Welcome to the Otago Chapter

Property Council's Otago Chapter was formally established in August 2012 to meet demand from Otago commercial property owners, developers and professionals who want representation at a national and local level.  Industry professionals in Otago also saw real benefits with the networking opportunities that Property Council can provide, bringing this in as a core part of the chapter's offerings.

The chapter has strong representation in both Dunedin and Queenstown, and is led by a founding committee comprising a small group of committed industry professionals. Join us as we embark on new exciting territory, and be a part of the voice of commercial property in the lower South Island.

Sharon Knowles

Otago Chapter Chair

Branch Advocacy Priority

In March 2020, National Council signed off the Property Council's advocacy priorities for the year, including the South Island Branch priority, which encompasses the Otago Chapter:

Otago Chapter Executive


Sharon Knowles | Chapter Chair

Sharon is a Partner at Anderson Lloyd in Dunedin specialising in commercial property, with a focus on corporate and local authority work.

Sharon’s property practice includes some of Dunedin’s and the South Island’s largest property and infrastructure owners and local authorities. She assists clients with property purchases and sales, commercial leasing and portfolio management. Sharon works alongside our infrastructure and local authority experts on property matters involving local government legislation, the Public Works Act and other regulatory matters.

In addition, Sharon is an expert in working with Anderson Lloyd’s large private client base in structuring their personal affairs. Sharon runs Anderson Lloyd’s Private Client offering. Her team supports all aspects of residential property, trusts, will and estates planning as well as supporting the business operations of these clients.

Sharon prides herself on being approachable and proactive. She enjoys building lasting relationships and working with clients to meet their objectives.


Anita Brosnan
Maori Hill Property
Alistair Snow
Harrison Grierson
David Chafer
Chalmers Properties
David Marsh
Oakwood Properties
Dean Collins
Deputy Chair
Colliers International
Emily Dennison
Maori Hill Properties
Kerry O'Donnell
Anderson Lloyd
Sarah Swale
Mitchell Mackersy Lawyers
Phil Kavanagh
David Bainbridge-Zafar
Dunedin City Council
Tony Clear
Golden Centre Holdings
Nigel Richards
Tom Jarrold
Colliers International
Dean Macaulay
University of Otago

Contact | Sahra Grinham

South Island Regional Manager

Sahra has broad experience across government, not-for-profit, NGO, professional services and commercial organisations in a range of sectors, including managing her own PR company in Wellington for over a decade and as a contract project manager with several local organisations. With her expertise in event and stakeholder management, communications and governance, she is a valuable asset to the Property Council team. Make sure you say hello to her at one of our upcoming South Island events or drop her a line below.

M: 021 528 778
E: sahra@propertynz.co.nz

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