Led by Kerry Woods, Colliers International is launching a new Project Management division. Woods recently oversaw the major refurbishment of Auckland's QBE Centre, and has over 15 years of experience under his belt in New Zealand and the UK. Highlights include Terminal 5 at Heathrow, London, and the Metro Performance Glass factory in Highbrook, Auckland.
The new division will build on the capability of Colliers' Project Management team in Australia which has already delivered numerous large-scale projects on both sides of the Tasman. "I’m looking forward to establishing Colliers as a project management leader and delivering an exceptional level of service to our clients," said Woods. "Our aim is to establish a specialised project management capability with an initial focus on larger projects. We will cover all the key commercial sectors including office, industrial, retail, education and healthcare."
As this division grows, Colliers will look to add a development management capability to expand on their range of services. Mark Synnott, New Zealand chief executive of Colliers International, added that the other teams will give the new division a distinct market edge. Colliers have some of the best and longest-established relationships in the commercial property market. Woods' team will continue to build on these relationships to deliver an expanded suite of property services. "Kerry will also be working closely with the Colliers Project Management team in Australia, which has a great range of experience," explained Synnott. "Adopting their systems and processes will allow the new team to hit the ground running."
PwC Tower in Auckland is one of Woods' first projects when he starts in January 2019. This will include a fit out of Colliers International's new Auckland headquarters on Quay Street. "This will be a world-class office with state-of-the-art services and a superb level of quality and finish," added Woods. "I’m really looking forward to getting started."