Shane McIntyre brings 40 years’ experience to new national role in growing sector.
Colliers International continues to invest in Australia’s flourishing rural and agribusiness sector with a high profile new recruit to lead its growing team.
Respected senior rural property expert and auctioneer Shane McIntyre has been appointed to the role of National Director of Rural & Agribusiness based out of Colliers International’s Melbourne CBD office.
Will Doherty, National Executive responsible for Rural & Agribusiness at Colliers International, said Mr McIntyre would lead this business and be an invaluable addition to the company’s national team of rural property experts.
“Shane is one of Australia’s most recognised faces in major rural property transactions and will bring unparalled skills, experience and leadership to our existing highly regarded team as we continue to expand our business in this sector,” Mr Doherty said.
“Shane has acted for many of the country’s most prominent individuals, families, corporate entities and state and federal governments during his 40-year career and has been associated with the transaction of many of the most significant properties within Victoria and New South Wales."
Mr McIntyre joins Colliers International after a long and distinguished career at Elders at a time of ever-increasing global interest in Australian agriculture.
“Trade in agricultural commodities is set to boom, assisted by the lower Australian dollar and new free trade agreements,” Mr McIntyre said. “Over the next decade, Australia will experience unprecedented demand from global investors seeking more protein from a recognised safe food source."
“With an extremely strong local business and more than 500 offices in 67 countries, Colliers International is perfectly poised to capture the global surge in overseas demand for Australian rural property coming from the US, Europe and Asia in particular. I am thrilled to be joining and leading the Rural & Agribusiness team at Colliers International and look forward to reporting further success in the near future."
Mr Doherty said Colliers International was continuing to invest heavily in the sector, offering property owners and buyers alike professional, experienced advice and connecting Australian agriculture to global markets.