Welcome to the Wellington Region

Recently compiled statistics entitled Economic Significance of the Property Industry to the Wellington Economy, show that in the year to March 2016, the Property Industry contributed $8.6 billion to the Wellington Economy.  This includes a direct impact of $3.3 billion and flow-on (indirect and induced) impacts of $5.3 billion.  It is important to note that this does not include capital gains from the appreciation of land and property values. In addition, 17,260 employees were directly employed in the Property Industry in March 2016, accounting for 8% of total employment in Wellington.   That is a significant involvement by our members and others.

Earthquakes have highlighted issues that have to be dealt with.

As a region, we are continuing effecting change through our advocacy, events program, and collaboration with like-minded organisations including of course Wellington City Council. 

To do that we need your support please.  Our members are at the very core of what we do every day.  Get involved!   Also, please tell us what you seek from your membership, what events, topics and speakers you would like to hear. 

Paul Robinson

The Woolstore Management Ltd
Wellington Regional Chair

Regional Advocacy Priority

In March 2020, National Council signed off the Property Council's advocacy priorities for the year, including the Wellington priority:

Wellington Executive

The Wellington Executive Committee volunteer their time to serve our members in the Wellington 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. 

The Executive members also represent the local membership across a variety of working groups and panels.


Our Leaders

Paul Robinson | Regional Chair

Director, The Woolstore Management Limited

Paul Robinson studied law at VUW in the 1970’s and has worked in Wellington since 1981 in a variety of public and private sector management roles. In the 1990’s he, his brother and two sisters formed The Woolstore Group. The Group owns a mix of commercial, office and industrial properties around Wellington. Paul is particularly interested in how the environmental and social utility of these types of assets can be optimised.


Poul Israelson | Deputy Chair

Poul has over 21 years of experience advising clients in the public and private sectors. He's an experienced manager who leads teams of planners and other consulting professionals on projects in the land development, commercial, residential, education and network utility sectors.

Poul is a technical director with Harrison Grierson and recently returned to Wellington after four years working with Harrison Grierson in Brisbane. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Master of Regional and Resource Planning (Distinction).


Regional Executive Committee

Aaron Taylor
Graeme Anderson
Anderson Management
Sarah Livingstone
The Building Intelligence
Suchita Jain
Denis Wood
Munro Benge
Shamus O'Halloran
Mike Cole
Gerard Earl
Colliers International
Tim Dick


Grant Heighway
Bradley Arthur
ABC Management
Melissa McGhie
Rolle Property

Wellington Property People Awards

Recognising success and celebrating outstanding contributions to the Wellington property industry and as a whole, the local economy.

>> Read more about the Wellington Property People Awards.


For further information, please contact the Wellington Regional Manager:

Nicole Ramage

T: 021 847 113
E: nicole@propertynz.co.nz

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