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Sean Thomson | Colliers | Sydney

Sean Thomson

National Director, Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets | Industrial & Logistics

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Professional Summary

Sean Thomson works for Colliers as National Director of Industrial Capital Markets, Australia and Head of Industrial Capital Markets | NSW, where he specialises in the sale of industrial & logistics assets nationally.

Sean works alongside Gavin Bishop (Managing Director of Industrial, 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 $14.0 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:

  • Qantas Portfolio ($802 million)
  • The Kirby Portfolio ($220 million)
  • The Super Core Logistics Portfolio ($186 million)
  • The Greenlit Brands Portfolio ($171 million)
  • Calibre, Eastern Creek ($130 million)
  • The Kaufland Portfolio ($129 million)
  • The AMP Portfolio ($105 million)

Sean holds an unmatched track record in divesting major distribution centres including:

  • The Fairfield Distribution Centre ($200 million)
  • Toyota South Sydney ($171 million)
  • 884 Mamre Road, Kemps Creek ($125 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 holdings a significant track record in divesting many greenfield and brownfield sites within Sydney including:

  • 1 Augusta Street, Huntingwood ($201 million)
  • South West Sydney ($195 million)
  • 286 Horsley Road, Milperra ($152 million)
  • 1 Princes Highway, Dandenong South ($96 million)
  • 149 Airds Road, Minto ($75 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.

Accomplishments

Sean has personally been involved in the sale of the following large-scale portfolio sales:

  • The Qantas Investment & Land Portfolio - $802,000,000
  • 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 - $129,000,000
  • 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:

  • Fairfield Distribution Centre - $200,200,000
  • 3 Davis Road, Wetherill Park for $191,000,000
  • 2 Glendenning Road, Glendenning for $175,000,000
  • Toyota Motor Corporation Caringbah - $170,500,000
  • 286 Horsley Road, Milperra for $152,000,000
  • 884 Mamre Road, Kemps Creek - $125,490,515
  • 1 Vegemite Way, Port Melbourne for $114,600,000
  • 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
  • 149 Airds Road, Minto - $75,264,000
  • 28 McPherson Street, Banksmeadow - $75,000,000 
  • 16-28 Quarry Road, Stapylton - $65,520,000
  • 385 Francis Street, Brooklyn - $65,000,000
  • 247 King Street, Mascot for $65,000,000
  • 20 Geddes Street, Balcatta - $63,500,000
  • 151 Leakes Road, Truganina - $58,744,000
  • 20 Kelso Crescent, Moorebank for $57,000,000
  • 19 Loyalty Road, North Rocks - $57,000,000
  • 286 Horsley Road, Milperra - $52,000,000
  • 114 & 120 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale for $50,182,485
  • 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
  • 373 Horsley Road, Milperra - $34,200,000
  • 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
  • 163 Ingram Road, Acacia Ridge - $28,000,000
  • 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

Clients

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

Testimonials

''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

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