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Nigel Smith | Colliers | 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


Featured Research

Jul 28, 2020

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

China’s decision to draft new security laws for Hong Kong SAR, and the US government’s decision to revoke trade and visa privileges for the territory in response, raise questions about Hong Kong’s future as a commercial centre.
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Featured News

Apr 13, 2021

Colliers releases first Global Impact Report

HONG KONG, 13 April 2021 – Colliers, a leading diversified professional services and investment management company, published its first annual Global Impact Report, highlighting its commitment to embedding environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) best practices across the organization.
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Apr 8, 2021

Colliers announces two senior appointments to bolster office and industrial leasing services in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 8 April 2021 – Leading diversified professional services and investment management firm Colliers has today announced the appointments of John Davies and Terry Shum to strengthen the leasing business in Kowloon and the New Territories.
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