Rupert Cullen

Chief Executive Officer at Vantage Strata

Professional Summary

I am a senior property professional with more than 22 year’s experience in the Property Industry across Corporate Real Estate, Property and Project Management.

I have a proven track record in real estate transactions, strategic planning and portfolio optimisation and is responsible for the Real Estate Management business in Canberra.

· Reporting to board level across a number of different private and institutional clients

· Create and deliver business and asset plans, as well as lifecycle costing analysis.

· Specialising in representing Landlords with large corporate and government tenanted property

· Ability to recognise and develop business opportunities within the day to day operation of a building.

· Project, operational and management skills and reporting and analysis skills.

· Excellent relationship management skills and able to effectively build relationships with all levels of business personnel.


October 2012 - Transition of Australian Tax Office (Albury) 10,500m2, NABERS Energy, 4.5 star. 5 Green Star

December 2012 - Nishi Commercial Transition – 22,600m2 commercial office. NABERS Energy, Water and Waste 5 Star.

December 2012 Colliers International - State Award of Excellence – Division of the year

December 2012 Colliers International - State Award of Excellence – Employee of the year

December 2012 Colliers International - Australian Awards of Excellence for the Outstanding Professional Service Award – Real Estate Management

February 2013 - Negotiated the renewal and rent review of a 1,500m2 data centre to Verizon resulting in a 48% increase in net rental

June 2013 - Negotiated Sony Entertainment International Pty Ltd 3,124m2 head office lease for 5 years plus a further option of 5 years

September 2013 – Project managed the relocation and fit out of ME Bank at 11 London Circuit.

November 2013 - Assisted with the largest leasing renewal in the ACT – 40,000m2 Geoscience facility for a further 10 years.

December 2013 – Delivered $750,000 capital expenditure project on time and on budget. Including the demolition and replacement of 4 large air cooled chillers.

December 2013 Colliers International - Real Estate Management Award – Client Service Delivery

December 2013 Colliers International - State Award of Excellence – People Management Award

December 2013 Colliers International - Australian Awards of Excellence – People Management Award

March 2014 - Established a Facilities management service for residential body corporates.

August 2014 - Negotiated the make good and end of lease obligations with Microsoft and IBM. Including cash payout and hold over rent.

September 2014 - Decanting 12 existing retail tenants at Canberra House to make way for residential development site.

December 2015 – Appointed as Asset Manager to 26,000m2 DHS building – Louisa Lawson.

December 2015 Colliers International – Australian Awards of Excellence - Outstanding Revenue Achiever

May 2016 - Project managment and delivery of NABERS upgrade project including 56kW Solar PV array at 17 Moore St.

August 2016 –Surrender and make negotiations of CSIRO complex in Campbell

December2016 Colliers International – State Award of Excellence – Leadership Award

January 2017 – Renewed Department of Finance for a further term across 2,500m2

January 2017 - Appointed as asset manager to the purpose built 18,000m2 archives facility.

March 2017 - Completed construction and handover to Geoscience Australia a 90 child, childcare facility

Work style

How I prefer to work



Mostly in a team

Qualities I value in my colleagues

  • Honesty
  • creativity
  • ownership
  • sense of humor
  • loyalty

My communication style

  • Casual
  • positive
  • transparent
  • assertive

My pet peeves

  • Selfishness
  • gossip
  • laziness
  • arrogance

Personal Q&A

  • If you didn't have this job, what would you be doing instead?

    Fishing and living in Bermagui


  • Chief Executive Officer

    November 1, 2023 - present

  • Director