Ed McKnight

Resident Economist

Hi, I’m Ed, the Resident Economist here at Opes Partners. Day to day, I help New Zealanders understand why property is such a great solution to our retirement problem. I love my job because of its variety: one morning I’ll be writing a new education seminar, and the next I’m reading reports and keeping up to date with economic changes so that the team knows where the best opportunities are.

My qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Economics, a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management, and a Bachelor of Music. I studied at the University of Auckland and graduated from the University of Waikato.

With over five years of experience as the economist at Opes Partners, I'm well-equipped to provide valuable insights. I'm also a proud member of the Institute of Directors.

In addition to my role here, I host the Property Academy Podcast, where I share my knowledge and passion for property investment. I've had the privilege of contributing articles to NZ Property Investor, Informed Investor, OneRoof, Stuff, and Business Desk. You might have even seen me on television, as I've appeared on The Project and Breakfast.

Beyond economics, I have a background in the performing arts, which fuels my love for art galleries, musicals, and shows in my spare time. Just as I believe in the power of property investment for financial security, I also believe in the enrichment of life through diverse experiences.