Family-owned. Community minded.
In 1961, entrepreneurial young engineers Malcolm McConnell and Jim Dowell formed McConnell Dowell. Six decades later, the McConnell name continues to drive major construction and land development projects in New Zealand. The sense of integrity that Malcolm and Jim brought to the table is still a huge part of how we do business today.
McConnell Dowell merged with Hawkins Holdings Limited in 1983 — at the time one of New Zealand’s largest construction companies. This merger delivered a number of significant projects, and thanks to an unwavering commitment to collaboration, collective empowerment and discipline, many of these are now familiar and much-loved places.
The late 90s saw the McConnell family establish McConnell Property as part of the McConnell Group and today, the company is one of the country's leading developers. We’re still a family-owned business, which means we have stayed true to our reputation for transparency, loyalty and passion. We continue to cherish the absence of corporate bureaucracy in our organisation, because it means we can keep building lasting partnerships with people who share our vision — to create places where people genuinely want to live and work.