About Us

Rockhopper was founded in 2014 by a group of passionate property specialists with diverse skills ranging from planning, urban design, architecture, construction, legal, entrepreneurship, and investment. The team saw an opportunity to deliver high-quality residential homes at a lower cost by combining their knowledge, contacts, and passion in the face of a changing market opened up by the Auckland Unitary Plan.

Over the years, Rockhopper has gained additional expertise and partners, enabling us to deliver even more successful and efficient property developments that contribute to the cityscape and developers' aspirations.

With a proven track record of successful projects across the Residential, Hotel, Commercial, and Retail sectors, Rockhopper currently manages a portfolio of projects valued at over $250 million. Our expertise in driving projects through planning, design, and delivery phases, as well as managing stakeholder relationships, ensures that projects run smoothly and efficiently.

Our team continues to strive to be the best property development management and property advisory company in Australasia, committed to delivering exceptional results for our clients and communities.


Kester Ko – Managing Director
M.Urb.Des, B.Arch, B.A.S, MinstD, MPIA

Kester is a seasoned Development and Property Specialist with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. With over fifteen years of involvement in significant international master planning, urban design, and infrastructure projects, Kester has established a proven track record in leading professional teams, providing property advisory services, project management, project strategy, design management, and development feasibility.

Kester has held several key roles, including Manager of Infrastructure Funding and Agreement for Auckland Council, and Urban Development Lead for AECOM New Zealand. His wealth of expertise and knowledge in the property and government sector makes him a valuable asset in any development project.


Shaun Jones - Advisory Board Memeber
Strategic Infrastructure and Urban Development Specialist
NZCE (Civil), ETPract, TIPENZ, PGDipBus

Providing strategic infrastructure advisory services to public sector entities. Supporting them for good decision making to achieve value for money from infrastructure investments.