At Colliers, the real estate service doesn’t end when you sign on the dotted line. Our Queenstown, Cromwell/Central Otago and Dunedin property experts are there to help at every stage of the real estate sales process across houses for sale, land for sale, apartments for sale and everything else. We’ll explain the jargon, assist with contract conditions and make sure your purchase priorities are met – above all else, we listen.
Fixed price marketing
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Otago Residential Sales Experts
Director | Sales Consultant
The name ‘Quilly’ has become synonymous with real estate in Queenstown – and with good reason. An epic career spanning more than a decade has cemented Brendan Quill’s position as the go-to-guy for results. Prior to his leap into real estate (anyone who knows Quilly will confirm he’s more of a leaper than a stroller), prominent positions in Queenstown tourism had already placed him firmly on everyone’s radar as a good kiwi bloke with a top sales pedigree and a personality that can brighten up a dull day.
Results speak for themselves in real estate, and Quilly’s talk louder than most. Word of mouth recommendations ensure Brendan’s phone rings – a lot. Local charitable works as MC, commentator and of course auctioneer mean he’s a busy man. Sought-after for his ability to entertain a crowd, the family man can extract every last dollar from an auction room, be it corporate, charitable or real estate, with a seasoned mixture of acumen, negotiation and pure cheek. His list of satisfied customers reads like a phone book, and everyone comes back for more.
Finely-tuned negotiation techniques and an ‘outside the box’ approach mean he has the skills to bring deals together in a quick timeframe.
A man on a mission to go above and beyond client expectations, Damien Yorg brings to every listing unrivalled commitment and a drive for results. Understanding the value of hard work and salesmanship in assisting clients to achieve their goals, Damien’s marketing background and years in events management have given him an appreciation for a clear process. Listening to client priorities right from the start, he uses that information to construct a timeline with measurable success markers, leading to the ultimate objective of a great sale.
Understanding the importance of market knowledge, Damien focuses on an analytical approach, with stats and sales figures always at his fingertips. Whether as a casual chat or in appraising a property, he’ll always be on hand to present the most-up-to-date information and explain how it relates to your asset.
His approach to sales is one of authenticity; Damien’s down-to-earth nature means potential sellers and purchasers are given realistic expectations to ensure everyone’s on the same page. A Perth native, a 2014 visit to the Southern Lakes saw Damien embark on a new chapter in the mountains. Real estate was a natural progression for the high-energy outdoorsman, working alongside the Colliers International team to leave no stone unturned in his quest to make every property transaction a successful one for all parties.
Commercial Broker | Lifestyle Sales Consultant
With a diverse property background and a career that’s seen him active in the Queenstown real estate market since 1993, Doug Reid is a seasoned property professional. Holding a property degree from Lincoln, Doug is a Registered Valuer, has Associate status with the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and holds Senior Membership with the Property Institute of New Zealand, having chaired the Central Otago Branch.
Having seen the Queenstown market through numerous economic cycles, Doug understands the factors which drive this ever-evolving market. Applying his knowledge and property valuation experience to the sales sphere, he’s a proven asset to vendors and purchasers.
Raised in the Whakatipu area, Doug benefits from vast background knowledge and experience across diverse property sectors throughout the district. Over the last ten years, he has specialised in assessments of lifestyle and industrial property and developed a unique knowledge of niche areas including development blocks, childcare centres, high country stations and luxury lodges.
Working in commercial property sales and lifestyle sales, contact Doug for specialist advice and an approach tailored to the current market.
Local connections mean so much in real estate, making Emma Lups perfectly positioned for success. A natural people person, Emma’s real estate career has seen her delight buyers and sellers with her ability to listen and understand their needs, combined with an instinct for matching buyers to listings.
Previous experience in owning investment properties stands Emma in good stead when working with property buyers. Understanding the priorities of investing combined with an eye for long-term gains means Emma’s the go-to person when looking at maximum returns with minimum stress. Communication and honesty are Emma’s focus, offering her clients a promise that they’ll always know exactly what’s happening in the sale and purchase process.
A Christchurch native, Emma and husband Paul moved to Queenstown in 2013 and never looked back. Having lived for years in Shotover Country and now Hanley’s Farm, she’s established roots within the local community and embraces everything that life in the Southern Lakes has to offer.
Director | Residential Sales
Decades spent managing Queenstown businesses have positioned Fred Bramwell as an industry leader. Clear vision and strong decision-making are the bywords of Fred’s leadership style, allowing him to develop and execute company strategy whilst always keeping the big picture in mind.
An understanding of the skills needed at every level of the business mean Fred has an appreciation for every team member in every department. Compliance with real estate law and codes of conduct are all part of the job, and an area in which Fred thrives with his uncanny ability to see every side and implement ideas and concepts to identify issues before they arise, and negotiate smart solutions when necessary.
A Queenstown local for more than 28 years, Fred’s business acumen in the early days led him to start a successful white-water rafting business, a company that made him a major player on the region's booming tourism stage. A move into real estate was the obvious progression for performance-driven Fred. Fred’s business acumen and drive to succeed helped his former real estate agency, hoamz, go from rank outsiders to Queenstown’s leading real estate agency in just a few short years. Alongside residential and commercial sales, Fred specialised in the burgeoning apartment market, correctly identifying the niche as the ‘next big thing’ in real estate.
A lifelong interest in the property market, has seen Fred involved in residential, rural and commercial investing. "It's a fascinating business and Queenstown is unique in its investment opportunities. It has been for years, it still is, and I don't see anything changing that for some time to come," says Fred.
A family man with a love for the great outdoors, Fred’s always on hand and takes the time to make a personal connection with property sellers.
Inextricably woven into the rich tapestry of the Queenstown business world, Hugh Clark has been on the Queenstown corporate scene for over 20 years, including a decade in real estate. Hugh has an enviable network of contacts across a diverse suite of businesses, generating an extensive database that’s been an essential element of his success in the property field.
Exemplary IT and web experience has positioned Hugh as a skilled marketer in the online sphere. He’s unafraid to utilise new and innovative media to keep his clients’ properties at the forefront of potential purchasers’ minds. Bringing an analytical approach to sales, he’s able to provide a detailed breakdown of the market to make the numbers work for clients. Fully aware that buyers are regularly looking for a mixed-use property in this international destination, Hugh has made sure he understands the growth markets of ever-evolving online shopping for apartment living and residential real estate in the area.
Whilst working across the full range of residential property, Hugh specialises in the investment, managed apartment and off-plan environment. Clients can expect exemplary communication, skilled negotiation and a genuine understanding of the market from any interaction with Hugh. Outside of the office, Hugh’s a homeowner in the Shotover Country subdivision, with two energetic young sons to keep him busy.
Commercial Broker | Sales Consultant
James has an insatiable passion for property. He has amounted over 20 years of experience in senior management positions across Australia, USA, the Middle East and New Zealand, and was previously Managing Director and Sales Manager for Colliers Otago. He holds multiple degrees including a Master of Science in Real Estate from Columbia University. James has personally developed his own projects and in 2017 won an NZIA Architecture and Master Builder awards for his Kelvin Heights home. He is now channelling the same passion into advising clients and providing them with a bespoke service offering tailored to their needs.
Life-loving, positive and driven to succeed, Jesse Johnston’s had an appreciation for property investing since a young age. It’s a long-standing interest which was always going to result in a real-estate-based career for this high-energy Queenstowner. Jesse’s built the foundations of a salesperson vocation on solid ground, having already worked within the industry in customer service, PA and marketing and rental roles. These experiences mean a wide knowledge base that’s indispensable to property buyers and sellers, with a special understanding of rental investments from both sides of the coin.
Willing to innovate and embrace the ever-changing, merging landscapes of property sales and technology, Jesse’s outside-the-box approach to marketing and generating enquiry mean no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of a sale. Problem-solving comes as naturally as Jesse’s easy-flowing communication, ensuring that vendors are always aware of how their sale is progressing and are comfortable it’s in safe hands. When asked about his motivation for working in this dynamic industry, Jesse’s answer is simple – ‘I want to help people make transitions in their life. People perceive it can be hard to make Queenstown home, and I want to show them how it can be straightforward’.
Brimming with both passion for property and energy for life, when he’s not working with clients, Jesse can be found taking advantage of the Queenstown lifestyle as an avid snowboarder.
Sheer determination to achieve the optimum result for both buyer and vendor has seen Maria’s real estate career go from strength to strength since entering the industry in 2003. Her commitment to always going the extra mile for her clients means repeat business forms the backbone of this busy lady’s workday – an accolade she’s rightly proud of. Alongside achieving some record prices for vendors through her finely-tuned negotiation skills, Maria counts maintaining a pool of happy buyers and sellers as among her greatest real estate achievements.
Maria’s always believed real estate was for her, and being surrounded by the knowhow, experience and positive energy of the team has assisted Maria onto the road to becoming a legend in her own right! Maria and builder husband Bruce have had a good deal of property experience over the years - combining their joint skill sets of building and interior design, the couple produced and sold numerous homes, which gave them invaluable insight into the property industry.
"I think it's fair to say we learned by experience what should be expected by vendors and buyers alike. We know the procedure, we know which consultants stood out and which were left in the shade, so right from the start I understood what my customers needed from me” says Maria of her real estate career.
Whether it’s her infectious enthusiasm and bubbly personality at a listing appointment, her knowledge and skills at a serious buyer negotiation or her genuine love of helping people into their dream home, there’s never a dull moment when Maria’s around!
Residential Investment Sales
Matt’s inception into real estate started in 2011 when he was tasked with introducing the Colliers brand into the residential investment market in Dunedin. With 22 years of business and commercial management experience, Matt has developed a reputation in the real estate sector for a very high level of quality and professionalism and introduced a residential investment selling strategy that still exceeds buyers’ and clients’ expectations.
He is trusted by clients nationwide and abroad to deliver a smooth sales process leading to record sales, and his local knowledge and understanding of the market is called upon by an array of stakeholders throughout the investment property sector. Matt continues to command the respect of his peers, professional colleagues and the wider investment community.
Take the effort out of selling or buying a property by enlisting the help of a born organiser, who takes a thoroughly practical approach to both business and life. Nicole Bell prides herself on her highly motivated and exceptionally diligent approach to the sales process. Working in sales and marketing since 1993, originally in the world of media prior to her move into a real estate career in 2014, shaped Otago-born Nicole into the go-to person for friends, family and customers who want a systems-based approach. An advocate of the ‘do what you say you’ll do, when you say you’ll do it’ philosophy, Nicole is hard-working, reliable, honest and has infectious enthusiasm to get the job done right.
A natural listener, Nicole’s empathy and ability to problem solve have seen her establish life-long relationships with her customers – many of her repeat clients are as a result of the trust which her friends and subsequently their friends have in her abilities. Negotiation comes as second nature, and she’s always working with the best interests of her clients at heart.
A lady who loves Queenstown and embraces all that our diverse community and beautiful surroundings have to offer, Nicole, along with retired retailer husband Ian, enjoy travelling, but are big believers that there’s no place like home. Active in the community as a member of the Arthur’s Point Residents Association and working with everyone from international investors to local families, she’s proud to show others how they can make Queenstown home too. Thinking of buying or selling? Then it’s time to put this organiser to work.
As a qualified interior designer having worked on luxury homes throughout the United Kingdom, Raylene brings a natural gift for understanding a space’s potential. Her creativity permeates into her approach to real estate, constantly challenging the norm in favour of executions that provide the best outcomes for her clients. Watching how other industries have adapted to the digital age she is driven to combine high end presentation with innovation to appeal to the modern buyer and seller alike.
With a track record of sales stretching as long as his list of happy customers, bringing people and places together comes naturally to Richie Heap. Skilled at listening and finding solutions for his customers, Richie brings serious energy and passion to every transaction – with truly outstanding results. One of Queenstown’s real estate leaders since 2012, Richie’s trusted, established and is a committed professional who builds on his success with every year.
Securing industry awards and national recognition have come naturally to Richie – long hours and a commitment to maintaining high-level service have allowed him to expand his expertise into the specialist off-plan sales sphere. Working with developers to create a vision that benefits the town, the end user and the seller, his innate business acumen has seen his clients’ sales results grow exponentially. Put him to work and benefit from his outside-the-box thinking, clever negotiation skills and grasp of innovation to put your property at the forefront of the real estate market.
Richie’s built a high-performing team around him to ensure his clients receive service above and beyond expectations. Listing with Richie means taking advantage of his vast networks, wide knowledge base and no-stone-unturned approach to sales.
Auctioneering is yet another string to Richie's bow, with many evenings spent calling out the numbers at charity fundraisers in addition to providing a professional yet entertaining approach to property auctions. Richie’s a long-time Queenstowner with a refreshing commitment to lending a helping hand in the community.
General Manager | Real Estate
Born and bred in Dunedin, Roger’s worked throughout New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Forging an impressive career specialising in building and developing sales teams for multi-national businesses, Roger brings over two decades of management, sales and marketing experience to the position.
As General Manager – Real Estate, Roger’s based in Queenstown while working closely with the business’s Dunedin, Wanaka and Cromwell offices and operating across residential, commercial, tourism and rural-lifestyle asset classes. He’s committed to driving results and growth through enhancing team culture and strong client engagement. Innovative and resilient in his approach, success in Roger’s mind combines working within the company values, striving for growth through strategy and gaining results whilst ensuring all parties are satisfied with the outcome.
Along with his wife Neesh and three children Jake, Fergus and Lilly, Roger’s passions include residential property, the beauty of Central Otago, outdoor sports, being social and chopping wood to keep the fires stoked in the Cardrona Valley.
Director | Sales Consultant
Three decades of experience in the real estate industry mean Stephen Hebbend brings to his clients the benefit of having listed and sold property in every kind of market and economic scenario. With thousands of successful sales and satisfied customers, his work ethic, knowledge and ability to find solutions set Stephen apart.
From a young age, Stephen realised that the only way to succeed in the industry was to apply genuine commitment in every aspect of his work. "I've always endeavoured to do the right thing by my clients," he says. The formula paid off, developing many long term business relationships and allowing his career to thrive.
By 2002 he was an associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and his career had propelled him to the highest echelons of the industry in the Southern region. Leading from the front as an agency principal and director, Stephen’s been in key advisory roles to staff throughout his career. Working as one of the most experienced sales consultants in the Colliers International Otago team, he says “With the extremely efficient, high tech systems in place to assist with the running of the office, I'm able to do what I enjoy the most; listing and selling property".
A keen sportsman - Stephen's completed a number of half-marathons and fundraising long-distance cycle rides - he recognised a similar appeal in real estate; the chance to train hard to become the best.
Relationships are everything in real estate, and Vera’s wide networks, ability to connect with people and a customer-centric approach help position her vendors’ properties for success. Prioritising honesty in both life and business, she believes in clear and friendly communication at all times. A self-confessed ‘people person’, spending time understanding a client’s priorities is a key part of Vera’s approach and provides buyers and sellers with a high level of comfort in the process.
Working in an industry that demands organisation, Vera brings clarity to every touchpoint in a property transaction. Experienced in property investment and development, her finely-tuned eye for detail combines with design flair to add value to the sales process.
A born and bred Queenstowner, she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her family.
Roots firmly embedded in local soil combine with a wealth of real estate experience for Zach Hylton. Driven to succeed, the Queenstown native elevated his property career through four years spent on Australia’s Gold Coast. Listing and selling premium property in a highly-competitive environment taught Zach the importance of both the fundamentals of the business and the need to embrace change. Utilising technology platforms to evolve ahead of the market, Zach prioritises client communication and offers a high-energy and personally-tailored approach for each client.
Zach’s well-established local networks and advocacy for the Southern Lakes District shine through in every interaction. Passionate about music and skiing and often found out on the lake or mountain biking in the hills, his broad experience base and local knowledge offer clients unparalleled assistance in their real estate transactions.