Our People

Darrell Nolan

Darrell has spent his entire working career in financial services and investment real estate. Having reached a senior executive level in a Building Society, he turned to a property based superannuation company where he again excelled to national recognition. In the life insurance industry he was awarded fellowship of the Life Brokers Association and was also admitted at Associate level to the New Zealand Institute of Management. Direct involvement in a property company followed, concentrating on investment projects. It is the blend of these disciplines that give strength to his abilities to provide sound and detailed property analyses. Darrell is an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and holds a diploma in business, majoring in real estate, from Massey University. Academic and practical experience are a given, but overriding these elements is the passion for seeing clients prosper with property investment and the real pleasure of assisting people to build a significant property portfolio and establish true financial independence.

Lily Zhang

Lily is the General Manager and co-founder of Sage Realty Limited. She is also the director of Zhangli (formerly Everest) Finance & Investment Ltd, a mortgage brokerage company and a director of Vermillion Group, a leading Auckland property development company. Lily majored in philosophy at university and became the youngest chief producer and presenter of a very well received financial television programme in China, which was aired in the early 90s. Once established in New Zealand Lily achieved a Bachelor degree in International Business and gained extensive experience in the finance industry, working for several major banks in New Zealand. She became involved with property development in 1998. Lily writes for several major Chinese newspapers and her investment column is regarded as highly philosophical and professional among local Chinese communities. Her specialties include project marketing, property finance and property investments. She embraces knowledge and wisdom and is passionate about finance and property. That passion makes Lily a great motivator for her professional team.


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