Since its establishment in 1997, the Generations group of companies (Generation Homes) has partnered with landowners and investors to develop residential subdivisions exceeding $340 million in value.
We have ongoing and in some cases exclusive relationships with private landowners, professional property developers, investors and iwi. Most importantly we have the experience and IP to help landowners and investors maximise the profit opportunity while managing the risks and complexities associated with developing land.
David Mansel and Graham Hockly, who both started in the building trade in Tauranga, now head one of the most respected brands in the New Zealand residential building sector. It means you’re dealing with a trusted, Kiwi-owned company who can make you a bigger return, and faster, than you could expect from a comparable company.
We make our money from selling homes. Landowners make theirs from selling the land they stand on. So although our goals are different, they’re perfectly aligned into a single seamless process. We have the expertise to project manage every step of a development to minimise the risks and maximise the benefits. That means you enjoy better returns sooner.
The Generation building process is based on obtaining absolute efficiency through eliminating wastage and getting it right first time, on time. After 18 years of continual refinement we believe Generation Homes leads the market in efficiency, quality and speed to market.
Landowners and investors have the potential to make bigger profits when partnered with Generation Homes. That’s because unlike other building companies we have dedicated staff responsible for the sales and marketing. So no commissions or marketing fees to real estate agents.
As with our building process, the marketing process is fast – some of our developments have fully sold in only 90 days. The result? Money in your bank far sooner than you’d expect.
Prospective buyers learn about the new development through sharply targeted direct mail, press, radio and digital media, and through PR to support pre-launch, launch and sales stages.
Our sales representatives are on site seven days a week – not six like other companies – to show them through the .
Kevin has been CEO with Generation Homes since 2005 and brought a wide range of skills with him such as Business Leadership, Sales Team Management, Human Resources and Business Development, along with having a strong focus on strategic planning, change management and property. He has taken Generation Group from being a Tauranga based housing company, to a company with representation in all key growth areas of New Zealand. Prior to joining Generation Homes, Kevin spent many years involved in property management and the banking industry, with a large amount of his experience gained at Westpac Bank.
David Skudder came to Generation Homes from a building background, both on behalf of other building companies and for himself. He runs our Northland team and has built over 180 homes under the Generation Homes system. David is an avid supporter of local community groups and sports team and also helping new home buyers see what is so great about living in Northland.
Peter has been in the Building Industry for 20 years, progressing from carpentry apprentice through to site management before moving into the Auckland “Group housing” industry. The experience and knowledge gained to date provides a sound platform for the growth of Generation Homes within the Northern region of Auckland.
Sean Bignell is our General Manager for Auckland South. Large-scale infrastructure projects, complex financing, legal and commercial structures and partnering arrangements across government and the private sector are Sean’s areas of specialisation.
His experience ranges from large-scale infrastructure projects to redevelopment and regeneration in New Zealand and Australia. He recently led the master-planning team with the Housing Project Office (HPO) of Auckland Council, and previously worked as General Manager Asset Development for Housing New Zealand.
Sean has worked on projects ranging from large master-planned developments to specialised community based housing facilities. He is passionate about developing communities to replace cluster housing in New Zealand. His extensive knowledge of the New Zealand housing environment will be beneficial to Generation Homes in successfully developing sustainable communities.
In the 35 years Trevor Roberts has been involved in the building and construction industry he has learnt the importance of having a strong, honest and enthusiastic team behind him to ensure customer satisfaction. Generation Homes’ unwavering values built on trust, teamwork and responsibility reflect the high standards Trevor had always shown in his own building company. Trevor entered into a partnership with Generation Homes in March 2012 and having lived all his life in Hamilton, Trevor knows the Waipa - Coromandel area well.
Lyndon has been in the building industry for 15 years both as a builder and business owner. He was the first on board as a Generation Homes Joint Venture Partner which started in the Taupo/Rotorua region in 2008. Since then, Lyndon has gone on to run the Generation Homes ship region of Bay of Plenty.
Paul has been with Generation Homes for over eight years and has managed both our Rotorua / Taupo and West Auckland Joint Ventures. Prior to this he owned Skyline Buildings/Garages with his brother Lyndon Marshall. As well as building homes in urban areas, through his background in farming and extensive building experience, Paul works with both privately owned and corporate farming teams to design and build homes that meet the unique needs of this community. Paul has a natural talent for design and creating homes that meet his clients needs, both now and in the future.
Evan is a proud Cantabrian and has lived and worked in Christchurch for 25 years and together with his wife Nadja they run Generation Homes Christchurch. Evan has come from many years in manufacturing and management aligned with the building industry as well as running his own joinery business together with his wife Nadja.