Canning’s focus will be on driving Colliers International’s suburban shopping centre projects and managements in Victoria.
Ben Tremellen, director of retail leasing in Victoria, said the business has a strong focus on developing a specialisation in project leasing.
“To date, there has been a gap in the market which we since have addressed and filled. Colliers International now has approximate 53 per cent market share in the project leasing space,” Tremellen said.
“Bernie joins us from the Coles Property Development team where he was the Regional Leasing Manager for more than four years. In that time, he managed the Coles Victorian portfolio of retail projects and helped maximise the assets’ rental income and occupancy.
“Bernie also spent three years with COMAC Property Group as their leasing manager and was responsible for overall leasing strategies and income budgets to optimise tenancy mix.”
Canning’s appointment comes weeks after Cam Taranto was appointed to the position of senior executive with a focus on the CBD and driving market growth.
“With more than five years’ experience in commercial real estate working with CBRE and CVA and a background in marketing, advertising and business management, Cam has established a reputation as a creative and innovative operator,” Tremellen said.
“We are excited to have Bernie and Cam on board as part of our growing Victorian retail leasing team.”