About

Citadel's principal has delivered significant high quality, large-scale developments in Central and North West Auckland.
These projects have been a mix of greenfield subdivisions, premium urban residential and commercial.

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Farhad Moinfar, Director

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Citadel’s principal, Farhad Moinfar has consistently defied convention with property developments that break the mould time and time again. He has conceived, constructed and delivered a series of innovative and large scale projects throughout Auckland. All have sold-out with a Gross Development Value of circa $325m million. Prior to commencing his career in property development, Farhad has a background in Commercial Real Estate with one of the world's largest Commercial Real Estate practices. Farhad has a BCA degree Commercial Law, Marketing.

John Schollum, CFO

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John has extensive experience in both accounting and finance in the real estate industry in New Zealand. Prior to joining Citadel, he worked for BDO where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007. Subsequently he worked for a private developer/investor and has extensive experience in procuring development finance and providing strategic advice. John holds a BMS degree and is a Chartered Accountant.

Elle Foenander, COO

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Elle has been integral to the growth of Citadel from its inception. In her capacity as Chief Operating Officer, she oversees all marketing, sales and operational aspects of the group. With a background with some of the largest international commercial property firms and property funds management, she brings a depth of expertise to the wider business. Elle is also a Director of Fortland Capital Limited, Citadel’s land syndication arm. Outside of her role at Citadel, Elle is a respected and accomplished gallerist.

James Bragg, Development Director

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James Bragg is responsible for the delivery of Citadels projects. With extensive experience in project management with AECOM, a world leading infrastructure and consultancy company, he has been instrumental in the delivery of major projects, including the $300m Pacifica apartment development in Auckland’s CBD, and the $1.5b Transmission Gully project – one of New Zealands largest infrastructure projects. James holds a Bachelor in Architectural studies from Victoria university in Wellington.

Jessie Xie, Planning & Acquisitions Manager

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Jessie holds a Bachelor of Planning and a Master of Urban Design from the University of Auckland. With extensive experience in multi-disciplinary land development consultancies, she has been leading consenting and design strategies for large-scale residential developments across the country for high-profile clients. Jessie manages the planning and urban design strategies behind Citadels acquisitions.

Nicki Colebrook, Executive Assistant / Office Manager

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Nicki joins Citadel after developing her career with a major New Zealand lifestyle company, contributing to the success of one of the leaders in the industry. Working across several areas of the business, Nicki proved her skills as a Project Manager by streamlining processes, organizing nationwide events and upskilling those around her. Nicki is EA to the managing director and also responsible for the management of Citadels’s office and providing support to the wider team.

Jennifer Lorenzana, Finance Manager

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Jennifer has a well-established career in accounting and finance. She came to New Zealand from Singapore in March 2019 where she spent more than a decade working in a main contractor and property developer, a company listed in the mainboard of Singapore Stock Exchange. She is in-charge of Citadel’s financial reporting and management accounting. Jennifer holds an MBA degree and is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Nathan Sands, Assistant Development Manager

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Nathan joins Citadel as an assistant development manager, he brings a breadth of experience and knowledge from his years working for multi-disciplinary land development consultancies. With his passion for property development and investment he is a valuable addition to the Citadel team. Nathan holds a Bachelor in Land Surveying from Otago university and is completing a Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management.

Eoin Miles, Investor Relations & Business Development Manager

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Eoin is responsible for Investor Relations and Business Development activities for Fortland Capital, Citadels land syndication arm. He has a background working with major residential developers throughout New Zealand to successfully build and scale project sales teams, and raise capital for development projects. Eoin provides innovative solutions to clients and intermediaries, through a focus on customer service and attention to detail. Outside of Citadel, Eoin is involved in a number of private property development activities.

Paul Duncan, Project Sales Consultant

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Paul is meticulous in his dealings, never overlooking a detail, due to his first career as a mechanical design engineer working in both Germany and New Zealand. Paul’s passion for property prompted him to change careers leading him to now specialise in new build commercial units in high-growth areas of Auckland which provide modern, quality workspaces for NZ businesses and high-yield investments for his clients.

Darryl Maclean, Project Sales Consultant

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Darryl has thrived in a long and prosperous career in Project Marketing and Sales having completed multiple successful campaigns throughout his years in the industry. His management background and extensive experience in the construction industry, as well as his approachable manner, complements his ability to assist Purchasers through the sale process.