Rebecca's career at Colliers commenced in 2018 where she has held key support roles within the Real Estate Management Finance team and the NSW Agribusiness Transaction Services and Valuations teams before transitioning to the Strategic Advisory team.
Throughout her tenure at Colliers, Rebecca has been exposed to all asset classes and has sound property knowledge. Rebecca provides exceptional analytical and research support to the team and the business for a diverse range of projects. Rebecca also works closesly with the Head of Strategic Advisory to deliver over-arching property strategies to accelerate the success of our clients.
The Strategic Advisory team nationally focuses on:
- Strategic Transaction Management;
- Development Services;
- Asset Optimisation;
- Demographic and Economic Analysis;
- Market Studies;
- Portfolio Audits; and
- GIS Mapping.
Outlined below are a sample of projects Rebecca has undertaken since joining Strategic Advisory:
- Highest and Best Use Assessment for a portfolio comprising 31 properties for Scouts NSW located in regional and metro NSW;
- Commercial Analysis and Master Plan Review for Sydney Olympic Park Authority;
- Commercial Analysis and Master Plan Review for 80 hectares of land owned by a Private Corporation in Western Sydney;
- Supporting the Head of Strategic Advisory in the delivery of over-arching Portfolio Strategy for major Corporations including Qantas Airways Limited, Ausgrid and Westpac Banking Corporation;
- Provision of Expert Evidence and supporting data analysis in two compulsory acquisitions submitted to the Land and Environment Court;
- Market Advice on car-parking and retail requirement for Penrith City Council;
- Commercial Assessment of four sites along Parramatta Road corridor for Transport for NSW; and
- Various Market Studies for NSW Land and Housing Corporation.
Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (Major in Agribusiness; Major in Agricultural Economics), University of Sydney (USYD)
"Colliers Strategic Advisory team led by Neil Murray along with Rebecca Ngan and George Marton in late 2020 provided SOPA a Commercial Analysis and Master Plan Review of Sydney Olympic Park. The team delivered an outstanding, comprehensive report detailing real, practical and actionable advice on the implications of the Master Plan and as such provoked necessary internal discussions regarding the Master Plan. As part of the project, the team sought consultation and feedback from broader Olympic Park stakeholders – both public and private – and took this into consideration when delivering final recommendations. SOPA would recommend Colliers Strategic Advisory as leading real estate advisors."
- Sam Romaniuk – CEO, Sydney Olympic Park Authority - 2020.
Head of Strategic Advisory | Valuation & Advisory Services
I joined Colliers in 2018 as Head of Strategic Advisory. I am dedicated to leading the national team of multi-disciplinary experts to tailor strategic advisory services, across all market sectors and asset classes, to our client’s needs.
I have demonstrated success across a diverse range of property services including: strategy development, high stakes negotiation, change management, transaction management, asset management, leasing, operations, corporate real estate, funds management and development management in all market sectors.
As an established senior property professional and knowledge manager, with 25+ years’ industry experience, I possess strong interpersonal and business relationship management skills which are key to understanding client’s unique business requirements and the complex challenges explicit to the project lifecycle.
Director | Strategic Advisory
My early career was in Banking and later in trading with a Japanese Trading House where I imported equipment, established distributorships as well as providied financing for importers of our products. My entry into property was through the funding of real estate development projects with the Japanese Trading Houses and General Contractors. In this role I became the financial project manager and asset manager of over 40 commercial, retail, industrial and residential projects throughout Australia.
This opened the opportunities for development management, portfolio management, project marketing, feasibility studies and strategic analysis and in conjunction with my business partner we established a property consultancy, which we operated succesfully for over 20 years servicing our Japanese clients as well as government and private clients. I joined Colliers in 2015 when my business partner retired.
Samantha commenced her role at Colliers International during her tertiary studies in 2018 as a receptionist. This enabled her to gain invaluable experience within a commercial property firm whilst studying, which confirmed she was on the right career path.
Following completion of her studies Samantha commenced her role as an Assistant Valuer within the South Australian Valuation and Advisory business which she was involved with the valuation of office, retail and industrial properties along with analysing market transactions and trend for a wide range of clients. The valuations worked on were for a number of purposes including Mortgage Security, Financial Reporting, Potential Acquisition and Disposal and Insurance purposes.
Samantha's primary role within the Strategic Advisory team is to provide analytical and research support for a diverse range of clients.
Director, Alternative Infrastructure | Strategic Advisory
Having worked in the property industry for over 10 years, specifically the retail sector, I have consistently been challenged to deliver additional returns for investors and savings for tenants.
Looking at real property assets with a different perspective has led me to address key sustainability initiatives coupled with a desire to improve savings and costs bases for all property sectors.
My key property relationships and understanding of such forms a solid foundation from which to build such initiatives and deliver new and emerging technology or ways of thinking.
National Marketing Manager
Jess joined Colliers in 2019 to market for the most senior and experienced Valuation & Advisory Services, Strategic Advisory and Healthcare & Retirement Living teams in Australia.
As Manager, Marketing & Communications, Jess delivers integrated marketing strategies and tactics for 90+ experts and works across brand and design, content, digital marketing, public relations and communications. Jess contributes as part of a team-based approach to servicing clients’ needs and winning new work for both the advisory and agency sides of the business.
Jess works closely with Colliers’ external advertising agency, Marketing Operations and PR team and Business Development Centre to drive new initiatives and ensure support staff are trained across new platforms and tools.
Executive Assistant, General Counsel | Asia Pacific
In 2008 I joined Colliers as Personal Assistant for NSW Retail Sales and Leasing, and worked closely with the National Retail Agency team.
In 2010 I moved into the role of Executive Assistant supporting the Chief Financial Officer, and General Manager Legal & Risk.
2012 - 2016 I commenced the role of Executive Assistant to John Kenny, Chief Executive Officer | Australia and New Zealand.
Following parental leave i returned in a part-time capacity and have held the executive assistant positions supporting Andrew Watson | Chief Financial Officer, Robert Wall | General Counsel, and Doug Henry | Manging Director, Occupier Services.
I am currently providing executive support to the Strategic Advisory Team.
Managing Director | Valuation & Advisory Services, Strategic Advisory & Healthcare & Retirement Living
I am responsible for the oversight and management of Valuation & Advisory Services; Strategic Advisory & Healthcare & Retirement Living businesses in Australia. Ensuring Colliers remains best in class providers in their respective markets.
Managing Director, Valuation & Advisory Services 2013 - Present
National Director, CBD Commercial Valuation, Sydney CBD Office 2006 - 2013
State Director, Consultancy and Valuation, Sydney CBD Office 2003 - 2006
Associate Director, Sydney CBD Office 2002 - 2003
Senior Valuer, Sydney CBD Office 1998 - 1999
Valuer, Sydney West Office 1995 – 1998
PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS | OFFICE VALUATION & ADVISORY
Some of the more prominent clients that I regularly undertake national valuation appointments from include The GPT Group, AMP Capital Investors, DEXUS, Brookfield, and Lendlease.
Some of my more recent valuation instructions of Premium and A grade commercial office assets undertaken are as follows:-
‘Governor Phillip’ & ‘Governor Macquarie Towers’, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
‘RBS Tower @ Aurora Place’, 88 Phillip Street, Sydney
‘Darling Park’, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney
‘Grosvenor Place’, 225 George Street, Sydney
1 Bligh Street, Sydney
120 Collins Street, Melbourne
530 Collins Street, Melbourne
8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
‘Bourke Place’, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
One One One Eagle Street, Brisbane
1 William Street, Brisbane
Central Plaza I, II & III, Brisbane
‘Bankwest Tower’, 108 St Georges Terrace, Perth
‘Brookfield Place', 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth
‘Ernst & Young Centre’, 12 Mounts Bay Road, Perth
Prior to joining Colliers, I worked within the Research Department of the Property Council of Australia (PCA), then with a boutique firm of Valuers & Land Economists, where I was involved in the valuation of residential property predominantly for first mortgage security purposes, as well as commercial and retail rental advice.