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Tim Farley | Colliers | Melbourne

Tim Farley

National Director, Tenant Advisory | Occupier Services

Licence 077349L

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Professional Summary

Tim is a National Director of Colliers International's Occupier Services division  and head of the Victorian Tenant Advisory team .  With a career in corporate real estate spanning over 20 years in Australia and the United Kingdom, Tim is an established,  recognised market leader and subject matter expert, with a strategic and organised approach to business. 


Colliers International’s APAC Occupier Advisory Committee

- Education Sector Focus Group

- Legal Sector Focus Group

- Flexible Workspace Focus Group

Tim’s expertise includes:

• Lease & Agreement For Lease

• Market Rent Review

• Acquisitions (Leasehold & Freehold)

• Property Disposal (Strategy, Planning & Management)

• End of Lease / Lease Legacy (Risk & Liability mitigation)

• Strategic Portfolio Review

• Lease Assessment & Restructure

• Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis

Clients Tim has assisted include: Grant Thornton, URBIS, Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), CGI Technologies Australia, McKinsey & Company, NEC Australia, Bunnings Limited, Coles, Fly Buys, International Workplace Group (IWG), Victoria University, University of Melbourne, Acknowledge Education, Vic Govt., Commonwealth Govt., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Porter Davis Homes, DB Schenker, Telstra, NAB, EQUINIX, Equity Trustees, Medibank, Orica Limited, Asciano, Philips, ASIC, APRA, WILEY Education Services, URBIS, SwissRe, ActForKids, Animals Australia, CHUBB Insurance, Amazon Webservices, NINE Entertainment.


"Dear Tim, I wanted to contact you formally to acclaim the work you and your firm has performed for CGI over this past year for our Melbourne Office relocation.  To highlight that the result for CGI was nothing short of excellent and to this point, I do wish to elaborate.

Within the brief that was provided, Mr Farley took the CGI interest and business requirements as his primary objective providing clear alignment to our business expectations and presented a facility that aligned to our growing and transforming business requirements.  He brought his broad experience and professional advice to benefit the CGI position to the point of challenging some of our initial approaches, and provided practical and commercial benefit to the business.

Commercially we were delighted with the result and his dogged determination for the best possible outcomes for our busienss.  With a very short timeframe he brought a level of clarity, independence and perspective that drove the prospective commercial landlords that we were in negotiations with.  Further, Mr Farley maintained a healthy competitive tension throughout the process.  The result; he was key to finalising our deal and without doubt it was for the best result possible.  

Finally, it was my pleasure to engage with Mr Farley and without question I would use his services and those of Colliers International without any trepidation.  My whole experience was based on a professional, thorough and detailed meticulous approach, which I found faultless".

Richard Everett, Vice President - CGI Technologies and Solutions Australia Pty Ltd


"Always a willing contgributor and keen to be part of the solution, Tim built trust with members of the senior executive team.  I would have no hesitation recommending Tim to an organisation looking for a true real estate partner.  His strong presence in the market, industry knowledge and client first approach to business is second to none, and we look forward to re-engaging Tim's services in future".

Andrew Marks, General Manager Property - Bunnings Group Ltd


"I was extremely happy with the service provided by Tim and would use his services in the future; he went above and beyond to assist with an extremely difficult project".

Stephanie Clancy, District Manager - Global Operations Properties ANZ, GE Global

"Tim demonstrated great professionalism and excellent market knowledge, we trusted and relied upon his professional judgement and were very happy with what we were able to achieve".

Dr. Jonathan Coates, CEO, Avexa Limited

"I commend the tenacity and courage that Tim showed at the end of the negotiations. Tim provided strong advice and successfully extracted the best outcome for Philips. I am happy to recommend Tim Farley for his professionalism and knowledge in commercial real estate transactions".

Simon Jackson, Multi Site Service Delivery Manager, Philips

"During the course of our negotiations, Tim’s expertise, diligence and attention to detail was invaluable in identifying and resolving issues before becoming a problem. This is the second project we have engaged Tim’s services in the space of 3 years and his expertise, market knowledge coupled with his excellent negotiation skills enabled Kodak to once again obtain very favourable terms. Tim demonstrated great professionalism and market knowledge. We trusted and relied upon his professional judgement and were very happy with what we were able to achieve. Kodak has engaged Tim’s services three times, and there is no better recommendation than that".

Mitchell Wu, Chief Financial Officer, Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd

"Tim provided exemplary service to myself and Film Victoria during this project, often extending beyond the  terms of engagement. Tim developed a thorough and accurate understanding of the needs of Film Victoria and as such the organisation was successful in securing excellent new premises, meeting the requirements of the organisation at competitive and acceptable terms. Tim approached our project with dedication, diligence and professionalism at all stages, ensuring regular and transparent communication with all parties. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tim Farley for future project work".

Nesreen Bottriel, General Manager Business Affairs, Film Victoria

"Tim’s professionalism, knowledge and diligence coupled with a genuine willingness to achieve the best outcome for AFI was second to none. Given the complexity and extraordinary circumstances surrounding the renewal of lease, Tim’s judgement, experience and subsequent recommendations were welcomed by AFI without question. I recommend Tim Farley to any organisation without hesitation".

Damian Trewhella, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Film Institute

"Tim’s understanding of TE’s business needs and expertise of the commercial leasing market in Melbourne meant that he was able to negotiate the best leasing terms for TE. We are very pleased with the outcome Tim achieved for our business unit in Melbourne and would highly recommend Tim to any prospective client looking for a true professional in the commercial leasing field. Furthermore, Tim’s after sales service is second to none".

Jacqueline Goh, Regional Manager Real Estate & Company Secretary, TE Connectivity Group Aust / ANZ



Business Space Lease Advisory, Consultancy Services, Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management, Data Centers, Financial Analysis, Ground lease, Lease Advisory, Not for Profit Advisory, Portfolios, Transactions Services

Service Lines

Tenant Advisory, Corporate Solutions, Occupier Services

Property Type

Industrial, Office


Commonwealth Government Practice Group, Education Practice Group, Legal Practice Group, State Government Practice Group

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13 May 2022

Meet our Expert Tim Farley

Tim Farley is a National Director of Colliers’ Occupier Services division and head of the Victorian Tenant Advisory team. With a career in corporate real estate spanning over 20 years, Tim is an established, recognised market leader and subject matter expert, with a strategic and organised approach to business.
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