Harcourts New Zealand is delighted to announce that Robert McCormack has been elected as a new life member of REINZ at its AGM on 24 November 2021.
"Robert has given exceptional service to REINZ, the real estate industry and the wider community,” says Harcourts NZ Managing Director Bryan Thomson. “We’re delighted to see him recognised for his ongoing contribution and commitment to our industry.”
Robert is well known for the energy and enthusiasm he brings to everything he does. The CEO of the highly successful Harcourts Grenadier franchise was inducted into the Harcourts Hall of Fame in 2004, named a fellow of The New Zealand Institute of Management in 2005, and a fellow of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand in 2018. He has served as a panel member on the REA and REINZ and is the longest-serving member globally of Harcourts International, with 42 years of service to the brand.
In 2003 Robert set up the Clyde Huntley *First Class Charitable Trust* for an agent who developed a life-threatening brain tumour, and the Trust was funded by Grenadier and Grenadier agents who agreed to have monies deducted from their unconditional contracts.
His long-time involvement in the Harcourts Foundation has seen the Harcourts Grenadier offices donate generously to local charities and organisations. Robert and Grenadier contributed $50,000 towards a new ‘Grenadier Wing’ at Akaroa Hospital and donated over $50,000 towards the new Christchurch City Mission. He has given generously to many, including the Linwood Mosque, Cholmondeley Home and his local Banks Peninsula community.
Robert is also a strong supporter of the Grenadier Charity Golf Day which began in 2009 and raises funds for Canterbury charities that work with troubled youth. In 2021, the Charity Golf Tournament and Auction raised over $44,000. Since its inception some $350,000 has been raised for youth development.
Robert McCormack, CEO Harcourts Grenadier