Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) has promoted Andrew Brown – an internationally experienced commercial property professional – as head of property.
TGH chief executive Chris Joblin said the appointment reflects the key role played by commercial and residential property development in the company’s business investments to grow the long-term prosperity of Waikato-Tainui.
“Andrew has been with the TGH property team since mid-2015 and has built an excellent knowledge of our business, a keen understanding of our property portfolio and strong relationships in the sector,” Chris says.
Andrew has more than 27 years of professional property practice in New Zealand, and has also worked in the UK, the US and South East Asia. Having initially qualified as a valuer, he has also worked in commercial investment sales, leasing and as a consultant.
He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Property Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
Andrew will report to Rob Batters, GM Operations.
Current property projects at TGH include developing Ruakura Inland Port, Te Arikinui Pullman hotel (a joint venture with Auckland International Airport Ltd), a forty-room extension at Novotel Tainui Hamilton hotel and investigation of other major residential and commercial property opportunities in Waikato and Auckland regions.