The final Ockham Residential Lecture for 2019 will be presented by the property company co-founder, Mark Todd. Mark has been a residential property developer for nearly two decades. Starting out on the tools, he worked as a builder with his brother and father, before co-founding Ockham Residential with Benjamin Preston in 2009. It might seem a bold-bordering-on-ballsy move to start building apartments right in the middle of the GFC, but Mark (and Ockham) have always believed in Auckland — and had a definite vision of what a medium-density Tāmaki Makarau can be.

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“Our vision for Auckland is unapologetically ambitious,” Mark says. “We want our built city to be just as glorious as its natural setting. That means we take a long-term view of development instead of just fixating on the bottom line. We call ourselves ‘urban regenerators’ — we want to play our part in making the new Auckland work, without losing the charm of the old. We see housing as infrastructure, the building blocks of community. “We hope our developments demonstrate that quality buildings — and intelligent use of land, aspect and architecture — lead to desirable housing choices for people at an affordable price.”


  • Free


  • Wed 27 Nov


  • 6:00 pm


  • 13 Rose Road
  • Ponsonby, Auckland 1021