PHOTO: Matti McEachen was killed in the Southern Ink building when it collapsed in the 2011 earthquake. Photo credit: Supplied

A Christchurch real estate agent has been found not guilty of disgraceful conduct after a man died as he tried to flee the building he managed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

A Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal found property manager Christopher Chapman failed to meet industry standards by not informing Southern Ink of safety issues after the 2010 earthquake, but could not prove disgraceful conduct.

Bruce McEachen’s son Matti, 25, was working inside the tattoo parlour when he was killed by falling masonry as he tried to flee the building in the 2011 earthquake.