What we're about

We leverage our experience (20+ years) to help clients grow, and protect their property portfolios. To put this simply, we are partially responsible for the success of your business, and we take this seriously.

We work with investors all over the world, as well as up and down NZ. We utilize the best management systems and technology to provide a bespoke offering to your situation.

We lean on our local knowledge, and utilize a network of preferred contractors.

Let's talk.

Meet The Team

Mary Donovan

021 344 009

Mary founded DPM in 2015 after identifying a clear gap in the market for executive residential property management. Mary has 20+ years’ experience in Business Administration and Residential Property Investment in Dunedin & Central Otago. Mary has a thorough understanding of the local rental market and has built up a wealth of key contacts within the Industry. Mary is passionate about ensuring owners maximise their investment properties potential by focusing on sound and sustainable management practices.

Rory Stumbles, CA

+61 410 298 554 (Australia)

Rory has been a sounding board at DPM since the beginning, providing financial assurance over the trust accounting process, client monies and rental allocations. Rory has a strong focus on compliance and governance, having trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at BDO in Auckland. Rory also lived in London for 5 years where he worked as a Senior Fund Accountant for one of the worlds' largest private equity firms. Rory is currently the Group Financial Controller for WHITEFOX Real Estate based in Melbourne

Mary Smith

HR / Marketing Specialist
03 470 1122

Mary is our HR & Marketing specialist and has recently completed her diploma in Business, HR Management. Mary has gained great experience after spending four years living and working in London whilst managing to travel Europe. In the UK, Mary worked as a Lettings Negotiator at Winkworth PLC, one of the UK's largest Real Estate Agencies. Mary has a large focus on employee and client experience which has translated to the organic growth of DPM.

Ashley Duckett

Property Manager
03 470 1122

Ashley joins DPM with 10 years experience in the Event Management Industry. Not light of big names on her CV, Ashley has spent time in Business Development at the Crowne Plaza and more recently the Distinction Hotel. With a degree in Events Management from the Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Ashley never feels too far from home here in Dunedin. The deadline-based nature of events marries up perfectly to property management and has put Ashley in good stead to navigate the intricacies of a demanding portfolio. Since falling in love with NZ, Ashley has also developed an eye for property and is currently building her dream beach house in Brighton.

Monica Donald

Property Manager
021 399 141

Monica joined DPM from Bayleys, where she worked as an Administrator to the Commercial Property Team. Prior to Bayleys, Monica worked at Armstrong Prestige as Office Manager where she was involved in managing brand standards and client expectations. Both roles have provided her with the skills required to manage a residential portfolio, which requires extensive multi-tasking, IT management, and critical thinking.

Sarah Hutchison

Property Manager
021 400 308

Sarah, an ex DPM landlord comes to us having spent the past fourteen years overseas and more recently the previous seven in Fiji managing a group of island resorts. Here she gained valuable skills in resort management, with her strong attention ensuring the resort were awarded number 1 in Fiji for customer service. Having spent most of her career in the travel and tourism industry, it was a welcome transition to branch into Property Management bringing with her a toolkit focused around administration, and of course, the customer. Sarah very much enjoys being back in Dunedin, with outdoor lifestyle a plenty, and being close to family a key consideration.

Our Numbers


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At DPM we strive to be the best communicators in the game. We tell you what you need to know, and when you need to know it.

On the rare occasion that a landlord/tenant relationship becomes strained, you can be rest assured that we will be there to support and ensure an equitable result is achieved for all parties.


We select quality tenants with proven track records by carrying out formal screening and background checks.

Our inspection methodology sets the platform for a pro-active approach to resolving maintenance issues early in the tenancy helping to avoid negative long-term consequences.


Being a member agency of the REINZ we can drill down into rental insights and best practice industry guidelines. We also benefit from a relationship with Scotney Williams L.L.B, NZ’s leading RTA consultant.


We offer both short and long term leasing options - and can tailor a solution to fit your requirements. We also offer casual leasing for those investors who are well versed in the respective legislation, and prefer to manage the day to day.

asset proud

First impressions matter. High quality professional photography is imperative to attracting good people. We take pride in our listings and refuse to settle for low quality imagery.

digital focus

Economies of scale allow us to utilise the best technology available to the property management industry. Our owners benefit from digital platforms such as Re-leased, Viewingtracker, Inspect Express, and of course, our dynamic website where your listings are front and centre.

pre tenancy

Advertise & List

Advertise & List

Screen & Credit Check

Screen & Credit Check

Lease Documentation

Lease Documentation

during tenancy



Routine Inspections

Routine Inspections

Repairs & Maintenance

Repairs & Maintenance

post tenancy

Trust Accounting

Trust Accounting

Exit Report

Exit Report

Uplift Opportunities

Uplift Opportunities

Trusted Tech



Residential Tenancies Act (& amendments)


Health and Safety at Work Act


Healthy Homes Guarantee Act