Welcome to the Wellington Branch

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 Branch, 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 Branch President

Branch Advocacy Priority

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

Wellington Branch Executive

The Wellington Branch 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. In the past year these 20 individuals have gifted over 600 hours to support policies that unlock development and fuel growth.

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


Branch Leaders

Paul Robinson | Branch President

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.


Patrick Breen | Vice President

Patrick is a Senior Technical Director in the Buildings team at Beca. He is responsible for leading multi disciplinary teams to deliver commercial, institutional and mixed use projects, primarily in Wellington but also throughout New Zealand. These projects include healthcare, tertiary education, commercial office and mixed use developments.

Patrick has been at Beca for nearly 19 years and has a strong interest in heritage buildings, having worked on the upgrade of the St James Theatre and the Embassy Theatre in Wellington.


Poul Israelson | Vice President

Technical Director, Harrison Grierson




Branch Executive Committee

Anna Harley
The Property Group
Craig Mills
WT Partnership
Stephanie Campbell
Aaron Taylor
David Jones
Sarah Livingstone
The Building Intelligence
Suchita Jain
Mark Kirk-Burnnand
Property Logic
Denis Wood
Munro Benge
Mark Dunajtschik
One Featherston
Sharon Skinner
Lane Neave
Shamus O'Halloran
Mike Cole
Gerard Earl
Colliers International
Tim Dick

Priorities for Wellington Branch

Help Build Wellington’s physical and economic resilience

Support big infrastructure and projects that will help Wellington grow

Facilitate and support building more housing in Wellington.

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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