Ray White business owners have joined together in Queenstown for their annual Business Owners Symposium, which brings together over 120 leaders to collectively engage on the success and the future direction of the Ray White Group.
Carey Smith, the New Zealand Chief Executive of Ray White, opened the Symposium with a presentation on the New Zealand Strategy together with revised learnings and implementation. The Strategy focuses on the network’s customers and how to understand value linked with the success of an individual business.
Mark Weldon, previously the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Stock Exchange, presented to the Ray White business owners on strategy aligned with leadership and how to consistently measure through defined variables the success of obtaining a world class business. Mark spoke on his individual experiences, of how winning is a learnt skill through environment and the teachings of other leaders. Mark has taken a number of board positions on New Zealand companies and more recently has become involved with a technology start up company ‘Buddy Bit’.
Other presenters at the Symposium included Mark McLeod, CEO for Ray White Growth. Mark runs the national business owners mentoring programme and his session was an extension of lead generation and structure within an agency business.
Haesley Cush,who is an existing Ray White business owner in Queensland, presented an energetic session on growth of an agency and how culture plays a strong role in engagement of success.
Luke Richardson, part of the Ray White finance team, gave insights into financial sustainability and how bench-marking will play an increasingly valuable role in the financial understanding of business owners.
Dan White’s, CEO of Ray White Commercial and White and Partners, presentation covered the broadness of the Ray White Group, particularly around the appointment in the area of projects, advisory and recent commercial offerings. Specialisation is a unique area for commercial sales and Dan described the structure and process the Group has in place to continue to grow its presence in the commercial and projects markets.
Shaun Cardillo from NuYu Total Health gave the group an insight into health and wellbeing. Shaun and his business partner Gavin Brooks, who have owned and operated NuYu for a number of years, offer health and lifestyle retreats focused on long term change. This session engaged our members through a number of visual references. Gavin and Shaun also hosted a morning walk with our business owners.
David Hart, Chief Executive of Loan Market New Zealand, presented on the changing environment of property lending and how banks are assessing the new regulations put into place recently by the Reserve Bank. David also presented on the services that the Loan Market Group provide and how it has grown over the past 12 months with the merger of Kiwi Allied.
Marsh, our professional indemnity insurers, presented on compliance in the area of indemnity and how to successfully manage client relationships while being compliant. Their presentation further lifts awareness for our members as to the Code of Conduct with the REAA and the regulation of consistency in compliance.
Sam White, head of the Loan Market Group, completed the Symposium presentations providing members with a session of ideas based on horizon thinking, allowing business owners to departmentalise their business to provide the opportunity for growth with the maintaining of structure and process.
The Property Press hosted a networking evening. And the Symposium was supported by our partners, including the New Zealand Herald, Loan Market, Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and Trade Me Property.