I Belong in Property: Gareth Strawbridge

Find out why Gareth Strawbridge, Development Manager at Veros Property Services, belongs in property as we continue the #ibelonginproperty series, celebrating the people shaping New Zealand's cities.

My current role is…

Development Manager with Veros Property Services

The best part about my job is…

Making projects real. Pushing the button is pretty rewarding.

Property is…

Challenging and getting more and more challenging. Our business provides the expertise to navigate this environment and resolve issues, add value, keep projects moving.

I choose to work in property because…

It has always interested me. It’s the place we work / live / play. To be involved in shaping these spaces is pretty special.

My three workday essentials are…

A cup of tea in the morning, collaborating with colleagues and having fun along the way.

My typical day at work is…

One of constant change, every day is different, managing time is essential to being effective and efficient.

My most valuable skill is…

Resolving issues and communicating clearly with our team, clients and consultants.

My biggest career lesson is…

To not be afraid to jump at an opportunity, accept the risk and give it a crack.

My childhood dream was…

To be a commercial pilot. Seemed glamourous at the time, glad it didn’t work out.

My biggest inspiration is…

The family, all day.

My downtime is spent…

Mostly with the family these days but enjoy some golf, socialising with friends.

The one piece of advice I’d give to someone considering property as a career is…

Network. This was drummed into me at Uni and as a graduate, but having as many good relationships as possible is invaluable.

 


Help us create an industry where we all belong

Property Council is committed to showcasing property as a diverse, dynamic, and interesting sector to work in. We want to attract and retain the best talent while sharing the stories of our city-shaping members. If you know an inspiring leader, rising star or unsung hero who exemplifies these attributes then we want to hear from you! Contact us with your answers to the above questions, along with a photograph at comms@propertynz.co.nz to be considered for the #ibelonginproperty series.