Great Working Relationships with Wyndham Hotels
In a recent interview Joon Aun Ooi took the time to praise the great working relationship between Wyndham Hotels and Safari Group. Click below to read the full article and watch the interview
Newmarket - Flying High
The development is flying high above the motorway now – The Newmarket team are absolutely steaming through the construction of each building. Building C floors are all poured and now working at getting the roof up. Façade is going up very quickly – up to Level 4 now. Internal partitions are well advanced up to level 3, plasterboard has begun. Building B is not far behind C, again all floors poured and working on the roof. Partitions have begun internally, with the façade up to level 3. Building A basements are all complete with steelwork progressing up to level 2. Podium outdoor space will start to take shape over the next few weeks. 3 out of 4 building consents are approved to date with the final building consent almost uplifted.
This Development has a Transitional Exemption Certificate (Overseas Buyers can purchase our residential units and live there!) There are now 17 Residential Units available for sale
Wellington Raising the Roof!
Introducing a New Project!
LQ Kawarau River In the Snow
Exciting times in Queenstown, electioneering by all political parties, Otago winning the Ranfurly Shield, Weather Bombs, Spring snow and LQ Hotel Kawarau River racing to its completion date, exciting times indeed.
Hotel fit out is well underway with Bedheads , Artwork , Mirrors being installed.
Residential Apartments are moving along at a rapid pace and are galloping to the finish line.
Last 2 residential units remaining. Hotel units available for sale
How do the banks decide on whose mortgage to approve and who to reject? How does it differ when you are looking for an investment property versus an owner-occupied home?
When it comes to buying an investment property there are some compelling reasons to buy a new build vs an existing property, and it’s not just the gorgeous new home to promote to tenants. We detail the three top reasons to buy new in the first article of our Property 101 series.
Safari Family Spotlight
Family is everything! Which is why Safari Group is such a tight knit group – we see our colleagues as ‘extended family’. To get an insight into the Safari Group team we thought we’d showcase a staff member each month, starting with…
Role at Safari Group
My role as Development Manager at Safari involves being across multiple facets of the development process. It all starts at the beginning with identifying potential sites, working up feasibilities and sales schedules to see if the site works for Safari. If it is, well purchase it and start the consenting process, both Resource and Building – managing the design team until we have a package ready for pricing out to the sub trades which are then appointed to assist in the construction.
Along with this we also manage the funding side with the banks and assist with and sales & marketing so we can sell the hotel and apartment units. All in all with managing the Safari team, design team, bank QS, sales agents, surveyors, council and the like around us to successfully deliver a project on time and under budget (sometimes)
What you love about what you do?
I enjoy the fact that not every day is the same, you work over multiple facets of the development stage at any one time. One day you could be doing a deal with a steel stud sub-contractor and the next day your working with the bank QS to get bank funding and the next meeting with urban design panel on a new developments design. You cover so much of the development process and every day you are learning something new – so it keeps you on your toes. It’s always a great feeling being involved in a project right from the start and seeing it grow and completed (exactly how you planned it….mostly)
What you couldn’t live without
Family, Sports, Mates and Beers!
Other Interesting Things you’re up to
Pre Covid purchased a mountain bike so try get up to Woodhill and Riverhead forest as much as I can when it’s not too wet – spend most the time falling over and trying to catch my breath – no broken bones yet – but all in all great fun and keeping fit!
Available For Lease
Wyndham Garden: 2 Retail Spaces, Ramada Remarkables: 1 Retail Space, Ramada Wellington: 1 Retail Space, Ramada Victoria: 3 Retail Spaces