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Colliers International grows its Project Management business with strategic acquisition

Colliers International acquires GMP Management

Colliers International today announced the acquisition of GMP Management Pty Ltd (“GMP Management”), an Australian project management firm founded in 1989 with extensive experience in delivering successful commercial, hotels, residential and retail projects.

The acquisition by Colliers International complements and enhances its existing award-winning Project Management business and expands the number of project management experts across Australia and New Zealand.

“GMP Management are market leaders in project management and have been involved in some of the most notable and complex projects across South East Queensland and internationally, including the Mixed-Use Mary Lane Development, Pullman and Ibis Conference Centre at Brisbane Airport, Victoria Tower Retirement development in Southport and Novotel Southbank” said John Kenny, Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand.

“The acquisition significantly enhances our Project Management capabilities in the hotels and residential asset classes and integrates specialist consulting and financier risk management expertise into our business.  This means that Colliers International can now provide a complete end-to-end solution for our clients across all property asset classes, from site acquisition, development advisory and management through to project delivery, marketing and sales.”

“Joining Colliers International was an easy decision, given our values and culture naturally align with the entrepreneurial spirit for which the company is renowned, both in Australia and around the world,” said Ian Pert, Director at GMP Management.

“We are very excited to become part of Colliers International and harness the incredible opportunities that come from working for a global brand with an industry leading platform.”

“Our clients will have now have access to an extensive network of experts around the world who are passionate about identifying hidden value and accelerating the success of their projects,” said Andrew Bentley, Director at GMP Management.

Colliers International recently completed its role as the Development Phase Project Manager of the new $600 million Northern Beaches Hospital, a 488-bed private hospital treating both private and public patients, which is a first-of-its-kind facility in New South Wales.

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Ian Pert

National Director | Project Leaders

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Brisbane CBD

Ian has over 36 years’ experience in the development industry and has a strong financial focus in property projects.Ian started his career in Scotland before working in Qatar and Sydney before moving to Queensland in 1990.  Ian's experience covers numerous sectors including  hotels,  high rise residential, retail, retirement and hospitality projects.  A well known and respected industry figure in S.E Qld, Ian specialises in Development and Project Management Services.  Ian’s early involvement in projects with strategic advice helps ensure the overall project success,  with a particular particular focus on tourism, hotel consultancy and residential projects.

Ian is a National Director of Colliers International Project Leaders which acquired GMP Management in 2018.  Under Ian’s stewardship, GMP grew to be the largest Project Management Consultancy on the Gold Coast and expanded into Brisbane  and Darwin.

Ian heads up our Queensland division,  but is very much a hands on director,  working out of both our Brisbane and Gold Coast offices.  He has delivered some of S.E. Qld most notable projects including Westin Hotel and Mary Lane Residences, Pullman and Ibis Hotels Brisbane Airport, Novotel Southbank and Twin Towns Services Club.


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Derek Nix

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Derek has over 40 years’ experience in the construction and property industry. Initially with Concrete Constructions Group Limited, where he was a Project Manager, he later moved to the Reed Group Pty Ltd where for over 17 years, he covered roles from Commercial Manager, and Chief Estimator to Project Manager, becoming a Director in 1988 before leaving and forming Nix Management in 1999. In 2014 Nix Management merged with Industry leading Infrastructure delivery expert Scott Anderson to become Nix Anderson Pty Ltd.

Over the past 18 years, Derek as Managing Director has overseen the delivery of $4B worth of projects without any formal dispute. Derek takes a hands on approach to all key requirements across the project working closely with each of the teams and keeping clients protected and informed at every stage. Clients have the confidence their project is being actively managed to control risks and take advantage of each opportunity.

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Scott Anderson

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Sydney CBD

Scott joined Colliers International in August 2017 after Colliers acquired NixAnderson where he was previously Managing Director. As Managing Director of the Project Leaders division at Colliers, Scott leads a team of 60 talented and dedicated professionals. The team have a presence nationally and deliver projects for both landlords and occupiers across multiple asset classes including office, retail, industrial, hospitality sports & Leisure, health care and retirement living, and residential. Scott recently delivered the Northern Beaches hospital, a project Colliers is proud to represent.

With 20 years of industry experience Scott has been involved in all stages of the project life cycle, from delivering major complex projects through the bid, feasibility and inception stage, to design and construction and finally the asset handover to the end client.

As Managing Director of Project Leaders at Colliers International, Scott takes a personal and dedicated approach to ensure the needs of all clients are fully understood and delivered to a high standard.

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