Ockham Residential

In 2009 in the midst of the GFC Ben Preston and Mark Todd jointly founded Ockham Residential and the Ockham Foundation, an education based registered charity, with the firm belief that a new reality was possible. Ten years later, Ockham Residential has completed in excess of $100MM of market leading residential developments on the Auckland Isthmus and has a further $300M under construction or in planning. Hypatia forms part of that new reality and, uniquely, was jointly developed by Ockham Residential and The Ockham Foundation.

Ockham Foundation Mission Statement:

We will support educational initiatives that encourage critical thought, independent thinking and the fostering of a sense of social justice amongst students of all ages.

To date the Ockham Foundation has:

  • Gifted US$200,000 to the University of Auckland to fund First Foundation Scholars studying in the Science Faculty.
  • Funded an outdoor classroom and Nature trail at the Grey Lynn Primary School
  • Funded two post graduate scholarships in Statistics each at the University of Auckland.
  • Become a long term sponsor to Nga Rangatahi Toa, a transformative organisation working with excluded rangatahi (youth) to enable them to re-enter educational and training pathways.