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Expert Spotlight: Trent Gallagher, National Director | Property Sales & Leasing, Industrial

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Trent Gallagher is a ten year veteran of the Colliers team, and is currently National Director | Property Sales & Leasing in our Sydney South office.

Trent has dominated his market over the last ten years, regularly completing over a hundred transactions a year. Collaborative and enterprising in his approach, Trent has established himself as a leading agent in the Sydney South market. 

Q: Tell us about your journey to join Colliers – how long have you been in the industry, and what prompted you to join us?  

I’ve been in the property for the past thirteen years, having started in a small local franchise agency at 17 fresh from school. I started in property management and by the time I was 20, I had began to sell some high profile properties and got a taste for transactions. I considered my options and liked the feel of the Colliers team and strength of the brand from the outset which didn’t restrict me to one product or size range, which allowed me to spread my wings and grow as an agent.  

Q: What’s your current role at Colliers, and what do you find most fulfilling about it?  

I am National Director, Property Sales & Leasing in our Sydney South Office. I enjoy doing deals and worked in a fast-paced environment. In recent years, I’ve really enjoyed the mentor relationship I have with some of our up and coming agents, providing guidance and advice to ensure they can be the best agent possible. It’s really satisfying to see them succeed, particularly when one of my colleagues Angus was named Rookie of the Year last year.  

Q: Can you think of a transaction or project that you’re particularly proud of? What did you do to ensure its success?  

It would have to be the Toyota site at Endeavour Road, Caringbah. We had the opportunity to pitch to transact the asset, impressing Toyota’s leadership with our strategy, branding the location and creating a best-in-class video to demonstrate the opportunity to buyers. We won the listing exclusively, and ran a comprehensive off-market EOI process including a week in Singapore and Hong Kong to present to buyers. We closed our the process, received 13 unconditional offers and created the competitive tension between buyers allowing to bid as aggressively as they could. We were able to achieve a price of $170.5m, equating the largest industrial/commercial sale to occur in the past five years in Sydney South. We’re now working with the new owner to realise their vision for the site. A true end-to-end process that allowed me to really showcase our creative flair and diligence to transact.

Q: Any final words of wisdom for those looking to join the Colliers team?  

There are two key things that will help you succeed at Colliers – firstly, we have a very dominant brand in the market that is well respected and will assist you greatly when talking to clients. Secondly, there is really good internal processes allowing you to focus on being the best agent possible.  




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Trent Gallagher

National Director

Sydney South

Trent has been in the real estate industry for over 15 years and in that time, he has thrived in this competitive industry and established himself as one of the most highly esteemed agents within the industry. He has honed his skills in varied markets whilst specialising in development sites, commercial buildings and industrial properties from which he has gained immense property knowledge. Since coming to Colliers, he has excelled across the property spectrum and has become known for his hard work becoming the leading agent in the South Sydney, Sutherland Shire and South West markets.

Trent has been involved in some of Sydney’s most notable sale transactions which includes the Ausgrid owned mixed use development site at 130 Joynton Ave for $183M, the old Toyota HQ at 13 Endeavour Road, Caringbah for $170.5M and the Qantas investment and land portfolio at Mascot for $802M. Trent has also been involved in some of Sydney’s most notable industrial and commercial leases along with notable pre-lease transactions which includes the new 18,000m Harvey Norman warehouse at Casula.

Trent continues to endeavour to be at the forefront of the industry with innovative methods in canvassing, marketing and strategic sales. He strives to actualize the goals of his vendors and work hand in hand with prospective purchasers to ensure all parties achieve the best result efficiently.

Trent takes personal pride in his responsibilities to his clients and delivering service excellence across a variety of situations with his experience and knowledge to recognise and assess any industrial, commercial, retail or residential development site requirement. His assembly of long term clients is a testament to his commitment to his work and ensuring he delivers the best result every time.


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