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Workshop 3

Inside the Bubble: Issues for Auckland's Residential Property Developers

7.30 - 9.30am, Wednesday 19 August 2015, Pullman Hotel, Auckland

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How do you maximise your opportunity and minimise your risk in a red hot market, where the goal posts are always changing? Presenting some practical experience both private and public for this market:

  • Working effectively with government entities
  • Finding a sales strategy
  • Determining financial viability
  • Making best use of the "Special Housing" and consenting processes
  • Dealing with affordable housing 
  • Approaching overseas investment


Matt CurrieMatt Currie
Director, Arrow International (NZ) / Arcus Property

Matt Currie is the CEO of Arcus Property Limited, which undertakes property development and investment activities throughout New Zealand.

Matt is also an Executive Director of Creating Communities Limited, which represents a small syndicate of property developers who are currently undertaking a large scale, mixed tenure residential development in Glen Innes, Auckland.

Murdoch DrydenMurdoch Dryden
Director, Dryden Property

Murdoch Dryden is a director of Creating Communities Ltd, the syndicated company which is changing the face of Glen Innes through its redevelopment of Housing New Zealand properties. He holds a Masters Degree in Management from Waikato University and has been involved in commercial and residential property development and management for 15 years.  

Murdoch was a New Zealand representative rower and continues to row at masters level.

Watch the interview with Matt and Murdoch here

Wayne SilverWayne Silver
Director, Willis Bond & Co

Wayne has worked with Willis Bond & Co for over 18 years, originally as CFO of Property For Industry and, since 1999, as CFO of Willis Bond & Co itself. He is Project Director of Willis Bond’s development of the Sunderland precinct at Hobsonville Point.

He has specific experience in:

  • Negotiating bank funding facilities for projects and corporates
  • Capital raising including public offers of securities
  • Treasury activities
  • Investment analysis and modelling
  • Tax planning for investments and corporates
  • Formulating financial feasibilities for real estate and development opportunities
  • Financial management of public real estate funds

Wayne also has prior experience in the local government, advertising and investment sectors. He is a chartered accountant with an accounting degree and a post-graduate diploma in finance.

Watch the interview with Wayne Silver here.

John DalzellJohn Dalzell
Chief Executive, Waterfront Auckland

 John Dalzell is the Chief Executive of Waterfront Auckland, and is leading the establishment of Development Auckland, a new urban development agency for Auckland Council. He is also an Independent Director of ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) New Zealand Limited.

 Over the last eight years John has overseen the successful transfer of a large part of Auckland's waterfront from private land into public hands including landmarks such as Westhaven Marina, the 'Tank Farm', Wynyard Quarter and Queens Wharf.

 He has a Bachelor of Property Administration from the University of Auckland and is a Registered Valuer. He is a member of the New Zealand Property Institute. He is also a member of Business New Zealand, Place Leaders Association (Australia) and the New Zealand Property Council (through Waterfront Auckland).

Watch the interview with John Dalzell here.


Jeff WaltersJeff Walters
Partner, Lowndes

Jeff specialises in commercial property and construction law and has extensive experience acting for some of New Zealand’s largest organisations.

Jeff has been practising for more than 13 years and has advised on matters ranging from leasing and property management to property development, property disposal and acquisition, construction, hotel management and energy, and infrastructure development. He has advised organisations such as Telecom New Zealand, Tainui Group Holdings, Hewlett Packard, Waikato DHB and Mighty River Power.

He has presented seminars on the Building Act 2004, the Property Law Act 2007, the NEC form of Construction Contract, and ‘Limited Liability Partnerships and Property Development’.