Commercial Property Manager
Ian joined our Commercial Team in 2022 as a Commercial Property Manager and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from related roles.
Previous to APM, Ian spent four years at Downer NZ as Property and Facilities Manager, managing, renegotiating, varying and renewing leases, managing facilities projects (BWoFs, EV charger installations, relocations, security, centralising suppliers), and managing day to day repairs and maintenance.
Born in Manchester in UK (which explains his accent and sense of humour!), Ian lived in a number of locations in the south of England. Before immigrating to New Zealand, Ian had his own property development business for over 10 years, buying, refurbishing, renting and selling properties in southern England and oddly, several in the Scottish Borders, plus holiday rentals near Marbella in Spain. Based upon his experiences in the property industry, Ian also wrote and self-published a book about property renting to help people avoid the many pitfalls within the industry.
Ian has many years’ experience in the property industry, and also the corporate life, with previous roles also predominantly in logistics and finance, which also included a couple of years as a trainer specialising in estate agency.
Ian’s interests include residential property, renovations and design, investment, economics, jazz fusion music, travel, cycling, reading, and he will play any sport especially tennis, golf, and cricket when there is time.