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Our Team


We protect our client's investment. We maximise the value of our client's rental return.

Operating amidst a marketplace increasingly saturated with unlicensed operators purporting to offer a professional property management service, we can guarantee ours. We have three established high-profile offices in Auckland, and provide service Auckland-wide. We know Auckland's rental market and have the legal knowledge to ensure our clients' receive the very best advice. Our goal is to offset our fees by genuinely supporting our clients into a better financial and emotional position than if they were managing the property themselves.

Given our large team, you can be assured a knowledgeable staff member is always there to assist. We offer a 24-hour service line to our tenants.

 

Management Team

Ashley

Ashley Goodwin - AREINZ

Managing Director
M: 021 962 675
P: 09 846 9830
F: 09 815 8306

E: ashley.goodwin@goodwinrealty.co.nz

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Catherine Goodwin - LLB AREINZ

General Manager
M: 021 437 710
D: 09 815 2871
F: 09 815 8306

E: catherine.goodwin@goodwinrealty.co.nz

Ashley Goodwin - AREINZ

Ashley is a third generation realtor. In 1981, after a change of direction from listing and selling real estate with widely renowned auction experts Gladding, Keys and Neil, Ashley commenced working as a trainee manager with the leading real estate company of the day, Belton's Real Estate.

Within a short period of time and having accepted the challenge, he was appointed manager of both the Remuera and Kohimarama branches. He later moved to Mount Albert an area he was familiar with, to take control of that office. Ashley has never looked back! In 1988, he became an Associate Member of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and in 1991 he incorporated Goodwin Realty Ltd and bought the Mt Albert office.

Ashley Goodwin is now Managing Director of Goodwin Realty's property management business. Goodwin Realty sold its sales agency to Bayleys in September 2011.

With 44 years in the industry, Ashley definitely has real estate in his blood. He has proven credentials in the Auckland property world, with his vast experience in real estate sales, rentals and management.

Under Ashley's influential leadership, Goodwin Realty built a high-profile sales presence in the Mt Albert, Mt Eden, Pt Chevalier, Avondale and Sandringham markets; it is now recognised as an industry leader in these and surrounding areas. In the competitive real estate industry longevity stems from results. Ashley's astute understanding of property dynamics and his experience through numerous different real estate cycles makes him stand out.

Ashley and his team continue to deliver on promises of outstanding customer service and results.

As a stalwart of the real estate industry in Auckland, Ashley's business nous, broad property networks and track record speak volumes. He is "big on property" and his approachable and dependable management style adds value for every client of Goodwin Property Manangement.

Catherine Goodwin - LLB AREINZ

After five years practicing as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Catherine Goodwin commenced her career in real estate in 2005. In 2008 she successfully completed her graduate study at the University of Massey (Albany Campus) to achieve status of Associate to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. As a Licensee Agent, Catherine holds the highest of New Zealand's three classes of licence.

Acting as in-house legal counsel to London's largest local authority social landlord, the London Borough of Southwark, Catherine has 'walked-the-walk'. This has given her the ability to understand all aspects of property management and rentals, housing repairs and long-term maintenance plans.

Electing to operate 'at the coal-face' upon her return to Auckland, Catherine managed a large portfolio in the west of Auckland before commencing her transition to management.

As General Manager of Goodwin Realty, Catherine stands alongside her father Ashley Goodwin in his commitment to safeguard client's investments, while further developing his commitment to provide the company's clientele a superlative level of professional service.

"Our business strives resolutely to deliver excellence in every aspect of our daily operations. We recognise that our company exists as a service business without product or stock, and has built its professional reputation on meeting the needs of people wishing to buy, sell, or rent property."

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Vicki Carrington

Operations Manager/Senior Property Manager
M: 021 278 7766
D: 09 829 0906

Vicki Carrington

Vicki came to Goodwin Property Management after spending the previous 12 years working for Vodafone. During this time she worked in all facets of business development in business and corporate sales, as a consultant, and also overseeing a team of sales reps.

Vicki also spent time as Operations Manager and Group Retail Manager overseeing four retail sites and the day-to-day running of stores.

This has given her substantial experience and knowledge and also provided her with the expertise and skills necessary to understand people and any issues that arise from working in the property industry.

Her attention to detail, communication skills and natural ability to relate to all walks of life, from first home buyers to the astute investor, will leave all those who cross her path, feeling confident in her ability and more than happy to recommend her services to friends and family alike

Vicki has a great sense of humour, is honest and hard-working. loves travelling, and is always ready to learn new things. She will always ensure that both Landlord and Tenant receive exceptional service.

Business Development & Leasing Team

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Brendan Goodwin

Business Development
MOB: 021 278 7770

E: brendan.goodwin@goodwinrealty.co.nz

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Denise Boyes

Business Development
M: 027 436 4709

E: denise.boyes@goodwinrealty.co.nz

Brendan Goodwin

Brendan practised for seven years as a Commercial Property Solicitor in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, he then commenced his real estate career in Melbourne, Australia in 2014.

Having worked as a Sales and Leasing Agent for the Commercial Real Estate Agency Allard Shelton, Brendan has an in-depth understanding of commercial property management, the purchase and sale of commercial property as well as marketing and leasing office, retail and industrial premises.

Denise Boyes

Denise Boyes has consolidated a trusted reputation in the real estate industry notching up 16 years' experience across different markets and variable economic climates. Regardless of the natural ebbs and flows of Property Cycles, Denise has emerged as a respected and knowledgeable professional who has always placed her clients at the forefront of her working philosophy.

Denise's is a dedicated role to developing the rental portfolio of Goodwin Property Management. And, Denise most enjoys the opportunity to explain to new prospects just what our Team can offer, whether you are a current landlord, or, thinking of becoming one!

No obligation … just information.

Down-to-earth, attentive, and empathetic, Denise's ability to tune into her clients' stories, needs and goals whilst always keeping a clear grasp on timeframes and logistics has seen her successfully transact property covering a broad spectrum of styles, price ranges and locations.

Denise's astute negotiating skills and attention to detail are hallmarks of her longevity in the industry. This, coupled with her great communication style and accessibility, has contributed to the volumes of repeat and referral business that she enjoys.

Outside of the Office, you will find Denise enjoying recreationalwalks,or a good book!.

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Aleina Tate

Business Development/Commercial Property Manager
M: 021 278 7763
D: 09 638 0702

E: aleina.tate@goodwinrealty.co.nz

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Catherine Goodwin

Business Development Residential /Commercial
M: 021 437 710

E: catherine.goodwin@goodwinrealty.co.nz

Aleina Tate

In 2006 Aleina began her Real Estate career working with a prominent Melbourne commercial venue management company. During this time Aleina built her knowledge in managing, marketing, facilities maintenance and accounting practices relating to property.

In 2013 she became Managing Director of her family’s residential and commercial real estate agency. In this position the agency experienced unprecedented growth.

Her extensive knowledge of the property industry has proven to be an asset to both Goodwin Property Management and its clients since joining.

 
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Leon Schrader

Business Development
M: 021 278 7756
D: 09 815 3057

E: Leon.schrader@goodwinrealty.co.nz

Leon Schrader

Leon joins Goodwin Property Management following Graduation from Otago University’s School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce, Majoring in Marketing Management.

Throughout his study, and continuing upon Graduation, Leon gained considerable experience across the Hospitality Industry, and Adventure Tourism based in Golden Bay (a spectacular bay located at the northwest-end of New Zealand's South Island).

With an abundance of transferable skills, Leon has very quickly established himself as a highly regarded member of the Team.

Self-confessed, Leon thrives in-the-face of challenges, and enjoys pushing his limits both in sport and business!

“Personally, I am very goal orientated, an amber-vert (mix between intro-vert and extro-vert) and, a team player. I am passionate about business, and love to work with people and businesses that have a vision to grow. I am a competitive and active sportsman, and have been a member of the Tasman Elite Golf Squad. My lowest handicap to date was a 4.0. I have competed in rock climbing at a regional and national level. I have organized and participated in international climbing expeditions and have travelled extensively across multiple continents”.

Property Managers

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JP Claassen

Property Manager
M: 021 277 8197
D: 09 638 0701
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Christine Ryan

Property Manager
M: 021 278 7750
D: 09 815 4365

JP Claassen

JP Claassen was raised in a family that understood and capitalised on the opportunity of property renovation and development. "Growing up I started helping by decorating and furnishing the properties before we would market them. Dad was also in the building industry and from time to time would build new houses for clients - the typical houses that we would buildwashigh valueGolf Estate properties and this is where my love for the property industry was founded". In 2001 JP became registered in South Africa as a licensed Real Estate Agent. JP's formal education was extended to complete various marketing courses, and he subsequently commenced the marketing and selling of Cape Town property. In 2010 JP established his own property rental company. This business grew quickly to be managing a portfolio in excess of 200 properties. "Due to the many years growing up in an environment of homes being maintained, repaired, and renovated I then decided to take this knowledge and in 2013, I started a Property Maintenance company". This venture was exceptionally successful. Goodwin Property Management is very confident in JP's appointment to our Team. JP's property management experience isvast,and proven. "I am confident with my extensive background in the property industry that I am able to manage your portfolio with confidence, sound advice, and an unwavering professionalism."

Christine Ryan

"It's my job to take away all the hassle and achieve the highest occupancy rates possible."

Many hundreds of landlords have been able to sit back and relax in the knowledge that their property is in safe hands with Christine.

Previously employed as a property photographer with the well-established open2view, Christine brings extensive marketing knowledge to her advertising campaigns. Before this role, Christine honed her knowledge of property as a residential selling agent for six years.

Outside of the office, you will find Christine enjoying time with her family and friends. Entertaining is her forte!

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Dave Ducker

Property Manager
M: 021 278 7769
D: 09 815 4292
F: 09 373 4401

E: dave.ducker@goodwinrealty.co.nz

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Kim O'Connell

Property Manager
M: 021 278 7222
P: 09 216 9217
O: 09 846 9830

E: kim.oconnell@goodwinrealty.co.nz

Dave Ducker

Originally from the UK, and having been based in London for nine years after graduating from Exeter University, Dave had extensive experience with client relations and residential property. This experience has easily transferred over to his role with Goodwin Property Management.

Dave arrived in New Zealand in 2004, and has been involved with residential property ever since. He joined the Goodwin Group in 2006, and has been an active member within the company since this time. His portfolio has grown over the years and he has established many excellent professional relationships.

A lover of all sports (especially the oval ball), and with three young children to chase around, he keeps himself very busy away from the office as well.

Kim O'Connell

Always believing that life need have no boundaries has lead Kim to amazing places; guest speaking at the Beehive, being a guest at a royal gala at Buckingham Palace, and on one occasion, when negotiating a deal with Virgin, meeting with Richard Branson at his home

"Being able to relate to and converse with one of the most inspiring businessmen of the 21st century was a true highlight."

With vision to becoming a property manager in the future, Kim is building up an extensive knowledge of the rental market and looks forward to being a long serving member of the Goodwin Realty team. Kim is excited about the future and has goals of branching into marketing to help grow the Goodwin business to new levels

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Wesley Smith

Property Manager
M: 021 278 7701
D: 09 373 4400
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Jacques Bell

Property Manager
M: 021 278 7762
D: 09 815 3055

Wesley Smith

Wesley has always enjoyed working with people and for 3 years in South Yorkshire UK, he worked with young adults with learning difficulties. He then moved to Cape Town South Africa to open a restaurant where he worked as front of house manager and enjoyed hosting a large variety of people including tourists from all over the world. In 2007 Wesley Made the decision to venture into Real Estate with his partner and become a licensed Real Estate Agent, Wesley and his partner managed the company together building a successful portfolio of over 200 properties. After running this company successfully for several years, the decision was made to leave South Africa and join his family in New Zealand. Wesley has been part of the Goodwin team working in administration , then returning to his familiar role of a Property Manager and the company could not be happier.

Wesley is a dedicated worker who completes tasks with enthusiasm and a sense of urgency. Wesley has a deep seated understanding of customer service and enjoys being able to meet all his obligations in a timely fashion ensuring customer satisfaction.

"I strive to be the very best I can be at all times and part of that is being confident in what I do, the other part is being confident that I have a team that is there to back me and not being afraid to learn from them. I measure my success by the respect earned of Owners, tenants and work colleagues."

Jacques Bell

Transitioning from the role of Residential Salesperson to Property Manager, Jacques has found the transfer of related skills to be seamless. With a solid base of property knowledge, Jacques has the know-how and skills that are crucial in understanding not onlypeople,but the concerns that arise from working in the property industry.

Operating amidst a marketplace increasingly saturated with unlicensed operators, Jacques’ licensed, ‘no-nonsense’, but personal approach to propertymanagement,ensures he protects his client's investment whilst maximising the value of that property’s rental return.

With a determined workethic,and a proven attention to detail, Jacques ensures he is genuinely supporting his clients into a better financial and emotional position than if they were managing the property themselves.

Outside of the Office, Jacques is a competitive swimcoach,and enjoys General Fitness pursuits. Nowadays, an avid spectator of Rugby following younger years as an Auckland Representative, and is an active Surf LifeSaver at Whangamata Surf Lifesaving Club.

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Denise Zhu

Property Manager
M: 021 278 7761

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E: denise.zhu@goodwinrealty.co.nz

Dan(Denise) Zhu - Mandarin, English speaking

Dan(Denise) is an experienced and driven property manager who speaks fluent English and Mandarin. She has an excellent understanding of the investment market as well as the eastern& western culture. She has developed a vast knowledge of rental advertising/marketing, tenant tribunals, letting and inspections.

Denise’s casual and easy going nature is what draws people to her in all aspects of life, but do not let this fool you, Denise is very efficient and driven. Socially she enjoys meeting up with friends, going to the gym and travelling around the world.

Administrators

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Rose Tomlin

Senior Office Administrator
D: 09 829 0153
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Jacky Grant

Admin/ Accounts Administrator
P: 09 846 9830
F: 09 815 8306

E: mtalbert.admin@goodwinrealty.co.nz

Rose Tomlin

Rose has worked in Real Estate administration since 2000, winning Top Administrator awards during her time in Sales Administration, and has completed the Real Estate Certificate course.

She joined the Goodwin Property Management Team in 2009, where she has flourished to her current position of Senior Administrator to our Front Line Team.

Basedfromour New North Road, Mt Albert Branch, Rose administers portfolios with an exceptional level of professionalism. Visitors to the office are often surprised by just how much detail Rose recalls!!

Vested to ensure "her team" are well supported in all aspects of their management roles, Rose takes her responsibilities seriously.

Away from the office, Rose treasures time with her Grandchildren, and is an award-winning doll maker!

Jacky Grant

Jacky Grant joined Goodwin Property Management in 2013 as a Property Management Administrator. After a brief sojourn raising a cheeky toddler, she has now re-joined the company as the Accounts Administrator.

Her dedication to detail and need to tame chaos into order, makes her an effective accounts administrator providing the very best service to Goodwin’s clients.

As Jacky says 'Im a reader, crafter and obsessive plant collector.'

In her spare time, Jacky loves spending time with her family, pottering in the garden and exploring nurseries looking for rare botanic gold.

Erica Samson

Erica Samson

Office Administrator
D: 09 373 4400

Erica Samson

Erica is our full-of-life and upbeat office Administrator who brings a lot of smiles and cheer to the Wellesley Street office.

After moving to New Zealand in 2008, she landed on her feet moving on to a range of senior administration and reception focused roles.

Erica gained a Bachelor of Hospitality Management degree from the Auckland Institutes of Studies in 2014. She has experience in dealing with people from all cultures and has also gained Level 1 in Mandarin from Auckland University.

She is new to the world of real estate but that has not slowed her down. Quickly learning the ropes of being in a fast paced property management role and doing a great job.