Meet our consulting team.

AIDAN MENZIES

Certificate of Real Estate Sales

TAIPOTINI – Industrial Height Access Certification

DIRECTOR SALES & OPERATIONS

As a specialist property consultant, Aidan has worked with some of the country’s largest infrastructure organisations, including Vodafone, 2Degrees and the rural Connectivity Group (RCG), adding to their property portfolio strategy and helping them to acquire assets. Aidan is an expert negotiator of Sale & Purchase Agreements, Agreements to Lease and Property Supplier Service Agreements. Aidan also has a solid background as a height and confined space access industrial abseiler. He is one of New Zealand most experienced industrial abseilers, where he has pioneered a number of techniques of high rise building remediation on rope. He is experienced in project management of specialist height access or difficult space capital works such as water-ingress remediation of high rise buildings. Where complex weathertightness issues are surveyed Aidan enjoys getting on rope with tools, to be part of the surveying and documenting process.

Phone: +64 204 161 0808

ANITA MENZIES

Architectural Studies & Law (Auckland)

Enrolled Barrister and Solicitor

COMMERCIAL PROJECT CONSULTANT

Anita has a background in Architecture, Law, Project Management and Commercial Asset Management. During her time as Head of Commercial Property she reformed the commercial property division of one of Auckland’s largest property management firms. She studied Architecture and Law at The University of Auckland and is an Enrolled Barrister and Solicitor. She is excellent in providing a strategic path for complex issues and is focused on getting things done right the first time. She established Vanguard Advice bringing together a group of consultants who all have a united goal, which is to serve the commercial property industry with a higher standard of excellence. Legal strategy and remediating commercial buildings with complex structural or weathertightness issues are her main areas of interest.  Mitigating risks in any venture and strategically resolving disputes for her clients best interest is what motivates her. Thanks to her Architectural background, she’s able to understand modernist building design like Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier or the many tropical modernist designs of Minnette de Silva. A strong affinity with concrete buildings and their construction allows her to identify solutions to complex weathertightness problems, some of which prior to her consulting had failed to be resolved for over twenty years.

Phone: +64 204 264 820

ANNA GATES

Master’s in Media Art (Karlsruhe, Germany)

NZ Digital Art Awards Finalist

MARKETING MANAGER

Anna is an exceptional academic, she achieved top 2% in the International Baccalaureate Examinations. Anna’s short film The State is a Lady has been translated into six languages and won acclaim at film and video art festivals across Europe, India and North America. She is a former NZ Digital Art Awards Finalist. She holds a wealth of media and graphic expertise from her experience working for production house Kasbah Films in Morocco and for German fiction and documentary filmmakers. Anna’s marketing and digital experience is a valuable asset to any property portfolio.

Phone: +64 221 875 833

DAN PIDGEON

IRATA Level 3 rope access & Site Safe Scholarship Award 2020

HEIGHT ACCESS & CONFINED SPACE PROJECT CONSULTANT

Dan has an impressive background in many height access and confined space construction projects, including technical rigging. So far his career highlight is the construction of Auckland Zoo’s Ape House and High Canopy Rope Network. Where the project is now a submission for rope access job of the year at SARNZ. Few other notable projects Dan has headed are Sky Tower Radiation Survey on the antenna stack, Wind farm IQP and maintenance work scopes, Auckland Harbour Bridge remedial scopes, remote tower construction and decommissioning, Structural steel assemblies, structural remediation and industrial coatings applications, and high rise glazing replacements.

Phone: +64 204 161 8008

EDDIE LEONG

Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP)

LEAD SITE MANAGER

As a Licensed Building Practitioner, Eddie has worked with some of New Zealand’s largest construction organisations, including Hawkings Commercial and CMP. Eddie brings with him excellent knowledge of building techniques and construction strategy making sure that all our commercial remedial including capital works and water leak remediation projects are always compliant under the Building Act 2004 and the Building Code. He is also an excellent site manager for all complex remediation projects ensuring that our projects establish buildability and constructability during the design stage, allowing us to comprehensively deliver all projects.

Phone: +64 204 161 0808