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Rupert Cullen | Colliers | Canberra

Rupert Cullen

National Director, Office Services | ACT

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Professional Summary

I am a senior property professional with more than 16 year’s experience in the Property Industry across Corporate Real Estate, Property and Project Management.

I have a proven track record in real estate transactions, strategic planning and portfolio optimisation and is responsible for the Real Estate Management business in Canberra. 

·   Reporting to board level across a number of different private and institutional clients

·   Create and deliver business and asset plans, as well as lifecycle costing analysis. 

·   Specialising in representing Landlords with large corporate and government tenanted property

·   Ability to recognise and develop business opportunities within the day to day operation of a building.

·   Project, operational and management skills and reporting and analysis skills.

·   Excellent relationship management skills and able to effectively build relationships with all levels of business personnel.


October 2012 - Transition of Australian Tax Office (Albury) 10,500m2, NABERS Energy, 4.5 star. 5 Green Star

December 2012 - Nishi Commercial Transition – 22,600m2 commercial office. NABERS Energy, Water and Waste 5 Star.

December 2012 Colliers International - State Award of Excellence – Division of the year

December 2012 Colliers International - State Award of Excellence – Employee of the year

December 2012 Colliers International - Australian Awards of Excellence for the Outstanding Professional Service Award – Real Estate Management

February 2013 - Negotiated the renewal and rent review of a 1,500m2 data centre to Verizon resulting in a 48% increase in net rental

June 2013 - Negotiated Sony Entertainment International Pty Ltd 3,124m2 head office lease for 5 years plus a further option of 5 years

September 2013 – Project managed the relocation and fit out of ME Bank at 11 London Circuit.

November 2013 - Assisted with the largest leasing renewal in the ACT – 40,000m2 Geoscience facility for a further 10 years.

December 2013 – Delivered $750,000 capital expenditure project on time and on budget. Including the demolition and replacement of 4 large air cooled chillers.

December 2013  Colliers International - Real Estate Management Award – Client Service Delivery

December 2013 Colliers International - State Award of Excellence – People Management Award

December 2013 Colliers International - Australian Awards of Excellence – People Management Award

March 2014 - Established a Facilities management service for residential body corporates.

August 2014 - Negotiated the make good and end of lease obligations with Microsoft and IBM. Including cash payout and hold over rent.

September 2014 - Decanting 12 existing retail tenants at Canberra House to make way for residential development site.

December 2015 – Appointed as Asset Manager to 26,000m2 DHS building – Louisa Lawson.

December 2015 Colliers International – Australian Awards of Excellence - Outstanding Revenue Achiever

May 2016 - Project managment and delivery of NABERS upgrade project including 56kW Solar PV array at 17 Moore St.

August 2016 –Surrender and make negotiations of CSIRO complex in Campbell

December2016 Colliers International – State Award of Excellence – Leadership Award

January 2017 – Renewed Department of Finance for a further term across 2,500m2

January 2017 - Appointed as asset manager to the purpose built 18,000m2 archives facility.

March 2017  -  Completed construction and handover to Geoscience Australia a 90 child, childcare facility









Bachelor of Property


APG, Doma Group, CorVal Partners Ltd, Real I.S, Morris Property Group, Quintessential Properties, 360 Capital, Molonglo Group, ME Bank, Challenger Life



29 April 2015

To whom it may concern,

I am pleased to provide a letter of recommendation to Colliers International regarding their Real Estate Management Team in Canberra led by Rupert Cullen. Colliers International has managed 3 buildings for 360 Capital Group, both Commercial and Industrial.

Our commercial buildings in Canberra have had significant challenges over the last 3 years. The team has coordinated two NABERS upgrades that required significant communication and coordination with our tenants. Our industrial building also underwent a major extension. The team was instrumental in assisting with the relevant government authorities in relation to consolidation of the property titles and extension of the crown leases. These projects, in conjunction with external consultants and contractors, were well managed by the Colliers team demonstrating their integrated approach between the Property and Facilities Management disciplines.

Tenant relationships are key to property performance and Colliers International has a unique approach to dealing with existing and potential new tenants. The Management and Leasing teams within the Colliers Canberra business work seamlessly together sharing information about existing and new tenants to ensure tenancy negotiations and decisions result in the best possible outcome for the asset.

We originally transitioned our property management services to Colliers International due to their strong and stable senior management team and their ability to attract and retain high quality operatives within the business. We have since had strong communication with the Colliers International team at all levels of our business to ensure our satisfaction with their service and to address all key issues and challenges. From commencement, the transition of management was seamless and the high quality of service has been maintained by the team resulting in strong results for our assets.

We highly recommend the Colliers International Real Estate Management team and would be happy to discuss our experience in more detail.


Ben James

Chief Investment Officer | 360 Capital Group




Asset Management, Property Management

Service Lines

Real Estate Management Services

Property Type

Industrial, Office, Retail

Featured News

10 Apr 2019

Colliers takes out major national awards

Colliers (ACT) was honoured to be named Commercial Agency of the Year at last night’s Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) National Awards for Excellence and to have Director Real Estate Management (REM), Rupert Cullen named Property Manager of the Year.
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26 Sep 2018

Colliers honoured by awards

Colliers was honoured to be named Commercial Agency of the Year at the Real Estate Institute of the ACT’s Awards of Excellence on Saturday night and to have Director Rupert Cullen recognised as Commercial Property Manager of the Year.
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