The Erskine and Owen team is a group of professionals dedicated to advocating the interests of our clients property portfolios. They are led and supported by co-directors, Alan Henderson and Lisa Phillips.


Alan Henderson CA, AFA

Alan co-founded Erskine + Owen to specialise in offering independent property investment advisory and sourcing solutions. Alan is a chartered accountant, and founding partner of a property centric accountancy firm which carved its niche in offering advice and services to the property sector. During this time he partnered with many clients to help them build high-performing property portfolios, through strategic planning, asset structuring, feasibility of development projects and portfolio performance review. He has also developed property investment planning software to help produce personalised property investment plans for clients. Alan’s dual Chartered Accountant and Authorised Financial Advisor status uniquely qualify him to advise clients with all mortgage and financial aspects of property transactions.

Alan doesn’t just ‘talk the talk’. He has developed immense property transaction and acquisition experience through focusing on his own property portfolio and development projects.

Alan began his career with global accounting giant Price Waterhouse, rising to senior roles in corporate finance, both within New Zealand and off-shore. Working very closely at board level across a diverse range of publicly listed companies has gained him extensive financial and commercial experience.

Alan leads the business development and finance teams. He also leads the team on commercial syndication. He is licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008.


Lisa Phillips



Lisa is a co-founder of Erskine + Owen. From a family that pioneered urban development on Auckland’s North Shore, property is ‘in her blood.’ The experience she has gained developing her own portfolio has given her considerable insight into property investment strategy.

Lisa’s career began in accounting and progressed to business development and management consulting roles with some iconic global brands. This includes experience gained off-shore consulting on projects in preparation for the initial public offering (IPO) for North America’s 2 largest resort real-estate development companies.

With a proven track-record in helping businesses grow their profitability, she is no stranger to planning and achieving goals. Also up in her list of achievements is a professional alpine skiing career, having competed, coached and achieved internationally. In addition to this, she has coached many of Hollywood’s A list celebrities, along with an invitation to a role of her own as a ski double in a Bond movie. Lisa brings her strive for excellence to Erskine + Owen, ensuring the portfolios they build for clients are high quality ones.

Lisa leads the property buying and property management teams. She is licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008.