Your trusted advisors in delivering strategic and unbiased advisory across all asset classes
We are in the business of providing bespoke strategic advisory based on solid economic, financial and market analysis to help our clients meet their real estate investment and development goals. Partner with our dedicated experts and trusted advisors to ensure your agreed strategy and goals are achieved.
We understand and optimise the value of your property
Arriving at an opinion of a property’s value is a complex and disciplined process that can significantly impact your business. A well-supported appraisal is often a necessary step in securing a loan, choosing the best asset for your portfolio and closing a sale.
Achieving a credible valuation report that complies with a client’s requirements and all applicable professional standards and regulations requires qualified professionals and a nuanced understanding of the property and broader market trends. Our expert advisors provide vital insights into all property types across asset classes including retail, industrial, hospitality and office.
Our Valuation and Advisory Services
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.
The team’s role is to focus on the development strategy, marketing, financial and management aspects of a project to assist in optimising the returns for the developer / investor.
Balance Sheet Compliance (Annual Accounting)
Listed companies and managed funds require regular revaluations of their property portfolios to comply with the various regulatory requirements.
Our experienced team is able to prepare valuations that comply with the local regulatory requirements in each market, and can be used for annual reports and when shareholders need to be notified of transactions that occur during the reporting year.
Financial Reporting and Annual Accounting
As lending markets become more sophisticated, so do valuation reports. Fully supported valuations with comparables, calculations and reasoning are increasingly required in Asia, and we have implemented procedures and systems to prepare these in both hard and soft copy formats.
Our team of experienced professionals is able to prepare valuations that comply with the local regulatory requirements in each market, that can be used for annual reports and when shareholders need to be notified of transactions that occur during the reporting year.
We provide services to national and multi-national corporate owners, government, institutional and private property owners and occupiers.
We advise on town planning applications, change of use, lease modifications and short term tenancies.
Services include valuations and estimations of the land premium involved, the optimum approach to be adopted, lodging of documents and negotiations with the relevant government departments.
Litigation & Arbitration Support
Our experts provide unique real estate solutions to all levels of statutory authorities as well as the legal community. We prepare proofs of evidence and expert witness reports in connection with legal disputes, claims and arbitrations. We are experienced in preparing reports in a form that is acceptable to the courts as evidence, and also in appearing in court to give evidence as an expert witness.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions often involve the transfer of significant property interests even for companies whose core business is not property-related. The performance can be and leases can be reviewed to confirm compliance with market standards and to identify any possible savings. Forecasts and projections of future performance can also be provided.
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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