A Reputation for Excellence


Southpark Corporation is a privately owned company which has been successfully developing properties for the over 30 years and today is one of the New Zealand’s best known developers of new homes. Our vision has been the same since the beginning: to deliver excellence with a passionate commitment to provide superbly designed and built homes in great locations and creating sustained and positive relationships.

Southpark are committed to providing its customers with high quality homes in the most desirable locations. However we believe there is a lot more to what we do than just building homes. At Southpark Property we aim to make the home-buying process as straightforward and enjoyable as possible for all our customers and to provide a professional and helpful service at all times.



John Sax

John Sax holds many titles and juggles many roles. John founded the Southpark Group of companies which now consists of around 60 companies for which he acts as their Executive Director. Southpark Corporation is one of Auckland’s largest industrial landowners and has been responsible for the re-development of sites such as the former Affco, Hellaby Works, Shortland Works, Taniwha Works, Pikes Point, Roscommon Quarries, Kensington Park housing project in Orewa and more recently, Waterloo Business Park in Christchurch.

John is a promoter and champion of caring communities and in particular has a strong desire to make New Zealand a better place for all children. He has spent many years involved in child and youth development particularly in the lower socio-economic areas and as such, John founded and still chairs For the Sake of our Children Trust. At the heart of the Trust is the Vision, “to see a nation where every child is safe from harm; has a sense of belonging, of feeling loved and valued; has access to the basics to engage fully in life and realise their own unique potential”.

John Sax is a visionary man, he dreams big and this is the very reason why he succeeds. It is from his boyhood dreams that John has created the internationally acclaimed Treetops Lodge and Estate set in a wilderness park in Rotorua. It may have taken some 30 years from that boyhood dream, but today John is extremely proud of having created an environment that he says reflects a virgin native forest with 800 year old giants that would humble even the very greatest.

Once described by the NZ Life and Leisure magazine as “a man who clearly missed out on the ‘can’t’ gene”, John is always obliging to share his visions, his dreams and ultimate success.



Southpark Corporation is a privately owned company which has been successfully developing properties for the past 30+ years. Since its inception, Southpark Corporation has successfully completed over 60 projects, predominantly in the industrial sector to date.

Working with Auckland’s most accomplished consultants and employing experienced contractors, Southpark Group is committed to excellence in construction and tenant satisfaction. Southpark Group of Companies have constructed design build premises for L’Oreal Paris, Phillips New Zealand, Steel & Tube, Just Jeans, Wilson & Horton, P.D.L. Industries, Pirelli Cables, New Wave Logistics, Peter Baker Transport, Siemens NZ, Sharp Corporation, Croxley Stationery, BJ Ball and Seamount.

The Southpark Group is one of Auckland’s largest industrial landowners and has been responsible for the redevelopment of sites such as the former Affco, Helleby works, Shortland works, Taniwha works, Pikes Point, Roscommon quarries, and Takapuna Tower. And more recently acquired Waterloo Business Park in Christchurch.

In addition, the Group companies include a Utilities Company supplying water and power, a new Estate development up north in Te Arai, Treetops Lodge & Estate in Rotorua and the award winning master planned community of Kensington Park in Orewa  and most recently, The Kinloch Club, the only Jack Nicklaus designed course in New Zealand.

Our goals are simple:

Deliver Excellence

Build Sustained and Positive Relationships with our Tenants