Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited (Whai Rawa) has appointed Neil Donnelly as General Manager of Property Development.
With over 17 years of experience in the property industry, Neil joins the commercial arm of the Auckland hapū from the Todd Property Group, where he played an active role in some of New Zealand’s largest residential developments.
Neil’s previous roles have involved strategic planning and leadership, and extensive stakeholder engagement with neighbours, local communities and iwi for various projects.
Neil will take the lead on Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Properties’ (NWOP) property portfolio. Its projects to-date include the award winning whānau housing development Kāinga Tuatahi in Ōrākei, and Kowhai Ridge, a successful joint venture with Fletcher Living. Current projects include Oneoneroa on the North Shore, the first major Auckland residential development headed by a local iwi, and the redevelopment at Eastcliffe retirement village in Ōrākei.