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Propellor Property

Our Team

Nikki Connors

Senior Property Strategist and Principal of Propellor Property Investments, New Zealand

Financial Adviser

Nikki’s career has spanned over 25 years as board member and Director of many multinational companies both in New Zealand and the UK.

In 1999 Nikki was nominated for the Veuve Cliquot UK Businesswoman of the year and shortlisted for the UK Publishing Woman of the year; She was also a Finalist in the New Zealand Next Magazine businesswoman of the year award 2016 and Finalist in the  2020 Westpac Bank New Zealand Women of Influence Awards.

A commentator within the property investment industry, Nikki has been interviewed consistently by the NZ Herald, Sunday Star Times and Breakfast TV. The media have dubbed Nikki New Zealand’s Queen of Property and the country has seen her grace the covers of numerous magazines.

Nikki is also  a regular guest speaker at seminars and conferences including Women in Leadership and NZ Property Investors Federation and spoken alongside some of New Zealand’s top Economist.

Giving back, she had held Women and Wealth lunches to help women with their financial future, instigated and run a free mentoring programme for entrepreneurial women and taken clients and employees to build homes for the poor through Habitat for Humanity in Nepal and Vietnam. 

Her inspirational life has been written and documented in the press and magazines such as NZ Women’s Day and Eye Magazine and her Book ‘A Fabulous Failure’ reached number five on the New Zealand top non fiction list in book shops.

Since Nikki’s return to New Zealand she has been working with prospective purchasers to assess their financial and social position, their long term goals and then in conjunction with their legal and accounting advisers implementing property solutions to meet those goals.

Trevor McGrath

Consultancy Team Leader – Christchurch


Trevor joined Propellor Properties in 2011 when he returned to New Zealand after 30 years in Australia, where he worked as Sales Manager for a large property investment company. He also set up 3 Real Estate offices in Northern Brisbane before selling out to his business partner in order to return to New Zealand (just in time for the Christchurch Earthquakes). As a holder of Real Estate Licenses in Australia and New Zealand, his international experience in this industry is of immense value to Propellor clients.

Kelsi Cai

Practice Manager


Kelsi has an experienced background with specialism in sourcing, data analysis, coaching and customer service, as well as project management. She is always target-oriented and passionate to support the team.

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