Bruce Whillans and his team at Ray White Commercial’s new Auckland office in New Zealand have hit the ground running, clocking up more than $60 million in sales in their first four months.
The sales include the ground lessor interest (freehold) for the Albany Mitre 10 Home Centre, an industrial complex in Mount Wellington, and a portfolio of industrial properties in Penrose.
Mr Whillans said the sales successes have resulted in the Whillans team occupying the position of number one Ray White Commercial office internationally for the past two months.
“These results reflect our team’s focus and professionalism,” Mr Whillans said.
“We look forward to commanding a greater market share as our business grows.
“Market conditions are still challenging. However, our results prove that when properties are pitched correctly the demand is definitely there.”
Known as the billion dollar man of New Zealand commercial property, Mr Whillans purchased the Auckland regional franchise from Ray White Commercial earlier this year.
Mr Whillans has sold more than $1 billion of commercial property during his 25 year career.
Ray White Commercial CEO Mark Williams said Mr Whillans is a key member of the group and its growing business, not only in New Zealand but also in Australia and in South East Asia.
“Our vision is to be the leading agency in the markets we operate in and with Bruce’s vast experience and knowledge we will go a long way towards achieving that in commercial real estate in New Zealand,” Mr Williams said.
“Bruce’s strong relationships both in New Zealand and internationally will also be beneficial to the group and likewise the Ray White Group offices throughout South East Asia will assist Bruce.”