Informed analysis and independent advice to grow and optimise your real estate portfolios
There are many considerations to optimise return on investment from your property assets. In fast-changing environments and competitive markets, it is crucial that your property decisions are based on sound and accurate knowledge.
Our team of strategic advisors across Asia Pacific offer a full range of property advisory services, across all real estate sectors, to ensure your business obtains greater opportunities.
Our Strategic Advisory services
For the purposes of asset optimisation our strategic advisors conduct comprehensive feasibility studies, highest and best use analysis, design input and advice and cost/benefit analysis to improve the overall performance of a site or portfolio enabling our clients to uncover hidden value and maximise the potential of their business.
Demographic & Economic Analysis
Covering every aspect of demographic and economic property analysis we can provide solutions with GIS mapping, demographic and psychographic data and analysis, macro/micro economic data analysis, forecasting and detailed supply/demand studies.
We conduct in-depth market surveys, feasibility studies, design and management reviews, often in conjunction with other consultants such as architects, planners, engineers and quantity surveyors.
Our experts focus on the development strategy, marketing, financial and management aspects of a project to assist in optimising the returns for property developers and investors.
Highest & Best Use Analysis Reporting
Conducting a highest and best use analysis is the basis of all market value appraisals before making an acquisition of development land or property. Such an analysis requires the expertise and resources that our experts possess, to help you assess the four criteria before you making an informed decision:
- Legal permissibility
- Physical possibility
- Financial feasibility
- Maximum productivity
Our detailed market analyses will determine the appropriate land use mix, development potential and highest and best use value to accelerate your property’s success.
We provide comprehensive market studies - from market evidence, market sounding and competitor analysis to business case support.
Our experienced team of strategic property advisors produce analyses on supply pipeline, historic sales review, product mix/design and infrastructure impact critical for project success.
Our strategic advisors produce detailed portfolio audits which include benchmarking and auditing, portfolio optimisation and rationalisation.
We also provide lease audits and acquisition and disposal strategies to reshape and optimise your portfolio to drive your business goals and achieve greater business results.
Strategic Transaction Management
We provide solicited advice on a wide range of strategic transaction management issues, including:
- Site selection and acquisition
- Risk management
- Project positioning
- Distressed asset repositioning
- Pre-sale/pre-purchase due diligence
- Deal structuring
- Exit strategies
Geographic Information System (GIS) Services
Combining the power of spatial and business data with our local market knowledge, our GIS expertise simplifies, optimises and unveils hidden insights to your operational and property needs.
Our strategic advisors apply geospatial analysis as a way of doing business. This includes site selection optimisation, trade area analysis, portfolio analysis, competitive network review, demographic profiling, supply chain mapping, locational cost-effectiveness comparisons and interactive mapping, among others, giving our clients a competitive edge in the market place.
Meet our Asia Pacific experts
Managing Director | Valuation & Advisory Services, Strategic Advisory & Healthcare & Retirement Living
Valuation & Advisory Services
I am responsible for the oversight and management of Valuation & Advisory Services; Strategic Advisory & Healthcare & Retirement Living businesses in Australia. Ensuring Colliers remains best in class providers in their respective markets.
Managing Director, Valuation & Advisory Services 2013 - Present
National Director, CBD Commercial Valuation, Sydney CBD Office 2006 - 2013
State Director, Consultancy and Valuation, Sydney CBD Office 2003 - 2006
Associate Director, Sydney CBD Office 2002 - 2003
Senior Valuer, Sydney CBD Office 1998 - 1999
Valuer, Sydney West Office 1995 – 1998
PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS | OFFICE VALUATION & ADVISORY
Some of the more prominent clients that I regularly undertake national valuation appointments from include The GPT Group, AMP Capital Investors, DEXUS, Brookfield, and Lendlease.
Some of my more recent valuation instructions of Premium and A grade commercial office assets undertaken are as follows:-
‘Governor Phillip’ & ‘Governor Macquarie Towers’, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
‘RBS Tower @ Aurora Place’, 88 Phillip Street, Sydney
‘Darling Park’, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney
‘Grosvenor Place’, 225 George Street, Sydney
1 Bligh Street, Sydney
120 Collins Street, Melbourne
530 Collins Street, Melbourne
8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
‘Bourke Place’, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
One One One Eagle Street, Brisbane
1 William Street, Brisbane
Central Plaza I, II & III, Brisbane
‘Bankwest Tower’, 108 St Georges Terrace, Perth
‘Brookfield Place', 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth
‘Ernst & Young Centre’, 12 Mounts Bay Road, Perth
Prior to joining Colliers, I worked within the Research Department of the Property Council of Australia (PCA), then with a boutique firm of Valuers & Land Economists, where I was involved in the valuation of residential property predominantly for first mortgage security purposes, as well as commercial and retail rental advice.
Managing Director | Hong Kong & Managing Director | Asia CVAS
Managing Director's Office | Hong Kong
CK Lau is the Managing Director | Hong Kong and also leads the Valuation & Advisory Services business as Managing Director | Asia. He has over 30 years’ property experience in valuation, real estate consultancy and investment sales in Hong Kong, mainland China and the Asian region.
His expertise includes development consultancy; government lease modification application and premium negotiations; investment and development sites sales; litigation valuation advice and expert witness in the High Court/Lands Tribunal/arbitration; portfolio valuations; REIT property advice; rental determination; and valuation due diligence services.
He writes regularly on topics relating to land use and development in Hong Kong since 2010. His collection of over 200 articles in the Hong Kong Economic Journal and other publications can be viewed through the following link:
CK is also a member in the following publications:
• “The HKIS Valuation Standards 2017 & 2020”
• “HKIS Guidance Notes on Valuation of Development Land” published in 2016
• “Surveyors acting as experts in commercial rent determinations” Joint guidance note Hong Kong prepared by the HKIS and RICS Hong Kong” 1st edition 2015
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