Three highly experienced development operators based in Queenstown, New Zealand, have brought their skill sets under one collective ‘umbrella’ to provide a niche property development service.
Wayne Foley, Shane Muir and Roy van Leeuwen have formed Trinity Development Alliance as a ‘one-stop-shop’ of development disciplines set up to advise clients from the moment they are looking at potential land investments.
Services provided by Trinity include development representation, setting and managing development budgets, consultant engagement and management, design management, construction services procurement and project management services. Recognising that no two projects are the same, clients have the ability to ‘pick and choose’ the mix of services on offer.
The trio has collectively been involved in the project management or development management of a range of successful multi-million-dollar developments in Queenstown. Completed projects within the experience base include the building restoration and fit-outs of Eichardt’s Hotel, the health spa at Millbrook Resort, and four Queenstown Hill villa developments including the award-winning Commonage Villas.
Other projects include the Sofitel Queenstown, Rydges Queenstown, the McNeill’s Church Street commercial development, The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments, and work for the receivers of the Kawarau Hotel at the Kawarau Village.
Trinity currently has in excess of $50 million-worth of homes and developments from concept to construction on its books.
“The three of us have worked together on various projects over the past 15 years, and now the time’s right to set ourselves up as a company bringing together the perfect mix of skill sets from long-term established local operators with a successful track record of development work,” said Mr Foley.
“There’s a lot of active enquiry out there from potential investors looking at investing in Queenstown, so now they can tap into the unique skill sets of a partnership that’s been involved in local commercial, industrial and residential projects collectively spanning more than 45 years.”
Mr Foley said Queenstown had plenty of premium residential and commercial land available for future development, and said many investors now had a mature outlook with regards to the timing of projects, and were typically well-capitalised.
“Most of our current clients are overseas-based where the reliance on our services, and the fact that we are here on the ground, is far more vital,” he said.
“For many investors to Queenstown, one of the biggest challenges is establishing the right consultant group to chart a course that allows for cost effective and timely outcomes.
“We can provide the resources that any developer looking at a project in Queenstown would require, from the appointment of initial consultants, input into concept designs, management of the regulatory process, tender programme and right through to turnkey fitouts if required.”
“It’s not just about project management,” said Mr Foley. “It’s about being in a position to effect the best possible outcome for our clients. To that end having us involved as early as possible in any project can provide significant benefits.”