Stride is a property owner and manager that focusses on creating, developing and investing in places with enduring demand.

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About Stride

Stride’s strategy is to grow its real estate investment management business through creating and developing entities that own commercial property. Stride combines a property ownership business with an investment management business.

Stride invests directly in office and town centre properties and manages three entities that own commercial property (which we call the Stride Products) – Investore, Industre and Diversified. SPL has an interest in each of the Stride Products, ensuring alignment of interests between Stride and each of the Stride Products and providing SPL with a diversified look-through portfolio that is well balanced across each of the core property sectors, demonstrating strong metrics.

This also results in Stride having diverse sources of income:

  • Real estate investment management fees, comprising asset management fees, which are ongoing recurring fees, and activity based fees, which depend on the activity of the Stride Products, such as leasing and development
  • Direct property income from SPL’s directly owned property
  • Indirect property income from SPL’s investment in the Stride Products

A brief timeline of Stride is set out below:

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    2020

    Stride originally established as a property syndication manager
    DNZ Property Fund Limited created as a property investment company
    DNZ Property Fund Limited listed on the NZX
    DNZ changes its name to Stride Property Limited
    Stride establishes Investore Property Limited on the NZX, to invest in large format retail property
    Diversified NZ Property Trust established to invest in NZ shopping centres
    Stride creates the current structure, comprising SPL (property owner) and SIML (investment manager)
    Stride establishes Industre Property Joint Venture to invest in industrial properties, primarily located in Auckland

Stride’s strategy is built on four strategic pillars:

  • Performance

  • Places

  • People

  • Products

Board of Directors

Executive Team

Read more about Philip Littlewood
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Philip Littlewood

BProp, BCom, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Philip joined Stride in 2014 and has overall responsibility for Stride Property Group. Philip has more than 20 years’ experience in property investment management in New Zealand and overseas. Highlights of his work history include six years in the UK, including with Morgan Stanley’s real estate merchant banking division, and partnership in a large private-equity real estate firm.

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Read more about Jennifer Whooley
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Jennifer Whooley

CA

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer has more than 25 years’ experience in the property industry and is responsible for Stride’s overall financial plans and policies, ensuring the compliance of its accounting practices. Jennifer is also responsible for the people and culture function within Stride. Prior to joining Stride, Jennifer was Chief Accountant for Fletcher Property. Jennifer was named the EY CFO of the Year for 2018.

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Read more about Adam Lilley
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Adam Lilley

BCom, LLB, CA

General Manager Investment / Investore Fund Manager

Adam has 10 years’ experience in the property and finance industries, and was previously an Institutional Equities Research Analyst at Craigs Investment Partners, specialising in the NZ listed property sector. Adam was previously an Investment Manager at Stride and rejoined in 2021 to lead Stride’s Investment team.

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Louise Hill

BCom, LLB

General Manager Corporate Services

Louise has more than 20 years’ legal experience and is responsible for a range of corporate functions within Stride, including legal, governance, compliance, IT, insurance, health and safety, sustainability and risk. Louise’s previous roles included Head of Legal (NZ) for Fletcher Building and senior associate in the corporate/commercial team at Bell Gully.

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Read more about Mark Luker
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Mark Luker

Dip.Val.Prop

General Manager Development

Mark is responsible for Stride’s development activities. He has over 25 years of experience in the property development and investment industry, acquired through complex large-scale retail and commercial development projects, both within New Zealand and Australia.

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Read more about Roy Stansfield
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Roy Stansfield

ACA

General Manager Shopping Centres

Roy is responsible for the shopping centre portfolios owned and managed by Stride. His role includes all aspects of asset management, retail leasing and planning. Roy has 30 years’ experience in the retail shopping centre industry. Prior to joining Stride, he was employed by Challenge Properties, St Lukes Group and Kiwi Property Group.

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Jessica Rod

BProp, BA

General Manager Office

Jessica is responsible for Stride’s office portfolio. Jessica has been with Stride for 20 years, most recently in the role of Investment Manager, where she was responsible for a number of recent office acquisitions, including the acquisition of the property at 110 Carlton Gore Road.

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Diversity and Inclusion

We work with Diversity Works to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion within Stride.

Stride values diversity and inclusion in its workplace and has an employee Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee which provides input on initiatives to foster and encourage diversity and inclusion at Stride.

Read Stride’s Diversity Policy

Our workforce reflects a diverse organisation, with over 50% of staff being female. We aim for 40:40:20 gender representation at our Board and senior leadership levels.

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Working At Stride

At Stride we work closely together in a flat structure to achieve our goals. We also like to take time to enjoy ourselves, both at work and away from work.

If you are interested in working in a collaborative and dynamic environment with enterprising, successful people then we would love to hear from you. To find out about Stride’s current career opportunities, please contact us at jobs@strideproperty.co.nz

Working Environment At Stride Property
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Our culture is built around our four behaviours:

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  • People centred

    The success of every place we are involved with ultimately depends on satisfying the wants and needs of people. At Stride we imagine ourselves in our tenant’s shoes and create the environment they will enjoy and prosper in.

  • Discipline driven

    Stride people go to great lengths to do the basics of our business incredibly well. That means getting all the details right and having a rigorous process to evaluate every opportunity. We astutely navigate risk, managing downside and seizing opportunities.

  • Nimble performers

    Our flat, tight structure and our size allow Stride and our people to be highly responsive to changing conditions and make fast decisions.

  • Fresh thinkers

    Stride people are at the forefront of new thinking on capturing the optimum value for people from properties. Our feet are firmly on the ground while our heads continuously scan new horizons for better ways of doing things.

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Benefits of
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Stride offers a number of benefits to our people, focussed on recognition & reward, wellbeing, social benefits, and learning & development.

Recognition and Reward

  • InStride Awards

    We recognise people who demonstrate our behaviours through our “InStride Awards”. Employees are nominated by their colleagues, and award recipients during the year receive a voucher at our regular Town Hall meetings. Annual InStride Awards are also awarded at our Christmas party, and award recipients receive up to $1,500 towards travel of their choice

  • Increased KiwiSaver employer contributions

    Stride has increased its KiwiSaver employer contributions, and will contribute at a rate of 5% for any employee contributing to KiwiSaver at or above 4% of their salary or wages, enabling our people to save a greater amount for their future

  • Long service leave programme

    We operate a long service leave programme, which recognises the value of retaining our people and provides additional one-off leave for employees who have been with us for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years

  • Talent referral programme

    Stride operates a talent referral programme which encourages our people to recommend good candidates for any available positions, and receive cash recognition should the person referred subsequently be employed

  • Free annual flu vaccinations

    Stride offers free annual flu vaccinations to all employees to help keep us healthy during the cold winter months

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

    The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is available to all staff and their families, providing access to free, confidential and professional counselling to help staff deal with any difficulties, whether personal or professional

  • Flexible working practices

    We operate flexible working practices for employees where their job permits, which allows employees to choose where and when they want to work, within some guidelines

  • Five weeks’ annual leave

    All permanent employees receive 5 weeks’ annual leave every year, with head office operating a three week shut down period over Christmas so that our people can relax and recharge

  • One week’s paid parental leave for secondary carers

    Stride provides one week’s paid parental leave for secondary carers – the law provides for secondary carers to be entitled to two weeks’ unpaid leave, and Stride will make payment for one of these weeks

  • Anytime Fitness Corporate Membership Offer

    Our people can take advantage of the Anytime Fitness Corporate Membership Offer which provides a reduced weekly rate and $0 joining fee

  • 14 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carers

    Stride provides 14 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carers (on top of the government parental leave financial contribution)

  • Sporting and other social activities

    Stride believes that stronger teams are created through social interaction, and we regularly offer a number of sporting and other social activities for our people during the year, including quiz evenings, sports days, and charity events such as breast cancer morning teas

  • Daily morning tea

    Our people get together over morning tea, with fruit and biscuits provided on a daily basis

  • Town hall meetings

    We host regular Town Hall meetings involving the whole company so that our people know what is happening in different areas of the business and are able to engage with each other

  • Study support

    Stride supports its people in their ongoing learning and training. We often provide study support for our people, including through assistance with study fees and/or paid time off for study or exams

  • Committed to developing our people

    We’re committed to developing our people. We encourage ongoing learning and development through a number of ways, such as internal training, opportunities to work on projects or be part of committees outside an employee’s normal team, coaching and mentoring, funding for external courses including support for tertiary study, and opportunities to attend conferences or networking and industry events

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Keystone Trust

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Stride supports the Keystone Trust, which enables students who have financial need or have been affected by adverse circumstances to take up tertiary studies in the property sector. We often employ a Keystone Trust student as part of our support for the Trust. For more information, visit the Keystone Trust website

In addition to our support of Keystone students, Stride also regularly employs interns, generally university students who are studying for a degree related to property, to assist us during the year and over the university holidays