LREA, Grad Dip
Managing Director | Wollongong
As the founder and Managing Director of Colliers Wollongong, I have crafted a business model built on a foundation of collaboration with clients, people, and communities, and this has seen Colliers Wollongong exceed expectations and drive exceptional results since its inception in 2006.
I am an accomplished property leader who has a proven track record in the commercial, industrial, and residential market. Through the record-breaking sales of numerous multimillion-dollar properties I have honed my skills to become an expert in my field. The marketing and sale of high value sites and residential project marketing are my core strengths.
I am an active participant in our local communitiy, sercving on many committtees and boards as well as serving as regional chair for the UDIA and deputy chair the Property Council of Australia.
As the Wollongong’s leading project marketer I maximise the potential of property to accelerate the success of my clients and team. During 2017 and 2018, Colliers Wollongong sold 275 apartments, valued at over $175M alone. Since then we continue to lead the region in project marketing. Some of our recent project successes include:
- Benetti Shell Cove, 42 Apartments
- PARQ on Flinders, 225 apartments
- Haywards Bay, 350 lots
- Harbour Street Apartments, 76 apartments
- Aura Apartments, 50 apartments
- City Breeze, 26 apartments
Some significant site sales include:
- Tullimbar land subdivision for $29.38M
- 23 – 37 Crown Street for $13.5M
- 264 Keira Street Wollongong $13m
- Shell Cove Hotel site for $9.13M
- PARQ on Flinders site for $8.5M
- Headlands Hotel for $5.82M
- Benson Avenue Shellharbour for $5.25M
- 357 Crown Street Wollongong $7m
- Ravensthorpe $4.7m
- Langs Corner for $4.375M
Grad Dip Mgmt (Marketing) UNE
Memberships & Involvements
- UDIA NSW - Regional Chair
- Destination Wollongong - Board Member and Deputy Chair
- Illawarra Olympic and Paralympic Committee - Chair
- Illawarra Cycle Club – Vice President
- Member Wollongong City Council Technical advisory committee - Cycling.
- Property Council of Australia - Deputy Chair, Illawarra Committee
- TIGS Foundation - Director
Grant Thornton, McGrathNicoll, Ferrier Hodgson, Kelly + Partners, Illawarra Credit Union, BRDB, WIN Corporation, Morgan Stanley, Kenards Self Storage, Kollaras Group, John Fletcher Properties, Oscars Group,
Senior Executive | Investment Services
Kady joined Colliers Wollongong almost 9 years ago and over these years she has developed a diverse property skillset, from property management to commercial and industrial sales and leasing. Initially employed in an administrative role, Kady quickly progressed to the position of Assistant Property Manager, taking care of the day-to-day operations of a portfolio of over 200-properties.
In 2019, Kady was promoted to the position of Commercial Leasing Executive. In this role, Kady’s solid foundation across many aspects of the business gave her a unique and invaluable ability to approach any property opportunity with a well-rounded outlook, ensuring our clients had a seamless, profitable experience. Kady has achieved a great deal during her time with Colliers Wollongong and much of this success is due to her ability to connect with clients and develop long term, stable relationships. These strong relationships were particularly valuable throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, where Kady utilised her property knowledge and adaptability to keep clients informed about the changing circumstances within commercial property, giving them the confidence to make decisions and ensure the continuity of their business.
Senior Property Manager
I believe that connecting with people and sustaining robust relationships is critical to creating tangible impact and accelerating business success. Leasing and asset management are crucial for business growth, and I am determined to help my clients navigate this process as seamlessly and efficiently as possible to maximise financial return and satisfaction.
With over 10 years' experience in the property sector, I have honed my technical skills and strategic acumen with extensive experience in strata, residential and commercial real estate within the Illawarra. My most recent experience has been within the strata industry, gaining an extensive amount of knowledge through assisting in the management of portfolios with a combined asset worth of over $400M.
As the Senior Property Manager for Colliers Wollongong, I helps organisations accelerate their revenue and growth by cultivating effective relationships and leading a nimble and effective PM team.
Senior Executive | Residential
Ali has a bright and bubbly personality and an outgoing nature, making it easy for her to develop positive and long-term relationships and rapport with all stakeholders. Ali believes it is these traits, along with her efficiency and customer-focus, that has seen many of her previous clients return to her for insights and advice in the property market over the years.
Ali previously worked as a Leasing Consultant in the Ray White Canberra Property Management team and after 2 years, Ali transitioned into Sales, employed as the Personal Assistant and Campaign Manager to Elite Agent, Mark Johnstone.
Last year, Ali established herself in Wollongong and is now an Executive Sales Agent at Colliers International Wollongong, focused on Project Marketing and leading the sales and client management of the PARQ on Flinders project, which has over 200 apartments.
Jemma is relatively new to the real estate industry but as the youngest member for the Colliers Wollongong team brings youthful enthusiasm and energy to the group. With five years’ experience in hospitality locally and in her home town of Dubbo, Jemma has excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. As the Property Officer and Administration Assistant, Jemma is the face of the business and helps to manage accounts, ingoing rental inspections, open homes and all customer and client enquiries via our central phone and emails systems. Jemma also assists with accounts payable and receivable and juggles a number of other office responsibilities using her exceptional organistional and time management skills.
Manager | Marketing
Melissa started her career in Real Estate in 2016, joining Colliers Wollongong as first point of contact for clients and in a supportive capacity to the Sales, Leasing and Property Management departments.
While in an administrative role, Melissa continued to demonstrate a thorough understanding of systems, procedures and the importance of communication with customers and clients. As a result, Melissa was promoted to Team Assistant to the Residential and Commercial Sales and Leasing department.
Melissa’s role as a Team Assistant was very diverse, covering administrative support to the Residential and Commercial teams, while also supporting the entire team with the capabilities to ensure sales are progressing. Liaising between the vendor, sales executive and the purchaser was also vital to Melissa’s role, as she supported the team from launch to settlement while also ensuring the accuracy of project data and reports. Melissa also supported the Marketing Department, assisting in the management of online property listings, social media, and email communications.
In 2017, Melissa took on the role of Marketing Co-ordinator for Colliers Wollongong office, specialising in creating and executing new marketing strategies to help accelerate the success of each client.
Melissa also supports team by assisting with the preparation of property marketing material, proposals, demographic reports, marketing, and research support. Melissa loves to create ideas from scratch, making customized marketing templates for our clients and helping to promote their brand, striving to bring a unique set of ideas for rebranding and repositioning of each client’s asset.
Executive | Investment Services
I began my property career in the ACT at the age of 19. Initially starting my journey in Strata, I quickly learned what it entails & quickly built a sound knowledge of property. My experience in Strata, Commercial Leasing, & now Investment Serivces has assisted me in building an individualised approach with a well-rounded perspective ensuring my clients have a seamless, valued experience.
I am a confident property professional with a passion to understanding the importance of the specific requirements that my new & long-term clients require to achieve the best result when selling their asset. My passion & dedication towards my career has lead me to recently start my Post Graduate Diploma in Property & hope to complete this by late-2024.
I joined the Colliers team in March 2022 as a new role to drive research analysis on current market trends across all divisions and to review and automate procedures. I am a qualified and experienced Business Analyst with nearly 1 year of analytics and machine learning experience within Australia.
Effectively combining strong technical, problem-solving, and data-driven decision-making capabilities to deliver projects quickly and efficiently. As a business data analyst, I am able to accomplish the business objectives and generate insights which could potentially increase the efficiency, profitability and business development
Executive | Commercial Leasing
Matthew is a seasoned property professional with years of experience in Retail.
Starting in 2018, Matthew previously worked for JLL as a Customer Service Coordinator in their National Property Management Team where he gained valuable experience in property management before becoming Team Leader.
In 2019, after transitioning into Retail Leasing, Matthew gained exposure to sales, leasing and client-relationship management to further develop his property skills. He quickly became a Senior Manager, responsible for overseeing 50 Shopping Centres across NSW.
Matthew now applies his specialised skillset of client relationship management, retail expertise and customer service to Collier’s Commercial Leasing team in Wollongong, NSW.