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Tenant Advisory team expands nationally as we welcome 4 new faces

In the past three months, we have been pleased to welcome four new Tenant Advisors into our Occupier Services team within Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

A strong first half of 2021 contributed to the expansion of our team, as we experienced a significant increase in occupier activity from corporates actively assessing their property needs and options; whether that be renewing leases, acquiring new offices, subleasing existing offices, exploring flexible office solutions and determining future workplace strategies.

So, I thought I would put the spotlight on our newcomers and showcase the realm of talent, from different backgrounds with diverse skills, who have joined our team and will be working with clients moving forward.

Melbourne CBD

Mikayla Toy joined us in Melbourne during mid-July from Cushman & Wakefield where she was previously an Office Leasing agent.

With over six years’ experience in the property industry, Mikayla began her career as an analyst before moving into a Leasing role. Having gained extensive experience on the landlord side of transactions, Mikayla developed a strong interest in the representation of corporates ultimately making the move to a Tenant Advisor.

Mikayla’s experience representing landlords is certainly advantageous in the negotiation of her corporate clients. Reach out to Mikayla for assistance with your property needs in Melbourne.

Mikayla’s top tip for a drink in Melbourne CBD: “Nick and Nora’s is a great bar to sip on a cocktail and take in the surroundings.”

Brisbane CBD

In late July, we grew our Brisbane team with the appointment of Lizzie Shaw as a Tenant Advisor.

Lizzie joined us from Graystone, a commercial property company where she specialised in office fringe assets and delivered office leasing, development, asset management and fitout delivery for her clients.

With her well-rounded property background, Lizzie’s experience and extensive knowledge of both landlord and tenant drivers makes her the perfect fit for a Tenant Advisor. Contact Lizzie to understand how she can help with your property needs in Brisbane.

Lizzie’s tip for a meal in Brisbane CBD: “You can’t beat the atmosphere at Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane at the moment – Yoko is the front runner for me.”

Sydney CBD

Hannah Kimber has been an exciting recent addition to our team with a major career move from the legal industry, where she spent almost 10 years. Prior to joining Colliers, Hannah was a Senior Corporate Lawyer at Clayton Utz and PwC advising listed and unlisted corporate clients on market leading mergers, acquisitions, and capital raisings.

Hannah’s extensive transactional experience and diverse skill sets are a valuable attribute to our team. She is uniquely positioned as a trusted adviser to accelerate our client’s success in the broader commercial landscape, contact Hannah to explore your property options in Sydney CBD.
Hannah’s top tip for coffee in the Sydney CBD: “My favourite spot for coffee is Janus on Bligh Street, I love the outdoor vibe there and the way they broadcast soccer on the TV.”

Our newest recruit in Sydney is Nathan Nolan who recently joined us from Knight Frank. Nathan has been working as a Tenant Advisor and gained valuable experience in Investment Sales and Capital Markets prior to that. With his specialisation in Tenant Advisory, Nathan brings a strong analytical approach and attention to detail which helps provide invaluable insight into solving his client’s needs and requirements.

Nathan’s experience and valuable knowledge of the Sydney office market makes him an exciting addition into our team. Contact Nathan to understand the current state of the Sydney office market for occupiers.

Nathan’s top tip for dining in the Sydney CBD: “You can’t beat China Doll, especially the pork belly!”

We are also pleased to be welcoming Sarah Hughes back from maternity leave in November. Sarah and her partner Steve welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Madilyn, into the world earlier this year.

As a Senior member of our national Tenant Advisory team, Sarah is based in the Sydney CBD and has built a strong reputation as a leading Tenant Advisor for corporates, particularly those in financial services, professional services and technology companies.

The recruitment of our new Tenant Advisors is an example of our focus on attracting the right talent to accelerate the success of our clients.

Should you have any property questions or concerns, I am more than happy to assist please reach out via any of the following:
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Simon Crouch

Head of Tenant Advisory | Occupier Services


Simon Crouch is the head of of Tenant Advisory in Australia and  has been with Colliers since 1996. Simon started his career in Office Leasing and changed roles to help establish Tenant Advisory Services at Colliers in 2006. When we started out our aim was to provide the highest quality impartial advice to tenants and to deliver bespoke accommodation strategies that would accelerate our clients business and that  is what we have done since. Through employing best in class people with diverse skills our focus is always on holistic customer solutions and service excellence. Evidenced by our average client satisfaction score of 9.5/10 and our expanding services we deliver results that set us apart from our competitors. 

 Simon and his team has delivered some of the most complex assignments in the Australian market. Major recent accomplishments Simon has led include:

Nine Entertainment Co. in their pre-committment of 16,000sqm into North Sydney and subsequent expansion of 6,000sqm following a merger with Fairfax Media, Microsoft's Long Term Strategy and relocation of 10,500sqm in North Sydney, Norton Rose Fulbright's pre-committment of 10,000sqm into 60 Martin Place, Sydney and QBE's 12,000sqm pre-committment in Parramatta and 10,000sqm pre-committmnet in Sydney. 

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