The Property Panel are independent experts with significant experience in the property industry, both in their professional capacities and as property owners and investors themselves.  They have been invited to contribute articles and discussion to this property blog to share their wealth of knowledge about the property market and answer specific questions property owners, investors and potential purchasers may have.


Brad Golchin MTax PGDip.Bus

Managing Director, Wise Advice – Xero Platinum Partners

Areas of Expertise: Accounting, Taxation, Rental Properties, LAQC’s & Insurance

Brad is a CPA Accountant by profession. His passion for business and his acumen for learning led to a Post Graduate Diploma in Business from Auckland University and his continuing study on the Masters in Taxation Law programme. For the last 15 years, Brad has operated in the world of accounting, finance, insurance, IT and teaching. He has built a solid network of business colleagues and  property investment clients and is known for his ability to provide solutions, his passion for the business world and his proactive and creative approach to business issues.

Tel: (09) 639 1004   Website:


Jon Purdey

Mortgage Broker, Edge Mortgages

Areas of Expertise: Mortgages arranged for all types of Residential, Commercial & Development properties.

Jon has held senior positions at Citibank, HSBC, AMP Banking and BNZ, in both the residential and commercial sectors. His experience in the local and international banking system has been invaluable during the years he spent so far as a Mortgage Broker. He is a full member of the New Zealand Mortgage Brokers Association (NZMBA) and has been nominated from “Broker of the Year”, and was a finalist in the “Specialist Broker” category. His highly ethical and professional standards have nurtured great working relationships with his suppliers and clients, often allowing him to get results where others cannot.

Tel: (09) 448-5428  Website:


Thada Chapman BA LLB

Property Lawyer, Conveyancing Shop Lawyers

Areas of Expertise: Property Law, Mobile Conveyancing, Subdivisions, Trusts and Commercial Law

Thada has over 25 years experience in Property and Commercial Law and is qualified to practice in New Zealand and California.  She provides expert advice to clients on a range  matters including: Buying, Selling & Refinancing properties, Property subdivisions, Business Sales and Purchases, Partnership and Shareholder Agreements, Trusts, Wills and Estate Planning, Relationship Property Agreements, Franchising and Licensing.

Tel: (09) 638 6969


Property Panel Guest Contributors:

Thank you to Sirpa Gunn and all the other experts who have contributed articles and comments to this site. We are always on the look out for new and interesting stories so if you are a property professional and would like to contribute a guest article please get in touch through the Contribute an Article page with details of your proposed topic.