Leonie Freeman

Leonie Freeman is one of New Zealand's most experience property experts, with wide experience in both the public and private sector. She is a former general manager of Housing New Zealand and is now a director of Goodman Property Trust.

Aug 6, 2018

How to stop construction companies going under when they should be busy building

In the middle of a building boom, construction companies keep going out of business. Leonie Freeman explains why it's happening and what we can do about it.

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Apr 6, 2017

The housing crisis is still not getting better and here's why

When you crunch the numbers on Auckland's housing crisis, the result is clear: we're still going backwards. So why aren't we changing our approach? Leonie Freeman thinks she has a solution.

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Mar 16, 2017

Why do National and Labour both keep getting it wrong about state housing?

National and Labour might deny it, but they have a surprising amount in common on housing. But they also have some big differences, and neither of them seems to really …

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Dec 13, 2016

Why aren’t more housing developers developing? An expert explains

Property expert and housing strategist Leonie Freeman sets out why, despite the housing crisis, there are still so few new homes being built.

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Aug 15, 2016

The Unitary Plan is all but passed. What’s it about again? Here’s an explainer for laggards

The new rulebook for Auckland development is almost certain to be approved by Council today. It means goodbye to the half-gallon, quarter-acre, pavlova paradise, and that's a good thing, writes Leonie Freeman, former general manager of Housing New Zealand

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Aug 14, 2016

The housing crisis is like a Rubik’s Cube: here’s how we can crack it

Auckland's housing issues won't be solved by short term fixes to deep rooted problems. The government and Council needs to stop the blame game and start working together, says property expert Leonie Freeman.

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