While that’s a statement with a lot of baggage, we’ve decided to embrace it. We’ve been taking on projects that we care about for the last 26 years, and we’ll continue to do so.
We’re not afraid of the hard work that comes with building things that matter to the people who live, work and play in them every day.
Our team of 15 are always busy. Not content with just sitting in an office, we’re on-site, out and about and getting things done.
We’ve been through the mill several times over, but as a committed funds manager, financier and property developer and manager, we’ve always stuck with our team and our investors and are proud to be one of the few still standing after all these years.
We believe that good work speaks for itself and are much more interested in building quality, comfortable homes, pursuing great public space and workspaces that help companies to innovate than building a brand for ourselves, and so we hope you’ll take a moment to check out our work and decide for yourself.
Our offices are located on the ground floor of Auckland’s Princes Wharf.
Kerry Knight was a founding shareholder in Equinox in 1988. He was also a partner in Auckland legal firm Knight Coldicutt for over 25 years.
Kerry’s interests have been focused on business and property law and he has been involved from a legal and financing perspective with some of New Zealand’s largest property transactions. Kerry now works with Equinox and is involved in all aspects of the business. His dream is to devote himself to creating Orakei Bay waterside apartments as the piece de resistance of his career.
Chong has been a Director of Equinox Group since its inception. Chong has close associations with a network of key and prominent New Zealanders in business and government where he is able to match investor requirements in almost every type of business to help immigrant and overseas investors obtain the maximum returns from both their New Zealand, and overseas investments.
Chong is also a masterful tomato grower, Grandfather to 4, and possesses an unmatched knowledge of all Auckland’s best places to eat.
Cameron Dargaville holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand. He has over 20 years experience in running commercial enterprises and has an extensive knowledge of financial management.
Cameron is a director and shareholder in KC Management, and works closely with Equinox Group overseeing financial affairs.
While mainly focused on our Commercial revitalisation projects, Elliot also launched and project managed the first stage at The Grove, Papakura. As heir to the Equinox throne, he has certainly inherited his fathers motivation, tenacity, creative thinking and problem solving abilities, but with a fresh new perspective, which has seen him take 88 Broadway and 62 Victoria Street from an empty ‘problem’ spot to a fully tenanted, vibrant SME office block. He continues to have plans for 62 Vic, which is soon to be even more integrated with the Federal St dining district via the introduction of Federal Lane. Elliot is also the brains behind Orakei Bay Village – Remuera’s newest retail and hospitality precinct.
Elliot plans to extend his area of expertise to the hospitality industry, and is currently launching and overseeing the American branch of Equinox’s operations.
Shelley is our newest addition to Equinox although not lacking in experience! Having worked in the construction industry for 10 years, Shelley is well versed in a range of skills, from reception, to office manager, construction support to accounts, PA to sales and marketing. She’s worked on both the building and selling sides, and we are lucky to have her here!
From leasing and property management to organising our CEO, Shelley now works as a ‘Jill of all trades’ at Equinox supporting Kerry and the wider team.
All that aside, Shelley is also a powerhouse baker, mother of 2 teenagers, and avid runner.
Ian joined Equinox four years ago. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria University in Wellington. Has been involved in a number of senior finance management roles, general management roles, and has held numerous director roles both domestically and internationally.
He has spent over 30 years running commercial enterprises and has an extensive knowledge of financial and commercial management across a number of industries, including 15 years in and around property.
Nancy Wei holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Auckland University of Technology and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand.
She has been with Equinox since 2008, growing up, and coming of age alongside us. She has been working across the majority of Equinoxs Projects, from commercial property management to residential development, providing solid finance/accounting support.
Nancy has 2 beautiful sons, a mother who makes the worlds best dumplings, and a shoe collection to envy.
David joined Equinox in Jan 2015. He focuses on the feasibility study, cash flow and financing for projects.
Before David joined Equinox, he was the treasury manager of a large energy JV, managing treasury, financial investment and project insurance for the company.
David has a Bachelor of finance degree from Sun Yat-sen University in Guanzhou, China, and a MBA degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is the holder of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
The go-to person for all things creative across the board, Sarah currently lives the dream in Raglan with her delicious sprog and film-maker husband. Our resident web designer/graphic designer/interior designer/artist/sign writer, she loves nothing more than a ludicrously tight budget, an unloved space, and an open brief. As our office greenie, she’s always ripe for an argument about social justice and inequality.