Otago Real Estate was founded in 1987 by Chris James. From humble beginnings in Albany Street, we are now a boutique, family-owned business with a team of six. Now managed by Nick James, Otago Real Estate resides in our recently renovated office in Moray Chambers.
We specialise in property investment and management, our portfolio includes commercial, retail and residential property, with over 110 commercial tenants and 50 residential tenancies, from the wharf precinct to central Dunedin and student accommodation – the most significant of which being the Savoy Building, containing the beautiful Savoy Reception Centre.
As Trustees of numerous Heritage Category 1 and 2 properties we have worked to restore them to today’s standards, creating comfortable contemporary spaces for our tenants. We have also carried out more modern developments including The Chamberson Hotel. We have been previous winners of the Award of Excellence 2019 at the Property Council New Zealand, Industry Awards, and the Supreme Winner 2019 Award at the Dunedin City Council Outstanding Heritage Re-Use Awards.
We also have a smaller portfolio of properties in Queenstown and Arrowtown, managed from the Dunedin office.
We have an in-house maintenance team, Henri and Simon, who proudly maintain our properties, doing everything from minor repairs to larger renovations and commercial fit-outs.