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Simon Kersten | Colliers | Wollongong

Simon Kersten

LREA, Grad Dip

Managing Director | Wollongong

Licence 20133529

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Professional Summary

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.

    Former Roles

    • 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, 



    Development Sites, Property Management, Project Marketing, Auctions, Consultancy Services, Corporate Restructuring and Recovery, Digital Marketing, Insolvency Property Services, Land Marketing, Land Sales, Not for Profit Advisory, Residential Development Sales, Site Sales, Warehouses

    Service Lines

    Valuation and Advisory Services, Real Estate Management Services, Residential Sales, Capital Markets, Flexible Workspace, Investment Services, Strategic Advisory

    Property Type

    Industrial, Land, Office, Residential

    My Team

    Featured Research

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    Q3 2022 Wollongong Apartment Report

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    2021 Residential Report | Wollongong

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