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Alex Watson
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer

Alex decided to pursue a career in the dynamic world of Real Estate after a successful stint in car sales. He joined Lovegrove Realty as it provides him with opportunities to grow and develop his career. Despite his youthful age Alex brings enthusiasm, passion, drive and a fresh approach to Real Estate. Highly motivated, he provides excellent customer service and enjoys building fantastic relationships with landlords and tenants alike.

Understanding that property management isn't a one size fits all policy Alex strives to keep his clients up to date and informed about current market conditions allowing them to make informed decisions. He thrives on exceeding clients expectations and has strong negotiation skills.

Born and raised in South Auckland, Alex is very familiar with the area and is always in the loop when it comes to current market conditions. With the support of an excellent team and working environment you can be assured your investment is in the best possible hands.

Alex has a keen interest in cars, boating, fishing, music and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Chris Moore
Managing Director - Auckland City
Managing Director - Auckland City

Chris started his career as a structural draughtsman, which lead to the design and build of his first home. This was an extremely successful and enjoyable project that became the start of a property investment journey that continues today.

After several build and flip projects growing a rental property portfolio was the obvious direction. Chris has been growing a strong portfolio over the last 25 years with a strong focus on being cashflow positive and a firm belief that once you buy you keep it forever.

During this time, he has also continued to buy and flip properties giving him years of investing experience through several market cycles as well as renovation and project management and enjoys coaching investors to grow strong property portfolios also.

Chris believes to be a successful property investor you need a great team, and you should let each of them do their job for you, especially property management. After having The Rent Shop manage his portfolio for the past ten years, he was impressed enough to join the team, and is looking forward to bringing an investors view and the new challenge of caring for investors and their properties.

Property Investing has been life changing for Chris, it provides opportunity to spend more time doing what he loves ,handcycling, wheelchair rugby, traveling, fast cars and spending time with family.

Denise Robinson
General Manager - Dunedin
General Manager - Dunedin

After a successful career in real estate sales, Denise naturally progressed on to something more challenging - Property Management. Denise undertook further study and completed a National Certificate in Property Management. In her new role as GM, Denise supports all facets of the business. She is there 100% for her team of rock stars ensuring they have all the resources and information they need to make decisions on behalf of their owner clients.People say Denise has an abundance of energy, she is the go-to person to keep things moving forward.  Denise's expertise is in building relationships, recently being presented in Poland with a Business Networking International (BNI) global award.    

Denise's lifelong dream is to build forever homes for her most vulnerable tenants, to keep them housed and safe - forever.

Dyane Parris
Managing Director - Auckland City
Managing Director - Auckland City

Dyane started her journey into property in her early twenties with the project management of a first home, an exciting and remarkably successful project that lead to numerous build-and-sell ventures. Wanting to move forward in property investing, Dyane began looking into long-term hold opportunities with a focus on cash flow, firm buying rules, determination, and a clear vision for the future. 

Strategic planning, learning, and adapting to the changing market has enabled Dyane to steadily grow her rental portfolio and successfully flip property. With market knowledge and experience gained over several property cycles, she is a real property investor with a real portfolio. 

Dyane brings expertise in coaching other investors, renovation, project management, extensive market knowledge and years of investing experience to The Rent Shop as well as enthusiasm and passion for property. Dyane believes that successful investing is a team effort and is committed to exceeding client’s expectations.

Outside of property Dyane has loves swimming, reading, travelling and enjoys spending time with family.

Geoff Lovegrove
National Franchise Development Manager
National Franchise Development Manager

Geoff Lovegrove is driven to improve the service that Landlords are delivered in New Zealand from the Property Management industry. Geoff and his team have developed an award winning, first class Concierge system that supports both the Landlord and the Property Manager, ensuring communication and services are world class.

As a growing business, Geoff is still focused on creating individual value for each client and as a result, 58% of our growth comes from repeat and referral business which is a testament to the way the business is run.

If you’re a Property Manager wanting to run your own business, or a current business operator wanting to be supported by a driven,entrepreneurial and forward-thinking team – then chat with Geoff in confidence.

The future of our industry is exciting, and we are doing everything we can to implement Kaizen, continuous improvement for generations to come.

Helen Kay
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Helen understands the high demands of property management and thrives on exceeding client expectations through excellent communication and her ability to build lasting relationships.

Helen has eight years of customer service experience where she has dealt with clients from all walks of life. She recently completed her National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) showing her willingness to learn and develop her knowledge, skills and understanding of the Real Estate industry.

As a highly valued member of staff Helen's confidence, enthusiasm and attention to detail shine through. She is motivated, organised, approachable, has high personal expectations, strong work ethics and maturity beyond her years.

Helen has a keen interest in travelling, experiencing new cultures and enjoying local foods; strengthened by living aboard for a year. She's also enjoys dancing, keeping fit and healthy and spending time with family and friends.

Juli Visagie
Managing Director- Tauranga
Managing Director- Tauranga

Juli is originally from South Africa with more than 5 years’experience in the customer relations and sales industry. Prior to Property Management, Juli was an award winning travel agent for a large multi national company.

She is always striving to deliver amazing customer experiences and has a strong believe that success is the result of perfection ,hard work , learning from failure, loyalty and persistence.

Juli finds Property Management highly exciting and knows that no two days are ever the same.

Juli enjoys quality family time as well as exploring all the wonders that New Zealand provides.

Mike James
Managing Director - Hobsonville
Managing Director - Hobsonville

After being involved as a builder from the age of 18, Mike decided it was time to take control. From a young man at the age of 24 he started to build a property portfolio to secure his future legacy. 

18years later Mike attended a property investing seminar and this was the change for him in the business. What he learned over the next five years about property investing gave him the confidence and skills not only  to build on his property portfolio, but share the wealth of knowledge with others -sharing his  knowledge and skills with new property investors all wanting to secure their financial future. As a coach this has been his most rewarding experience of his life, building on a property portfolio far beyond his wildest dreams

Being a qualified builder, it then made sense 5 years later to combine his knowledge of investment properties, experience of renovating properties, together with building experience, to take the next step into Property Management.

This is where The Rent Shop Hobsonville was born. Having the enriched business background with plenty of experience and a love for building and property investment. For several years these two passions of property investment and building were operating in isolation, until he had the idea to unite the two. Mike combined his business experience with property investment and building to offer a professional and ethical property management one stop shop solution. This is when he made the decision to join this Award-winning Property Management Company- The Rent Shop and became the first Licensee in the West Auckland area.

At the Rent Shop Hobsonville we are passionate, not just about managing your property but about maximising it. We offset our fees by genuinely supporting our clients into a better financial and emotional position than if they were self-managing. Becoming the West Auckland Specialist is about partnership – working alongside people who leverage our knowledge and strategies to make the most of their investments, nurture growth and move towards their goals. We offer the One Stop Shop Solution.

Nicholas Raw
Head of TRS Property Care
Head of TRS Property Care

Having relocated to Auckland in 2019 to start a fresh chapter with his Kiwi wife who hails from tiny Great Barrier Island,  this enthusiastic, bright eyed South African set his sights on developing a career in property management. Nick has a specific interest on the compliance aspects to the job especially the new Healthy Homes Standards. His ability to interact with tenants, landlords and fellow colleagues has allowed him to make the most of his role as the relief/junior property manager and learn the ropes from the bottom up.

Previously, Nick studied a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Management and soon after decided to embark on a completely different route. For six years he worked in the super yachting industry for some of the worlds most accomplished individuals. This adventure allowed him to develop his skills and travel extensively throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and US.

Since settling in Auckland, Nick now looks to focus more on his career and personal interests which include making plenty of appearances on the golf course and cricket field.

Sean Dunn
Regional Manager
Regional Manager

 

After several years successfully selling Real Estate from a young age, Sean decided to make the change into Property Management. Armed with two degrees including a Bachelor of Property from Auckland University, Sean has a vast range of knowledge and experience in the property industry having worked in it for over ten years.

With boundless enthusiasm and excellent communication skills, Sean brings a sense of passion to the role of Regional Manager at The Rent Shop. Sean is always willing to go that extra mile to ensure a successful outcome. He enjoys building new customer relationships as well as nurturing existing ones.

Sean’s extensive knowledge of the Auckland property industry, first -hand experience in all aspects of Property Management and ‘one size does not fit all policy means he is well equipped to support the team nationwide.

Sharon Bradley
General Manager of Licensees/Training
General Manager of Licensees/Training

A professional and dedicated Manager, Sharon Bradley has a passion for Property Management and understands the rental market well.  Joining the industry 15 years ago, she brings a deep and credible knowledge of property, competent in the management of all aspects of residential property no matter how big or small, she is fully conversant with mediation and tribunal procedures, exceptionally focused and results driven, Sharon and the team continue to exceed client expectations at all levels. She has a great understanding of people, it’s important to understand that to achieve great results, you need to foster a culture of continuous improvement — one where everyone, herself included, has access to the tools and support needed to enhance their performance. Before joining the industry, Sharon worked a General Manager in the Finance Industry. This hard-working attitude and commitment to service has held her in good steadfast to be able to lead the team to high client excellence. Sharon has a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Business Management as well as a National Certificate in Property Management , this has equipped her with the knowledge and experience that is needed to achieve goals personally and professionally. Being an ex-school teacher means she is passionate about Training and Learning Development. Her main focus is on employee growth and future performance of the team and licensees. In her new Role as General Manager of Licensees and Training  is driven to improve the service that Landlords are delivered in New Zealand from the Property Management industry. Sharon is committed in developing an award winning National Training Programme that supports both the Landlord and the Property Manager, ensuring communication and service levels are world class. She has a strong commitment to training our team to deliver outstanding customer service to our clients, obtain premium results and an overall experience that will stand out from the rest.

In her spare time, Sharon plays competitive squash and family is her number one priority. She also plays an active part in volunteering within her local community. Her philosophy is: ”The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others"

Tonia Allan
General Manager - Nelson
General Manager - Nelson
Alex Bradley
Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager
Jodie Tran (Maternity Leave)
Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager
Sandra Dodson
Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager
Suzanne Peters
Business Development Manager - Taranaki
Business Development Manager - Taranaki

2016 Rented Award for Lowest Rent Arrears

Suzanne started as a Property Manager in the New Plymouth office at the beginning of December 2013. She brings with her a very positive and can-do attitude. Prior to this, Suzanne had been working under the Rented.org.nz umbrella for a year and a half developing and defining her wealth of knowledge within the Property Management industry.

Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree majoring in Marketing Communication. This gives her the edge to be able to really market your property well and with high professional standards.

Born and bred in Taranaki, Suzanne lives locally with her husband Trent who is a qualified Builder and daughters Eva & Ruby. Some of Suzanne’s passions include baking, fishing and lots of time with her girls. Suzanne and Trent are currently refurbishing their own home putting Trent’s skills to great use!

For free rental appraisals, any questions, queries or advice feel free to contact Suzanne on the given details at any time at all. She looks forward to meeting you soon.

Click here to get Suzanne to contact you about managing your property today.

Wesley Bezuidenhout
Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager
Agnes Asini
Property Manager -Botany
Property Manager -Botany
Aletta Dymand
Property Manager - Taranaki
Property Manager - Taranaki
Amy Hudson
Property Manager - Taranaki
Property Manager - Taranaki
Blair Botherway
Team Leader - Manukau
Team Leader - Manukau

Blair first entered into the real estate industry whilst studying for a Bachelor of Property at the University of Auckland and since graduating has gone on to gain valuable experience working in both commercial and residential property management in New Zealand and abroad. After spending most of 2017 in London he returned to his home town of Auckland where he is looking forward to building upon the strong service levels set by the The Rent Shop Property Management team.

With over a decade of international hotel experience under his belt, Blair has a true understanding for excellent customer service and places honesty and integrity at the forefront of his attitude towards work. He provides a calm and considered approach when problem solving, and prides himself on going the extra mile to assist clients and tenants achieve positive outcomes.

Outside of the office Blair has a passion for sport and enjoys spending time on the golf course as well as getting out and about amongst the many natural attractions on offer within the Auckland region.

Bridget Wood
Property Manager - Botany
Property Manager - Botany

Bridget brings to her property manager roll an extensive background in customer service, administration and management.

Enthusiastic, hardworking and dedicated, Bridget thrives on the challenge of property management. A goal setter and go-getter she will do her utmost to achieve the best outcome for her landlords and tenants.

A firm believer that good communication and follow through is paramount to getting results, landlords, tenants and tradespeople all agree that she is a great communicator.

In her leisure time Bridget enjoys group fitness classes, walking her dog and spending time with family and friends.

Danelle Kinnear
Property Manager - Botany
Property Manager - Botany
David Feng
Property Manager - Botany
Property Manager - Botany

David is originally from South of China, he loves helping people, spending time with family and enjoys the diversity of cultures in New Zealand. Now in his fifth year of property management, his clients describe David as a professional and hard working Property Manager.

David brings important skills and knowledge to the role including close attention to detail, good time management & a positive attitude.

If you are looking for an experienced property manager who is willing to go the extra mile for his clients, give David a call and see how he can help you. David will be pleased to help with your property needs.

In his spare time he enjoys swimming, running, travelling with his lovely Korean wife and reading books.

Eduarda Abissamra
Senior Property Manager - Auckland City
Senior Property Manager - Auckland City
Emily Britz
Property Manager - Botany
Property Manager - Botany

Emily is a disciplined person, solid & dependable in her approach.  Her numerous responsibilities over the last 13 years as a Finance & Insurance Manager at Avis, has equipped her with a well-rounded set of skills.  She fulfilled the requirements of this role by being loyal to both company & customers and was awarded several performance excellence awards & achievement certificates.  She has strong organisational skills and loves working in a fast paced environment.  She prides herself that whilst upholding the highest ethical values and demonstrating integrity,she feels passionate about providing excellent customer service at all times. 

She arrived in New Zealand in August 2019 from South Africa with her husband Andrè and daughter Nïlo and they were soon reunited with their two pugs called Pixie & Puxley, who arrived 2 months later.While being an avid book reader, she loves socializing & spending time with her family.

She has a kind heart and are always willing to help.  With a positive attitude and outlook on life, she lives by her personal statement:  Life’s a Journey, Enjoy the Ride! 

Frank Liu
Property Manager - Manukau
Property Manager - Manukau
Georgina Lupton
Property Manager- Nelson
Property Manager- Nelson
Heather Stevenson
Property Manager - Manukau
Property Manager - Manukau
Jackie Dick
Property Manager - Nelson
Property Manager - Nelson
Jess Ridge
Property Manager - Nelson
Property Manager - Nelson

Jess has built a solid reputation of reliability and perseverance with five years of Management and Training experience and nine years in International Hospitality and Catering.

 

Originally from the UK, Jess has worked in France and most recently the remote outback of Australia where she oversaw the Business Development and led a team in the Employment and housing Services. Eventually moving to Nelson with her Kiwi partner. 

 

Working in challenging environments has allowed Jess to bring with her valuable skills to the Property Management role. She understands the value of investment and thrives on exceeding expectations, client satisfaction and problem solving.

 

Jess is a keen foodie and loves spending time hiking and exploring the outdoors in the beautiful Nelson/Tasman region.

Jessica Craik
Property Manager - Nelson
Property Manager - Nelson
Joe Cao
Relief Property Manager
Relief Property Manager
Juanita Filmalter
Junior Property Manager - City
Junior Property Manager - City

After moving to New Zealand from South Africa two years ago, Juanita finished off her last two years at high school before joining the team at The Rent Shop.

Nita’s interested in property management and wants to learn all that she can from the helpful team in the city.

In her spare time Nita enjoys going on Road trips, photography and spending time with her two cats!

Kelsey Walden
Property Manager - Manukau
Property Manager - Manukau

Kelsey has a track record of managing some challenging tenancies and obtaining great outcomes for her landlords.

Since entering the world of property management in 2017 she has gained her level 4 Residential Property Management qualification and hasn’t looked back since.

She believes in providing top service to her Landlords regardless of the number of properties in her portfolio. Kelsey delivers this to her landlords and tenants through open and honest dialogue and an approachable manner. Kelsey has the goal of becoming one of the top Property Managers in Auckland and is prepared to achieve this though hard work and earning a gold standard reputation from her existing and prospective business partners.

Lea Rahman
Junior Property Manager -City
Junior Property Manager -City
Lisa Murray
Property Manager - Dunedin
Property Manager - Dunedin

Lisa has been in property management for 4 years. After almost six years as a personal assistant to two leading real estate agents, it was time for Lisa to use her extensive skill set in a profession that has always held appeal.

Lisa has a vast knowledge of Dunedin property, holds a current real estate licence and is familiar with many homes that are now in the investment arena. Having the ability to recall property detail is a talent that is the envy of many.

Lisa is busy and energetic and is thorough in her approach to issues that may arise and handles tasks with professionalism, always with resolution as the end result.

Away from the office, Lisa is a busy Mum, of three handsome young men who keep her grounded and remind her on a daily basis just how important a home is to the family. She is a proud homeowner and enjoys the challenge of renovating.

Melana Alipate
Property Manager - Dunedin
Property Manager - Dunedin
Michelle Meiring
Team Leader - Botany
Team Leader - Botany

Michelle has an impressive professional background of over 15 years legal experience in property law followed by a number of years in real estate sales and property management in her native South Africa.

On settling in New Zealand with her husband Wenzel and their three children Michelle was eager to get back into property management, which she has always had a passion for and where better than with the dedicated team of professionals at The Rent Shop!

Michelle is energetic and organized and balances her work by spending quality time with her family. She is looking forward to exploring New Zealand further and her other long term goal is to have her own property investment portfolio.

Nina Bhatia
Property Manager - Hamilton
Property Manager - Hamilton

Nina has over 15 years customer service experience over a range of industries.; including 9 years ago moving from Christchurch to Auckland to expand her knowledge and experience in hotels in a range of roles.These roles included Building, Property and Hotel management and more recently managing a large Auckland CBD long term residential hostel. After taking time to raise a family, Nina has joined the team at The Rent Shop as a Property Manager. Nina prides herself on her communication and organisational skills.She enjoys building long lasting relationships with both owners and tenants and this is what drives her each and every day.

Paul Chui
Property Manager - Manukau
Property Manager - Manukau

Paul was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to New Zealand in the mid 90s.  He has completed his Diploma in Marketing in 2000 and a Bachelor of Business major in Valuation and Property Management in 2015.  In the past 10 years he has been working diligently in the retail and property industries.  Paul can speak Cantonese and Mandarin.

In his leisure time, Paul enjoys jogging, spending time with his kids and playing pinball machines.

Ruari Clark
Property Manager -Manukau
Property Manager -Manukau
Shiva Sharma
Property Manager - Manukau
Property Manager - Manukau

Shiva is originally from Fiji Islands and raised in New Zealand.Coming from a people management background in retail and I.T, Shiva found property management to be the most thrilling and rewarding career for him.After several years in property management; Shiva is described as a prompt communicator and a result driven individual.

Shiva enjoys establishing professional relationships with clients and achieving optimal results for all stakeholders, whether it be the best quality outcome for maintenance jobs, tenant selection or achieving optimal rent roll, he strives for 100% all the time.

In his spare time he likes to cook and go to the gym

Yao Hou
Property Manager - Botany
Property Manager - Botany

Yao Hou is a motivated, customer oriented individual who is passionate in delivering property management service at his best.  Yao is best described as warm, caring, energetic, enthusiastic and always committed to working hard to make sure he achieves your desired outcome.

Yao is experienced in property Investment, Management and Residential Sales, selling nearly 80 properties in Auckland City over the past five years.

What sets Yao Hou apart is his warm personality, a can-do attitude and strong negotiation skills.  He continuously provides excellent customer service and builds strong and trusting relationships with his clients and it is truly his strength to business success.

Fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese, the multi-cultural background also allows Yao Hou to be able to communicate with a wider range of potential clients.

Together with his positive attitude, keeping clients informed, strong time management and negotiation skills, Yao is truly the property manager you are looking for.

Zelda Gow
Relief Property Manager
Relief Property Manager
Brianna Hubber
First Impressions - Botany
First Impressions - Botany

Brianna is the bright and friendly face you see at our Botany office, she is always happy to help and works hard to keep things running smoothly for you and our property managers.

Brianna’s previous history working in customer focused roles makes her a perfect fit to help you with anything you may need.

Outside of reception you will find Brianna spending her time taking photographs, participating in online team games and tending to her cat’s Instagram page.

Catherine McCarthy
First Impressions - Manukau
First Impressions - Manukau

After working for 10 years in the property sector, Catherine now finds herself assisting the team at our Manukau office meeting your daily needs.

Catherine’s determination to provide top tier service with a friendly positive outlook allows her to ensure she provides the team with a constant base of support.

When not greeting and assisting you daily, Catherine spends her time at home by the beach with her fur babies and travelling.

Charlene Steyn
First Impressions Administrator - Nelson
First Impressions Administrator - Nelson
Desiree Raukura
Administrator - Dunedin
Administrator - Dunedin

I am an experienced administrator who has recently returned back from a two-year working holiday in the United Kingdom. Whilst in the UK, I was an office manager for a marketing agency in the heart of central London. This allowed me to dive into the marketing world and explore my creative side. I was not only an office manager but very hands on with projects and live events. I absolutely love the hustle and bustle of the big city but after a year of living here during COVID, I am more than happy to be back in Dunedin!

I was bought up in Dunedin where I was constantly outdoors on the farm and playing sports. This has led me to love adventuring the outdoors and falling in love with netball. 

Being a part of the property managing world now, I am not only looking forward to building relationships with tenants, owners and creditors but also expanding my knowledge and skills in the administration world.

Jan Mincher
Trust Account Manager
Trust Account Manager

Jan has the huge job of looking after our accounts. Jan makes sure that the trust account is in line, that all of our creditors are paid and that the rent flows through to you, the owner.

Jasmine Evans
New Business Administrator
New Business Administrator
Kellie Smith
Credit Control
Credit Control

Kellie joined our Credit Control team after a year off as she couldn’t stay away from the industry! After spending 4 previous years in the industry at the front desk and assisting a Property Manager with arrears,property inspections, viewings and all things admin she believes she has a good knowledge of all things Property Management.

Kellie is currently completing her qualification in Residential Property Management (level 4) where she hopes to gain and further her knowledge in her current role as well as gaining knowledge of other roles within the industry.

In her spare time she practices her negotiation skills on her young son and husband as well as spending time with her friends and family taking bush walks and trips to the beach.

Lilly Taylor
Operations Administrator
Operations Administrator

After traveling and living abroad for a few years Lilly has settled back into life back in Auckland. After many years working in Customer Excellence, Lilly has joined the Rent Shop Team looking for new and exciting challenges while still putting those skills to good use.

When she’s not in the office you will find Lilly baking, traveling or tucked up in a good book.

Sunil Singh
Credit Control Manager
Credit Control Manager

Sunil is avery calm and composed person with positive attitude. He has developed a matureand responsible approach to any task he is presented with. He is an MBAgraduate and has always been very passionate to learn and excel in propertyindustry. He loves travelling, playing basketball and spending time with familyand friends.