Mark McGuinness

Mark is Managing Director of Willis Bond & Co, which he co-founded in 1988. He has over 30 years’ experience in real estate investment, development, funds management and private equity activities.

Willis Bond focuses on establishing large scale mixed use communities with a particular emphasis on waterfront development.

Willis Bond has been responsible for leading large-scale mixed-use development projects in Wellington including the Chews Lane Precinct, One Market Lane and Clyde Quay Wharf developments. Also a number of high-quality commercial and heritage office redevelopments on the waterfront and in the city including the NZX Centre, Xero house and Grant Thornton.

In Auckland the company is involved in a number of projects including the residential component of the Wynyard quarter redevelopment and the Sunderland precinct at Hobsonville Point.

The company has recently established two funds totalling $228m of equity for investment in development projects. The company has also had close involvement in the establishment of two successful New Zealand property funds.

Mark will be involved as a panellist at Constructive.