Harcourts Regent Realty has purchased the Hawkes Bay’s largest independent commercial real estate business, City Commercial.
It will become part of the NAI Harcourts brand, and will operate out of Regent Realty’s Hastings and Napier city offices.
Regent Realty owner Kaine Wilson made the purchase after deciding to expand the commercial arm of his business.
“Regent Realty is strong in residential and rural lifestyle sales, as well as property management. We already have a small NAI Harcourts commercial team, however, I feel it’s timely to push further into the market.
“The economy is in recovery and business confidence is up, partly due to the Christchurch rebuild and flow on effects. I want to be in a position to be the commercial market leader in the Hawkes Bay,” Mr Wilson says.
City Commercial has been operating in the Hawkes Bay for over 20 years. Former joint owners Tony Craig and Ian …
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Fast wits, impeccable timing, charisma, real estate legalise and an ability to crunch the numbers under pressure.
It’s a winning combination that has seen Andrew North, from Harcourts Cooper & Co on the North Shore, win the title much coveted in real estate circles – REINZ Auctioneer Champion of New Zealand.
The elite of New Zealand’s fast talking, quick thinking auctioneer professionals gathered at the Ellerslie Events Centre this week to compete in the annual Real Estate Institute of New Zealand’s competition.
Each competitor, representing real estate groups across the country, calls a mock auction, with bidders planted in the audience to throw in fast and unusual bids, as well as a range of curly questions.
The winner is the auctioneer who gives the best answers to questions – some outrageous, adds the bids quickly and without mistake, sticks to the time limit, and presents with a finesse that engages …
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High demand and lack of supply in Auckland is clearly evident in the latest Harcourts North Region property statistic.
There has been a 23% drop in the number of new exclusive listings compared to the same time last year, indicating there is a hesitancy to sell and risk buying again in the heated market. Property on hand has also dropped by 16.7%.
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Cantabrians are renowned for being resilient, and this trait is abundantly evident in the real estate world.
Christchurch is the stand out performer of the 2012/2013 Harcourts National Awards.
Nine of the country’s Top 20 Sales Consultants came from the Christchurch area, including the number two and three rankings scooped up by Cameron Bailey of Papanui and Alison Aitken of Christchurch City. Alison was also the top Auction/Tender Lister.
Simon Rowland –Jones, from Christchurch City Commercial, takes the country’s top NAI Harcourts Sales Consultant award.
The top three property managers come from the Grenadier Accommodation Centre, Tracey Edwards, John Siebert and Murray Orr, as does Top Property Management Business Development Manager Brent Manderson.
Christchurch City won the office with the most auction/tender listings and Papanui and Fendalton also won Top Office awards for their overall revenue and revenue per consultant.
Christchurch Business Development Manager Chris Kennedy says in the city’s …
Being a commercial property agent in Christchurch is not easy, however Simon Rowland-Jones has excelled in a city still in recovery and uncertain of its future.
Simon was named New Zealand’s top NAI Harcourts Sales Consultant at the Annual Awards 2012/2013. NAI is Harcourts’ commercial property arm.
He says despite a very difficult two years, he and his team have been busy working with developers, investors and previous building owners, with the majority of their sales in bare commercial land in the central city.
Simon says the biggest challenge for commercial property owners is in working out where the future of Christchurch is going. He sees his role as helping people understand how they can best use the land they have purchased for redevelopment or replacement buildings.
“While the Christchurch council has set out a blue print for the new city centre, you still have to look outside the box …
It’s only been in operation for a year, but NAI Harcourts Hamilton is already proving a success, taking top billing at the 2012/2013 Harcourts National Awards.
The office stood out as New Zealand’s top NAI office for Gross Commercial Revenue and Auction/Tender Listings.
Managing director Mike Neale says Hamilton is experiencing a commercial resurgence, and in the 12 months since opening, NAI Harcourts Hamilton has completed in excess of 150 sales and lease agreements.
“Commercially Hamilton has had a fairly erratic five or so years, but in the past 12 months there has been some growth. At the moment you can see three or four cranes in the CBD and people are looking for opportunities. Add to this low interest rates and the recipe is right.”
The NAI Harcourts Hamilton team of nine consultants have vast local knowledge and are each a specialist in their own area.
“We do work …
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