Facebook Pixel Image

Propellor Property Investments

Propellor Story

Nikki Connors New Zealand’s Queen Of Property

Senior Property Strategist and Principal of Propellor Property Investments, Registered Financial Advisor

Known as the Queen of New Zealand property and author of the best-selling book A Fabulous Failure. Her 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; Finalist in the Next Magazine businesswoman of the year award 2016. A commentator within the property investment industry, Nikki has been interviewed numerous times by the NZ Herald, Sunday Star Times and Breakfast TV. Nikki has also been a guest speaker at various seminars and conferences including Women in Leadership and NZ Property Investors Federation and spoken alongside the ANZ’s Chief Economist, Cameron Bagrie. 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.

Investing in real estate is not an undertaking for the inexperienced. Like any investment or large financial commitment, it is important that property investment is viewed as a business. When looking at property investment you need the right advice and the correct structures implemented.

The Director of Propellor Property Investments saw a need for a credible and truly independent company that could help New Zealanders secure a passive income through conservative property investment. We have been working with trusted professionals since 2006. The property investment model we use focuses on customer care and protection and has been very successful. In conjunction with our trusted advisers, Propellor Property Investments draws on this success and expertise, bringing professional property investment strategy into the New Zealand market.

When dealing with Propellor Property Investments, you will be supported by specialists. These specialists will act as your property ‘business managers’, as we begin the process.

We co-ordinate the entire process for you from working with our sister company Metropolis Real Estate to finding properties that meet your criteria and arranging due diligence reporting and sourcing professional independent services such as Accountants, Lawyers and Mortgage Brokers. As respected and knowledgeable specialists, the extended Propellor team are able to give you access to the most appropriate property investment stock from houses for sale throughout New Zealand.

We provide these services for both local and international purchasers.

Propellor Team

Karen Devereuxkaren@propellorproperties.co.nz

General Manager

Karen has been part of Propellor Property Investments since February 2012, and has been involved in the industry for over 20 years. Karen has investment properties of her own and her experience incorporates a strong understanding of Property Investment and the importance of utilising Professionals to make sure her investments works for her.

Trevor McGrathtrevor@propellorproperties.co.nz

Senior Property Strategist – 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.

Mike Hackettmike@propellorproperties.co.nz

Senior Property Strategist – Auckland

Mike has been a property investor for more than 25 years, originally purchasing 3 properties, one for each of his sons. At that time companies like Propellor were not around to give advice and support; consequently, he made many mistakes that ended up costing him money. He eventually got the correct structures in place. Mike has always had an infinity with Property Investment and had the opportunity to carry this through to a career path in 2001 when he was employed by a company that sold investment properties with Housing New Zealand leases attached. Mike has only worked for three companies over this seventeen year period and firmly believes that Propellor’s model is far superior to others and has far more benefits for the client.

JANE MELVILLE ALLENjane@propellorproperties.co.nz

Senior Property Consultant

Jane is an experienced and active property investor. Working previously as a Mortgage Adviser, Jane came out of a corporate background where she was the Sales Director for one of New Zealand’s leading web design companies. This role saw her developing complex web strategies for some of our largest companies and Government Agencies. She has represented NZ digital talent in the Middle East, was a Stakeholder presenter at the RCEP trade negotiations and was keynote at the Women in Business conference in Vietnam recently. Jane has a number of investment properties and is very passionate about developing tailored strategies so her clients can achieve the same.

KELSI CAIkelsi@propellorproperties.co.nz

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.

SEAN ZHAOsean@propellorproperties.co.nz

Senior Property Consultant

Sean holds a EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration ) degree and brings over 10 years’ experience in the Financials industry including Commercial bank and non-Bank lenders, especially in Residential & Business lending, Insurance & Investment product. As a property investor himself, he also believes that property is the key to future fortune if right decisions are made by working with the right people. He is very keen to work with you to have a personalise investment property strategy in place that will help to achieve your future goal.


Senior Relationship Manager

James is a dedicated and passionate agent with a wide background across consumer lending, sales and property – frequently going above and beyond for his clients to ensure they have smooth and memorable experiences.

Using latest industry knowledge and fostering strong relationships with clients and colleagues, James delivers a people-driven and positive approach to property, where clients feel like extended family.

Here is what our clients are saying..

Just like to say that we too want a long term relationship and appreciate all the info and help you have given us so far. This concept is totally new to us yet you guys are very experienced to it so am relying on Propellor to help us reach our long term goal. Financially secure in our retirement years. This is a great start I think.