About Us


Established in 2016, Invest Queenstown (IQ) is a boutique real estate company specialising in lifestyle and investment properties.

We are dedicated to helping our clients unlock exceptional investment opportunities in the captivating real estate market of Queenstown, New Zealand. With our extensive knowledge, unwavering commitment, and personalised approach, we strive to be the premier destination for individuals seeking to invest in this stunning region.

Our mission is to provide comprehensive investment solutions that cater to the diverse needs and goals of our diverse clientele. Whether you are a seasoned investor looking to expand your portfolio, a developer or a first-time buyer seeking your dream holiday home, our experienced team of real estate professionals is here to guide you every step of the way.

Key Highlights:

  1. Expertise in Queenstown Market: With an in-depth understanding of the local market dynamics, trends, and regulations, we offer valuable insights that enable our clients to make well-informed investment decisions. We keep a pulse on the ever-evolving real estate landscape, allowing us to identify prime opportunities that align with our clients’ objectives.
  2. Extensive Property Portfolio: Our extensive portfolio features a diverse range of properties, including luxury homes, lifestyle investments, commercial properties, and development opportunities. Whether you desire a picturesque lakeside retreat, a high-end apartment, or a property with significant growth potential, we have options to suit every preference.
  3. Development Potential: We specialise in identifying properties with significant development potential, catering to investors and developers looking to maximise their returns through renovations, subdivisions, or new construction projects. Our expertise in assessing development opportunities ensures that you have access to the most promising prospects in Queenstown.
  4. Personalised Approach: We prioritise building long-lasting relationships with our clients by providing personalised service tailored to their unique requirements. We take the time to understand your investment goals, financial considerations, and lifestyle preferences, enabling us to deliver tailored solutions that exceed expectations.
  5. Ethical and Transparent Practices: We uphold the highest ethical standards, ensuring transparency and integrity in all our dealings. Our commitment to delivering exceptional service means that we go above and beyond to ensure a smooth and seamless investment experience for our clients.
  6. Network of Professionals: We have established strong relationships with local industry experts, including lawyers, project managers, building companies, architects, and property managers. Leveraging our extensive network, we connect our clients with trusted professionals who can provide additional support and expertise throughout the investment process.

At IQNZ, we believe that Queenstown offers unmatched investment opportunities, combining natural beauty, strong economic growth, and a thriving tourism industry. Whether you are seeking a sound financial investment, a lifestyle change, or a combination of both, we are here to help you navigate the Queenstown real estate market and realise your investment goals.

Contact Invest Queenstown Real Estate (IQNZ) today to embark on a rewarding investment journey in one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Let us be your trusted partner in Queenstown real estate.


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Contact Simon

A local of over 20 years, Simon knows what makes Queenstown tick.   He holds a masters degree in commerce and worked for over a decade in tourism and marketing before developing and co-managing a dedicated apartment and lifestyle investment division for a local Queenstown real estate agency in 2007.

Recognising the ongoing need for specialist representation, especially for the sale of managed apartments, Simon established Invest Queenstown (IQ) in 2016 and has since gone on to build a reputation as the town’s resident expert in this dynamic sector of the local real estate market.

A father of 3 (plus a dog, a cat and a couple of ponies) and with a family history in the area dating back to the 1860s, Simon is a passionate and active member of the Queenstown community.  Moving to Queenstown in 1996 to take on the role of Marketing Projects Manager for one of the region’s largest tourism operators, Simon went on to work as a tourism and marketing consultant providing business development, strategic planning, branding and sales advice for a host of major local businesses, tourism operators, Destination Queenstown and Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Alongside work in tourism and marketing, Simon is also an accomplished entertainer and event manager, having starred in a host of major musical theatre productions and performed at concerts and special events all over the country.  He spent 7 years at the helm of the Queenstown Winter Festival, has produced a number of theatre productions and special events and continues to perform (rarely) when the right opportunity arises.

A keen golfer, skier and surfer, when not in the office you’ll find him on the fairway, on the slopes or down south surfing some of his favourite breaks.

He sat on the board of the New Zealand Event Association for 3 years, was a committee member for Showbiz Queenstown and was a founding trustee and board member for the Wakatipu Community Foundation.  Over the years has produced a range of local charity events that have helped raise in excess of $300,000 for charity and he continues to lend a hand as much as possible for anything that will benefit the local community.

Over the last decade in real estate Simon has worked alongside major property developers, directing and implementing marketing and sales campaigns both domestically and off shore, managed relationships with management companies and financial institutions and co-ordinated the collective marketing and sale of over 100 individual investment properties in the Queenstown market.

Since establishing Invest Queenstown in 2016, as well as managing the sale of existing managed apartments and lifestyle investment properties, Simon continues to work alongside developers to maximise the potential of their projects, delivering a complete end-to-end project marketing and sales service.

Simon’s expertise in the managed apartment sector is unmatched and Invest Queenstown represents Simon’s dedication to providing the highest levels of service and representation in this unique part of the Queenstown’s property market.

“Having dealt with many real estate professionals around the world, Simon Green is head and shoulders above the rest.  From the first moment we met him in 2007, in our quest to purchase a managed apartment in Queenstown, we realised that we had found an impartial judge, who would listen to our requirements, show us the options in the market and explain the foibles of each.  During the course of our ownership, we stayed in touch with Simon and he resolved many questions that we had.  Naturally, when it came time to sell, Simon was the person we turned to.  He handled all aspects of that transaction in the super professional way we had come to expect from him.  Unhesitatingly, I would recommend Simon to anyone.”

Ian & Eva Boud


“We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for making the sale of our apartment happen.  You did a great job, and it’s a good outcome for us.  We are very happy with what was achieved in a very small amount of time! Thank you very much.”

Matthieu Ruelland


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Contact Graeme

Living in Queenstown for over 30 years, Graeme knows the dynamics and challenges of Queenstown’s unique economic environment. With an early background in forestry, Graeme went on to manage one of the region’s top tourism activities – Dart River Jet. His strong managerial skills then saw him take on the role of manager of one of Queenstown’s leading real estate companies which saw the beginning of a 17 plus year career in real estate.

Since joining Invest Queenstown in 2020, Graeme has rekindled his love of real estate and all things “apartments” and is leading the charge in the sale of apartments across multiple complexes, but also helping IQ extend further into the lifestyle investment sector, especially holiday homes and rental investment properties.

Over his 20+ years in real estate Graeme has seen the good times and the unpredictable times, he has earned a reputation as a professional, honest and well-respected member not only of the Queenstown real estate sector, but the community as a whole. He has also developed a great foundation to work alongside major property developers, assisting in implementing marketing and sales campaigns both domestically and off shore, understanding Queenstown’s specific buyer behaviour and the importance of aligning yourself with the financial and legal institutions throughout the industry.

During Graeme’s time in the property industry he witnessed the managed apartment market develop into a major player in the residential/commercial sector and recognised that it needed specialist representation. Consequently, Graeme carved out a niche as one of the region’s most successful real estate agents, selling hundreds of properties throughout the Wakatipu Basin. Graeme brings with him a fresh approach in that he concentrates on achieving the goal of using every tool he can to lift the profile of the properties he has been engaged to sell. He worries less about his own personal profile or the company’s profile and stands by the saying – “let the results speak for themselves”.

During his real estate career Graeme has dealt with all of Queenstown’s apartment complexes and managed the successful sale of apartments in most of them.  He knows their history, their strengths, their weaknesses and the overall investment proposition each has to offer and he looks forward to sharing this knowledge with you.

We really can’t thank you enough for all your hard work over the past few months, resulting in a fantastic result. Whilst we were lucky coming in at a sweet spot and having very motivated buyers, we can’t overlook your valuable  experience, depth of local  knowledge and willingness to go beyond the extra mile. We had every confidence, despite being on the other side of the ditch, that we were in very capable hands. Needless to say we’re extremely pleased with the fantastic result you produced for us.”

Colleen & John


Graeme was the agent for a property we were interested in purchasing.  However a tight time frame meant we offered our existing Queenstown property plus cash as a potential method of purchase as we did not have the time to put our property on the market. He was amenable to looking at the trade option on behalf of his vendor and did not dismiss it out of hand. The crucial number in a swap situation is the difference figure. Graeme pretty quickly focused on this aspect and worked hard to keep the deal alive. He managed to assist arriving at a property swap which was a win-win for both parties. We were impressed with Graeme’s accurate reading of the situation including his non-aggressive demeanor which was very useful in striking the balance between keeping things moving while not alienating any of the parties. We would certainly recommend Graeme for property transactions in the Queenstown market.

Jillian Lawry and Gary Wood.

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