Portfolio overview

About us

New Zealand’s largest listed diversified property company, we’ve been providing great places for people to shop and work for more than 20 years.

We listed on the NZX in December 1993 and today hold a portfolio of $2.9 billion.

Who is Kiwi Property?

We are one of the leading property investment companies in New Zealand, and we’re focused on delivering superior returns for our investors through the active management of a high-quality portfolio of shopping centres and office buildings.

In our more than two decades of operation, we’ve never wavered from our strategy and we continue to focus only on the New Zealand property sector.

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Our story

Kiwi Property was created by Richard Didsbury and Ross Green, two New Zealand-based businessmen whose vision was to create a property investment vehicle that had robust layers of governance and an investment strategy that focused on sustainable returns.

Based on the highly successful and transparent models of the Australian real estate investment trust market, our business listed on the NZX as Kiwi Income Property Trust in December 1993. We were the first entity of our kind in New Zealand, and today remain the largest listed diversified property company on the NZX. We changed our name to Kiwi Property in December 2014, after we moved from a trust to a company structure.

We remain exclusively focused on New Zealand’s retail and office property sectors, and we are an active asset manager, which means we are hands-on in optimising the performance of all of the assets we manage and own on behalf of our investors.

Our history

Our objective

We have a clear objective for our investors, which is to provide them with a secure, reliable investment in New Zealand property, targeting superior risk-adjusted returns over time.

We’re committed to achieving this objective by:

  • investing in a high-quality diversified property portfolio throughout New Zealand, with a broad range of tenants and lease maturities
  • fostering long-term tenant relationships to enhance investment performance
  • being an active manager, which means we focus daily on closely managing our assets and finances, developing and executing strategies to acquire or divest assets, and judiciously developing new or existing assets for optimal performance, and
  • maintaining a strong balance sheet with conservative borrowing levels.

Our strategy

Our strategy is built on three core pillars:

Maintain a strong balance sheet

By maintaining a strong financial position and conservative gearing with appropriate diversity of debt capital sources, a low cost of capital can be maintained thereby optimising equity returns.

Intensively manage our assets

By intensively managing our property assets we can optimise income and investment performance.

Add value through investment decisions

By maintaining a rigorous approach we can add value through our investment decisions to optimise earnings through the strategic acquisition, divestment and development of property assets.

Our goals

We are passionate about delivering exceptional results in everything we do. For our investors, our goal is to deliver long-term total returns greater than 9% per annum, underpinned by pre-tax distributable earnings per unit growth of at least 2% per annum.

For our tenants and their customers and clients, our goal is to create and sustain places that positively contribute to peoples’ lives.