Mana Property Management
We are an award winning property management team in Dunedin.
We understand that thorough and high-quality property management should be achieved with minimum costs and maximum value for money. Thus you will be pleasantly surprised to find that our fees are highly competitive in the marketplace. This value continues through to the maintenance of your investment. Mana Property Management is able to pass on substantial discounts which it is able to source, from many years in the industry, through its network of trade specialists and suppliers.
Additionally, as a member of the OPIA, NZPIF, LPMA NZ, and with property management-specific legal counsel on call, Mana Property Management can call on the experience and resources of some of Dunedin's, Otago's and New Zealand's best minds and information.
Maree's previous role was Associate Partner at Findex, an Australasian accountancy firm with 25 offices throughout NZ. Prior to that she was with KPMG London and KPMG Sydney. Her 15 years as a financial statement auditor have given her very detailed exposure to all sorts of investment entities, including property investment and banking entities. It has also given her an eye for detail. Maree is a Chartered Accountant of both the NZ and UK institutes.
More recently at Findex, Maree headed up the New Zealand Compliance function, making the increasing focus on compliance in the property management industry second nature for her.
Maree has headed up Mana Property Management since July 2018 and has handled an incredibly wide range of situations on behalf of owners. She has an exemplary history of Tribunal outcomes, thanks to her deep knowledge of the RTA, her understanding of the judicial process and propensity to prepare!
Maree aims to bring a personal angle to how we care for tenants on behalf of our owners, and to develop trusting relationships with owners so that we may manage their properties efficiently and using our well proven professional judgement.
Maree has completed the New Zealand Certificate in Residential Property Management.
Matt MackinlayGeneral Manager
Having grown up in Dunedin, my involvement in local property began early and has come a full circle. From carrying out maintenance in student flats as a teenager, and living in them as a scarfie, to owning a home and managing rentals across Dunedin. As a property manager, this local knowledge and experience complements more than 10 years in property management.
Locally, I've enjoyed over 2 years in the residential and student property management sector, and prior to that as a commercial property manager for more than 7 years. I gained further knowledge of property management while on my O.E. working at the London 2012 Olympics Athletes’ Village, also in social housing in the UK and a commercial role in Sydney.
I thrive on the vibrancy of the work, getting out and about with a variety of people and properties, and finding the best solution for my property owners and tenants. In all aspects of property management, communication is key. I find if you follow up on the small things and remain calmly persistent, you’ll find most problems can be resolved.
Away from work, playing golf is my favourite way to keep fit and unwind, and spending time with my young family.
Raised in the North Otago region Whitney moved to Dunedin to study design before joining the Mana Property Management team 5 years ago as one of our administrators. Whitney is often the first point of call for visitors or those telephoning the Mana office and greets visitors with her friendly smile and willingness to help. Whitney also deals with many of the queries and works hard to get the awesome Mana Property tenants into properties as quickly as possible. Having an extensive customer focused background she knows how to deliver exceptional service and satisfaction to our clients and customers.
These days, Whitney is the engine behind our leasing function. It's an incredibly important role to get a tenancy correct right from the start, and sets up how our year is likely to play out.
When not at work, Whitney enjoys travelling and especially exploring the Otago region. While in Dunedin, Whitney spends a lot of time researching and designing the renovations of her own home.