Chris Gollins AREINZ
Principal, Chris Gollins started his career in journalism and broadcasting, and then joined Robt. Jones Investments Limited in 1986 as Property Executive. There Chris was responsible for management of the public company’s property portfolio in NZ, Australia, Canada and the USA. This laid the foundation for his expertise and knowledge in commercial investments.
Chris moved from property management into commercial agency, winning numerous national and international awards with Colliers Jardine and then Colliers International. In 2015 Chris started Gollins Commercial Limited. Throughout his career Chris has had more than 280 sales totaling in excess of $670 million.
John Persico ACA AREINZ
As one of the Capital’s most effective agents for more than 30 years John significantly boosts our effectiveness. An accountant prior to entering real estate John understands the ‘numbers’ that drive property decisions. His consistently sound advice has earned him considerable respect and confidence from many larger commercial property investors.
Most of his career has been spent with Harcourts Commercial and Colliers International. He worked with Chris Gollins at both agencies. In 2007 John and Chris were two of six New Zealand Colliers brokers who achieved Colliers’ highest international achievement status and recognition at a ceremony in Hawaii. John’s confirmed brokerage in 2010 approached NZ$50million in total value.
Outside of real estate John’s passions are family and sport. A Life Member of Hutt Old Boys Marist rugby club he has coached many present investors, or their fathers.
Graeme Diamond brings years of experience in working with the regions leading property identities.
Graeme's concentration will be in his previous speciality field of large corporate and Government sales and leasing transactions. Prior to a sabbatical Graeme consistently achieved top results in his niche market and has retained relationships with individuals he is energised to again be working with.
Prior to entering corporate sales and leasing in 2001, Graeme had more than 20 years in senior management roles and directorships. Property problem solving is a particular strength, especially resolving relocation or expansion challenges. With Gollins Commercial Graeme has the ability to discreetly work with clients on property requirements nationally.
To date, Graeme has transacted in excess of 140 deals with a value consideration exceeding $360 million.
Graeme has conducted extensive tenant representation projects for Ministry of Health, NZ Trade & Enterprise, Federated Farmers, Department of Building and Housing, Medsafe, Department of Internal Affairs, Electoral Commission, SPARC, Ministry of Justice, Transport Accident Investigation Commission, Crown Law, Weltec, Department of Justice, and Grant Thornton Wellington.
Finely honed negotiation skills enable Graeme to broker sales and leases which mesh with his client's immediate long-term needs. He is respected for the quality of the deals he secures and for the service that he offers his established and growing client base.