Andrew Carpenter
Investment specialist

I match qualified foreign investors and businesses with international and domestic investment-ready businesses and opportunities in Auckland. Specialising in hotels, big-box retail, modular housing and the green economy, I get to know your business needs and sector so that I can offer you a bespoke service – for instance, introducing you to planners or service providers, or sourcing research data to justify business cases. 

A passionate advocate for Auckland and New Zealand, I am a strategic and lateral thinker with a personable and empathetic style. Working within a team of investment specialists, I help demystify the complexities of landing in a foreign market and smoothing your transition to the local business ecosystem. 

Graduating from the University of Auckland, I first entered the private sector, and built up a two-decade career through managerial roles in global branding, domestic and international marketing, retail, business strategy and international trade and relations. I joined Auckland Unlimited in 2016 after two years in the investment team at Wellington’s economic development agency. 

Areas of specialisation: Hotels, big-box retail, modular housing, green economy
Years in the industry: 6

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