About us

Experienced property developers - delivering residential and commercial investments

MP Property are established developers, based in Christchurch - delivering bespoke residential and commercial properties for home owners, businesses and investors.

The founders are the Morrison's and the Plato's who are the 'M' and the 'P' of MP Property. We form a tight-knit team from project feasibility to delivery, and are hands-on across all aspects of projects. We take a high level of personal accountability and care in our work and delivery of bespoke homes and commercial developments. We are supported by a dedicated team of long-term trade partners to ensure quality, integrity and on-time delivery. This includes our award-winning architect who specialises in creating innovative, functional floor plans and spaces.

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Aaron Morrison

As the Co-Founder and Director of MP Property, his journey has been one of unwavering commitment, innovation, and exceptional delivery over 37 years in the building and construction industry. Aaron’s expertise is underpinned by experience as a qualified builder, earned through years of hands-on experience and a relentless pursuit of excellence. His journey began as an apprentice builder, where he honed his skills and gained a profound understanding of the nuances that define successful building developments. At MP, Aaron’s passion seamlessly blends with his commitment to hands-on project management. With a firm belief that the devil is in the details, he meticulously oversees every project, ensuring that each build is a testament to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. His approach is holistic, combining technical prowess with an artistic sensibility, resulting in spaces that are not just functional, but delivered to his exacting standards. Beyond his roles and titles, Aaron’s legacy is defined by his unwavering dedication to the craft, his resolute commitment to pushing boundaries, and his unrelenting pursuit of excellence. His tenacity and ability to deliver on a vision and to stand by his word is second to none.

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John Plato

John Plato is a multifaceted entrepreneur who has made a profound impact on the business landscape of the South Island. As a Founder of Plato, the South Island’s largest Creative Agency, he has spearheaded the company's growth and cemented its position as a leader in the creative industry. In addition to his role at Plato, John is also the Co-Founder of MP Property. John serves as a Director, bringing his leadership and vision to guide MP through various sector changes. With a proven track record of innovation and success, John Plato continues to inspire and drive positive change in the business community.

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    Lisa Plato

    Alongside her role, Lisa is also a Founder & the CFO of Plato, the South Island’s leading Creative Agency. Beyond her professional endeavors, Lisa is deeply passionate about property investment and the transformative opportunities it offers to homeowners and investors alike. As a seasoned investor, Lisa is renowned for her ability to identify lucrative investment opportunities in both residential and commercial sectors and enjoys the opportunity that MP Property offers to make these a reality. Lisa has carved a niche as a savvy investor in both residential and commercial real estate, building an impressive portfolio along the way and leaving her mark on both the creative and property landscapes of the South Island.

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    Jo Morrison

    Jo's expertise, as a qualified designer of interiors and architecture, shines in spatial planning - where she collaborates to craft environments that prioritise functionality and livability. Her acute attention to detail ensures every aspect of a project meets the highest standards of quality delivery. Collaborating closely with Aaron and all suppliers, Jo supports the seamless delivery of all projects from conception to completion. Her collaborative and meticulous approach fosters effective communication and coordination, ensuring projects unfold smoothly. Within the commercial sector, Jo thrives on working directly with tenants, understanding their needs, and providing unwavering support. She ensures their requirements are not just met but surpassed, serving as a reliable point of contact. Her commitment to excellence and client satisfaction sets her apart in creating spaces that truly resonate with those who inhabit them.