients, allowing them to achieve results beyond their expectations.
Executive, Project Marketing | Residential
Nicholas is an experienced Sales Executive with a proven ability to develop and implement strategies that support business’ financial objectives.
Nicholas has shown examples in his past sales, of strong negotiation skills and is able to finalise sales agreements within a short period of time.
Nicholas has contributed to multiple high-end residential sales within the Eastern Suburbs whilst setting Australian wide records. Previously working with McGrath Estate, this showed Nick the wide variety and understanding of Sydney’s prestige residential market.
National Director, Development Sites | Residential
Henry is a real estate sales expert that has worked in the industry for over ten years. During this time Henry has actively marketed and sold over $2.0 Billion worth of real estate across various asset classes including commercial office, industrial, retail, freehold and strata investment properties and commercial and residential development sites.
With close relationships in the development and construction industry and having worked across multiple asset classes during his career Henry now specialises in the marketing and sales of Residential Development Sites.
Henry specialises in the Sydney Metropolitan region with a close focus on the North Shore and Northern Beaches of Sydney. Always one step ahead of the market Henry has a strong understanding of Council Governance and has been instrumental in rezoning initiatives throughout the Sydney Metropolitan Region where he has been able to maximise land values for many owners.
His enthusiasm and passion for the property industry coupled with his extensive knowledge of the industry and a strong network of developer, investor and property consultant contacts has attributed to becoming one of Sydney's most active real estate agents.
- Residential & commercial development sites
- Home owners development site amalgamations
- Strata reform & strata amalgamations
- Home owner amalgamations
- Local, State & Federal Government legislation
- Commercial real estate brokerage
- Acquisitions & buyer representation
Director, Development Sites | Residential
Eugene has over 20 years experience in the property and construction industries including extensive experience with a major publicly listed developer and in the funds management environment. Eugene has extensive experience in large range of projects in various capacities including senior development and project management roles. He has been involved in many landmark complex developments such as Hayman Island, Discovery Point, Honeysuckle Newcastle, Port Coogee WA, King Street Wharf, Jackson Landing and Citibank Centre Sydney.
Eugene holds a deep understanding of property markets, development opportunities and construction projects established through extensive experience and involvement with a wide range of large scale property development projects from management positions and at the coal face.
He has managed most facets of development projects from inception to disposal. This includes acquisition, disposal, brief planning, feasibiliies, engagement of consultants, obtaining aprovals, marketing, sales and leasing. Eugene’s sales experience was founded with asset acquisitions and asset sales for a private fund manager. His diverse experience will assist clients to achieve success.
Manager, Project Management | Residential
As a Project Manager within the Sydney Residential team, Marina is responsible for planning and overseeing the sales and marketing campaigns of the Residential Projects, and works together with the Project Directors to ensure a successful outcome for our clients.
With six years of experience working across sales and Marketing in the property industry, she has a diverse skill set with experience in strategy, campaign management through direct and digital channels, customer insights, website and collateral development and project management.