MEET KENYON CLARKE

Kenyon Clarke is the Co-Founder and CEO of the GDV $750m property organisation the Du Val Group. The Du Val Group is one of New Zealand’s largest full service property groups spanning, acquisition and development through to construction, marketing and post-completion management. Outside of leading the Du Val Group alongside his wife Charlotte, Kenyon is a passionate entrepreneur who enjoys sharing his knowledge and helping others navigate business.

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I lost my $120m business, my home, my cars and all my possessions 12 years ago when one of the world's most corrupt banks, “the Halifax Bank of Scotland” went bust. The phone stopped ringing and no one wanted to take my calls. My wife and I lived on government assistance, she washed her hair with soap and we ate 50 cent lunches.

I think about that journey from time to time and what it’s taken to build a $750m business since then…

  1. Channel anger so it propels you forward
  2. Be clear on what you want to achieve
  3. Be relentless!
  4. Move your time horizon to a decade not a year
  5. You must have indefatigable optimism
  6. Actively pursue knowledge
  7. Build a network that wants you to succeed
  8. Enjoy the journey and never conflate your net worth with your self worth

I’m made of iron and leather because I’ve built myself that way. You can too!

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The spirit of entrepreneurship isn’t locked in a business school or the boardroom

Projects

01.  Lakewood Plaza
GDV $110 M
UNITS 151
COMPLETION Q2 2020
SOLD 95%
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02.  Mckenzie Terraces
GDV $25 M
UNITS 33
COMPLETION Q1 2021
SOLD 67%
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03.  Avenue Apartments
GDV $65 M
UNITS 119
COMPLETION COMPLETE
SOLD 90%
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04.  Verge Apartments
GDV $50 M
UNITS 59
COMPLETION Q4 2022
SOLD 30%
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