Director in Charge | Newcastle
National Director | Investment Services
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 25 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.
Qualified on a number of occasions for the Colliers International Australian Awards of Excellence, receiving:
- 2008 Australian Outstanding Professional Services Award;
- 2010 Australian Outstanding Achiever;
- 2012 Australian Outstanding Professional Services Award.
Awarded the Valuations Award of Excellence at the REINSW Valuers Chapter in 2008.
Bachelor of Commerce (Land Economics)
Committee Member of the Hunter Chapter of the Property Council of Australia
Australian Property Institute (Associate) (AAPI),
AMP Capital Investors, Aventus Property Group, Aspen Group, APN Property Group, ATB Morton Pty Limited, BWP Trust, Charter Hall Group, Core Project Group, GPT, Hunter Land, Hunter and Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (HCCDC), Investa Property Group, Investec, 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 CollO iers 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 for a price that I was very happy with. 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.
Associate Director | Investment Services
Michael Chapman joined Colliers International Newcastle’s commercial sales and leasing team in 2013, and has become well versed within the local market with a proven track record of success. He specialises in the commercial and retail property asset classes, with experience across Leasing, Investment Sales, Development Site Sales and Vacant Possession Sales.
During his career at Colliers International he has proven to be one of the most active agents in the industry, extremely motivated and a highly strategic operative that understands the sale and leasing process and market drivers. His extensive understanding of the commercial market and ability to generate leads through his local and national relationships has seen him achieve over $53,000,000 in sales and leases since 2017, completing over 143 transactions.
He has worked with a range of clients including unlisted funds, syndicators, banks, national corporate clients and various private local clients.
Luke Rutledge joined the Colliers International Newcastle team in 2014, having a pure focus on commercial sales and leasing across the Newcastle Region. Over the last five years at Colliers in Newcastle he has gained invaluable experience across a wide range of asset classes including Retail Sales and Leasing, Investment Sales, Development Site Sales, Commercial Leasing and Vacant Possession Sales. During this time, Luke has endeavoured to forge himself as one of the most dependable and enthusiastic property experts in the Newcastle area, with an attention to detail and a commitment to go above and beyond for his clients and colleagues. Having completed over 200 transactions in his career at Colliers International, Luke is known for his communication and negotiation skills. Luke thoroughly enjoys working within a team environment and is always aiming to develop the skills to position himself as a leader within the business, being an honest, reliable and dedicated property expert in the region.
Nick Christensen joined the team of Colliers International Newcastle in 2016, and has a pure focus on commercial and retail property transactions across the Newcastle region.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Nick had gained ten years’ experience in the real estate industry, four years focusing on the sale and leasing of commercial and retail properties in and around the Newcastle area. Nick is proactive and highly self-motivated in delivering high quality customer and client service.
An REI accredited Licensed Real Estate Agent, Nick prides himself on knowing the Newcastle market intimately and strives to achieve the best result for his vendors.
Executive | Investment Services
Ben is a team oriented, customer-focused sales professional with over 15 years’ experience operating in both Australia and Internationally. Ben is a key team member of Colliers International Newcastle, specialising in commercial sales and leasing. 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.
Office Manager | Newcastle
Taylaw is the Office Manager for the Newcastle office and works closely with the Director in Charge and Senior Leadership Team to execute business strategies and support the continued growth and success of the business by managing and introducing platforms, applications and initiatives to best suit the current market and technology. Taylaw is responsible for the operations of the company to ensure the smooth running of the office on a daily basis. Her role includes arranging staff corporate travel, presenting monthly Enterprise Meetings on behalf of Corporate, coordinate and provide guidance to the administration team, manage local WHS procedures, assist with IT equipment and troubleshooting and liaise with Head Office to rectify issues. Duties also include assisting in the process of recruitment, new staff set-up and staff exit, coordinate submissions and Information Memorandums with research and marketing team members, ensuring all marketing materials adhere to guidelines and provides a professional presentation to the market, and arranging all staff functions and meetings where necessary.
Taylaw is one of the St Johns Accredited First Aid Officer for the Newcastle Office and Chief Fire Warden for the building. Taylaw has completed a Certificate IV in Property Services allowing her to hold a current NSW Real Estate License and is an Accredited Auctioneer.
Director | Finance, Office Manager and Personal Assistant
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.
Ben joined Colliers in 2018 with a focus on research, 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. 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.
After working in residential property for the past 2 years, I found that I really enjoyed all areas of the real estate industry, however I was thriving for a more challenging role, so when the opportunity came up to join Colliers International in 2015 as Executive Assistant to Byrne Tran, I eagerly accepted the position.
I have been with Colliers for almost 3 years. I am responsible for assisting Byrne on a day to day basis and work in partnership to provide a quality and memorable service to his clients. I pride myself on maintaining healthy relationships and focusing on meeting clients individual needs to ensure the process of leasing, selling or purchasing their property is a pleasant one.
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.