Meet TPG's graduates for 2023

We are delighted to introduce our new graduates who have recently joined TPG on our expanding graduate development programme.

Dotted across seven offices and in our Property and Planning teams, we are excited to be delivering our programme and watching our graduates grow into our next generation of consultants.  Our 2023 graduate cohort will be joining our second-year graduates who you can read about here.

Olivia Andrevski

  • Role: Property Consultant
  • Location: Auckland
  • Joined: August 2022

Olivia graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Property conjoint from The University of Auckland in September 2022. In her role at TPG, Olivia is primarily working on the acquisition of land for public sector clients. Olivia is working to develop her experience with a variety of clients and project types, alongside Senior Property Consultants, to gain her LINZ accreditation.

"My experience at TPG has exceeded my expectations. It is clear that TPG has a focus on investing in their employees, with various inductions, training, and social activities. I am looking forward to taking in the wealth of knowledge that TPG has to offer.

I am loving the Auckland office, everyone has been very supportive since my first day and I am excited to get stuck into the infrastructure projects that are in the pipeline."

Jason Crombach

  • Role: Property Consultant
  • Location: Auckland
  • Joined: August 2022

Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Property from The University of Auckland in 2022 where he gained valuable knowledge and experience in the property industry. In his role with TPG, Jason will be developing his knowledge in the public sector with a primary focus on land disposal work.

“Since joining TPG, I have been exposed to every corner of the industry. Getting to work on public infrastructure projects that shape Tāmaki Makaurau has been a very rewarding experience, and getting to work ‘backstage’ for Auckland is a very cool experience.

Joining the TPG Auckland team has been one of the best parts of the job so far. Getting to work alongside such a welcoming, passionate, and knowledgeable team has been an incredibly valuable experience.”

Sara Lythgoe

  • Role: Property Consultant
  • Location: Napier
  • Joined: February 2023

Sara has worked in a coordination position for TPG since 2019.  Working closely with the property team, Sara assisted with requests for quotes and site visits for various projects which sparked her interest in consultancy.  Sara moved into a Property Consultant role in February 2023 and joined the graduate development programme to support her learning.  Sara is due to complete a Diploma in Legal Executive Studies from Open Polytechnic/Te Pukenga.

“The Property Group has always been supportive of my development and career ambitions. After starting in administration four years ago, they allowed me to quickly grow the role to be reflective of my strengths and passions. TPG’s development initiative has supported my studies towards gaining a legal executive qualification and their “One TPG” philosophy has provided insight and a taster to many other aspects of the business, including planning, legal, and property where I will now sit.

I love variety in my role and TPG has provided an amazing foundation for this through the projects we work on and the people I have the privilege of working with. I’m excited to continue being a part of the awesome team here in Napier and can’t wait to get stuck in with a number of projects, supported by our talented team.”

Quinn Langdon

  • Role: Planning Consultant
  • Location: Tauranga
  • Joined: February 2023

Quinn is due to complete a Bachelor of Environmental Planning from the University of Waikato later this year.  Quinn started as an intern with TPG in January 2022 before moving on to our graduate development programme.  Quinn is hands-on with a range of client work which is developing his skills and expanding his technical knowledge.

“TPG has provided me with a great opportunity to expand my knowledge and given me hands-on learning experience to apply to my studies. I’ve got a great team around me who support and guide me through my development in a professional environment. The work that I’m involved in is giving me a great indication of how my studies can relate to the wider community. My team has enabled me to relocate from the Hamilton office to the Tauranga office and it’s been an amazing change.

Since being involved in the graduate programme I’ve been given the chance to learn about TPG as a whole and all the different expertise across the company. TPG is great on collaboration and using different knowledge to benefit all projects.”

Matt Allen

  • Role: Planning Consultant
  • Location: Hamilton
  • Joined: January 2023

Matt recently completed his Bachelor of Environmental Planning from the University of Waikato. In his role with TPG, Matt will provide support in a range of resource management projects including processing and building resource consents on behalf of councils, preparing due diligence assessments and managing resource consents for private clients.

“Starting my career at TPG has provided me with the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals in the planning field and being exposed to their wealth of knowledge. Early on I have been involved in several projects which have helped me grow in confidence and experience.

I am really enjoying my time at the Hamilton office. The team has created a friendly and supportive environment which has helped me transition into the new role. The variety of personalities in the office makes it comfortable to express yourself and maintain a healthy work-life balance. I am excited at the prospect of further strengthening my relationships with team members and expanding on my knowledge and skillsets.”

Māia Whitaker

  • Role: Property Consultant
  • Location: Wellington
  • Joined: February 2023

Māia completed her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Wellington, where she became interested in property law, particularly Māori land law, the Public Works Act, and resource management law. Māia will develop her skills and expertise through her role at TPG with a primary focus on acquisitions, disposals, and survey and legalisation in the public sector.

“I am really enjoying working for The Property Group. The team is incredibly welcoming and supportive which has made the transition from university smooth and enjoyable. I am looking forward to working with and learning from some of the most experienced leaders in the industry.

Being part of the graduate programme at TPG allows me to be involved in a myriad of projects, including some larger-scale developments such as Transmission Gully. The intricacies of the projects create an exciting working environment, requiring critical thinking and analysis. I am looking forward to what my future at TPG will bring.”

Rosie Pope

  • Role: Planning Consultant
  • Location: Nelson
  • Joined: January 2023

Rosie recently completed her Master of Resource and Environmental Planning at Massey University.  Rosie is already involved with providing a range of resource management projects including processing and building resource consents on behalf of councils, preparing due diligence assessments and managing resource consents for private clients.

“Joining TPG as a graduate has been a great experience, knowing you are part of an organisation that invests in the growth and development of your career. I was looking forward to working on a variety of projects across the South Island and learning from experienced planners with different areas of expertise.

I am really enjoying working in the Nelson team as everyone has been super supportive and encouraging. Starting in a small office has been really helpful in settling into the role, everyone is happy to answer my questions and is always there to remind me I don’t need to learn everything in the first week. Our office view over the Nelson Marina is also a great perk on a sunny Nelson day!

I’m excited to hopefully work alongside the property and urban regeneration teams in the future to gain a wider breadth of experience to help me grow into a well-rounded planner. In the near future, I am mostly looking forward to getting to know the wider planning team and finally meeting everyone face to face!”

Amber Underwood

  • Role: Property Consultant
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Joined: January 2023

Amber completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Canterbury, becoming familiar with the Public Works Act and Resource Management Act. Amber will be developing her skills and expanding her knowledge in the public sector with a primary focus on land acquisition and disposal work.

“Joining the TPG team has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. I love the variety of work that we do and feel comfortable approaching everyone in the office with questions. The support from management has been exceptional and has allowed me to gain experience across many different projects during my first months at TPG.

A particular highlight is an amazing team at the Christchurch office, who made me feel welcome and accepted immediately. Working with such great people makes me look forward to coming to work every day. Their experience and insight have allowed me to develop at a fast rate, and I look forward to learning more about all things property.”

Key to this programme has been increasing our on-campus presence  which has enabled us to connect directly with graduates at universities such as  The University of Auckland, Massey University and Lincoln University.  Alongside this, we’ve worked successfully with Propsle New Zealand and NZUni Talent to connect us with quality graduate candidates.

We wish our graduates all the best as they embark on their careers with TPG, and we look forward to sharing their progress.

TPG recognised as a Top 100 graduate employer

TPG has recently been recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading graduate employers within the Top 100 Graduate Employers for 2023

The Top 100 recognises both the popularity and quality of every graduate program, drawing on data from applications, page views, and graduate reviews.  TPG placed 36 in the overall ranking across all 893 graduate employers nationwide and was ranked second in the construction and property services category.

Being recognised on this list is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team in creating a positive and supportive work environment for our graduates – special thanks to our graduate people leaders, mentors, and everyone else who contributes to making our graduate programme successful. And of course, a thank you to our wonderful graduates themselves!

Written by

Jessica Mooney

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