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.
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).
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.
With no scarcity of enthusiasm Hayley knows how to get jobs done! From (attempting) to organise our CEO to bossing around our fab contractors she certainly keeps everyone on their toes. Being organised is her main strength and whilst Hayley is sometimes a little too efficient – we love her for that!
From leasing commercial spaces to auctioning off the office fish tank, she’ll set you right! When Hayley’s not hard at work you can find her enjoying a smooth cab sav whilst watching her 2 young kids wreak havoc on her well organised household.
Andrew has been in the property development industry since 1998. He holds degrees in Architecture and Property and has worked in New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
Andrew has been involved of all aspects of the development process – from site acquisition through delivery and of various types of projects ranging from greenfield housing subdivisions; infill terrace homes and medium rise apartment buildings.
Slight career diversions have included founding an online development project collaboration software company and during the GFC, acting as a general manager for a hotel and establishing and managing the New Zealand office for Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Prior to joining Equinox Group in June 2015, Andrew managed the property development team at Housing New Zealand.
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 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 plans to extend his area of expertise to the hospitality industry, and will launch and oversee the American branch of Equinox’s operations within the near future.
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.