Principal of Metropolis Property Management

  • Well known and respected property investment commentator
  • Shortlisted for Next Magazine New Zealand Businesswoman of the Year Award (2016)
  • Finalist Westpac New Zealand Woman of Influence Awards (2020)
  • Author
  • Principal of Propellor Property Investment
  • Principal of Metropolis Design
  • Principal of Metropolis Property Management
  • Regular guest on TV and Radio
  • Successful podcast “From Failure to Fabulous”

Nikki is well known as New Zealand’s ‘Queen of Property’ and it’s by no mistake that she has earned this title! Nikki has made it her mission to ensure that property investors approach property investment the right way.
“It’s a business, after all, and should be treated as such. Like any business, if the right strategy isn’t in place, it will fail”
Nikki’s never ashamed to admit her failures in her own investments, but she uses them to her advantage and shares them with her staff and clients who can benefit from her years of experience. She decided to launch Metropolis Property Management to ensure that her investor clients from Propellor Property Investment receive the smartest property management service possible.

Property owners: If getting maximum returns on your property without the stress is your dream, we’re here to make it a reality!

Using her book, ‘A Fabulous Failure’, as a platform, Nikki aims to ‘pay it forward’ and has made it her mission to help others enjoy a better life – both now and in retirement – through investing in property. ‘We all experience failure – every single one of us. It is fair to say you haven’t done anything of note unless you’ve tasted bitter disappointment and sometimes failed.”

Praise for Nikki’s book

“Here we have an incredible life story about an honest journey of an impressive, indomitable survivor”
– Colin Mathura-Jeffree, TV personality

“It’s a fantastic read. A rollercoaster. There’s something for everyone.”
– Radio Host Andrew Dickens of Newstalk ZB

Nikki I have just finished reading your book.
What a inspirational book. You are truly an amazing, awesome woman. How I wish you book was made a compulsory reading for senior school children.
So much wisdom and life lessons from a lady who has been there done that. More than a book on property. I have so much respect for you. I wish you continuing success, good health and the time to write another book.
– Maxwell Percy

Purchase Nikki’s book from leading book retailers or click here to order online.


Head of Property Management

Having worked for 23 years in property management, Carol has exceptional industry skills and experience in all facets of the industry.

During her career Carol was on the REINZ Sector Group committee for over 18 years, first as the Auckland Chairperson and also as the National Chairperson. She has a high knowledge of the RTA and all other relevant acts relating to the industry.

Carol has a strong commitment to the highest of professional standards and is enthusiastic in providing the best service available for both Landlords and Tenants.

Carol believes in keeping herself updated with the new and upcoming trends or changes in the real estate industry with regular training and development, both personally and professionally. She has a broad knowledge of Auckland’s property market trends and ever-changing tenancy laws. She’s an important part of the Metropolis Property Management family and is ready to help you to maximise your returns. To get in touch with Carol or one of Metropolis Property’s property managers call us today.

Candi Bruce

Property Manager

My name is Candice, I have worked for Metropolis Property Management for 1 year, I am dedicated to improving my knowledge and skills within property management with ongoing training and support to give our clients and tenants the best service possible.

Karen Devereux

General Manager of Metropolis Property Management and Propellor Properties

Karen has been a part of Metropolis Property Management for over six years. She is very experienced and has been part of this industry for nearly 20 years.

Karen has investment properties of her own and her experience incorporates a strong understanding of Property Investment and the importance of utilising Professionals to make sure her investments works for her.

Matt Cawley

CEO of Metropolis Property Management and Propellor Properties.

Matt has had over 30 years of experience in finance related positions, with the last 20 years spent in senior management roles, leading and guiding successful teams and businesses, within both the banking industry as well as construction. Matt moved to NZ from Australia in mid-2019 and has brought with him his extensive knowledge, skills and client minded approach which has served him so well throughout his career.

Matt’s knowledge of investment property extends to being able to easily and confidently guide a client into how best to structure the property for their individual circumstances, as well as having the ability to think outside the square and recommend solutions that may not be clearly evident to the untrained eye.

Sheree Fleming

Property Mangaer

Sheree has been a Residential Property Manager for over 14 years managing property all over Auckland.

Sheree loves to work with people and enjoys the interaction she has with owners, tenants, as well as her fellow colleagues. Sheree’s passion for working with people, her direct approach and her great sense of humour are just some of the attributes that help to make her such a valued member of the Metropolis Property Management team.

Sheree has lived in the Eastern and Southern Suburbs area for most of her life, so it is safe to say she knows Auckland extremely well. This has been helpful in the development of her portfolio, which is based all over Auckland.

When Sheree isn’t in the office she loves to spend time in her garden and loves to travel.

Alex Bishop-Sime

Property Manager

Alex has been involved in Property Management for over 10 years and is an enthusiastic member of the Property Management team. With a background in building before moving into property management, Alex’s experience makes him an invaluable part of the team. He is adept at getting the right message in front of the right people and is very helpful when it comes marketing and matching the right tenants to the right properties.

Alex enjoys the daily challenges of property management, especially when it comes down to problem-solving and working hard to create effective solutions. He is proud of his attention to detail and believes it is this, along with his high standards that make him an asset for his property owners. Alex is results driven; meaning he always strives to achieve the best result for his clients.

Beyond work Alex loves to spend time involved in sports – cricket and rugby especially and most importantly spending time with family.

Liz Ranger

Property Manager Christchurch

Liz has been specializing in property management now for 25 years and has a wealth of experience in both New Zealand and Australia. Liz has a strong customer service commitment to both landlords and tenants, and has a boundless amount of enthusiasm in providing the best service available.

Liz enjoys the personal interaction she has with people, and her direct approach along with her quirky sense of humour make her a wonderful addition to the Metropolis Property Management team.

When she is not working in the office, Liz loves to spend time with her family, in the garden and escaping for a ride on her horse.