New Zealand Leadership

The team shaping our vision

Our executives embrace the enterprising spirit of Colliers International. They are passionate, committed leaders who share a common goal: to accelerate the success of everyone associated with our company, including our clients, sales professionals, support staff, communities and business partners.
Mark Synnott
Chief Executive Officer | New Zealand
Auckland CBD

In 1989, Mark joined Colliers International in the Auckland office and assisted in establishing the leasing and agency side of the business.  In 1993/94 Mark was responsible for the complete agency function and in late 1994 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Colliers in New Zealand

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Bruce Gallie
Chief Operating Officer | New Zealand
Auckland CBD

Bruce has worked in commercial property since 1987, in private client and agency environments in the UK and New Zealand.

Bruce joined Colliers in 2002, working as a broker in the Auckland investment sales team before becoming the General Manager-Operations in 2005. 

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Peter Herbert
Chief Financial Officer | New Zealand
Auckland CBD

Peter's career started with Colliers International in 1992, shortly after the company commenced trading in New Zealand. Over the intervening years Peter has been responsible for the full range of financial services required and has helped navigate the company support functions through sustained periods of growth and change. 

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Charles Cooper
Managing Director - Auckland
Auckland CBD

As Colliers International's Auckland managing director, Charles holds a strategic role responsible for the entire client service experience, the growth strategies and the profitability of the total Auckland business. Charles is also a key member of Colliers International's New Zealand board of directors and sits on the Australasian senior leadership team.

Colliers International's Auckland business is the strongest commercial real estate services player in the market and employs over 260 professionals in four offices across the city.

Charles is also responsible for growing Colliers' market share across its various service lines and charged with developing Colliers’ Auckland business as a ‘best practice’ model for the company’s 20 nationwide offices.

He is also responsible for people management across the Auckland offices, including leadership and direction, recruitment, mentoring, skills development and succession planning; as well as implementing and developing new business lines.

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Alan McMahon
National Director
Auckland CBD

Alan has overall responsibility for Strategic Advisory for Colliers International in New Zealand. 

He advises a wide range of public and private sector organizations. Clients include Auckland Council,  Progressive Enterprises, Massey University, Ngai Tahu Property, Ngati Whatua Orakei, Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, and various departments of the New Zealand government including Police, MBIE, Callaghan Innovation and Housing New Zealand.

 

 

 

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Peter Herdson
National Director
Auckland CBD

In 1993 Peter returned to New Zealand from the United Kingdom with several years’ experience in property management and development. During this time, he worked for Vanson Developments (Richard Branson´s property development company) for two years, and in investment and management for Fuller Peiser (Rolls Royce and Vickers Pension Funds). Upon his return to New Zealand, Peter joined Colliers International (NZ) Limited, where he has been ever since.

Peter now leads the Colliers International Capital Markets division, based in the Auckland CBD. The team is proud to have established a new approach to collaborative working within their division, a first the New Zealand marketplace. 

The “Power of Five” approach with the Capital Markets team has driven exceptional outcomes for client service since 2007. The team has adapted a charter unique in the market, with over 100 years of combined experience. The personal and professional networks of 5 directors operating as a cohesive team across all projects, provides maximum leverage and market coverage for our vendors. It ensures an acceleration of all our clients success.

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Rob Bird
National Director | Office Leasing
Auckland CBD

Rob has over 25 years commercial property experience specialising in Office Leasing, Commercial Property, Financial Analysis and Valuation. He is the National Director of Commercial Leasing. In a prior role he was responsible for the National Property Management business. His current focus covers Office Leasing and Tenant Representation nationwide, particualrly in the Auckland CBD. Prior to working for Colliers International, Rob held positions in Wellington and Auckland with a major international fund manager. His roles included work in property valuation, leasing, purchase and sales.

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Greg Goldfinch
National Director
Auckland South

I am the National Director for industrial across all of New Zealand based in our South Auckland industrial office.

I specialise in the mid to upper end of the industrial sale and leasing markets. Since joining Colliers in 2004 I have established strong relationships within the industrial market and have worked exclusively for a number of national and multi-national clients.

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Kane Sweetman
National Director
Auckland CBD

Kane has over 20 years of experience in the New Zealand, Australian and UK real estate sector.

Kane’s experience is truly global having provided valuation and advisory services throughout the Pacific along with various pan-European and pan-Asian portfolio valuation assignments.  In the UK he was directly involved in some of the largest development and land transactions including support for a corporate acquisition by US logistics giant Prologis and the provision of  feasibility studies for the development of London’s Stratford regeneration, which includes Westfield Stratford and  significant parts of the London 2012 Olympic site.  Kane also lead the portfolio due diligence team assisting Colonial First State in their bid for the ING Retail Fund, including assets throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Kane is a past member of the Auckland Branch committee of the NZIV and more recently he was the Deputy Chairman for the New South Wales board of the RICS.  He is a RICS Assessor and currently part of the Oceania Valuation Standards Board along with being Chairman of RICS New Zealand.  In 2011 Kane was invited to become a Fellow of the RICS for his contributions to the Institution and the property profession.

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Gareth Fraser
Auckland Director - Investment Sales
Auckland CBD

Gareth leads Colliers International's Investment Sales team. The team operates across the entire Auckland market from four strategic locations; CBD (including city fringe), South Auckland (based in Highbrook), West Auckland (based in North West Shopping Centre) and North Shore (based in Takapuna).

This is a large team of brokers and support staff focussed on providing solutions to owners, investors, developers, owner-occupiers and tenants. It features a specialised site sales team focussed on residential land and development opportunites. Investment Sales also includes the syndication division, offerring proportionate ownership opportunities to investors on behalf of clients.

Gareth is also on the Executive Team for Colliers in New Zealand.

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Evan Harris
National Retail Director
Christchurch (Real Estate Management and Valuations)

For over 35 years I have provided retail consulting, leasing and management sevices throuout New Zealand.

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Don Smith
National Director
Wellington (Corporate Solutions)

My career has focussed on the the field of Corporate Real Estate / Occupier Services.  Prior to my current Role as the New Zealand National Director of Corporate Services, I worked for DTZ as the National Director of Property Services, and proir to that I held roles at JLL, AMP and the Ministry of Health.

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