|Nationality New Zealander
Name Terry Serepisos
|Education Rongotai College|
Children Julian Serepisos
|Full Name Eleftherios Serepisos|
Born 1963 (age 51–52)Greece
Known for Real estate development, Wellington Phoenix FC, The Apprentice New Zealand
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Terry Serepisos (born 1963) is a Wellington-based property developer and former owner of A-League association football club Wellington Phoenix. In 2010, he was the host in the New Zealand incarnation of the hit TV series The Apprentice. His commercial property empire was hit hard in the global financial crisis and he was declared bankrupt in 2011, owing more than $200 million. He has been discharged of bankruptcy as of October 24, 2014.
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- Wellington Phoenix
- The Apprentice New Zealand
90 seconds at 9am: Aussie crackdown on Chinese real estate buyers; Terry Serepisos' cheques bounce
Born in the village of Paleros Akarnania, Greece, Terry Serepisos and his family emigrated to New Zealand when he was two years old. Serepisos attended Rongotai College with All Whites legend Wynton Rufer.
Serepisos made his name in property development, having previously been involved in the Italian menswear and Nightclub business'. His Century City group managed a portfolio of properties in the greater Wellington area including commercial buildings, high-end inner city apartments, retail spaces and residential homes.
He has invested in, and developed, a number of Wellington landmark sites. These include the former Bank of New Zealand (Manners Street), Maison Cabriole (Tory Street), National Bank Building (Courtenay Place), Prudential Building (Lambton Quay), Century City Tower (former World Trade Centre, Victoria Street), Lone Star Building (Tory Street), Century City Carpark Building (Tory Street), and IBM Building (The Esplanade, Petone).
On 19 March 2007 it was announced that New Zealand Football would be entering a new Wellington-based team into the Hyundai A-League and that Serepisos would be providing the one million dollars (NZD) start-up capital and be the club's sole owner.  In the first season of the club, Serepisos played a key role in getting English footballer David Beckham and his Los Angeles Galaxy team to play an exhibition game against the Wellington club. In 2007 Serepisos was the recipient of the Mercure Wellington Sports Personality of the Year award for his contribution to sport in Wellington in the year that had passed.
Many New Zealand football fans believe that it was Serepisos' actions that helped get the New Zealand national football team into the 2010 World Cup. Serepisos has been open to agree with the argument "They say I'm the saviour of football in this country. Well, they're right."
On 23 September 2011, it was announced that Serepisos had relinquished ownership of the club after ongoing personal financial difficulties. Subsequently a new consortium of 7 Wellington businessman headed by Rob Morrison took control of the club. Serepisos was declared bankrupt the following Monday.
The Apprentice New Zealand
In 2010 Serepisos featured in the 13-week first series of The Apprentice New Zealand as the master to the would-be apprentices. The show aired in New Zealand on TV One. Thomas Ben won and was awarded a $200,000 employment deal working with Serepisos.
After revelations that unpaid ACC debts could lead to the liquidation of his football club, it was revealed that Serepisos also owed $1.4 million in unpaid rates and ground leases to the Wellington City Council. On 26 September 2011 he was declared bankrupt at the Wellington High Court, and later discharged on 24 October 2014.