Tony Sewell will soon leave the Ngai Tahu waka, having headed its property work for 20 years plus.
A Chinese and local consortium is to build upmarket apartments on Christchurch's Cranmer Court site.
Antony Gough admits he has learnt some tough lessons as work restarts on The Terrace.
More than 23,500 new homes have been consented since the start of the earthquakes, but the boom is slowing.
Campaigns to promote a locally-led recovery have generated hundreds of public submissions.