Sam Cottier

National Commercial Manager

Sam is TPG’s National Commercial Manager, based at the Wellington office. Sam has over 20 years’ experience in the property industry, both overseas and in New Zealand. He started his career as a lawyer in London, working as a commercial property solicitor in a large multi-national firm. Whilst in London, Sam worked for a number of publicly listed property clients, acting on their behalf in a variety of areas including acquisition, disposal, and management of some of their key property assets.

Upon returning to New Zealand in 2002, Sam spent time at both Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) as a portfolio manager in the Crown Property Management department and as a land development manager on new energy projects at Meridian. Sam demonstrates enormous drive, commitment, and passion for understanding and identifying clients’ needs and delivering value-added solutions for clients.

Sam played a pivotal role in managing TPG’s relationship with the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). He also managed TPG’s involvement in the Crown’s Christchurch Central Development Unit commercial property acquisition programme.