Director — Property Agency & Advisory
Nigel offers real estate agency and advisory services to individuals and corporates developing, investing in, rationalising or selling commercial, tourism, premium coastal and rural lifestyle and freehold going concern real estate assets. He works with owners, company directors and managers, technical consultants and other advisors — applying his skills to optimise the financial and other desired outcomes for his clients.
Nigel’s professional career spans 37 years — starting with New Zealand’s leading building company Fletcher Development & Construction where he gained 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.
For approximately 23 years Nigel has operated his own consultancy and has acquired a reputation as a forward-thinking specialist and for taking on difficult challenges. In the real estate sector, Nigel has worked in London and in New Zealand with international and boutique firms and he was previously Chief Executive of a specialist agri-sector and infrastructure valuation firm. He has written two property marketing books — both focused on helping owners achieve a better outcome from the sale of their real estate assets.
In addition to his property related work, Nigel 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, Olympic Winter Games, Commonwealth Games and APEC. He also has SME business advisory experience in the tourism, ICT, bio-tech and niche manufacturing sectors.
Nigel has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with Distinction from Massey University and a Diploma in Valuation from the University of Auckland and is an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand Inc. and a Licensed Agent under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008.
Nigel describes himself as a ‘social capitalist’ and is a supporter of human rights — in particular Amnesty International’s work. He is long-time husband to Wendy, proud father of three adult children, and a keen stand-up paddle boarder.