David Prentice

David Prentice

David Prentice has been delivering successful outcomes on projects for more than 35 years, for clients in New Zealand and Australia. This has included working with central and local government as well as corporate organisations at the advisory and project delivery levels.


Experience at all stages of the fixed asset lifecycle has provided David with a comprehensive understanding of the asset planning, development and management process. He provides a range of services in this field including the development of business cases and strategic asset plans (Corporate Real Estate planning) and due diligence studies. As a project and cost manager, David has contributed to the successful completion of a variety of landmark projects such as Te Papa – Museum of New Zealand and the TVNZ Network Centre in Auckland, as well as civic infrastructure such as police stations, hospitals and courthouses.

A graduate of Lincoln University’s Master of Property Studies degree programme, David’s final year dissertation researched prevailing trends in the planning and management of Corporate Real Estate. This research was then applied to a major central government agency, the learning points from which have provided David with a thorough understanding of corporate real estate.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Masters Degree in Property Studies, Lincoln
  • Registered Quantity Surveyor
  • Fellow, New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors
  • Member, New Zealand Institute of Directors
  • New Zealand Certificate in Quantity Surveying
  • Member, Corenet Global
  • Site Safe Building Construction Passport

Project Experience

Advisory Experience
  • Strategic Property Planning and Business Cases for New Zealand Police, 1999-present, $100m+, various engagements
  • Business Case development services, Ministry of Justice
  • Business Case development services, New Zealand Defence Force
  • Whangarei Hospital Site Master Plan and Business Case development services, Northland District Health Board
  • Waikato and Thames Hospital Redevelopment Project Definition Plan and Business Case development services, Waikato District Health Board
  • Unitec Transformation Programme Management, Unitec Institute of Technology
  • Property Structure Plan, Summerset Retirement Villages


Project Experience
  • Te Papa – Museum of New Zealand
  • National Hockey Centre, Rosedale, Auckland, Harbour Hockey Charitable Trust/Waka Kotahi
  • Devonport Library, Auckland Council
  • Otahuhu Recreation Precinct, Auckland Council
  • Victory Christian Church Equivalent Reinstatement, Waka Kotahi


  • Manukau Precinct Project (Manukau District Court), Ministry of Justice
  • Rotorua High/District Court and Māori Land Court Redevelopment, Ministry of Justice
  • Auckland District Court Refurbishment, Ministry of Justice
  • Tauranga Court Redevelopment, Ministry of Justice
  • Auckland Police Hub, New Zealand Police
  • Auckland Custody Unit Relocation, New Zealand Police
  • Counties Manukau Police Station, New Zealand Police
  • Gisborne Police Station, New Zealand Police
  • Rotorua Police Station Stage 2 Redevelopment, New Zealand Police


  • Battle Training Facility, New Zealand Defence Force
  • Plan Raki – Youth development Unit, New Zealand Defence Force
  • P8 Infrastructure Project, New Zealand Defence Force
  • Combined Logistics Project, New Zealand Defence Force
  • Royal New Zealand Navy Health Precinct, Devonport, New Zealand Defence Force


Health/Aged Care
  • Everil Orr Retirement Village, Mt Albert Auckland, Airedale Property Trust
  • Tumanako – Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Northland District Health Board
  • ICU/CCU/Theatre upgrade, Lakeland Health
  • Acute Mental Health Unit, Counties Manukau District Health Board
  • Royal North Shore Hospital POEM project, New South Wales Department of Health
  • Mt St Joseph’s Rest Home, New South Wales Department of Health, Young


  • 55 Corinthian Drive Commercial Development, Auckland Premium East Coast Development
  • TVNZ Network Centre, Television New Zealand
  • Retail and office projects (various), ANZ Banking Group (New Zealand) Ltd
  • Tenancy Fitout, North City Plaza, Porirua ($50m), Coles Myer Properties Ltd
  • Countdown Supermarkets (various), Progressive Enterprises Ltd


  • Maataho – Construction Engineering and Trade Building, Unitec
  • Te Puna – the Hub, Unitec
  • Building 183 Extension, Unitec
  • Westlake Girls High School Equivalent Reinstatement, Auckland, Waka Kotahi
  • Christ the King Church and School Equivalent Reinstatement Project, Waka Kotahi


  • Transport interchange projects (various projects), New South Wales Department of Transport
  • Powertel Newcastle to Brisbane Fibre Optic Link, Network Design and Construction (subsidiary of Telstra)