Retail Reconnect

12 Aug — 12 Aug 2021
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August 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us as we reconnect over all things retail, with the added bonus of relaxed networking and a spot of late-night shopping at the new Fraser Brothers Venue, ‘Live Wire’ at Sylvia Park. Featuring Buchan’s Nicola Palmer and David Thornton, and Kiwi Property’s Aubrey Cheng and Fraser Brothers’ Hamish Fraser this event will discuss retail’s current state, emerging trends, and future opportunities. 
The evening features:
  • Nicola and David will share the overall design of Level 1 of Sylvia Park and discuss the future of retail, along with a sneak peek into a few of the exciting projects in the Buchan pipeline.
  • Aubrey will discuss the challenges of delivering Level 1 in pandemic times, the attraction of international mini-major tenants, the growth of communities through retail, and insight into Kiwi Property’s plans for the future.
Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect as we support the resurgence of retail!


Please note: As this is a member-only event, you will need to be logged in as a member to register. For further instructions on how to reset your password and login, click hereThe advertised ticket price is inclusive of GST. Registration includes access to the event, one complimentary drink, nibbles and venue entertainment.
Event Sponsors

Nicola Palmer
Principal, Buchan

For more than 25 years, Nicola has worked on landmark retail developments. As an architect, she has oversight through all stages of development from strategic and pre-design site analysis, master planning and statement of design goals, through conceptual design and production of documentation and final delivery.

For Nicola, design excellence is generated by collaboration. She believes in promoting honest, open, professional and robust debate and enjoys the opportunity to identify creative solutions which help clients bring their vision to life.

David Thornton
Principal, Buchan
As Managing Principal of our New Zealand studios, David has taken a design leadership role in most of Buchan’s significant projects across the country. He enjoys working alongside both clients and local communities to understand their needs and establish a shared project vision. With over 20 years at Buchan, his experience has seen him complete a range of master planning and design phases for multiple mixed use, retail and commercial projects, including important benchmark projects such as Sylvia Park.
Dave focuses on the stakeholders’ sensitivities to both design and commerce and likes to draw the team together to achieve successful outcomes across the spectrum of the project.
Aubrey Cheng
General Manager Income and Leasing, Kiwi Property
Aubrey has more than 18 years of property experience and drives all property-related income, including leasing, space optimisation, advertising/digital and curating the tenancy mix, across existing assets and development projects. He is also responsible for developing and maintaining our tenant customer relationships. Widely experienced across all formats of retail property and mixed uses in both greenfield and urban environments, before joining Kiwi Property he was previously a Founding Director of agency and advisory firm Match Realty.
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12 August 2021
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Live Wire 286 Mount Wellington Highway
Mount Wellington, Auckland, 1060 New Zealand


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Retail Reconnect - General Registration
  • $ 69.00 – Member
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