Our Founder

Charles Ma, Founder and CEO

Charles began his academic journey at the University of Auckland, studying Bachelor of Commerce and Civil Engineering and graduating with Honours. His professional life started as an assistant in the property development industry before being promoted within three years as Managing Director overseeing a project portfolio exceeding $500M. Further graduate studies ensued at Stanford, Harvard, London School of Economics and Oxford business schools where he was exposed to leading international practice and mentorship from global thinkers of our time. In 2018, Charles was recognised by the University of Auckland as honoured alumini 40 under 40s, as alumni who have been making a longstanding impact in society since graduation.

The MADE Group was founded in 2016 to use scaled property development to enable fulfilling communities for the better. MADE’s vision is a personal calling, rooted in a common desire to create places that foster true belonging underpinned by the belief that every human being is precious and loved. This, centred by his faith, has formed the foundation for why we believe there is a better way of approaching business, development and community building. 

MADE strives to bring a values-centric perspective to our industry, working closely with aligned partnerships and communities to empower a movement of better community building approach together. Under this vision, MADE was inspired to start its flagship project - 'Auranga' - a $2B township located in Drury. Auckland. Our second township - 'Edin Rotokauri' - is located in Hamilton and work has now commenced.