About Propertyscouts

About Propertyscouts

Property management is what we do - and we’re experts at it. We’re one of the fastest-growing independent property management companies in New Zealand; providing local expertise to thousands of property owners via 21 nationwide franchises.

The Propertyscouts Difference

Our nationwide network of experienced & dedicated property managers is 100% focused on providing residential property management services.

Our approach is personal yet professional and each of our Propertyscouts offices operates under a comprehensive, best-practice framework. Many of us are members of the Residential Property Managers Association of New Zealand (RPMA®) and we undergo regular training to ensure that we’re on top of the ever-changing legal landscape. 

Ultimately, it’s our job to save property owners time, money, and hassle. We do this by finding excellent tenants for the properties we manage and taking care of those tenants on your behalf.

What we stand for

Our Core Values

At Propertyscouts, your investment is our guaranteed commitment. Whether you’re a property investor looking for help managing your rental portfolio, a tenant in need of a new home, or an entrepreneur looking to work for yourself, but not by yourself, Propertyscouts is committed to supporting you and we're fuelled by your success.







Since 2004

Our Story

19 years in the making. Since 2004, Propertyscouts has been providing personal yet professional service to New Zealand property investors and tenants. Over time, we've refined our systems and grown to become market leaders in the New Zealand property management industry. Our vision is to be the most revered and reliable property management brand in New Zealand, as viewed by anyone we come into contact with.

  • 2004

    The first Propertyscouts office was established by Milton Weir in the challenging Dunedin rental scene. With its mix of high-octane student rentals, low-end, high-end, and mid-range rentals, Milton took the opportunity to begin building comprehensive property management processes to suit most residential property management needs.

  • 2014

    After 10 years of operation, Milton took some time out to fully document the various procedures and processes that led to the success of Propertyscouts Dunedin.

  • 2015

    After refining the property management (and business) processes, the Propertyscouts franchise model was born and the first two franchises were sold in Auckland.

  • 2017

    The Dunedin business was sold to allow Milton to concentrate on the rapidly growing franchise business.

  • 2020

    The franchise model blasted off and grew to 15 franchises across the country. Due to this continued growth, Milton’s son, Ryan Weir, jumped on board in 2020 as a Director and Shareholder.

  • 2023

    Today, we’re proud to have 20 nationwide franchises managing thousands of properties on behalf of New Zealand property investors. Milton has handed over the reins to Ryan, who is now Managing Director of Propertyscouts New Zealand. 


Propertyscouts Head Office

All Propertyscouts franchises are independently owned and operated under the guidance of Propertyscouts New Zealand - we call ourselves PSHQ for short. Meet our team!

Ryan Weir


Ryan Weir brought investment property at the age of 19, in his hometown of Dunedin. Ryan spent 10 years in the financial industry, covering many relationship management roles. In 2013, Ryan founded an Auckland property management company and successfully sold the business in 2020.

Ryan is now a managing Director of Propertyscouts NZ. As a landlord himself, he understands the issues and what's most important to many property owners.

Ryan loves travelling and has an eye for improving property to enhance returns.

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Operations Manager

With 12+ years of experience in Property Management, Pauline is a seasoned Business Development Manager, Team Leader, and Compliance/Audit Manager, skilled in both Residential and Commercial Leasing. A licensed Customs Agent, she brings a unique perspective to the field.

Pauline is a mother of three adult children and has called Kerikeri home for a decade, residing on a 10-acre lifestyle block. Pauline and her husband also run their own Property Inspection Business. Her love for sailing, horse riding, and the outdoors reflects her adventurous spirit.


Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Having studied the "harder half" of her Bachelor of Communication extramurally, Bri brings incredible organisation skills and first-hand knowledge of the importance of good communication across all aspects of life to the PSHQ team.

Prior to joining the PSHQ team, Bri has worked in various positions including picking online grocery orders during the initial Covid-19 Lockdown. She also has a great knack for recognising brands and remembering the exact location of certain products.

e: marketing@propertyscouts.co.nz


Franchise Admin Support

With a Bachelor of Business from UNITEC, Roberta has been living in New Zealand for more than 18 years. She has a passion for property, and has been working in the real estate industry since 2000.

Her role at Propertyscouts involves supporting property managers and always delivering a top-quality service to their owners, tenants, and tradespeople alike. She has been with the company for 7 years, and knows our central administration systems in and out. Her proven understanding of the property management industry is an invaluable asset to our team.


Centralised Admin

With a degree in Accounting Technology and 3 years working in finance, Carlo brings a strong background in numbers and administration. Starting out in accounts receivable, he’s since worked as a financial officer managing bank reconciliation, disbursements, payroll and more. He brings a diverse skill set to his role in centralised administration.

He likes to keep his mind and body active by reading books and playing basketball almost everyday. As a self-proclaimed wonder junkie, he sometimes hops on his motorbike and rides to nowhere in particular.

Grace Li

Central Administration Assistant

Grace holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, with over 18 years experience as a Senior Sales Administrator. She has a strong interest in data analysis and database management. Prior to working at Propertyscouts, she spent a year working in property management administration. As a result, she brings not only her numerical skills and attention to detail, but a robust understanding of the property management industry.

Grace has lived in New Zealand for over 4 years with her husband and 3 little senior dogs. She loves the wonderful people and beautiful natural environment in NZ.


Marketing & Communications Coordinator (Cover)

Natalie grew up in Hawkes Bay before moving to Christchurch in 2011 to begin her studies. She has since obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Canterbury University) and a Diploma in Web & UX Design (Yoobee Colleges). She is experienced in both freelance media work and marketing management.

Moving back to Hastings to be closer to family, she will be managing all aspects of PSHQ marketing whilst Bri is on maternity leave. She is excited to use her organisational, creative and communication skills to continue growing the PSHQ brand.

e: marketing@propertyscouts.co.nz


Chief Cuteness Officer

Archie runs the show here at PSHQ. With a great love for chickens, he spends his days roaming the office in search of treats. As it turns out, some people are more susceptible to those puppy dog eyes than others (and he knows it).

Interested in becoming a Franchisee?

Get in touch with our friendly franchise team to learn more!

At Propertyscouts we partner with driven entrepreneurs and enable them to exceed their goals in creating a thriving franchise business. All of our franchises are independently owned and operated and franchisees benefit from best-practice systems, uncapped support, and a clear path to success.

Get in touch with our friendly franchise team to learn more!