On the Move | July 2024

Woods Bagot announces the appointment of new CEO, Sarah Kay

Sarah will lead the next step in Woods Bagot’s journey towards total place design, with an emphasis on how place design can positively impact society.  
“As architects and place designers, we are perfectly positioned to have a positive influence on the world ahead of us,” says Sarah, “it is in fact our responsibility to have a leading voice in shaping our cities and our places with a long term, sustainable and socially responsible outlook.” 
Sarah takes the CEO reins from Nik Karalis, who was appointed CEO of Woods Bagot in 2015. Nik’s nine-year tenure saw him lead with a clear, globally strategic vison – completing scores of impactful projects across multiple sectors.  
“This is an incredible moment in our history. Driven to reinforce our shared excellence by amplifying the power of design, Sarah’s global career, strategic mindset, business leadership, board experience, and focus on cultural inclusivity make her an incredible leader capable of driving the next chapter of Woods Bagot forward,” says Nik.  
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Rubix promotes two Auckland team members to Project Managers

Bea C. started with the firm in November 2022, with a background in data and analytics, she effortlessly combined her attention to detail, her well-honed people skills and her enjoyment of problem-solving to quickly become a valuable member of the team. Bea has continuously demonstrated a strong work ethic, innovative thinking, and a passion for driving successful projects. 
Thomas Songhurst joined Rubix in March 2022, with a confident and professional approach, Tom holds himself to deliver to a high standard, an avid learner he continually strives to understand the company’s projects, clients and processes. Tom naturally enjoys a challenge and works well under pressure; he is an integral member of the Rubix team and adapts easily to an ever-changing project environment.

Congratulations both!

Anthony Harper appoints new managing partner

Law firm Anthony Harper has announced the appointment of highly regarded property and construction partner, Ed Dunphy, as the firm’s managing partner effective 1 July. 

A partner at Anthony Harper since 2013, Ed brings a wealth of experience to the role, including six years on the firm’s board. 

“I am honoured and delighted to take on the role of managing partner at Anthony Harper, a firm that I have been proud to be part of for over 11 years. 

“I look forward to working with our outstanding team of partners, lawyers and staff, to continue partnering with our valued clients and delivering excellent service and results. 

“I also want to thank our outgoing managing partner, Malcolm Hurley, for his exemplary leadership and dedication during his tenure. He leaves a fantastic legacy, most notably the transition of Anthony Harper from a Christchurch firm to a national firm and a long, sustained period of growth.”

Malcolm Hurley will be continuing his corporate and commercial practice as a partner at the firm. 

Malcolm says, “I am delighted to congratulate Ed Dunphy on his appointment as the new managing partner of Anthony Harper. Ed is a highly respected and experienced lawyer who has been instrumental in developing our national property and construction practice and leading some of our most complex and high-profile cases in this sector.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as the managing partner of Anthony Harper for the past twelve years. I am proud of what we have achieved together and grateful for the support and trust of our partners, lawyers, staff and clients. I look forward to continuing to contribute to our firm’s growth and reputation as a partner.” 

The Property Group appoint new GM of Auckland and North Island

The Property Group are pleased to share the appointment of Don MacDonald as our new General Manager of Auckland and Northland.  
Don has built up a range of leadership experience in his 20+ years in the corporate, property and retail sectors. Most recently Don was the Head of Property and Development at Fletcher Distribution responsible for overseeing large-scale operations, including property strategy development, project feasibility, and site acquisition work.  
Don is extremely excited to be given the opportunity to lead TPG’s Auckland and Northland region as we continue our growth and development as New Zealand’s largest independent property advisory firm.  
Don will step into the role from 12 August 2024. 

DLA Piper's Justin March inducted into New Zealand Property Law Hall of Fame

DLA Piper is proud to celebrate Justin March, Senior Partner and head of the firm’s real estate practice group, with his recognition and induction into the prestigious New Zealand Law Society’s Property Law Section Hall of Fame. This accolade honours Justin’s outstanding contributions to property law in New Zealand and recognises his exemplary service, leadership, and expertise throughout his distinguished career. 

Justin’s extensive work with global and local blue-chip clients underscores his exceptional expertise. His consistent recognition by leading legal directories, Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, as a top real estate lawyer, further attests to his professionalism and dedication. 

The biennial New Zealand Law Society’s CLE Property Law Conference in Auckland concluded with the Hall of Fame awards ceremony. Justin March was celebrated for his remarkable achievements alongside Niamh McMahon, Duncan Terris, Jeannie Warnock, and Robbie Muir, all of whom have made significant contributions to the legal profession. 

Valuer Anna Lomas joins Colliers in Tauranga

Experienced valuations specialist Anna Lomas has returned to Colliers as a Director of Valuation & Advisory Services and will be based in Tauranga. 

Having first worked for Colliers in Wellington in 2006, Lomas has also enjoyed stints with the business in Vietnam and Sydney. She spent the past nine years with insurance firm Aon, starting in Sydney before returning to the Bay of Plenty in 2017. 

Lomas completed a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Valuation & Property Management and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Business Psychology at Massey University before entering the workforce in 2004. 

Lomas, who lives with her family in Papamoa, says she is thrilled to be back in familiar surroundings. 

“As the Bay of Plenty and Waikato areas continue to grow at a rapid pace there is considerable potential for Colliers to establish a valuations presence in these key markets that make up New Zealand’s economic ‘Golden Triangle’ alongside Auckland,” Lomas says. 

“It’s great to be back at Colliers alongside some people I have worked with previously.” 

Fiona Cameron appointed as General Manager, Sales for Oceania Healthcare

Oceania are thrilled to announce that Fiona Cameron will join Oceania as General Manager of Sales.

Fiona Cameron has a strong background in sales and business development, including over 15 years in the property sector.

Fiona presents as a commercially astute and strategic leader. She has a track record in business development and sales, and an ability to forge strategic, long-term relationships. 

Fiona is excited to move into a purpose-led organisation and has developed an affinity with the retirement and aged care sector. 

Please join us in congratulating Fiona on her appointment. 

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