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Andrew Crosby has worked in property development since the late nineties. With degrees in Architecture and Property from the University of Auckland he embarked on a corporate career in real estate consulting with Ernst & Young only to be drawn to work in a private property development business before his first year was done.

He has managed (and still does) projects ranging from residential subdivisions, terrace homes and apartments to mixed use, retail and office developments in New Zealand and the United States. He has been involved in all phases of the development process from site acquisition, design and planning, through to sales & marketing, financing and construction - in both good markets and bad.

This included a senior management role with Housing New Zealand, where he led the property development team to initiate and deliver hundreds (which eventually became thousands) of new homes in public-private ventures.


Looking at improving efficiency in the development process Andrew founded an internet start-up in project collaboration that was used for large construction projects including private developments, hospitals, wastewater and road networks, train stations, airports and prisons.

He also set up the inaugural management office of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in New Zealand - a general manager role that included co-producing the 'RICS Development Monitoring Guide'.

With a passion for continuous improvement and learning he attended an executive course in real estate development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and since 2014 Andrew has lectured to students, completing the Bachelor of Construction at Unitec, Auckland, their final year paper in Property Development.

Being Vice General Manager at Universal Homes and on the constant hunt for industry improvement, he is one small part of a great team building hundreds of homes every year in New Zealand.

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