Colliers Taupo office encompasses the central plateau region including from central Taupo through to the Tongariro National Park.
The team provides a full spectrum of commercial real estate services in Taupo including investment sales, industrial sales and leasing, office and retail leasing as well as rural and agribusiness sales.
Led by Sales Manager Gary Brooks, our team environment is unique with our brokers working towards team targets, rather than individual goals. This allows for greater information sharing resulting in a wider network of potential buyers for our clients and wider representation of client’s properties across the market.
Our team of brokers, supported by administrators, continues to raise the bar.
Hugh moved to Taupō in 2011 to semi-retire having enjoyed the beauty and diversity of the central North Island region during family holidays in Taupō over many years. Quickly realising he wasn’t ready for a quieter life Hugh completed his REAA real estate papers and then joined Harcourts Taupō. Qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Victoria University, Hugh soon became interested in commercial real estate and joined Colliers to specialise in the commercial and industrial market.
As a property owner in Taupō for over 20 years, Hugh enjoys all that the Great Lake region has to offer. He was the volunteer secretary of Coastguard Lake Taupō for 7 years and also for the Waipahihi Botanical Society, guardians of Taupō’s magnificent botanical reserve, for the past 2 years.
A handy golfer a few years back, Hugh now struggles to master the finer points of the game. He chose to work with Colliers because of the company’s expertise in the global commercial and industrial real estate markets.
Driven to achieve the best possible results for his vendors he will provide a completely professional, effective and stress-free real estate experience.
Hawkes Bay (Rural)
When it comes to rural real estate, Gary Brooks is a name that is well-known and well-respected in the field, as a sales person and industry leader. His professional, straight talking approach combined with his specialised expertise acquired from 24 years in the industry, integrity and top tier negotiation skills has seen him rise to the top of his game, selling in excess of 500 million dollars’ worth of rural real estate. Gary is an expert at maximising his client’s assets, with a reputation for consistently delivering value while keeping an eye on the finer detail.
When working for his clients, Gary ensures he spends the time to listen to their expectations and translate these into workable, timely solutions with a solid marketing plan that will reap rewards. He knows what works when it comes to marketing property and has previously won a highly sought after marketing award for his work on Gwavas Station, which sold at auction for $9.2 million dollars.
With an aptitude for the sale of forestry blocks, large scale sheep and cattle properties and premium lifestyle blocks, Gary not only has a huge knowledge base around rural real estate itself but also an in-depth legal knowledge of contract law. His previous role, saw him work as a Qualified Branch Manager and General Manager of East Coast and the rural division of a major New Zealand real estate brand – driving high sales performance and applying his expertise to the many standout properties that came his way through repeat business dealings and referrals. Gary is looking forward to continuing in a management capacity, alongside his sales role, as Regional Rural Manager in the Taupo office.
Gary maintains a large professional network and buyer’s database, including extensive national and off-shore databases to ensure each property is reaching as many qualified buyers as possible. He has the sole New Zealand partnership with both SportsAfield and the North American Land Brokers Association, giving all of Gary’s client’s untapped access to 180 offices across North America.
There is no doubt that Gary works tirelessly for his clients. His attention to detail and top level sales, marketing and negotiation skills all work towards delivering maximum results. For the best in rural real estate, contact Gary today.
Rural and Lifestyle Sales Specialist
Andrew Whyte’s career is multifaceted, yet interconnected and complimentary, resulting in a skillset greater than the sum of its parts. A successful business broker and residential salesperson with a Bachelor of Management Business degree and two decades spent in broadcasting, plus many years’ experience in marketing and visual arts, is a rare combination of talents and one from which his clients undoubtedly benefit.
Hailing originally from the Bay of Plenty where his family farmed dairy, sheep and beef, Andrew comes to Colliers Rural after five years as a successful business broker for a specialist firm and time spent in the UK as a salesman. He has sold many businesses from all industry segments, including the primary sector and has also been involved in residential sales.
When asked what makes a great broker, his reply would be, “total discretion, a strong belief in following up every lead and working the process with almost obsessive attention to detail.” A strong communicator, he believes that getting the message across in a timely, clear and concise manner is paramount to success in any transaction.
Residing in Taupo since 2016 with wife Cathy, his interests are wide and varied. He rides an adventure motorcycle and also enjoys open air landscape painting. In fact, one of his points of difference is his offer to do a painting from clients’ properties while having a yarn about the rural property market. Mountain biking, gym workouts and snow skiing in winter round out his recreational pursuits.
Andrew has won many awards for his profession including Top New Zealand Business Broker which is testament to his negotiation and communications skills.