South Island Investments Ltd.

Development Manager
Finance Manager
Design Manager
Sales Manager
Commercial Lease Manager 2016 – Present

Kevin Carlin the Director and Project Manager of South Island Investments Ltd. has been creating quality developments with innovative concepts for 41 years. Carlin’s vision in pioneering new ideas has established a respected reputation and trust in creating quality projects within the South Island of New Zealand, Australia and United States. Carlin’s appointed team of experienced professionals will ensure that completion is delivered on time and to a high standard.


Carlin Enterprises Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director
Project Manager & Developer
Sales and Marketing Manager
1993 to 2011

A Property Developer of 470 home sites, houses, apartments, villas, commercial properties & mansions. Developments were project managed by Mr. Carlin in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

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The Waterfront Apartments Queenstown – 16 Self-contained managed apartments

Lakeside Estates Queenstown- Residential gated estate of 41 one acre home sites, mansions, Community walking track & private wharf

Styx Mill Country Club Christchurch– 260 homes and apartments plus an extensive indoor swimming complex with health and fitness center, office complex and restaurant.

Carlin Queensland Trust

Developer & Project Manager
Sales & Marketing Manager
Managing Director
2006 to 2016

An upmarket 41 home subdivision in Harewood, Christchurch neighboring a wildlife reserve know as Riverside Reserve in Christchurch.

Carlin Holdings Trust

Trustee Managing Director
Project Manager
Sales & Marketing manager
2014 to 2016

A residential subdivision comprising of 108 townhouse sites, duplex sites and home sites with neighboring City Council Community Park known as PARKVIEW Estate in Glenvale, Toowoomba, QLD Australia.

Lakeside Construction Ltd.

Queenstown, New Zealand
1999 – 2004
Managing Director
Design Manager
Project manager

A high quality home builder specializing in million dollar homes. Kevin Carlin has designed and project managed the construction of eleven mansions in the 2 – 5 million dollar price range.

ULTRA Properties Real Estate

Director and Licensed Sales Agent
2012 – 2018
Member of the REIQ, REINSW & REAA

Kevin Carlin is the Director and Executive Sales Agent for the Ultra Properties team. Mr. Carlin delivers 41 years of international experience in sales, marketing and negotiation skills. His capabilities to seek a compromise between sellers and buyers have resulted in the sale of many prestigious properties

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Carlin Residence

Architectural & Interior Designer
Owner Builder
Project Manager


South Island Music Ltd.

1999 – 2009
Project and tour Manager
Producer of Music albums, films and commercials

A boutique record company established to promote Carlin’s original music and sound tracks.
The company produced and marketed CD’s, television commercials and Television programs.
Indoor and outdoor concert tours for thousands in audience were organized and Managed by Mr. Carlin. Funds raised we donated to Children’s Charity. The Carlin Princess of Wales Tribute album has not yet been released internationally.

Carlin Manufacturing.

Chief Executive Officer
Project Manager
Inventor obtaining U.S. Patents
Sales and Marketing Director

Mr. Carlin led the industry in America with the design and manufacture of high volume mobile kitchens and emergency service vehicles.

Mr. Carlin was granted U.S. Patent number Des. 339,870 for his Mobile Containerized Field Kitchen invention. This Field Kitchen was designed and invented by Mr. Carlin after the Desert Storm military operations in Kuwait.
Carlin Manufacturing designed and built mobile kitchens, mobile command and communication units, forest fire fighter mobile shower facilities, decontamination units, and modular buildings that contained restaurants. Carlin delivered its modular buildings and mobile kitchens to 34 of the United States and to ten countries worldwide over the course of ten years. As the sole owner of this company, Mr. Carlin negotiated and sold the company to a firm listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Carlin had the opportunity to sit on the board of Directors of the company which included members such as Hillary Clinton and Mack McLarty, the Chief of Staff to United States President Bill Clinton.

Carlin Manufacturing remains in business today after 33 years.

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Carlin Catering.

Owner – Manager
Executive Chef

Carlin Catering was established to provide food service for weddings and large corporate events for up to 2,000 guests as well as back stage food service to celebrities and bands performing in concert. Mr. Carlin catered to over 80 celebrities and bands including Ozzie Osbourne, Olivia Newton John, John Travolta, Men at Work, Van Halen and the Police. During his time as a mobile caterer he discovered the need for a high volume mobile kitchen and built his first unit in 1982. This discovery lead to his founding of the Carlin Manufacturing business.

Kenwood Depot Restaurant.

Owner (49%)
General Manager

Mr. Carlin graduated from a Chef’s school near San Francisco California. After cooking in a resort for two years he then was hired as a chef for Hilton Hotels in Central California. In 1977, at the age of 23 he began the architectural design, menu planning and fund raising to build a large 200 seat restaurant and show room for live music. When Mr. Carlin sold his share of the business, it provided him with the capital to build and open 2 additional restaurants and his own Catering Business without any partners or shareholders.

Hilton Hotels

Sous Chef & Exhibition Chef

Positions of responsibility:

TCBY Enterprises (a New York Stock Exchange listed company)
United States and international
Subsidiary Company President

Lakeside Estates Body Corporate
Queenstown New Zealand

Lakeside Estates Architectural Design Committee
Queenstown New Zealand

Waterfront Apartments Body Corporate
Queenstown New Zealand

Styx Mill Country Club Incorporated Society
Christchurch New Zealand

Styx Mill Country Club Architectural Design Committee
Christchurch New Zealand

Riverside Reserve Architectural Design Committee
Christchurch New Zealand

Warrego Lodge Apartments Body Corporate
Broadbeach Australia
Chairman, Secretary and Rectification Manager

Parkview Residential Estate
Toowoomba Australia
Developer & Project Manager


See letters of recommendation on website:

1. Craig Simpson – Godbee Favero Accountants

Mr. Simpson is Carlin’s business and personal accountant for the past 13 years in Australia

M: +61 466 784 734
E: [email protected]

2. Michael Potts – Mullins Law

Property Lawyer and partner is the Mullins Law Firm, Brisbane
Michael represented Carlin on the Parkview land subdivision and sales of 108 blocks in Toowoomba in 2013-2017

P: 07 3224 0222 M +61 411 130 851
E: [email protected]

3. Daniel French – Anthony Harper Lawyers

Property and business Lawyer and Partner at Anthony Harper Law in Christchurch
Daniel has represented Carlin on the two Christchurch developments during the past 15 years.

P: +64 3 379 0920

4. Frank Burgess – BDO Christchurch

Accounting Partner at BDO in Christchurch, formerly at Polson Higgs.
Frank has been one of Carlin’s Accountant for the past 18 years.

P: +61 3 379 5155
M: +64 27 492 3620

Letter of Recommendation