Director In Charge | Newcastle
Peter is a strategic negotiator who is persistent and informative, which ensures his clients receive the most comprehensive advice and best possible results in the market.
Over the course of Peter’s 28 years’ in the property industry he has gained invaluable negotiation skills and track record in relation to commercial and retail property, along with mixed use and residential development sites (englobo and high density). Given his valuation background and understanding of the value drivers associated with all asset classes, coupled with his working knowledge of feasibility studies and Discounted Cash Flows he has also undertaken consultancy assignments for key clients, who rely on his expert opinion and strategic advice.
Peter has been part of Colliers International since 2002, and is deeply connected and can fully leverage all facets of the broader business, being a respected member of the National Senior Leadership Team.
Over his career Peter has gained unrivalled rapport with Local and State Government, private owners, Listed A-REITS, wholesale funds, development companies and large retail companies/owner occupiers.
Peter manages the largest dedicated commercial, industrial and real estate management team in the Hunter Region.
Since 2015 Peter has been involved in the most notable commercial and development site transactions in the Hunter Region, with a total transaction value of over $1bn. Notable deals include:
- Fund through sale of 727 Hunter Street to HYG;
- Sale of 6 Stewart Avenue to Charter Hall for $146,000,000;
- Sale of Williamtown Aerospace Centre to AU for $54,885,000;
- Lease of 4,245m² to Coal LSL at 6 Stewart Avenue:
- Sale of 108-118 Mann Street in Gosford for $32,000,000, plus numerous development sites in Newcastle totalling over $100,000,000.
Peter has also qualified on a number of occasions for the Colliers International Australian Awards of Excellence, receiving:
- Australian Outstanding Professional Services Award - 2008 & 2012;
- Australian Outstanding Achiever - 2010, 2020 & 2021.
Awarded the Valuations Award of Excellence at the REINSW Valuers Chapter in 2008.
Bachelor of Commerce (Land Economics)
Memberships & Involvements
Committee Member of the Hunter Chapter of the Property Council of Australia
Member on the Hunter Region's Business Attraction Committee
Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, ATB Morton Pty Limited, BWP Trust, Charter Hall Group, Central Coast Council, Core Project Group, Dexus, Doma Group, GPT, Hunter Land, Hunter and Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (HCCDC), HYG, Lake Macquarie City Council, Newcastle City Council, McCloy Group, Property NSW, Stevens Group, Stronach Property Group, Woolworths Corporate Property (Fabcot Pty Ltd), Fortius Funds Management, Urban Growth NSW.
BELMONT 16FT SAILING CLUB
Our Club initially engaged Colliers Newcastle in May 2016 to market a 5,500sqm property that was previously occupied by the Swansea Bowling Club. It was marketed with a variety of options ranging from adaptive reuse of an existing building to residential development opportunities. The outcome of this process was an unconditional offer within the initial market appraisal.
We also held another 10,600 m2 property in close proximity which was in the process of being rezoned and subdivided. Based on the success of the initial sale we again engaged Colliers Newcastle to market this property in September 2018. This particular campaign was conducted based on tight time frame which attracted significant market interest. Again we subsequently achieved a sale which was both unconditional and within the initial market appraisal.
During this period we received solid advice that added value and superior negotiation skills which resulted in Belmont 16s maximising its return for our Members. These outcomes were a direct result of the efforts of Peter Macadam (in conjunction with Peter Dodds) and we thank them for the efforts. Colliers Newcastle would be our preferred organisation for any of our future commercial property needs.
Scott Williams, CEO.
BELMONT BOWLING CLUB
I first contacted Colliers International in July 2016, with a view to understanding the market depth and importantly the value of our bowling club premises. Being a Stratum subdivision above a shopping centre it was not a straight forward proposition. I was referred to Peter Macadam - Director Special Projects who was able to undertake a detailed appraisal, whilst at the same time raise a number of important considerations and suggestions for my Board.
The initial advice from Peter formed an integral part of our amalgamation proposal. Peter was always available to discuss his thoughts on the market with us and our respective advisers, and ultimately the Belmont Golf Club, with whom we entered into a Memorandum Of Understanding in August 2017.
We implemented his recommended marketing strategy, placing the property on the market in September 2017. Final outcome achieved exceeded our expectations and ensured the long term sustainability of Belmont Bowling Club. His approach was professional and his communication throughout the last 18 months ensured all parties concerned remained fully informed.
I would not hesitate in recommending Peter Macadam from Colliers International to any prospective client at any point in the future.
Trevor Gasson, President.
ABERDEEN VALLEY FAIR
Peter Macadam sold my commercial property in Aberdeen. I found the Collier’s experience to be very professional. Peter knows the commercial market very well and works very hard for his clients. I strongly recommend Collier’s to anyone or any company needing to sell or buy as you get the best.
Glynis Mitchell , Vendor.
WILLIAMTOWN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Thank you for all the work you did in getting the sale of WAC over the line. We would also like to thank all the Colliers staff, who work behind the sceneand make the process look seamless from where we sit. If you could pass on our thanks to them it would be greatly appreciated.
140 COWLISHAW STREET, REDHEAD
In wishing to find an agent to sell our land in Newcastle area we consulted with expert help because of the complexity involved. They recommended the top two Newcastle firms and I interviewed both. I chose Peter Macadam from Colliers because of his obvious expert knowledge of the area and his overall approach to achieving the highest possible price. I chose wisely.
Peter handled the complexity of the selling excellently. Peter’s advice led to major earthworks being conducted by ourselves to enhance the building area and prepare the site for sale. During the sale process Peter had to not only introduce prospective buyers to the advantages of building a home on the DA area but also to appreciate the benefits of looking after the BioBank. Extensive site visits by buyers to the very large property were conducted by Peter.
We are extremely happy with the sale Peter negotiated and we highly recommend him to potential clients.
Jerry Lees, Private Vendor
Associate Director | Investment Services
Having joined Colliers in July 2013 initially as a Cadet in Commercial Sales and Leasing, Michael quickly found his niche and a passion for Real Estate in the Newcastle Region. Over the last nine years, Michael has refined his skills and expertise across multiple asset classes and facets of the industry to become a highly regarded professional in his marketplace.
Specialising in commercial and retail leasing, investment sales and auctions, Michael is an expert at adding value to his clients and thrives off building new relationships and expanding his already broad network of clients, priding himself on being able to navigate complex sale and lease transactions and thriving in a fast paced environment.
Michael has had the pleasure of working with many local and private clients as well as the likes of National Banks, Local Government offices, National Institutional clients, developers and other large corporate clients.
Associate Director | Investment Services
Luke joined the Colliers Newcastle Team as an Executive in 2014, having a pure focus on commercial sales and leasing across the Newcastle Region.
Over the course of Luke’s eight years in the property industry, Luke has worked on a wide range of asset classes including retail leasing and sales, investment sales, development site sales, commercial leasing and vacant possession sales.
During this time, Luke has forged himself as one of the most dependable and experienced property experts in the Newcastle area with an attention to detail and a commitment to going above and beyond for his clients and colleagues. Having completed over 400 transactions in his time at Colliers, Luke’s communication and negotiation skills have cemented his place as one of the region’s best commercial agents.
Associate Director | Investment Services
Nick joined the Colliers Newcastle Team in 2016 as a Sales Executive establishing his career in real estate in 2008 in the residential market, and now holds the title of Associate Director - Investment Services.
Nick specialises in commercial and retail sales and leasing, as well as residential and commercial development site sales across the Newcastle and Hunter regions.
Over the course of Nick's six years in the commercial property industry, Nick has completed over 275 sale and leasing transactions worth in excess of $250 million.
Prior to joining Colliers, Nick worked in the Newcastle property market at a family run business, Walkom Real Estate for six years.
Nick's passion for the industry and his dedication to his clients and attention to detail is widely recognised within the industry and has reinforced his position as one of the most qualified and trusted property experts in the Newcastle region.
Executive | Investment Services
Ben is a team oriented, customer focused sales professional with over 15 years’ experience operating in both Australia and internationally. Ben has been a key team member of Colliers Newcastle since 2019, and is well versed within the Newcastle and Hunter market, specialising across the business in a range of markets including commercial sales and leasing, industrial sales and leasing, investment sales, development sites and vacant possession sites. With refined communication and motivational skills to produce comprehensive results, Ben is an excellent negotiator who builds and maintains productive rapport, through the application of strong interpersonal skills.
With a strong understanding of market driving factors and a highly tuned analytical skill set, Ben has the ability to drive mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties, whilst maintaining key relationships.
During his time at Colliers, Ben has represented clients from both the public and private sector in the last three years. These include national institutions, retail funds, investment funds, banks and national corporate clients.
Finance Director & Office Manager | Newcastle
Angela has been in the real estate industry for over 25 years commencing as a Receptionist and progressed through the years to Property Management managing a portfolio of both commercial and industrial properties. Having obtained qualification for a Real Estate Licence she also spent some time handling sales and leasing of commercial real estate in the Newcastle region.
Angela started in 2000 with Colliers International within the Newcastle office as a Property Manager looking after a portfolio of commercial and industrial properties. In 2001 an opportunity was available to become a Personal Assistant to the then Managing Director, Peter Dodds which she gladly accepted. This position progressed through the years into the role of Office Manager for over 13 years in the Newcastle office.
Angela has been responsible for the marketing and branding of the Newcastle office including overseeing all promotional materials from newspaper advertising, signboard, online presentations, printed material and other forms of external communication.
Angela has also been responsible in implementing internal systems to ensure the smooth operation of the Newcastle office including IT platforms and internal administration systems.
In July 2015, Angela decided to take on the opportunity and challenge and became the Manager & Trust Accountant for the Newcastle Real Estate Management Team. Angela took on the responsibility of ensuring the REM team and their client's portfolio of Commercial & Industrial properties were maintained and looked after with the highest attention to detail and being proactive in our Real Estate Management department.
Due to internal restructuring, in early 2018, Angela was transferred to the position of Associate Director in Finance then in 2019 promoted to Director in Finance for the Newcastle office. She is now responsible for the ongoing development, maintenance and continuous improvement of core Financial Operations for the Newcastle office, working closely with the Managing Director as well as the Finance leadership team in delivering client focused solutions.
Angela's responsibilities now include all forms of Trust Accounting, including Sales and Leasing Trust, Advertising Trust, IBD Trust and Residential Trust from receivables, payables, reconciliation, invoicing through to settlement. She is also responsible for the review and preparation of all compliance documents to ensure adherence to various legislation, compliance plans and internal policies.
Executive | Investment Services
Ben joined Colliers in 2018 as a research analyst, working closely with the residential and commercial teams. Ben delivered valuable information to assist with market and economic overviews, demographic information and research reports to deliver to key project stakeholders.
In 2021, Ben transitioned into the Investment Services Team in the role as an Executive, he has successfully transacted over $25,000,000* across over 50 sale and lease deals. With a background in research and an understanding of the key property drivers as well as the analytical side of the industry, Ben is able to confidently articulate to parties where the inherent value lies within each opportunity as well as value-add potential. Ben is personable with a true passion for commercial property. This passion drives his quest to exceed his clients expectations.
Receptionist, Newcastle | Administration
After working a couple of years in residential property, I found that I really enjoyed all areas of the real estate industry, however I was thriving a more challenging role, so when the opportunity came up to join Colliers Newcastle in 2015 as an Executive Assistant, I eagerly accepted the position.
I have now been with Colliers for almost 7 years. I thoroughly enjoy and embrace my current role as Receptionist Administration, striving to always provide a quality and memorable service to all colleaugues and clients. I pride myself on maintaining friendly relationships and focusing on assisting and meeting my fellow collaugues and all clients needs to ensure all interactions are welcoming, professional and efficient.
It is great to be part of such a professional and focused team, where everyone believes and strives to maintain positve colleague and client relationships.