Nigel Smith | Colliers International | Hong Kong

Nigel Smith

B.Sc (Hons), FRICS, MBA

Managing Director

License # E-111570

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Professional Summary

Nigel Smith is the Managing Director of Colliers International’s Hong Kong Office. He is responsible for daily operations, key strategic opportunities, driving client engagement and securing new business.  Having joined Colliers in 2015 he has since turned the Hong Kong business around through a powerful combination of actionable research, innovative marketing and personalised service delivery. He is actively committed to diversity and inclusion, supporting company and community initiatives towards gender equality and wellness.

Nigel is also a member of the Asia Leadership Team.


With over three decades of experience building relationships in the region, Nigel has represented over 100 Grade A office towers and gained recognition as a specialist in the design, branding, marketing and leasing of tall buildings such as TAIPEI 101, Central 18 Zone at 2IFC and ICC in Hong Kong, and China World Tower Beijing. He has also provided integrated real estate solutions for key clients such as Rose Rock Tianjin, Ping An IFC Shenzhen, The Genesis Beijing and Silverstein in Qianhai.


Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK (1990)

Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (1991)

MBA in real estate and construction, Reading University (2000)

Post Graduate RICS Diploma in Project Management, University College of Estate Management (1994)

Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) Estate Management, South Bank Polytechnic (1988)

Memberships & Involvements

Vice Chairman for RICS advisory board

Office-bearer and Vice President for China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International

Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Property Committee

Member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Infrastructure and Property Committee

Member of the Business Policy Unit of the British Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Women in Business Network at the Australian Chamber of Commerce


Rose Rock Capital, Tianjin - 10,000,000 sf - Integrated Real Estate Services

Ping An IFC, Shenzhen - 3,000,000 sf - Design &  Marketing Consultant

International Commerce Centre, HK - 2,000,000 sf - Marketing & Leasing Agent

2 IFC, HK - 1,500,000 sf - Marketing Consultant & Leasing Agent for the Central 18 Zone by MTRC

K11,  Guangzhou - 1,600,000 sf - Marketing Consultant

TAIPEI 101, Taiwan - 1,600,000 sf - Marketing & Leasing Agent

The Genesis, Beijing - 1,200,000 sf - Marketing Consultant

Tianjin Modern City, Tianjin - 1,300,000 sf - Development Design Consultancy

HK Science & Technology Parks - 1,100,000 sf - Strategic Marketing and Leasing Agent

Fortune Plaza 3, Beijing - 1,000,000 sf - Development Design Consultancy


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Type
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A Chamber perspective on current Hong Kong business sentiment
As Hong Kong continues to deal with the impact of social unrest, COVID-19, the US-China tension and a shrinking economy, we brought together a select group of leaders from the Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong to listen to the sentiment coming from their members. They offered a balanced view from the business community of the major challenges and opportunities facing key stakeholders.
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Jul 15, 2020
Colliers Quarterly | Q2 2020 | Industrial
In Q2 2020, the industrial market’s conditions were generally tenant centric with private and medium-sized landlords willing to offer attractive rents together with shorter and more flexible lease terms.
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Jun 10, 2020
Colliers Flash | Property Market Can Withstand Recent Waves
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What does the Trustbridge WeWork deal mean for the flexible workspace market?
At the beginning 2020, we anticipated that the overall demand from Asia’s flexible workspace operators would be less than half the level recorded in 2019.
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Jul 6, 2020
Colliers International proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2020
Hong Kong, 6 July 2020 – Colliers International, a global leader in commercial real estate services and investment management firm, is pleased to announce it’s a Platinum Sponsor of the RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2020. The well-regarded conference will be hosted on 10th July at the W Hotel discussing the current era of rapid transformation, under the title of: RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2020 - A vision for tomorrow: Transformation in the 21st century.
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Mar 30, 2020
Designed for resilience
With business continuity a core concern as staff around the world are forced to work remotely, the need for an agile workforce has become critically apparent. In Hong Kong, teams which are now returning to work should consider how redesigning their space could be beneficial, both for improved health and wellness, and to be able to better manage such crises in the future.
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Mar 10, 2020
Update: COVID-19 Q&A with Nigel Smith
Here in Hong Kong, we are frequently asked - whether by overseas family, partners and clients, and even the media - how the coronavirus outbreak has affected our lives and our business.
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