Principal of Metropolis Design, Senior Property Strategist and Principal of Propellor Property Investments, Registered Financial Advisor
Known as the Queen of New Zealand property and author of the best-selling book A Fabulous Failure. Her career has spanned over 25 years as board member and Director of many multinational companies both in New Zealand and the UK. In 1999 Nikki was nominated for the Veuve Cliquot UK Businesswoman of the year and shortlisted for the UK Publishing Woman of the year; Finalist in the next magazine businesswoman of the year award 2016. A commentator within the property investment industry, Nikki has been interviewed numerous times by the NZ Herald, Sunday Star Times and Breakfast TV. At various seminars, Nikki has also been a guest speaker alongside the ANZ’s Chief Economist, Cameron Bagrie. Since Nikki's return to New Zealand she has been working with prospective purchasers to assess their financial and social position, their long term goals and then in conjunction with their legal and accounting advisers implementing property solutions to meet those goals.
To support Propellor’s clients Nikki established Metropolis Design who design, source and assemble affordable yet quality furniture packs and individual furniture items specific to developments and private residences – furniture that will give our clients investment the ‘Wow’ factor and a greater rental return.
Senior Design Consultant
Graduating in 2001 with a post graduate degree in interior architecture she kicked off her career with two years in London honing her skills in both residential and commercial design. This was followed by 19 years in the design space based in South Africa and working across Africa and Europe. Her works have spanned some of the most important prestigious projects internationally, whilst her ability to create beautiful, functional spaces that can be lived-in, sets her apart from industry peers.
As a result of over 20 years of experience, Shinade brings many skills to Metropolis Design including business administration, sales, project coordination, interior styling, and interior architecture. Shinade is also extremely skilled in the aspects of development and maintenance of existing and new business relationships, and monitoring client satisfaction throughout the design process. She is passionate about interior style and enjoys creating beautifully created spaces for Metropolis Design clients.
With a focus on residential design and home staging in her previous business, Shinade has developed strong relationships with suppliers and stakeholders across the industry. This experience provides Metropolis Design clients confidence in the knowledge that their home or investment property will be beautifully furnished with function and style front of mind, whilst working within project timeframes and budgets. Contact Shinade to discuss how Metropolis Design can customise an interior designed furniture package for your investment property, apartment, motel or even an Airbnb with affordable, high quality international furniture with serious ‘wow’ factor.
Sales & New Business Development Manager
Alison joins Metropolis Design with 20 + years Sales and Interior Design experience, including administration, project coordination, interior styling and spatial design.
After completing her Interior Design Diploma, Alison has been involved with some interesting projects and businesses. At the fore front has always been a love of great design & providing excellent customer service. Whether designing a new home or placing a cushion on a sofa, she has a nac with creating beautiful spaces that look amazing and don’t cost the Earth!
While Alison has worked with leading home builders and Architects in Interior Design roles, this often involved taking her concepts through to home staging, sourcing furniture and objects to bring the project together for the client. Recently Alison took on a new project and with an Architect – subdivided her section, designed, developed & built a new home. The process taught her many aspects of the build process, from design and construction to developing strong relationships with suppliers & contractors.
Alison’s past experience provides Metropolis Design clients with the confidence, knowledge and attention to detail providing the right furniture for the right space and on time! She will deliver an affordable, beautifully furnished home/apartment for investors that provides exciting Internationally and locally sourced furniture at a fraction of the usual cost.
For friendly, professional advice please call Alison today and discuss your requirements.