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Colliers takes out major national awards

ACT office named Commercial Agency of the Year.

Colliers (ACT) was honoured to be named Commercial Agency of the Year at last night’s Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) National Awards for Excellence and to have Director Real Estate Management Services (REMS), Rupert Cullen named Property Manager of the Year.

“Congratulations to all our team. This achievement is thanks to the skills, commitment and hard work of each and every person in our ACT team,” Colliers State Chief Executive, Paul Powderly praised. 

“I would particularly like to commend the entire Office Leasing and Capital Markets and Investment Services teams as well as Rupert Cullen on his individual win

“Our team approach to tackling client problems and our dedication to providing exceptional service helped us stand out amongst our peers.

“These honours also demonstrate the continued strength of the ACT property sector. Canberra continues to grow and more and more people and businesses are calling the Territory home. In just the past few days Canberra once again topped a list of most liveable capital cities.

“Having an ACT company take out top national honours like this shows we really are punching above our weight here in Canberra and provide services and innovative products and solutions that are as good as, if not better, than that on offer anywhere in the country.”

Rupert Cullen took the opportunity to acknowledge REM staff members.

“I would like to pay tribute to all the REM team,” Mr Cullen said. “This award is a reflection of how well our individual talents and experience blend to produce outstanding results.”

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Paul Powderly

State Chief Executive | Australian Capital Territory


As the State Chief Executive Officer of the Canberra office I am part of the Senior Leadership Team of the Australian business.  I currently run our National Government Services business and the agency business in the ACT.

I have been intimately involved in the development sector of the market for the past 30 years and consulted on more than 500 office and residential projects, with a major focus on institutional grade assets.

My experience in the office pre-commitment market is highlighted by my involvement in the delivery of the DoHA, DIMIA, DEEWR, Centrelink and Industry buildings, totalling in excess of 250,000sqm NLA.  Other major projects I have been involved in include the new Human Services building in Greenway ACT (26,000sqm), ATO building in Albury NSW, ATO buiilding in Chermside QLD and National Archives building in Mitchell, ACT 

I am advisor to the ACT Government (Australian Forum/City to Lake) and advisor to council members of the Australian National University Investment Fund.  Through my GST knowledge I heavily influenced reforms on the Tax legislation on the margin scheme.

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Rupert Cullen

National Director | Real Estate Management Services


I am a senior property professional with more than 16 year’s experience in the Property Industry across Corporate Real Estate, Property and Project Management.

I have a proven track record in real estate transactions, strategic planning and portfolio optimisation and is responsible for the Real Estate Management business in Canberra. 

·   Reporting to board level across a number of different private and institutional clients

·   Create and deliver business and asset plans, as well as lifecycle costing analysis. 

·   Specialising in representing Landlords with large corporate and government tenanted property

·   Ability to recognise and develop business opportunities within the day to day operation of a building.

·   Project, operational and management skills and reporting and analysis skills.

·   Excellent relationship management skills and able to effectively build relationships with all levels of business personnel.

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