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A passionate leader who loves spending time building his 1968 Dodge Charger RT. Experts choose experts like Charles.

Why do you work at Colliers?

I've worked at Colliers for 32 years. For me, there's one reason and one reason only why I work at Colliers – and it's because of our great people. It's a combination of their can-do attitude, their desire to be the best that they can be every day and to be number one in their respective markets. And because of their open, honest and collaborative working styles.

From my point of view, it makes it a huge amount of fun and a great pleasure to be a part of this team.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

Well, for me, I love cars and motorbikes. By way of example, I'm currently building a 1968 Dodge Charger RT and we're creating a retro ride. So Google that, a retro ride.

But more interesting than that, I have this incredible work of art. It's probably the most beautiful piece of art you'd ever see on two wheels: it's called a Boss Hoss. It was fully customised in the United States, and it has a V8 engine. That's right – a V8 motorbike. It doesn't matter how busy I get. When someone wants to see photographs, I put down my tools and I show them.

So if you want to see some photographs of what we call "Zeus, the God of Thunder"—take it from me, when we start this thing up, it's spits fire and brimstone—you email me at and I'll down tools and send you some photographs of Zeus.


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Charles Cooper

Managing Director - Auckland


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Charles is Colliers Auckland Managing Director, holding a strategic role responsible for client service experience, growth strategies, and profitability of the Auckland business.

Charles is also a key member of the Colliers New Zealand board of directors and the Australasian senior leadership team.

Colliers’ Auckland business is one of the strongest commercial real estate services brands in the market and employs over 250 professionals in five  offices across the city.

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

He is also responsible for people management and culture across the Auckland offices, including leadership and direction, recruitment, mentoring, skills development, and succession planning.

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