CIAL is one of the Canterbury region’s leading property development and management experts. Over 60% of our business is focused on the successful management of non-airport operations, including property.

Responsible for the recent development of more than quarter of a billion dollars worth of commercial property assets, we have the proven experience and resources to deliver on any project. We have created quality long-term building solutions within the airport campus with global companies such as DHL, FedEx, Hellmann Global Logistics, and Mainfreight, as well as leading national business like Fli-ways, NZ Post, GV International and Courierpost.

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Jason Steed   BCom (VPM) Lincoln University

Jason Steed has recently joined CIAL as Development Manager and brings 13 years of commercial property experience, including extensive knowledge in property management and agency.

He brings with him a wealth of commercial property knowledge and experience from his previous role as Property Manager at Otago University where he was responsible for lease and licence management, property purchasing and acquisition, insurance valuation detail, project feasibility and project management. Jason has also worked for various commercial real estate companies in Christchurch and Queenstown as Property Manager and Agent.



Dean is CIAL’s Property Projects Manager, with a commitment to delivering projects that provide operational functionality and value to our clients, as well as providing CIAL with a sustainable and efficient long-term asset.

Dean brings more than 25 years of construction, facilities management and project management experience to any project.  Dean has been part of the CIAL team for more than 11 years, including the past four years as Project Manager and Principal in the development of Dakota Park. He has also worked on numerous projects within the CIAL campus and terminal buildings – to date, delivering more than $80M worth of projects.

Dean works with the clients, consultants, internal stakeholders and contractors, to ensure each project is not only delivered on time and budget, but also to facilitate the needs of all parties. Through Dean’s involvement from initial feasibilities and concepts through design, procurement, construction and delivery, he provides continuity to ensure stakeholder requirements are well understood and achieved.


John Raso is a dedicated property professional who has built up a wealth of experience in the commercial property sector and has been involved in some of New Zealand’s largest transactions.  He is now well placed to advise on all levels of property and property transactions.

As Property Portfolio Manager, John leads the property team bringing significant depth and credibility to the Dakota Park development and other property projects.  He is seen as a market leader with an industry-wide reputation for professionalism and customer service.  John adds significant value to the development process, before during and after, to ensure that the functionality and efficiency of the completed development will add value to its user.


Blair joined CIAL in 2009 and now, as Chief Commercial Officer, is responsible for the implementation of CIAL’s overall property development strategy, including Dakota Park.

Blair has 20 years’ experience in the property industry, with qualifications as a Registered Valuer and Chartered Accountant.  Before joining CIAL, Blair was an independent property consultant and also held positions with AMP Capital Investors and Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Group.

Blair’s role is to ensure the development of Dakota Park continues to meet CIAL’s objective of providing an airport business environment that is competitive, accessible and efficient for our users and customers.







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