Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Central Otago region, Alexandra's real estate market is thriving with a diverse range of property sectors serviced by Colliers Otago. Our central location in Alexandra provides comprehensive property services to clients looking to buy, sell, or invest in rural real estate, lifestyle, and residential sectors.
Alexandra is located in the Central Otago region, on the banks of the Clutha River. It is approximately 131 km northeast of Queenstown and 188 km west of Dunedin. The closest townships to Alexandra are Clyde, located only 8 km away, and Roxburgh, situated approximately 27 km to the southeast. Both Clyde and Roxburgh offer their unique charm and character, with stunning landscapes, historic sites, and outdoor recreational activities.
Alexandra's rural and lifestyle property market is highly coveted, with a wide range of unique properties available for sale. Our seasoned sales advisors possess a thorough understanding of the local real estate market and are able to provide expert guidance to clients seeking to purchase, sell or invest in properties in the rural and lifestyle market in Alexandra and the surrounding Central Otago areas.
Rural Sales Specialists in Alexandra
Director | Otago & Southland
Ruth commenced her career in rural real estate in August 2009 before establishing the first Colliers Rural and Agribusiness franchise in New Zealand with Shane O’Brien in September 2014. Her experience and acumen led to a role operating at a national level, spearheading growth in Colliers’ Rural business between 2018 and 2021. Now based in the Southern-Lakes district, Ruth is Managing Director of the Otago and Southland Rural business, of which she was one of the co-founders in January 2019.
Growing up on a large-scale, high-country farm in Central Otago set the foundation for Ruth’s involvement in the rural industry throughout her working life. After achieving a first-class honours degree from Otago University, Ruth commenced a career in rural finance that spanned nine years with the National Bank. She then joined the progressive new dairy company, Synlait, as Business Development Manager, focusing on growing their farming assets via key acquisitions around the Canterbury region.
Ruth’s comprehensive understanding of an often complex and evolving rural market together with her ever-present proactive attitude allows her to provide solutions that go beyond the traditional real estate model. She is excited to be back working in the South and to offer new clients the benefit of her vast knowledge and experience.
She has extensive experience in selling a wide range of rural assets and an impressive track record of over $850,000,000 in farm sales over a short period.
Director | Commercial Broker
Specialising in commercial property for over two decades, Mark’s knowledge and experience bring a rare level of insight to the buying, selling and leasing process. Working extensively within the industrial sphere, client feedback speaks volumes about Mark’s innovative thinking and ability to match investor with product.
As an Associate Member of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and a director and board chairman for Otago Realty (NZ) Ltd along with other industry boards, his wide-reaching connections and influence bring clients an elevated level of targeted exposure.
Active in the Queenstown, Cromwell, Invercargill and Wanaka markets, his business horizon encompasses Otago and Southland, with a unique knowledge of the economic factors underpinning localised markets.
Outside of the office, the father of two embraces the outdoors lifestyle of the Southern Lakes.
Director | Commercial Broker | Sales and Leasing
Alastair is one of the most experienced property professionals in the Otago region, with over 25 years’ property experience in the Queenstown-Lakes, Wānaka and Dunedin districts. Building lasting relationships with his clients, he has a strong reputation for results, integrity and his strategic approach to bringing deals together to the satisfaction of all parties.
Specialising in investment sales of commercial property and development sites, Alastair also takes the lead in syndicated property sales and equity raises, introducing commercial investment to a wealth of new customers. He has worked closely over the last six years with Mitchell Mackersy in various equity raises for syndicated commercial investments.
A director of Otago Realty (NZ) Ltd (a member of Colliers Group), operating throughout the Otago and Southland regions, Alastair has also held various directorships in other property related entities including Maori Hill Property Ltd which now has in excess of $1 billion under management around New Zealand. He is a Fellow Member of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) and a former Fellow Member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers. Also a past chair and board member of Downtown Queenstown, which helped in the formation of the Queenstown Town Centre Master Plan.
Outside of the office, the father of three is a keen outdoorsman, taking advantage of Queenstown’s iconic landscape.
Director | Residential Sales
Decades spent managing Queenstown businesses have positioned Fred Bramwell as an industry leader. Clear vision and strong decision-making are the bywords of Fred’s leadership style, allowing him to develop and execute company strategy whilst always keeping the big picture in mind.
An understanding of the skills needed at every level of the business mean Fred has an appreciation for every team member in every department. Compliance with real estate law and codes of conduct are all part of the job, and an area in which Fred thrives with his uncanny ability to see every side and implement ideas and concepts to identify issues before they arise, and negotiate smart solutions when necessary.
A Queenstown local for more than 28 years, Fred’s business acumen in the early days led him to start a successful white-water rafting business, a company that made him a major player on the region's booming tourism stage. A move into real estate was the obvious progression for performance-driven Fred. Fred’s business acumen and drive to succeed helped his former real estate agency, hoamz, go from rank outsiders to Queenstown’s leading real estate agency in just a few short years. Alongside residential and commercial sales, Fred specialised in the burgeoning apartment market, correctly identifying the niche as the ‘next big thing’ in real estate.
A lifelong interest in the property market, has seen Fred involved in residential, rural and commercial investing. "It's a fascinating business and Queenstown is unique in its investment opportunities. It has been for years, it still is, and I don't see anything changing that for some time to come," says Fred.
A family man with a love for the great outdoors, Fred’s always on hand and takes the time to make a personal connection with property sellers.
Rural Sales Advisor
Mike is a Central Otago local with 10 years sales experience across a number of different industries. A University of Otago graduate with a Bachelor in Consumer and Applied Science Degree (BCapSC), Mike spent three and a half years working for Lion Breweries in Central Otago where he made sure the area was well watered with Speights but also gained his love and knowledge of the NZ wine industry.
Growing up in Central Otago, Mike has spent time on and off farms in Otago and Southland. His family has a shareholding in a 300ha Sheep and Deer farm in Five Rivers where he spends time helping out when he can.
Mike works closely with key business partners across the agribusiness, viticulture and horticulture space and is passionate about building relationships and knowledge in these areas. He is excited to be working alongside experienced rural consultant Ruth Hodges and is backed by a strong local and global brand in Colliers International.
Rural Sales Advisor
Wes is a born and bred Central Otago local with a strong rural background. Having grown up on a sheep and beef farm in the Ida Valley, Wes has also farmed himself for over 20 years before starting his rural real estate career.
It is this farming background plus his 10 plus years of rural and lifestyle sales that ensures buyers and sellers alike are in a safe and knowledgeable pair of hands.
Wes is well connected and highly regarded in the Otago Region and is always committed to his clients – supporting them, providing solutions and positive outcomes, and continually assisting them in achieving their property goals.
Wes enjoys the vast array of recreational pursuits Central Otago has to offer particularly golf and biking, along with a keen interest in horse racing. He and his wife Mary are family orientated, supporting their grown children in New Zealand and abroad.
Commercial & Industrial Broker
Steve has over 22 years of knowledge and experience in the New Zealand property market, the last 10 years of which have been based in Queenstown, involved in the resort development and tourism sector.
Areas of specialisation include brokerage and consulting on tourism assets, along with development opportunities. Steve works in combination with Barry Robertson at Colliers Queenstown, brokering and consulting on tourism assets and developments across the South Island.
Steve is a member of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).
The name ‘Quilly’ has become synonymous with real estate in Queenstown – and with good reason. An epic career spanning more than a decade has cemented Brendan Quill’s position as the go-to-guy for results. Prior to his leap into real estate (anyone who knows Quilly will confirm he’s more of a leaper than a stroller), prominent positions in Queenstown tourism had already placed him firmly on everyone’s radar as a good kiwi bloke with a top sales pedigree and a personality that can brighten up a dull day.
Results speak for themselves in real estate, and Quilly’s talk louder than most. Word of mouth recommendations ensure Brendan’s phone rings – a lot. Local charitable works as MC, commentator and of course auctioneer mean he’s a busy man. Sought-after for his ability to entertain a crowd, the family man can extract every last dollar from an auction room, be it corporate, charitable or real estate, with a seasoned mixture of acumen, negotiation and pure cheek. His list of satisfied customers reads like a phone book, and everyone comes back for more.
Finely-tuned negotiation techniques and an ‘outside the box’ approach mean he has the skills to bring deals together in a quick timeframe.
A consummate professional with more than three decades of commercial property experience, Mary-Jo has a well-established track record. Specialising in commercial leasing and investment sales with an emphasis on retail property, she’s the broker of choice for tenants, investors, property owners and developers.
Joining Queenstown’s Colliers office in 2010, Mary-Jo works closely with tenants, landlords and developers. Operating in the wider Southern-Lakes region including Queenstown and Wanaka, her attention to detail and intelligent, no-nonsense approach to doing business has created trust-based relationships that endure. Known for her integrity and results, Mary-Jo has a comprehensive understanding of the market combined with a broad national and international network, adding real value for clients.
Rory has over 25 years’ commercial property experience, the last 18 of which have been in the Queenstown, Wānaka and Southland areas..
Rory is a shareholder of Otago Realty (NZ) Ltd (a member of Colliers Group), an Associate Member of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, and a previously Registered Valuer.
Rural Sales Advisor
As a member of the Colliers Rural team, Helen brings a wealth of experience to the buying and selling process. With a focus on smart strategies and innovative marketing techniques, Helen is committed to providing a client-driven experience that makes her an essential agent to call.
Helen’s upbringing on a sheep farm in Otago has instilled a deep appreciation for the value of hard work and perseverance. Now living on a lifestyle block in the Maniototo, she is passionate about helping families and individuals achieve their real estate goals. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, Helen is dedicated to listening to your needs, communicating effectively, and working at a pace that you are comfortable with to achieve the desired outcome.
With a fresh energetic youthful approach focused on excellent communication, positive experience and commitment that will exceed your expectations.
Her previous experience in education has equipped her with the ability to relate to people, form strong relationships, and provide a simple and effective process that is easy to follow to meet your goals and needs.
For all your real estate needs, Helen prioritises you as her client and invite you to call her first.
With almost a decade spent working across a wealth of sales and operational functions in real estate, Marie’s an integral part of the property industry in Queenstown.
Marie’s real estate-focused career has given her rare insight into the factors underpinning a successful property transaction and a clear understanding of what makes a great customer experience. Unsurpassed attention to detail and a clear, friendly communication style mean every point of interaction with Marie is a good one. As the Group Management Accountant for Colliers Otago, Marie provides high-quality information and analysis to the business and her functions include accounts payable and credit control.
In her spare time, Marie enjoys the wonderful Queenstown outdoor lifestyle, in particular skiing, running and mountain biking.
Events & Office Manager
An integral part of the Colliers team, Fiona’s responsible for the smooth operation of the Otago businesses as Events & Office Manager. Joining Colliers in 2011 as an Administrator for the Queenstown office, she soon rose through the ranks, drawing on her extensive experience in the running of a busy office to build on both efficiency and culture throughout the company. At the forefront of the many company events, both internal and external, her wealth of knowledge and warm personality have made her the go-to person for staff at every level.