Auckland Branch

Welcome to the Auckland Branch

Property is NZ's biggest industry contributing $29.8b to the economy in the 2015-16 financial year. That's 13 percent of New Zealand's gross domestic product (GDP). Auckland is 35 per cent of these amounts. Over the last few years the Auckland Branch has focussed on ensuring the Auckland Unitary Plan reflects the Auckland Plan aspiration of a quality, liveable, compact city. The success of the Auckland Unitary Plan needs to be judged by the quality of its implementation.

There are many facets to ensuring that Auckland remains a liveable city and to ensure this we need consenting to be streamlined, developments that are both feasible and lead to positive urban design outcomes, and infrastructure that is funded appropriately. Adequately funded and improved infrastructure is the core that ensures the population can live and move about the city efficiently to enjoying living, working and playing in the urban environment. The Auckland Branch intends to work closely with central and local government to ensure that Auckland keeps moving and growing.

If you want to be a part of what we are doing, please get in touch. Strength in numbers creates positive change and ensures we continue to move forward.

Michael Holloway

Kiwi Property
Auckland Branch President

Auckland Branch Executive

The Auckland Branch Executive Committee volunteer their time to serve our members in the Auckland region. They make sure your voice is heard by both central and local government on issues that could have a profound effect on your business. In the past year these 19 individuals have gifted over 600 hours, successfully lobbying against Auckland Council's proposed fast-tracking of their draft Development Contributions Policy and hosting 20 local events. 

The Branch Executive members also represent the local membership across a variety of working groups and panels, from the Auckland CBD Advisory Board to the Urban Design Panel.


Branch Leaders

Michael Holloway | Branch President


Michael leads the property investment activities for Kiwi Property, informing strategic decisions such as acquisitions, partnerships and divestments to optimise organisational performance. He has more than 25 years' experience in property investment and asset management. Prior to joining Kiwi Property in August 2016 Michael held senior roles with Vinta, Trust Management and GE Real Estate (both in NZ and the UK). Michael is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, President of Property Council of New Zealand Auckland Branch, a Property Committee Member for Selwyn Foundation and a member of the MSCI/PCNZ Property Index Advisory Board.


Andrew Hay | Vice President

Andrew is GM Commercial and Industrial for Stride Property and has more than 17 years’ property industry experience. He was previously based in Dublin, where he managed a property portfolio for Ireland’s leading betting agency.

Andrew is responsible for the asset management of the Stride portfolio. He holds a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland and a Masters of Business Administration from Victoria University and is a former Wellington Branch President of the Property Council.


Martin Cooper | Vice President

Martin is Director of Cooper & Associates, an established development management company providing project development advisory, development management, and governance services. He has sat on the Auckland Branch Executive for nearly five years, adding value to our advocacy workstreams and helping to finetune our event offering.

Martin holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Auckland and has over 13 years' industry experience.


Branch Executive Committee

Chris Mackenzie
Holmes Consulting
Daniel Clay
Ngā Maunga Whakahii o
Kaipara Whenua Hoko Holdings
Daniel Shao
Haines Planning
Graeme Birkhead
Graeme Birkhead Consulting
James Molloy
Oyster Property Group
Jane Holland
Bell Gully
John Abel-Pattinson
Blackstone Group
Kamelia Haydon
Kelly Bunyan
Spark New Zealand
Matt Anderson
McConnell Property
Matthew Wickham
Patrick Fontein
Studio D4
Patrick Sloan
Warren and Mahoney
Phil Eaton
Greenstone Group
Sue Simons
Berry Simons
Francie Lawson
Beca (Executive Intern)

Branch Executive Internship

Looking for your first step into Governance?

The Property Council Auckland Branch Executive Internship is designed for those who aspire to board-level roles and have an interest in corporate governance. It allows an Intern to gain valuable experience by having a non-voting seat at the Branch Executive table for approximately 24 months from November 2018.

This is part of the Auckland Branch strategy to broaden the pool of possible Branch Executive members, and benefit from a fresh perspective, whilst the experience will equip the successful applicant with practical tools, processes and insights into the governance of Property Council.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Contact | Tasch Dodson

The Auckland Branch is managed by Tasch Dodson, an experienced event manager who delivers an outstanding array of local events whilst also providing executive support to the Auckland Branch Executive. Approachable, reliable and always one to welcome guests with a smile, make sure you say hello next time you attend a Branch event or feel free to drop her a line should you have any topics, speakers or site tours that could make for our next great event.

PO Box 1033, Auckland 1140
T: 09 300 9582
M: 022 088 2724

Alternatively, please feel free to contact the Auckland Branch Events Coordinator Nicole Roe on 021 226 6857.

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