Real Estate Management

New Zealand’s largest retail & commercial asset management and consultancy company


Colliers Asset Management is the market leader in Auckland CBD, with our clients trusting us to manage in excess of $6 billion dollars in commercial & retail assets across greater Auckland and over 1.5 million square metres of space.

What sets us apart is the continued investment we make in our people, and our strong and enduring relationships with owners and occupiers. Whether you’re based in New Zealand or overseas, you can trust our wide-ranging team of experts to offer you bespoke, agile services that accelerate your success.

Our team offers the full spectrum of asset management services, including property & asset management, financial management & reporting, project leasing services, partnership revenue, 24/7 facilities management, and marketing services.

We collaborate closely with other Colliers experts to bring you the services you need – whether it’s valuation, occupier solutions, investment sales, research or strategic advice across different markets.

Experts
Richard James
National Director | Real Estate Management
Auckland CBD

Richard leads Colliers International’s Real Estate Management team. The team comprises nearly 160 employees across the country. Richard has 20 over years’ experience in the property industry.

Richard’s background has been across large scale assets, predominantly retail with some commercial properties.

He is actively involved in project leasing, retail consultancy and development opportunities, and leads the strategic positioning of assets to maximise value to owners.

Richard joined Colliers following 12 years at Kiwi Property Group, where he held various leasing and management roles.

He has extensive knowledge and experience in management, leasing, redevelopment and strategic planning.

Richard consults across a wide variety of clients including listed property trusts, private clients, off-shore funds and syndicates.

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    John Mills
    National Director | Real Estate Management
    Auckland CBD

    John joined Colliers International in January 2017 after spending over 10 years in the Financial Services industry. Prior to joining Colliers, John spent 8 years at BNZ where he was a Partner in the Property Finance team. This involved managing a Senior Property Finance portfolio with heavy involvement in various Commercial investment and development property transactions through-out New Zealand.

    John leads the Auckland Commercial Real Estate Management team for Colliers. The team provides core property management services as well as Strategic Asset management consultancy with a specific focus on identifying ways to maximise the value of an asset but furthermore identifying additional income streams for their clients.

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    Jarrod Reilly
    Director - Retail
    Auckland CBD

    I have worked for Colliers International for over 8 years and manage over 50,000m2 of predomionatly shopping centres,  along with retail and commercial space.

    The portfolio is spread across the upper North Island and has extensive knowledge and experience in management, leasing, redevelopment and strategic planning

    Assets I have been involved with include Shore City, Downtown Shopping Centre, Centre City, The Boundary, Silverdale Mall, Highbury Shopping Centre, Highland Park Shopping centre, Coast Plaza.

    Previously worked in the U.K for 4 years managing  predominately Central London assets for large institutional investors.

     

     

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    Lynda Scott
    Associate Director
    Auckland CBD

    25 years' experience in retail and commercial property management.  Lynda owned her own management company for 10 years.

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    Mervyn Ogilvie
    Associate Director
    Auckland CBD

    Mervyn has worked in commercial property management in Auckland since 1988 for a number of organisations and has been with Colliers since 2003

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    Davina Henderson
    Director | Commercial
    Auckland CBD
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    Simone Bishop
    National Retail Marketing Manager
    Auckland CBD

    Simone Bishop is a senior marketing professional with proven ability and specialised expertise in brand development, marketing strategy, customer led experiential marketing and event management.

    With over 20 years experience in the property and shopping centre industry, she has been successful in inspiring teams to deliver strategically sound, innovative marketing solutions which have effectively lifted customer traffic and sales and exceeded centre objectives and client expectations.

    Marketing solutions can be customised to fit individual assets and comprise of services including;

    • Development and implementation of centre marketing plans
    • Brand development and management
    • Social media and digital management
    • Touchpoint reviews
    • Brand experience and activations
    • Marketing research and analysis
    • Event management
    • Corporate communications and public relations
    • Leasing collateral
    • Project consulting
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    Aja Boon
    Senior Marketing Manager
    Auckland CBD

    Instrumental in developing new shopping centre brands, rebrandsing and rolling these out. Recent projects include WestCity Waitakere, Silverdale Mall, Downtown Shopping Centre and the BNZ Centre.

    Specialist experience in transitioning shopping centres from one owner to another through the change of ownership process, relevant to the marketing function. Transitions involved with include SCentre Group selling WestCity to Angaet Group 2017, Westfield selling Downtown Shopping Centre to AMP NZ Office and Westfield selling Shore City to Aviva Investors in 2012.

    Ability to tailor REM Marketing service outputs based on client requirements, budgets, objectives.

    Practical experience in event and project management due to regular involvement in planning corporate and shopping centre events from a stratgeic level to the day to day implementation.  Events organised include trans-tasman as well as National Real Estate Management conferences, shopping centre opening day campaigns, stabilisation promotions, site activations, school holiday events and more.

    Responsible for developing and implementing successful online strategies for retail centres managed within the Colliers REM National portfolio.

    Responsible for setting up ISO Certified Marketing SOP's.

    Pivotal in the roll out of three corporate rebrands from HG Livingstone Ltd to Livingstones to Colliers REM. Preivously worked as the Corporate Services Manager, managing staff requirements for Auckland Managed shopping centre staff.

    Over 15 years experience in the retail property industry.

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    Jane Sargent
    National Manager | Branded Partnerships
    Auckland CBD

    Jane has over 20 years' experience in retail, property and business development with vast experience in developing strategic direction through identifying and developing new corporate business across a wide range of industries. 

    Jane comes from Westfield, where she  had nearly 15 years in leading a national team in providing marketing solutions in a retail environment for brands and retail businesses via activations and sponsorships in the right locations.

    Jane will look at opportunities for centres in New Zealand managed by Colliers International and independently managed, and will add value across the portfolio to get the best outcome for the relevant owners

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    Mark Fogarin
    Senior Regional Facilities Manager - Auckland
    Auckland CBD

    Overseeing best practice Facilities Management  within a varied portfolio of commercial, retail and industrial properties across the Auckland region.
    Protecting and enhancing the future value of Colliers' REM Auckland Portfolio. 
     

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    Gareth Oliver
    Senior Facilities Manager
    Auckland CBD
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    Gerhard Geldenhuys
    Senior Asset Manager
    Auckland CBD

    Gerhard joined Colliers International in 2006 as a senior development consultant within the retail and development consultancy team.  Gerhard has over 20 years of experience in the property industry and is currently responsible for the Property Management arm of Colliers as well as Commercial Leasing and Corporate Services. Various aspects of his duties are performed across the Middle East in countries such as UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Oman, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Beirut and Kuwait.

     

    Before joining Colliers International Gerhard was based in Lusaka Zambia for 4 years as the CEO of Manda Hill Shopping Centre, owned by The Commonwealth Africa Development Fund where he was responsible for the overall management of the company and disposalof the asset at the expiry of his contract period.

     

     

    His largest role in South Africa was with Broll Property Group where he started as the Financial Manager for the company and then became more involved in the operational side of the business until such a time as he was General Manager for Cresta Shopping Centre.

     

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    Peter Watson
    Senior Facilities Manager
    Auckland CBD

    Peter's experience encompasses the entire facilities management industry. He provides operational and capital expenditure forecasting, compliance and risk management, services procurement, project management, sustainability and energy management services providing valuable insight to property owners and tenants.

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    Zeba Aleem
    Property Manager
    Auckland CBD

    Zeba works as a Retail Property Manager, with her portfolio consisting of shopping centres. She joined Colliers in 2015 as a Facilities Manager and transitioned into a Property Management role in 2018.  

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    Matt Thompson
    Property Manager
    Auckland CBD
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    Echo Cai
    Property Manager
    Auckland CBD

    Echo Cai joins the Real Estate Management team bringing over 13 years’ experience in strategic consulting and managing large commercial assets. Educated in New Zealand, Echo holds a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland and a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance from Massey University. Echo has worked in the property industry in both New Zealand and China providing high level services to local and international clients. 

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    Nick Pearce
    Leasing Executive
    Auckland CBD

    Nick joins Colliers International with over 10 years experience in shopping centre leasing including masterplanning, with a strong understanding of  the nature of the shopping centre lifecycle and the changing nature of retail with the growth of online shopping.

    Nick has formed strong relationships with a number of national and international retailers over his career in retail property and enjoys working with tenants and landlords to achieve a positive outcome for both.

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    Laura Conquer
    Leasing Executive
    Auckland CBD

    Laura re-joined Colliers in August 2017 as a Leasing Executive. She previously worked for the organisation as a Research Assistant while studying. Laura is now accountable for the leasing of client owned assets and is focused on WestCity Waitakere.

    Prior to this, Laura was based in Melbourne and was an Assistant Development Manager after completing a Graduate Programme for Coles Supermarkets. Focused on the Victorian tranche of ~200 stores, she gained experience across a wide range of projects and transactions through the leasehold and freehold areas of the business. She then took on a strategic role for a private developer working across a variety of areas of the business.

    While at University Laura also sold residential property and duty managed Sylvia Park Shopping Centre on weekends.

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    Courtenay Tom
    Facilities Manager
    Auckland CBD
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    Kassandra Menzies
    Facilities Manager
    Auckland CBD
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    Elena Christodoulou
    Facilities Manager
    Auckland CBD

    Elena undertakes the facilities management of multiple commercial and retail properties in Auckland and across New Zealand. Ensuring the properties are properly maintained, compliance and health and safety requirements are strictly adhered to and building performance is managed in a cost-effective manner. She also manages and oversees projects and tasks of a capital nature.

    Elena develops and maintains strong professional working relationships with all stakeholders, resolves conflict and manages service agreements.

    Elena undertakes duties in a diligent and conscientious manner and maintains a high standard of honesty and integrity in the performance of those duties.

    Elena graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Property in 2015 and joined Colliers International as a Research Analyst in the Research and Consulting division. As a Research Analyst, Elena assisted in the production of Colliers International’s research publications and bespoke consultancy reports, throughout New Zealand and Asia Pacific.

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    Fran Allison
    Assistant Property Manager
    Auckland CBD

    Assistant Property Manager

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