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Disrupting the rental sector

New Zealand's residential property sector needs a fresh approach.

For many, home ownership is no longer practical


Housing affordability has created a well-documented challenge as rising prices and on-going lending restrictions have put mortgages out of reach for many middle-income New Zealanders.


The residential rental sector has become fragmented

Decades of private invest-to-rent landlord activity has seen the rental market become an increasingly fragmented ‘cottage industry’, with over 98% of rented properties currently in the hands of individual investors and family trusts. The standard of New Zealand rental properties and contract conditions varies greatly.

Demand for quality stock is outstripping supply

New tax policies and regulatory requirements to improve standards are beginning to affect private landlords and impacting the number and type of private investors active in the market. A shortfall in availability of quality properties, particularly in the country’s main metropolitan areas, is now placing pressure on rental supply. We believe these factors have created an opportunity for large scale investors to enter the market.


Scale brings an opportunity to build communities

A strong link exists between quality of accommodation and quality of health, employment and education, demonstrating significant social benefits of a contemporary, coordinated housing scheme. We believe that providing quality, well-located and well-managed homes with fair, secure tenancies will contribute to the overall liveability of our cities. 


Our founders

Meet the leaders behind Haven Living.

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Tim Lichtenstein

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

+64 21 899 845    tim@havenfunds.co.nz


A respected and proven property professional, Tim has over 25 years’ experience in the property sector, firstly in his own capacity and subsequently as a Director at Colliers International for 14 years with roles encompassing; investment, development, sales and most recently in the field of capital raising for commercial property investments. His track record includes successfully raising over $400M in equity funds from investors over the last 6 years. Tim’s knowledge of property trends and success in creating investment returns from the property sector, demonstrates his innate understanding of the property and capital markets and their mutual dynamics.

Kerry Hitchcock

Co-Founder, Executive Director

+64 9 303 4926   kerry@havenfunds.co.nz


Kerry has over 30 years’ experience in property investment and development. With degrees in accounting and law and experience in corporate governance, his expertise includes strategic planning, asset management, investment and commercial and residential property development. Kerry has a broad knowledge of resource management processes, risk assessment and associated risk management skills and through holding a number of property related board positions he has

advised many listed and unlisted companies. He currently sits as an independent director on several boards including Tāmaki Regeneration Company, Smales Farm Business & Technology Hub and Haumaru Housing.