Chris Kennedy

Chief Executive Officer

P 09 520 5569

M 027 433 5828

Email chris.kennedy@harcourts.net

 


I was appointed to the role of CEO for Harcourts NZ in November 2015, having worked for the company since 1992. Chris' role is crucial in overseeing the company’s growth and strategic development.

I started my real estate career as a successful sales consultant before making the most of the opportunities Harcourts offers and becoming a business owner. I was later appointed business development manager for Harcourts in Christchurch and most recently was Harcourts NZ’s national auction manager.

Owning my own business also gave me a huge passion for auctioneering and I have been an extremely successful and sought-after real estate auctioneer for the past 17 years, winning the REINZ national auction championship in 2010.

Over the past 23 years working across all aspects of Harcourts’ business has given me an in-depth, detailed knowledge of the company, and the real estate industry, as well as an extensive professional network.

I am extremely proud to lead a company which has such a high-standing and proud history in the industry in New Zealand and I am extremely passionate about taking everything I have learned about real estate and our people and using it to take Harcourts NZ to the next level.

Tony Renwick

Tony Renwick

Central Regional Manager

P 09 520 5569

M 027 494 2166

Email tony.renwick@harcourts.net

 


Tony is thrilled to hold the role of Regional Manager for the Harcourts Group. Offering over 35 years of industry experience to assist Business Owners in growing their businesses.

 

Tony is thrilled to hold the role of Regional Manager for the Harcourts Group offering his experience to assist Business Owners grow their businesses.

Tony has worked in real estate for over 35 years and during this time has held a variety of roles, giving him huge industry knowledge and experience.

He has been a highly successful sales consultant and business owner, held various REINZ committee roles, and in his current role is in charge of developing real estate businesses in the Central Region for the Harcourts Group Ltd.

A licensed agent under the REAA 2008 Tony’s real estate career began in Hamilton in December 1979. He completed his Associate qualifications in December 1984 and was granted status as an associate of the REINZ in March 1985. He was awarded Fellowship in April 2004.Prior to his current role Tony founded Online Realty Ltd ~ a member of Ray White and operated a very successful multi-disciplined business with specialist residential, rural, commercial and property management businesses. Before selling in 2007 the Hamilton office was the number one New Zealand Ray White franchise and number two Internationally out of 804 offices.

In addition to his private professional career, Tony has taken pride in serving on the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne Districts Real Estate Institute.

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Jim Davis

Jim Davis

Lifestyle-Rural, Christchurch/South Island Business Development Manager

P 03 345 7317

M 027 4336 390

Email jim.davis@harcourts.net

 


Jim has re-joined the Harcourts NZ corporate team in the newly created role of Lifestyle-Rural, Christchurch/South Island Business Development Manager.


Jim has held both roles within Harcourts in the past and comes with great industry respect and knowledge. Jim, who is also a director of the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ), has previously in many areas of the real estate sector. Having started out as a sales consultant, Jim advanced through office management, to owning his own real estate business in North Canterbury, before selling to moving into the Harcourts corporate team as a business development manager.

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Andrew Simich

Andrew Simich

Professional Development & Academy Manager

P 09 520 5569

M 021 479 473

Email andrew.simich@harcourts.net

 


Andrew brings a huge passion for real estate and for fine tuning the sales process to his role as professional development and Academy manager.

He takes great satisfaction in seeing others upskill themselves and guiding them to the next level of their career.
 
 
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Minnie Baweja

Business Operations Manager

P 09 520 5569

M 021 024 73624

Email Minnie.baweja@harcourts.net 

 

Minnie is the Academy Trainer for NZ Northern and Central Regions, responsible for training new and experienced sales consultants within the Harcourts Group with the intention of dramatically increasing the productivity and performance of people in the real estate industry.

 

 
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Hanna Downey

 National Marketing Manager

 P 09 524 1490

 M 021 1866 008

 Email hanna.downey@harcourts.net 


Hanna leads the New Zealand Marketing team and works across the Harcourts franchise group nationally. In this role, her key functions are to grow the brand profile, and provide marketing support to Harcourts’ business divisions and franchises to drive growth..


Prior to joining the Harcourts New Zealand corporate team, Hanna worked in various marketing roles developing upmarket brands in New Zealand tourism and automotive industries. Her professional experience also includes sales, operations management and customer service.

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Kelsey McEwan

 Legal Counsel

 P 09 524 1479 ext 7417

 M 027 616 4956

 Email kelsey.mcewan@harcourts.net 


As Legal Counsel for Harcourts NZ corporate Kelsey's key roles are franchise compliance and assisting the HNZ executive team with strategic projects..


She has joined Harcourts from Dennis King Law in New Plymouth, where she specialised in property and commercial law, and led the property team.

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Cassie Smith

 Head of Administration and Office Manager

 P 09 5241604

 M 021 1015246

 Email cassie.smith@harcourts.net 


Cassie has excelled in several roles within the Harcourts NZ corporate team..


including managing reception, assisting the Legal Counsel and supporting the Business Operations managers before stepping up to head the administration team and to efficiently manage the day-to-day running of the Harcourts NZ corporate office.

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Ciaran Lowney

Head of Operations

P 09 520 5569

M 021 576 726

Email ciaran.lowney@harcourts.net


Ciaran is Harcourts New Zealand’s Chief Operations Officer. In this role, he ensures Harcourts continues to lead the real estate industry through outstanding systems, products, training, marketing and technology. .


He also plays a key leadership role in ensuring the Harcourts’ team and culture thrive.

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Shane Prasad

Northern Region Manager

P 09 520 5569

M 027 543 9421 

Email shane.prasad@harcourts.net


Shane Prasad is one of the Regional Managers for the Northern Region of Harcourts New Zealand. 

In this role Shane assists Harcourts franchises to reach their full potential by utilising the knowledge base, services and technology support of the Harcourts New Zealand corporate team. 

After a successful career as a sales consultant in Sydney, Shane started his own boutique real estate agency, Ascend Property Group. 

Catering to Sydney’s Sutherland Shire and surrounding areas, Shane and his team at Ascend Property Group built up a loyal customer base, servicing clients’ residential sales and property management needs. 

Shane also has a background in finance and mortgage broking, having worked in the banking sector for over seven years prior to turning his hand to real estate. 

Customer focused and driven, Shane believes real estate is about ensuring outstanding customer service that creates clients for life.

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Vanessa Balfour

Wellington Business Development Manager

P 09 520 5569

M 027 404 4853

Email vanessa.balfour@harcourts.net

 


Vanessa brings a wealth of experience to her role as business operations manager, including more than 13 years in the real estate industry across sales, technical training, support, and operations management. 


Vanessa brings a wealth of experience to her role as business operations manager, including more than 13 years in the real estate industry across sales, technical training, support, and operations management.

A licensed agent under the REAA 2008, Vanessa is passionate the real estate industry and loves working with the whole Harcourts team around the country.

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Mark Morrison

Auckland Franchise Development Manager

P 09 520 5569

M 021 027 20270

Email m.morrison@harcourts.net

 

 


Mark's key role is to recruit new Auckland-based offices to Harcourts. He also works closely with new and existing sales consultants to showcase the benefits of a career within Harcourts. In addition, Mark assists the Harcourts team with career progression, helping people find their perfect fit.

  

Emma Revell

Emma Revell

Business Relationship Manager; Harcourts Foundation Ambassador


P 09 520 5569

M 027 222 7499

Email emma.revell@harcourts.net 


After several years as Harcourts NZ’s national events manager Emma now manages Harcourts NZ’s relationships with sponsorship beneficiaries and business partners. She is also the ambassador for the company’s charitable arm, The Harcourts Foundation.

Emma is driven to deliver the best events for her delegates and provide the very highest levels of client service to our Business Partners.

The biggest thing I have learnt from years of running events, is that attention to detail is the absolute key. Do that right and your client will trust you implicitly so both you and they will have a more relaxed and enjoyable event.

"I have worked with Emma for the last couple of years in my role as Marketing & Communications Manager at Marsh. During this time I have found Emma to be an outstanding individual to work with. She is exceptionally organised, makes life as a business partner very easy and runs events to a very high standard. For these reasons and many more I thoroughly enjoy working with her and would totally recommend her to others as well."

Denise Moller, Marketing & Communications Manager, New Zealand - Marsh Ltd

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Claire HutchinsonClaire Hutchinson

Business Operations Manager

P 09 520 5569

M 027 555 6270

Email claire.hutchinson@harcourts.net 

 

 

Coming from a diverse background encompassing business ownership, Property Management, Real Estate Sales and Project Marketing, Claire has the knowledge and experience to deliver world class training and support to New Zealand’s largest Real Estate group.

 

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Joan PennyNational Communications Manager

P 09 520 5569

M 027 523 7044

Email: joan.penny@harcourts.net

 

 

Joan leads the New Zealand communications and works across the Harcourts franchise group nationally. She steers clear and effective multi-channel content for the business, media relations management and drives engagement throughout the organisation. Her work is driven with positivity at the centre of everything she does. 



Yvonne Duff

Yvonne Duff

South Island Regional Trainer

P 03 348 8784

M 027 220 1840

Email yvonne.duff@harcourts.net  


Having been a real estate professional for over 17 years, Yvonne continues to prove she delivers more than just words..


Yvonne is the Academy Trainer for the South Island of NZ, responsible for training new and experienced sales consultants within the Harcourts Group, with the objective of increasing and enhancing knowledge coupled with strengthening salespeople’s efficiency whilst embracing the core values of Harcourts; People First, Do the Right Thing, Be Courageous, Fun and Laughter.

Having been a real estate professional for over 17 years, Yvonne continues to prove she delivers more than just words. The vast number of testimonials speak volumes of her respected work ethic, professionalism in all aspects of the transaction, her knowledge and most of, all her commitment to her clients, these skills will be an asset in her role as the South Island Academy Trainer.

Possessing a forthright and warm manner, expect to hear "how it truly is", her approach to Real Estate is without complication. Always present to meet your needs, bringing vast experience and knowledge to the relationship. A natural communicator, prior to entering the Real Estate Industry in the 90s, she was a Tutor which has provided an even stronger platform for this role. She is passionate about learning, enthusiastic user of the numerous technologies available and has a love of sharing knowledge, encouraging growth in others, attributes which are an ideal combination for an Academy Trainer.

If you haven’t yet, undertaken any of the Academy Programs, contact Yvonne for a chat to see which one is right for you, she would love to hear from you.

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