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Zhenni Lu | Colliers | Sydney CBD

Zhenni Lu

Manager | Asia Markets

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Professional Summary

Combining property valuation expertise and native Mandarin abilities, Zhenni has been particularly successful in connecting with the growing number of top and mid tier Chinese developers who are seeking to expand their portfolio in Australia. Her all rounded knowledge of market fundamentals and active involvement in the Chinese community has provided her with a reputation as a trusted advisor to her clients.

Zhenni has quickly established a strong professional track record having completed a number of transactions over the last five years with a total project value over $400 million. Zhenni is also integral in securing major project marketing opportunities from the Asian market, having successfully originated 6 major project marketing listings (Milsons Point; Pymble; Granville; Rouse Hill, Lindfield and Burwood) with a total end value exceeding $450 million over the same period.

Prior to joining the Residential team, Zhenni worked with Colliers International as an Assistant Valuer in the Valuation and Advisory division. Zhenni assisted with the preparation of valuation reports for corporate and institutional clients including GPT, Westpac, ISPT, and National Australia Bank. Her previous experience in property valuation, feasibility study and analytical skills enhances the teams focus on providing high quality advice and service to a varied client base.  


Major Development Sites & Investment Assets Transactions:

  • 141 Allen Street, Leichhardt - $57.5 million
  • Showground, Castle Hill - Over $60 million 
  • Showground, Castle Hill - Over $45 million 
  • 888 Pacific Highway, Gordon - $34 million 
  • 31-41 Anzac Parade, Kensington - $28.5 million
  • "Site 8A", St Leonards South - Circa $20 million
  • 171B Botany Road, Waterloo - $17.5 million
  • 226-228 Grange Avenue, Marsden Park - Circa $15 million
  • 6 Cremorne Road, Cremorne Point - Price confidential
  • 12 Shirley Street, Carlingford - $10.5 million

Australia Chinese Business Council (ACBC) Young Professional Ambassador 2018

Colliers International Collaboration Award 2015 - NSW Residential

In addition to her transactional achievements, Zhenni is an enthusiastic promoter of real estate industry market activities with a focus on the Asian and Chinese market. Zhenni successfully organised, raised funds for and hosted the major industry events below:

1. Host of Asian Markets Developer Dinner (2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016)
• 130 attendees (avg.) per event
• $40,000 (approx.) funds raised per event via 10 institutional sponsors
• Chinese corporate attendees included Greenland, Poly, Macrolink, Aqualand and Aoyuan

2. Colliers Residential Seminar on market overview (2019) - "Has the market fog lifted?"
• 100 attendees including CBUS, Poly, Aqualand, and Starryland.
• Colliers partnered with industry leaders including NAB, Domain, Property Council to share their insights on this topical issue
• Special guest speaker - Hon. Morris Iemma (Former Premier NSW)

3. Colliers Residential Seminar on “Are townhouses the answer to Sydney's missing middle housing? ” (2018)
• 100 attendees
• Fully sponsored event
• Colliers partnered with PBD and Urbis to provide developers with an overview of the townhouse developments in the current state

4. Co-host seminar with PwC on “Housing Affordability and Stamp Duty” (2017)
• 120 attendees
• Fully sponsored event
• Colliers partnered with PwC to provide developers and stakeholders with an overview of changes to Stamp Duty and consequential impacts on housing affordability 


Master of Property and Development - University of New South Wale
(Postgraduate Dean’s Merit List recipient - Faulty of Built Environment)

Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours) - University of Technology, Sydney

Membership Involvements

Australia China Business Council (ACBC) NSW Young Professional Ambassador 2018


Macquarie Capital,  New Hope, Changfa Group, AUX Group, COHL, Shokai (Ausbao), Zone Q



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