What sets us apart

As a small-scale independent business your patronage means more to us and our focus is on results, not the number of clients. Maximising the financial outcome from a property or project sale or lease offering, a project development, or an acquisition, involves making important decisions. We understand this and are committed to ensuring the process is as straight forward as possible for the stakeholders involved through effective communication, provision of relevant, timely and high quality information and removal of barriers. Our deep experience, knowledge and systems allow us to provide a truly professional service and achieve an optimum result for our clients — regardless of the magnitude or complexity of the task.

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N.A. MAYSON

Executive Director

email: nige@whenua.co
phone: 027 222-5858
education: MBA (Distinction) Dip Val

For individuals and corporates developing, investing in, rationalising or selling property and other assets, N.A. Mayson offers deep property expertise and wide-ranging commercial skills. He works with owners, directors and managers, technical consultants and other advisors — applying his knowledge and entrepreneurial flair to optimise his client’s financial and other objectives.

N.A. Mayson’s professional career spans circa 40 years and during this time he has acquired skills across a wide range of capital asset types — together with economic and SME business development experience.

N.A. Mayson commenced his career with New Zealand’s leading building company Fletcher Development & Construction — gaining valuable property skills on a range of retail, commercial and industrial design-build projects. He has development direction experience on a variety of speculative developments in Auckland and on larger urban-scale projects. These include the greenfield planning and nascent development of the award-winning 378 hectare Norwest mixed-use project in Sydney (now home to 400+ firms and 25,000+ people), the Wintergardens project in Queenstown and the South of Lichfield heritage precinct in Christchurch.

N.A. Mayson has been self-employed for about half of his career. He has advised corporate, public sector and high net worth clients and acquired a reputation as a forward-thinking specialist and for taking on difficult challenges. In the real estate sector, N.A. Mayson has worked in London and in New Zealand with international and boutique firms and his own agency. He was also previously Chief Executive of a national specialist agri-sector and infrastructure valuation firm and has written two property marketing books — both focused on helping owners achieve a better outcome from the sale of their property assets.

In addition to his property related work, N.A. Mayson has been Executive Director of a Crown economic development entity mandated with providing advice to Government in relation to major events — including the America’s Cup, APEC, Olympic Winter Games, Commonwealth Games and World Triathlon Champs. He also has SME business advisory experience in the tourism, ICT, bio-tech and niche manufacturing sectors as a consultant and with Industry New Zealand (now NZTE).

N.A. Mayson has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with Distinction from Massey University and a Diploma in Valuation from the University of Auckland.

He is the proud father of three adult children (with the grey hair to prove it) and when not busy at work, or on his organic farm near Kerikeri, he enjoys nothing better than getting out for a coastal or rainforest walk or on the water with his stand-up paddle board.