A proud Taupo local, Tom returned to his home town at the start of 2018 to fly the flag of commercial and industrial market leaders, Colliers International. The previous 15 months Tom spent cutting his teeth in the Hawke’s Bay commercial market, where he successfully negotiated no fewer than 32 deals, a mix of leases and sales. Within a short timeframe, Tom has become known as the go-to broker amongst Taupo landlords, investors, tenants and developers, because he understands square metre rates and yields for all aspects of the commercial and industrial markets.
What also sets Tom apart from the local competition is the Hawke’s Bay-based team backing him up. Although Tom has local market knowledge, the team in Hawke’s Bay has far-reaching influence and knowledge that can contribute to the continuing success of Tom’s clients.
Tom left Taupo to study accounting and IT, subsequently spending many years in Auckland managing current assets and auditing information systems for a titan of the e-commerce and payment industry.
A three-year travel stint saw Tom living in Italy, Canada and USA, holding down many jobs from white water raft guide to grain farmer. Returning to New Zealand he became an award-winning entrepreneur within 12 months, sold his company within two years and began to cast his eye towards the fast paced commercial and industrial property industry.