Director, Industrial Capital Markets
Sean Thomson works for Colliers International as Director of Industrial Capital Markets, Australia, where he specialises in the sale of industrial & logistics assets nationally.
Sean works alongside Gavin Bishop (Head of Industrial Capital Markets, Australia) on a day-to-day basis and holds excellent relationships across a broad spectrum of corporate, private, institutional and international investors.
Having been involved in excess of $9.0 billion of strategic valuation advice, his experience and understanding of the levers which can best maximise value together with the capital markets team’s track record, is integral in achieving the strongest possible result for his clients.
Sean has been involved in many large-scale portfolio divestments including:
The Super Core Logistics Portfolio ($186 million)
The Greenlit Brands Portfolio ($171 million)
Calibre, Eastern Creek ($130 million)
The Kaufland Portfolio ($120 million)
The AMP Portfolio ($105 million)
Sean holds an unmatched track record in divesting major distribution centres including:
Toyota South Sydney ($171 million)
59 Lockwood Road, Eastern Creek ($107 million)
37-39 Wentworth Street, Greenacre ($100 million)
1 Eucalyptus Place, Eastern Creek ($91 million)
342 Hammond Road, Dandenong South ($87 million)
Sean has focused on building deep relationships with key global institutional clients, providing the latest in-depth information about the logistics market across Australia, which in-line with his extensive track record, has seen him achieve record-breaking results for his clients.
Sean has personally been involved in the sale of the following large-scale portfolio sales:
The Super Core Logistics Portfolio - $186,000,000
The Bond Like Portfolio - $171,285,000
Calibre Eastern Creek (50% Share) - $130,146,000
The AMP Portfolio - $105,000,000
The Kaufland Portfolio - $100,000,000
The Superior Sydney Portfolio - $47,860,000
The Heathley Portfolio - $38,350,000
Maclaw Portfolio - $33,000,000
Cope Sensitive Freight Portfolio - $31,000,000
Sean has personally sold the following properties:
Toyota Motor Corporation Caringbah - $170,500,000
57 - 89 Lockwood Road, Erskine Park - $107,000,000
37-39 Wentworth Street, Greenacre - $100,000,000
300 Manchester Road, Auburn - $94,200,000
1 Eucalyptus Place. Eastern Creek - $90,500,000
342 Hammond Road, Dandenong South - $87,100,000
2-4 Harvey Road, Kings Park - $81,285,000
28 McPherson Street, Banksmeadow - $75,000,000
16-28 Quarry Road, Stapylton - $65,520,000
385 Francis Street, Brooklyn - $65,000,000
20 Geddes Street, Balcatta - $63,500,000
151 Leakes Road, Truganina - $58,744,000
19 Loyalty Road, North Rocks - $57,000,000
286 Horsley Road, Milperra - $52,000,000
28-54 Percival Road, Smithfield - $48,000,000
247 King Street, Mascot - $48,000,000
1 Lahrs Road, Ormeau - $43,000,000
30-32 Bessemer Street, Blacktown - $41,500,000
64 Biloela Street, Villawood - $39,500,000
509 Boundary Road, Darra - $36,500,000
237 Fleming Road, Hemmant - $36,110,000
11 Amour Street, Milperra - $31,872,000
50 Eastern Creek Drive, Eastern Creek - $31,000,000
1 Johnson Road, Campbelltown - $29,000,000
7 Williamson Road, Ingleburn - $28,175,000
159 Newton Road, Wetherill Park - $24,400,000
13 Ferndell Street, South Granville - $24,225,000
104 Vanessa Street, Kingsgrove - $24,000,000
20 Williamson Road, Ingleburn - $23,460,000
28-34 Orange Grove Road, Warwick Farm -$22,000,000
46 Bessemer Street, Blacktown - $21,500,000
3-5 John Morphett Place, Erskine Park - $19,040,000
52 Sargents Road, Minchinbury - $15,500,000
141A Boundry Road, Oxley - $15,425,000
312 Horsley Road, Milperra - $13,550,000
27 Canavan Drive, Beresfield - $12,000,000
323-325 St Albans Road, Sunshine West - $11,500,000
110 Fairbank Road, Clayton South - $10,400,000
87 Bancrot Road, Pinkenba - $10,250,000
5 Lenton Place, North Rocks - $10,000,000
1304 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby - $9,350,000
44 Fitzpatrick Street, Revesby - $8,650,000
1 Douglas Road, Moss Vale - $6,500,000
9-13 Tayet Link, Bibra Lake - $5,300,000
40 Railway Road, Moss Vale - $5,100,000
13 Yulong Close, Moorebank - $4,200,000
AMP Capital, Charter Hall, Goodman, Dexus, Altis, Logos, Leda Holdings, Mirvac, Frasers, GPT, Quintessential, Blackstone, Maple Tree, Capital Land, M&G, ARA, ESR, JP Morgan, Sankfin, Aberdeen, GM Property Group, Centuria, ISPT
''Gavin & Sean identified a wide range of domestic and offshore investors through their extensive network of key decision makers within the investment market. These relationships resulted in strong interest being received for the portfolio and created a competitive sales process. The campaign delivered a significant premium to book value for the Portfolio which was in line within initial price guidance provided during the submission.''
Tom Sillar, Senior Transaction Manager, and James Doneley, Head of Transactions | AMP Capital
''Throughout the entire process Gavin & Sean's intimate knowledge of the Australian Industrial investment market and relationships with key decision makers within Australia and offshore was extensive and effective in maximising the value of our portfolio. The discrete off-market campaign through a competitive bidding process achieved a price in line with Colliers propposed expectations, whilst maintaining confidentiality throughout the process.''
Peter L. Millist, Director, Property & Procurement General Merchandise | Greenlit Brands
''Having been active in the industrial market, Mirvac (on behalf of MILP) has also had the recent experience of working with Colliers as an asset purchaser via the acquisition of 1 Johnson Road, Campbelltown, which was via a co-agency campaign. Gavin & Sean’s strategic approach and professionalism during this process was also impressive. Their manner was professional, and we felt they always acted with his client’s objectives in focus to achieve the best result.''
Angela Buckley, General Manager, Capital Transactions | Mirvac
Head of Industrial Capital Markets | Australia
Gavin is the Head of Industrial Capital Markets Australia and the Head of the NSW Industrial Team at Colliers International, where he has been specialising in industrial property for 20 years. Based in the Sydney CBD Head Office, Gavin manages a highly successful team of over 40 staff across broader Sydney in key industrial precincts.
Gavin specialises in the national industrial capital markets and has excellent relationships across a broad spectrum of institutional, international and private investors. Over Gavin’s time with Colliers, he has completed hundreds of deals in industrial property, settling over $14 billion in his career to date, and leasing over 400,000sqm. Gavin enjoys a 75% market share of industrial capital markets share in NSW.
Gavin has worked extensively in the sale of industrial portfolios of up to 30 assets in one portfolio. Gavin and his team have sold 20/22 of all industrial portfolios in the Australia over the last four years, including the J.P. Morgan Portfolio ($250m), Altis Portfolio ($342.5m) and GIC/Australand Portfolio ($1.073b) and AMP Portfolio ($105m).
Some major distribution centre sales that Gavin and his team have been involved in over the last two years include, the Calibre, Eastern Creek ($130.1 million), 1 Eucalyptus Place, Eastern Creek ($90.5 million), 3 Roberts Road, Eastern Creek ($253 millions) and 6-20 Clunies Ross Street, Greystanes ($76.6 million)
Gavin has focused on building deep relationships with his clients, providing the latest in-depth information about logistics markets across Australia, which in line with his extensive track record, has seen Gavin achieve record-breaking results for his clients.
Gavin is a long-standing member of the Colliers team, having joined in 2000 as a graduate valuer. Gavin commenced with Colliers as part of their Scholarship Program and he was fortunate to work across multiple service lines and locations across Sydney, before settling in the Industrial team in Sydney South in 2001. Over the last 20 years, Gavin has progressed through the industrial business including managing the Sydney South and Sydney South West offices, before moving into the NSW State Product Director for Industrial in 2010.