Barfoots top large agency for 6th year, Houlker top in commercial

Mike Houlker.

Barfoot & Thompson has won the Real Estate Institute’s large agency award for the 6th consecutive year, beating Bayleys Real Estate when the awards were announced on Friday night.

Colliers offices in Auckland won the commercial & industrial sector awards for the 3 size categories.

Mike Houlker, of Bayleys, won the top commercial & industrial award. He heads a team of Auckland agents, works with Bayleys’ wider commercial & industrial network, project manages national marketing campaigns, is head of syndication & investment products and is a director & shareholder of Bayleys’ Queenstown operation.

The 37 awards & their recipients:

Property management


Support person: Jill Birocchi, Housemart, Queenstown
Rising star: Danielle Smith, Goodwin Property Management, Massey North
Business development manager: Shanon Aitken, Crockers Property Management, Epsom
Property manager: Amanda Harrison, Tandem Property Management, Warkworth
Small office: Pedersens Property Management, Takapuna
Medium office: Barfoot & Thompson, Papatoetoe
Large office: Professionals Lovegrove Realty, Manukau

Multimedia campaign:

Linda Simmons, Barfoot & Thompson, City


Residential sales:

Rising star – highest gross commission: Lucy Wang, Impression Real Estate
Salesperson– highest volume: Chris Jones, Bayleys Whalan & Partners, Christchurch
Salesperson– highest gross commission: Chris Jones, Bayleys Whalan & Partners, Christchurch

Business brokerage sales:

Rising star: Greg Dunn, ABC Business Sales, Waikato
Salesperson: Neil Barker, Barker Business Brokerage

Commercial & industrial sales:

Rising star: Simon Felton, Colliers, Auckland cbd
Salesperson: Mike Houlker, Bayleys, Auckland cbd

Rural sales:

Salesperson: Ben Turner, Bayleys Whalan & Partners, Christchurch

All sectors:

Manager: Philip Kubiak, Property Brokers, Whanganui
Office administrator: Talia Rushton, Link Business Broking, Ellerslie
Personal assistant (non-selling): Megan Jarrett, Harcourts Grenadier Ferrymead


Small office – highest volume: Property Brokers, Levin
Small office – highest gross commission: Success Realty Bayleys, Mt Maunganui
Medium office – highest volume: Property Brokers, Whanganui
Medium office – highest gross commission: Bayleys, Ponsonby
Large office – highest volume: Barfoot & Thompson, city
Large office – highest gross commission: Tommy’s Real Estate, Wellington city

Business brokerage:

Small office: Link Business Broking, North Shore
Medium office: Barker Business Brokerage
Large office: Link Business Broking, Ellerslie

Commercial & industrial:

Small office: Colliers, North Shore
Medium office: Colliers, South Auckland (Highbrook)
Large office: Colliers, Auckland cbd


Small office: PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Cambridge
Medium office: Bayleys Waikato Country, Hamilton
Large office: PGG Wrightson, Tauranga

All disciplines:

Small agency: BCRE, Papakura
Medium agency: Harcourts Cooper & Co (Martin Cooper)
Large agency: Barfoot & Thompson

Attribution: Institute release.

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