About Us

house.jpgWhen Tania and Kyle were unable to find the property management service they required for their own rental properties, Mana Property Management was created to fill the needs of owners and also tenants who require quality rental accommodation in Dunedin and Otago. By being a dedicated property management business, and not having properties to sell, you can be assured that your rental property is being looked after to the highest standards possible, whilst producing its maximum return as an investment for its owner.



Mana Property Management is a truly 7 day a week business. When Kyle and Tania Elmer began the company, no such offering was available in Dunedin and despite some imitators which have followed, Mana Property Management remains one of the few in Otago who can truly call themselves a 7 day a week operation with the office open 7 days and the staff contactable 24/7.

The founders of Mana Property Management are investors themselves so you can be sure that they understand that thorough and high-quality property management should be achieved with minimum costs and maximum value for money. Thus you will be pleasantly surprised to find that our fees are highly competitive in the marketplace. This value continues through to the maintenance of your investment. Mana Property Management is able to pass on substantial discounts which it is able to source, from many years in the industry, through its network of trade specialists and suppliers.

Mana Property Management strives to live by its philosophy "Discerning Landlords, Superior Properties, Quality Tenants". By running industry leading software solutions, operating trust style rental bank accounts and utilising the best equipment and technology available, Mana Property Management is best placed to fulfil your rental property needs.

Additionally, as a member of the OPIA, NZPIF and LPMNZ, Mana Property Management can call on the experience and resources of some of Dunedin's, Otago's and New Zealand's best minds and information.


Introducing the Team at Mana Property Management

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A born and bred Otago Girl, Tania brings an extensive knowledge base in both property management and financial control. Trained as a Management Accountant and with many years of experience within the finance operations of a number of high profile, multi-million-pound businesses whilst working in the U.K. and America. She also became a full-time investor whilst still living in the U.K. before returning to New Zealand to run her and husband Kyle's substantial portfolio. Tania grew up amongst a family who lived the hard working kiwi dream of renovating each of their homes as a means to get ahead. This experience has provided the base for Tania's own hardworking, determined ethic and aided her natural ability to spot an opportunity in a property which she has the knowledge and confidence to transform into a good investment. Tania has served as the Treasurer of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation, and an executive committee member of the Otago Property Investors Association.

Together with Kyle, Tania provides an education course for new and experienced property investors to help provide the tools necessary for being a successful investor.



Kyle Elmer


North London born, Kyle has developed into a definite Otago boy. With a natural appreciation for all the region has to offer - from a Jimmy's pie at the rugby to relaxing with friends in Central over a fine Pinot - he has fit into the New Zealand way of life, including becoming a Citizen. Kyle's background has been in both the Building industry and the Golf trade, working in his father's construction and renovation business and qualifying as a Golf Professional specialising in retail and teaching. He worked his way up to head of Coaching at Verulam Golf Club, "The Home of the Ryder Cup", before leaving the U.K. with Tania to run their property portfolio in New Zealand. Once here, they renovated, and purchased more property, before Kyle, who knows a good deal when he sees one, branched out and bought and ran a hospitality business while Tania continued to look after their extensive portfolio. Kyle found that to run a successful business he had to be 100% focused and this was, therefore, taking him away from his love of property. After a couple of years, he sold the business and together Tania and Kyle started Mana Property Management, simultaneously expanding their own portfolio further. Kyle is the Immediate Past President of the Otago Property Investors Association, and they have both served on the committee for seven plus years.

Through his love of coaching and helping people, Kyle together with Tania run an exclusive mentoring, educational program for those wishing to learn how to invest in property. The course can be tailored to both new and experienced investors, to either learn the fundamentals or to fill in the gaps of their knowledge. Please click on the link above to find out more details on the education available.




Office Manager

Watch this space!!




Junior Property Manager

Profile coming soon



Matthew Bray

Senior Property Manager, winner of the 2016 LPMNZ Rising Star Property Manager of the year award

Matthew hit the ground running when he joined Mana.  His previous experience is as diverse as the many people that property managers deal with on a daily basis.  This has set him in good stead for the hectic life of a Property Manager. 

Matthew comes from a management background in retail and has previously worked in the building industry through the administration side. He is also a qualified teacher.

Matthew is a people person and strives for customer satisfaction. He aims to provide this to owners and tenants alike, as he set himself the goal of each task completed to a high standard.

In his quiet time, Matthew plays; soccer, turf and referees as well as takes the opportunity to catch up with family


Anna Benjamin Anna

Senior Office Administrator

Anna is one of two Office Administrators at Mana. 



Whitney Hope 

Office Administrator

Whitney is one of two Office Administrators at Mana. 




Future Leaders in Property Management

Property Management is a demanding role and Mana recognises that exceptional property management staff are assets to the business, our owners and tenants. Mana Property Management is a growing business focusing on quality property and when an exceptional person presents themselves looking to work for Mana Property Management, we will certainly see if we are in a position to offer a career with Mana. The team at Mana understand just how important the right mix of staff actually is. Contact us if working for Mana appeals to you.


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Head of Security

Zonda is Mana's Head of security, alert to all the comings and goings at the office and also the welcoming committee for guests. A black miniature schnauzer, he has the advantage of not moulting on the office furniture and enjoys a happy, calming disposition regardless of how busy the rest of us are.