Colliers International Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) is one of the leading commercial and residential real estate service companies in Australasia. Colliers International has 20 offices around New Zealand and provides services that include Valuation, Real Estate Management, Corporate Solutions, Building Consultancy, Research and Consulting as well as tenant representation alongside its sales and leasing agency business which includes Hotels, Rural & Agribusiness and Residential Project Marketing. In 2016, Colliers International completed more than $3.15 billion worth of commercial property sales transactions in New Zealand and leased over 1,300,000 square metres of commercial property.
In order to provide a consistent digital user experience globally, Colliers International ANZ requested the services of website, software and integration company OneClick, to lead the design and build of the new websites and implement the custom-built property listing system ‘Our listings’.
Key requirements of the website included:
A fully managed CMS to allow real time updates
Provide sophisticated property search features such as predictive search, show nearby, search by location, number of bedrooms, floorsize etc
Dedicated news and research sections
Integration with Dynamics CRM system and third party feeds
OneClick worked with the Colliers International teams in both Sydney and Auckland to deploy two new websites, colliers.com.au and colliers.co.nz. For Colliers International ANZ, this meant that for the first time, all property listing information would be entered into the company’s CRM system and fed through to the new websites, giving them complete control of property listing data. Previously all property listing information was listed in third party websites.
Key functionality of the website included:
Pinterest style property display with lazy loading features
Secure documents feature
Ability to save properties
Complete integration with internal CRM system
Complete integration with multiple external feeds
Media downloads, brochures, floor plans and embed videos
Internal property listing system
Email marketing system
The result is that Colliers International New Zealand now has a consistent platform across its operations and a sophisticated content management system that allows for real time updates. Listing properties on the website as opposed to third party websites, allows Colliers to collate and analyse data and to make informed decisions in response.
"We are very impressed with One Click. Their work for our businesses overseas has been impressive and we’ve benefitted from their consistent approach to our site here in New Zealand." Jeremy Graham Colliers NZ