Born and bred in Dunedin, my involvement in property began early and has come a full circle. From carrying out maintenance in student flats as a teenager, and living in them as a “scarfie”, to owning a home and looking to grow my own property investment portfolio. As a property manager, this local knowledge and experience complements more than 10 years in the real estate industry.
A commercial property manager for more than 7 years, I’ve always worked in property management, for the London 2012 Olympics Athletes’ Village and in social housing in the UK, and in a commercial role in Sydney. I enjoy the vibrancy of the work, getting out and about with a variety of people and properties, and calmly finding order in any situation.
In property management, communication is key - and treating others how you would like to be treated. A wee saying that resonates for me is: ‘softly, softly catches the monkey’, meaning if you follow up on the small things and remain calmly persistent, you’ll find even mountains will move.
A qualified project manager, I hold a current real estate licence and spend my weekends working on our 120 year old villa, truly a labour of love.
Away from work, and the villa, playing squash and tennis are my favourite ways to keep fit and unwind, with Otago Squash, Pirates Squash and Balmacewen Tennis clubs.