Building our Capital into a jewel

Mike Cole

Wellington is facing enormous challenges, including our place beside a powerful Auckland and a 'rebuilding' Christchurch which are attracting the best and brightest.


As a collective voice and with collaboration, we can encourage creativity by all - owners, developers, the public and local government - to rejuvenate our creative capital. We need to encourage exceptional thinking to make the region more vibrant and alive.


I have taken on the role of Branch President with a determination that Wellington needs to 'up its game' to retain our existing population and demonstrate to others that our region is a viable place to come to live, work and play. Your Wellington Branch is taking leadership to encourage and support ideas that will help bring the city alive again - for the benefit of us all.


We can't rest on our laurels - they've been squashed. As a Branch, we're effecting change through our advocacy, event programme media work and collaboration with like-minded organisations, but we need your support.


Get involved!

Mike Cole
Wellington Branch President


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Property People Awards

Property Council New Zealand’s Wellington Branch with premium partners Hawkins Construction and AECOM, held the Property People Awards, on Thursday 22 September 2016.

We recognised success and celebrated outstanding contributions to the Wellington property industry and as a whole, the local economy.

Recipients were:

  • Beca – Young Achiever of the Year – Chris Speed
  • Ortus International – Long Service Award – Mike O’Sullivan
  • Archaus Architect – Urban design and Architectural Merit Award – MERIT – Huw Parslow for Boulcott Suites
  • Archaus Architect – Urban design and Architectural Merit Award – WINNER – Tennent Brown
       for David Jones
  • Colliers International – Best Team for Wellington Project Award – MERIT – Walter Nash Centre
  • Colliers International – Best Team for Wellington Project Award – WINNER – David Jones
  • Prendos – Property Industry Associate of the Year – Gwendoline Callaghan
  • Venator – Outstanding leadership Award – Ian Pike
  • Greenwood Roche – Wellington Laureate Award – Maurice Clark


Click HERE to see photos of the night.

Who is involved?

Executive Committee

Name Company
Aaron Taylor BNZ Partners
Andrew MacLeod The Property Group
Ben Harding Stride Property
Craig Mills AECOM
Denis Wood Munro Benge Chartered Accountants
Eyal Arahoni Prime Property
Gerard Earl Colliers Interntaional (Vice President)
Malcolm Watson NZTA
Mark Dunajtschik Polo Properties
Mark Kirk-Bunnand Property Logic (Vice President)
Matt Wilton Hawkins Construction
Mike Cole Archaus (President)
Patricia Green Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Patrick Breen Beca
Paul Robinson The Woolstore
Poul Israelson Harrison Grierson
Robert Smith Argosy
Tim Dick JLL
Connal Townsend Property Council New Zealand


















How to get involved

Please contact the branch manager, Paula MacLachlan, for more information.