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The developers Opes recommends (and the ones we don't)

Who are all the developers you work with? Well, we counted them. In total there are 123 developers that we have had a relationship with over the last 3 years.


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Here at Opes Partners, we recommend New Build properties to investors.

But, we don’t develop properties ourselves. Instead, we scour the country looking for the best properties that stack up as an investment.

So, lots of people ask: “Who are all the developers you work with?”

Well, we counted them. In total there are 123 developers we've had a relationship with over the last 3 years.

Because we believe in full transparency, we're making this public.

In the past, I've been reluctant to do this. Let’s be frank. You could go to these developers directly, not use our service here at Opes, and cut us out.

But, I’m going to tell you who the best developers are anyway because:

  • I want Kiwis to be as informed as possible
  • I think our service is so good you’ll consider it anyway and
  • I’ll never shy away from being blatantly honest.

This doesn’t mean every property these guys build is going to be a banging investment. So, before you go looking at all the developers, make sure you read the next section:

Compulsory. Read this: How NOT to use this list

Just because a developer is on this list does not mean that everything they build is a good investment.

In fact, I turn down properties from these developers all the time. Around 67% of the properties we look at don’t pass our investment criteria.

So don't look at this list and think “Opes said they are good, so I’m using them.” While we do due diligence on every developer we work with, companies can and do change.

If you approach one of these developers directly and purchase a property you can’t wave your finger at us if the investment doesn’t stack up and say: “But, you said X developer was good …”

The purpose of this list is transparency: not to give every developer on here a rubber stamp to say they are “Opes approved.”

Developers also change over time. When circumstances change, we change our recommendations.

Use the search bar in the table (below) to look for a specific developer. 

#1 Developers we currently recommend

Here is a list of developers we currently have a relationship with and, at the time of writing, are actively recommending certain properties that they are building.

#2 Developers we often recommend but not currently

Here is a list of developers we have an active relationship with but who don’t have any investable stock at the moment.

#3 Developers we have previously worked with

Here is a list of developers we have had a relationship with in the past. But, we are not currently recommending them.

#4 Developers we don’t recommend

Here is the list of developers we don’t have a relationship with and do not recommend.

To be clear, this doesn’t necessarily mean these properties are badly built. But, it does mean we think their properties are not good investments.  

For some on this list, we would go as far as saying that there are serious risks of investing with them

To give you a sense of why we don’t recommend these developers, we’ve written honest and open reviews on a few.

How do I find the right developer for me?

There are over 100 developers on this list, so you might be thinking: How do I figure out which one to work with?”

You don’t. When you work with Opes Partners we will select 2-4 properties that are suitable for you, your budget, and your financial goals.

You’ll see pre-vetted properties from developers that we’ve already done due diligence on.

The purpose of this list is transparency, not to give you a laundry list of developers that you need to check out and evaluate every property they’re currently building.

So, if you are looking to build a property portfolio, your next step is to book a complimentary Portfolio Planning Session.

This is where you create a plan with a financial adviser, and then find the right New Build investment properties for you.

And if you have a question, write your questions or thoughts in the comments section below.

Looking to build a property portfolio?

Your next step is to book a portfolio planning session. This is where a financial adviser will create you a financial plan. They will then find properties that fit your plan.

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Andrew Nicol

Managing Director, 20+ Years' Experience Investing In Property, Author & Host

Andrew Nicol, Managing Director at Opes Partners, is a seasoned financial adviser and property investment expert with 20+ years of experience. With 40 investment properties, he hosts the Property Academy Podcast, co-authored 'Wealth Plan' with Ed Mcknight, and has helped 1,894 Kiwis achieve financial security through property investment.

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