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As National Director of Project and Development Services, Ben leads the New Zealand team of project management professionals for JLL, across the delivery of high-quality buildings and spaces for a wide range of clients.

Ben has worked in the construction and property industries for more than 20 years, delivering outstanding projects in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Europe, and the Pacific Islands. This work has spanned across multiple property sectors including commercial, retail, hotels, education, health, airports and luxury residential.

With qualifications in Construction Management and Architectural Technology, Ben has a depth of knowledge that allows him to provide effective leadership to clients and large project teams through the delivery of major construction projects – with attention to detail on procurement and contracts, stakeholder management, design management, health and safety, and risk and value management.

Ben provides value to his clients through his expert advice across all project stages and by ensuring that his clients business objectives are clearly articulated at all times through to successful completion.

Relevant projects

Commercial and Office

  • St Paul's Square – 14,000sqm integrated office fitout and basebuild upgrade of an entire 13 level tower.
  • 22 Fanshawe Street – 6,000sqm basebuild upgrade of an entire 12 level office tower.
  • AA Centre – integrated basebuild upgrade and fitout across six levels of an 18 level office tower.
  • IBM – 3,200sqm office fitout with flexible agile working.
  • Microsoft – 1,800sqm office fitout to global standards.
  • Aurecon – 2,500sqm office fitout across two levels.
  • Goldman Sachs – two separate office fitouts.
  • Unisys – integrated basebuild upgrade and fitout.
  • WPP – office fitout and co-location of three companies.
  • Adidas –office fitout, plus retail showrooms.

Retail

  • DFS Customhouse – 5,000sqm integrated retail fitout with 40+ tenancies, plus basebuild and heritage upgrade.
  • DFS Auckland Airport – retail fitout of five tenancies.
  • ANZ – national re-brand of 170 retail stores.
  • Mt Wellington Shopping Centre – façade upgrade.
  • Botany Town Centre – new-build development.

Government

  • Ministry of Education – new-build developments and building refurbishments across five separate schools.
  • Manukau Institute of Technology – Tertiary fitout for Nursing and Health Faculty.

Education and affiliations

  • Masters in Construction Management with Distinction, AUT University (2013)
  • Dean's List for excellence in post graduate study, AUT University (2013)
  • Diploma in Architectural Technology, Unitec (1998)
  • Engineer to the Contract, IPWEA
  • Health & Safety certificate , Site Safe

Expertise

  • Client representative
  • Project management
  • Programme management
  • Design management
  • Engineer to the Contract
  • Feasibility studies
  • Procurement
  • Contract establishment