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Auckland realtor Harcourts' top Commercial title


Harcourts’top Commercial title for Auckland realtor

30 May 2008 – Auckland-based real estate professional Tim Turner has been named Harcourts Top Commercial Sales Consultant for the year ended 31 March 2008, after exceeding $100 million in commercial transactions in 2007/08.

The announcement was made at a Harcourts black-tie awards dinner in Christchurch on Wednesday night, a function attended by more around 800 people who helped to honour Harcourts’ top individuals and offices.

At the dinner the second and third placed commercial sales consultants were also named as Bruce Woodhead, an experienced and successful New Plymouth-based commercial specialist, and Andrew Bruce, who along with Mr Turner is a successful sales consultant based in Harcourts Takapuna office.

Earlier in the month Mr Turner was named Top Commercial Sales Consultant in Harcourts’ Northern region for the 2007/08 financial year, while Mr Woodhead (three times number three in New Zealand) was named Top Commercial Sales Consultant in Harcourts Wellington region for the year.

Harcourts New Zealand CEO Bryan Thomson says Mr Turner has a broad range of experience and an excellent track record of success working for the diverse client base he has established since completing a Bachelor of Property Administration at the University of Auckland in 1989.

“Consistently amongst the top-performing commercial sales consultants in the Harcourts group, Tim has vast experience successfully negotiating sales and leases of an extensive range of properties on behalf of a wide array of major corporates, smaller private clients and international investors,” Mr Thomson says.

“Taking the top commercial honour is a fitting accolade for his efforts.”

Reflecting on his achievement, Mr Turner says he is delighted to have been named Harcourts Number One Commercial Sales Consultant.

“Last year was a challenging but successful year for me and capping it off with this result is really great. I’m delighted,” Mr Turner says.

“Harcourts is a well led organisation with very talented people who encourage success. It is a very positive place to work and I have been very well supported.”

Harcourts is New Zealand’s largest real estate group, with approximately 190 offices nationwide and more than 450 offices in total across seven countries. The group has a strong and growing international team of commercial and industrial property specialists focused on increasing Harcourts’ share of this specialist market.

Photo caption: Harcourts No. 1 Commercial Sales Consultant Tim Turner with Harcourts International Managing Director Mike Green.

Editor’s Notes:

Harcourts No 2 Commercial Sales Consultant in 2007/08: Bruce Woodhead has been selling commercial real estate for more than 20 years and is one of Harcourts most successful sales consultants in that sector. Based in Harcourts New Plymouth office, which is part of the Taranaki Property Specialist group, he has a proven reputation in Taranaki for his expertise and results in commercial, industrial and retail property sales and leasing. Mr Woodhead, who joined Harcourts in May 1999, is regularly amongst the top commercial sales consultants in Harcourts, including being named number three commercial sales consultant in the country for the past three years.

Harcourts No 3 Commercial Sales Consultant in 2007/08: Andrew Bruce has been involved in leasing and selling commercial and industrial property in Auckland for more than 17 years. Prior to this he obtained a Bachelor of Property Administration from Auckland University and worked as a Registered Valuer for five years. An Associate member of The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and a qualified Branch Manager, Mr Bruce has been with Harcourts five years and is regularly amongst the highest performers in the group’s growing commercial property team. His knowledge, experience and integrity coupled with his focus on providing quality advice and solutions to his clients has helped Mr Bruce to ensure the majority of his business is referral-based.


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