Oyster Property Group are market leaders in the commercial property arena with highly qualified and skilled senior management and key personnel combining extensive retail, office & industrial property experience throughout New Zealand. Oyster's key personnel are people who are easy to communicate with, look to resolve issues quickly and provide relevant analysis of opportunities.

Mark Schiele - Chief Executive Officer
Rachel Barr - Chief Financial Officer
James Molloy - Head of Transactions
Steven Harris - General Manager - Property
Vaughan Ludlam - Head of Leasing / Licensee
Ian Hasell - General Counsel & Company Secretary

Mark Schiele - Chief Executive Officer

Mark has been instrumental in setting and implementing the innovative strategic direction for Oyster including the development of the successful Dress-Smart outlet centre chain, the amalgamation of Prime Retail Management and Oyster, and the growth of Oyster's funds management business.

He is responsible for overseeing all of Oyster's operations which includes the creation and management of property funds, and asset management of a comprehensive portfolio of commercial properties throughout New Zealand.

Mark completed a Bachelor of Property Administration degree at the University of Auckland 1991. He went on to hold various management positions with Challenge Properties, St Lukes Group, Richard Ellis (now CBRE) and Westfield. In 1997, he joined Prime Retail Management as General Manager and was appointed to the Board in 2001.

Rachel Barr - Chief Financial Officer

Rachel joined Oyster in 2014 and is responsible for financial management and reporting, capital and cash flow management, and taxation compliance functions for Oyster.

Rachel has more than 20 years of experience working in accounting and finance related roles in both New Zealand and the UK. She worked for nine years at NZX-listed Goodman Property Trust where, during that time, Goodman grew from managing $250M in property assets to managing over $2 billion in property assets.

In the UK, she gained fund management experience with Rockspring Property Investment Managers, working on various Pan-European property funds. Rachel is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland, with a double major in Financial Accounting and Commercial Law.

James Molloy – Transactions and Syndicate Sales Manager

James heads Oyster Management Limited’s asset sourcing team which includes the investment analysis, due diligence and negotiations for proposed property transactions. He matches capital with investment opportunities and manages Oyster Management Limited’s capital raising process for funds and syndicates.

Previous to his time with Oyster, James spent two years representing national retail brands such as Kathmandu, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming Group and Bendon, where he provided strategic property advice to help optimise the performance of their businesses.

James was recognized with the New Zealand Property Council's GreensceneNZ Sheree Cooney Memorial Award - Young Achiever of the Year in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Property degree from the University of Auckland and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Steven Harris - Portfolio Manager

Steven joined Oyster in 2012 and is responsible for the strategic direction of Oyster’s entire property portfolio. Steven provides consistent asset management processes, strategy and leadership to the entire property team.

Prior to his time with Oyster, Steven was a commercial property valuer at CBRE for six years which, combined with his more recent Oyster experience, enables him to offer expertise in what drives the value of commercial property.

Steven completed a Bachelor of Property at the University of Auckland in 2005, is a member of the Property Institute of New Zealand and is a nonpracticing registered valuer.

Vaughan Ludlam- General Manager Retail/ Licensee

Vaughan is responsible for Oyster’s leasing team – specialising in retail leasing services as part of the wider division which also provides asset, property and facilities management services to private, syndicated and institutional retail property owners; representing over $300 million in retail property.

Vaughan joined Oyster as a leasing executive in 2003. This followed a diverse consultancy role with Retail Solutions Ltd, which provided his grounding in shopping centre leasing as well as tenancy mix planning and analysis, property development and event planning. He has extensive relationships with Australasian retailers, having successfully negotiated over 800 leases across a wide range of retail formats. Vaughan has led Oyster’s leasing team since 2007.

Vaughan  is a committee member on the New Zealand Council of Retail Property (NZCoRP). He holds a Real Estate Agents Licence (REAA 2008) and a double degree from the University of Auckland – a Bachelor of Property and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Ian Hasell - Senior Legal Counsel

Ian is responsible for the legal and regulatory affairs of Oyster, ensuring legal compliance and limiting risk exposure.

He joined Oyster in 2015, with over 20 years’ experience providing in-house legal advice to corporates, including five years at Mitre 10 New Zealand as Associate Legal Counsel and Privacy Officer. Prior to that, Ian spent 14 years at DNZ Property Group, with the last six years as General Manager Corporate Services where he undertook a wide range of legal and compliance work ranging from prospectus preparation and registration, to compliance and governance processes. He was Company Secretary for both DNZ Property Fund Ltd and Diversified NZ Property Fund Ltd and was the project leader for the DNZ Property Fund Ltd listing on the NZSX (now renamed Stride).

Ian holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Canterbury, and is a Member of the New Zealand Law Society and a past president of the In-house Lawyers Association of New Zealand.

Level 18, 55 Shortland Street,
Auckland, New Zealand

P.O. Box 8302, Symonds Street 1150,
Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 632 1287
Email : reception@oystergroup.co.nz