Talk and Tour No 12 Madden Street

When:  Aug 3, 2017 from 5:15 PM to 8:00 PM (NZST)
Associated with  New Zealand

Join us for sneak preview of the Generator @ GridAKL/12 Madden Street building

In association with Bayleys and Generator, you’re invited for a first look at the brand new and very first purpose-built co-working space - GridAKL / 12 Madden Street /Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct

GridAKL has been created to showcase the innovation which is part of Auckland’s DNA and is essential in enabling the region to compete globally. Backed by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) GridAKL/ 12 Madden Street is the next stage of the development in the wider Wynyard Innovation Precinct strategy.

Lloyd Budd from Bayleys will present new research on the evolution of co-working, followed  a project overview by Alain Mckinney and Ryan Wilson. We will then have  a guided tour of the brand new 12 Madden Street and neighbouring Mason Brothers refurbishment with drinks and networking to finish.

Date and Time

Thursday, 3rd August 2017, 5.15pm for 5.30pm start


By 5pm, Thursday, 27th July 2017



Free for CoreNet members and sponsors

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$60 for non-members
$30 for Young Leaders* non-members

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Warren & Mahoney
Mason Bros

139 Pakenham Street West
Wynyard Quarter


Wilson Parking - Click here to find the closest parking.


Please email:

Adrian Tan
Phone: 027 457 8331



Lloyd Budd
Director of Retail, Office and Operations


Lloyd has over 16 years of Real Estate experience on a global scale. His role includes overseeing the amalgamated corporate and retail leasing teams as well as major operational initiatives. Lloyd is involved in various Sustainability & Community related initiatives, including leading the Bayleys Sustainability Leadership Team. Lloyd is also using his international experience to benefit the Auckland market - including the Tesla arrival to NZ. He was also the author of New Zealand’s first white paper on CoWorking (in association with ATEED) as well as championing this growing industry trend in New Zealand, promoting the benefits to both tenants and landlords.

Alain McKinney
Senior Development Manager 

Precinct Properties NZ Ltd

Alain McKinney is the Development Manager for the new Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct Development. This scheme will total nearly 48,000m2 with the 14,000m2 phase one currently under construction with the first building being complete in November 2016. 

He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). He has worked in the commercial property industry for the past 20 years in Europe and New Zealand specialising in property development. 

Before joining Precinct, he worked for Colliers International in New Zealand. For eleven years he was a director of specialist retail developer, RJM Developments. Prior to that he was the head of commercial office leasing at CBRE & Colliers (Belfast) and also worked for a number of years at Colliers in London.

Ryan Wilson
Founding CEO

Generator NZ Ltd
Ryan Wilson is founder of Generator, one of New Zealand’s first and largest coworking operations.

Kenyan born, educated at Rugby School in England and now a naturalised New Zealander, Ryan has proven that he has an eye for business and a passion for
community-based businesses.

Generator was conceived out of a visit to London in 2009, where Ryan first came across a variation of the business club model in a club context with Soho House. He set out to replicate that in New Zealand with his own unique approach, becoming part of a global ‘coworking’ revolution as a result.

Generator now occupies over 10,000m2 in Auckland’s CBD, and is home to members including international companies Facebook, Expedia and Lenovo and many leading local disruptors, and recently sold 50% of the business to listed company Precinct Properties.


Warren & Mahoney, Mason Bros
139 Pakenham Street West
Wynyard Quarter
Auckland CBD, NZ 1011
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Adrian Tan
+64 27 457 8331