Savills opens New Zealand office

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Savills has launched into New Zealand and opened a dedicated commercial property office in Auckland after recruiting two local property executives.

Doug Osborne and Paddy Callesen have been appointed as joint managing directors of Savills New Zealand.

Osborne was the founder and former chairman of Landplan Property Group specialising in strategic and corporate advice, in particular in retail and development master planning and project implementation.

Callesen has worked for both CBRE and Jones Lang LaSalle specialising in industrial and land investments, town planning and property development.

Paul McLean, CEO of Savills Australia & New Zealand, said the New Zealand expansion “is in line with the company’s commitment to pursuing a measured growth strategy across Australasia”.

“The Savills New Zealand business will have an initial focus on the Corporate Real Estate Services and the Industrial and Retail markets, and will further enhance the Savills brand and service in the Asia Pacific region.”

Savills has 13 offices in Australia and more than 40 offices in the Asia Pacific.

In New Zealand, Savills also maintains an associate relationship with leading residential real estate company Barfoot & Thompson.

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