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The Central Auckland office of leading real estate agency Bayleys has been awarded the highest national accolade for its commercial and industrial division – for the third consecutive year.
The Central Auckland office won the Best Large Commercial and Industrial Office category at the REINZ Awards.
It’s the third successive year Bayleys’ Central Auckland office has taken out the sought-after award, demonstrating the office’s continued dominance in a highly competitive market, says Bayleys’ commercial and industrial national director John Church.
“The results reinforce that we’re doing things right. We’ve got a great model and while it’s a lot of hard work by the whole team, the hard work has really paid off,” he says.
“And it shows there’s no arguing – we are number one. The REINZ award speaks for itself and takes away all of the ‘smoke and mirrors’ emanating from other less rigorously-assessed industry awards.”
Nationally, more than 1800 commercial property transactions were completed throughout New Zealand last year by Bayleys to a value of $1.7 billion.
Financial results for the Central Auckland office for the previous financial year alone are used to determine the REINZ award winners, with the results from each agency independently audited.
“That’s what makes these the most credible, highly-coveted awards – because they are the only ones representative of the whole real estate industry of New Zealand,” Mr Church says.
He credits the success in part to a stronger focus on leasing within the business; the creation of specialist teams in areas such as business sales, hotels/tourism and leisure, and CBD fringe; and more effective engagement offshore with investors in the Asia Pacific region.
Bayleys staff have worked together as a team to accomplish the outstanding results that achieved the win but none of it would have been possible without our customers, Mr Church says.
‘‘We wouldn’t be here without our customers. None of this happens without their support and we would never underestimate the importance of that.
“Knowing we are the top commercial real estate office, nationwide, means vendors can have absolute confidence from results that they’re dealing with the best agency available.”
Continuing to drive forward as industry innovators and to grow our business and company remain the focus for the future, Mr Church says.
Already this year, commercial and industrial sales and leasing figures for the office are 26% ahead of the same time last year.
“The groundwork already laid bodes well for the remaining three quarters of this current financial year,” Mr Church says. “It’s exciting times.”
Best in the rural business
The man who brokered the sale of one of the country’s biggest farms for close to $30 million has scooped his industry’s highest accolade.
Bayleys rural sales specialist Ben Turner was named winner of the Rural Salesperson category at the REINZ Awards.
Based on revenue achieved from sales, Mt Pember station in the Lees Valley was among the most notable of Mr Turner’s sales in the past financial year. At 27,242ha, it is about the size of Christchurch, and is considered one of the country’s largest.
In addition, Mr Turner, who specialises in the Banks Peninsula, Central and North Canterbury areas, completed sales of high country stations, diary farms, dairy conversions, arable blocks and lifestyle properties.
Meanwhile, fellow Bayleys Canterbury salesperson Chris Jones was named runner up in the Residential Salesperson category of the REINZ awards.
Mr Jones, a Bayleys top achiever, concentrates on lifestyle properties south to west of the city, productive rural land and subdivisions – sectors that have experienced huge growth since the earthquake.