Real estate agency Century 21 NZ Ltd has opened a new franchise in Papatoetoe and is returning to the South Island through Christchurch-based agent Ria Leung’s Aurora Real Estate.
Shane Kumar, principal of Century 21 Shane & Co, has opened the Papatoetoe branch at 37 Charles St. After graduating with a BProp degree from Auckland University, he was an agent in South Auckland for several years and more recently has been a project manager for residential property developments.
“Century 21’s rebranding really appealed to me, and once an opening came up in Papatoetoe I contacted Century 21’s head office and things got rolling really quickly. There will be some challenging times ahead, but Century 21 is well established to ride out any storm, and the New Zealand property market will always return with vigour,” he said.
The office will cover Papatoetoe, Otahuhu, Mangere & Manukau.
Mr Kumar already has a well established residential property portfolio and experience in all aspects of property management, and said his use of online platform PropertyTree would be a huge advantage to owners, managers & tenants.
The other new franchise owner, Ria Leung, has been a real estate agent in the South Island since she moved from China in 2012.
She worked for over a decade in China’s finance sector, gaining considerable experience in sharemarket initial public offerings & asset management, and then as an agent for Century 21 in Shanghai & Beijing.
Ms Leung will focus largely on Christchurch & Queenstown. An already established real estate name in Central Otago, she’ll also continue to service Arrowtown, Cromwell & Wanaka.
She’s an experienced specialist in property investment, with a strong focus on professional advice, but also wants to grow Century 21 Aurora Real Estate’s property management portfolio.
Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, she said, international investors had continued to inquire about new residential builds, seeing New Zealand as a safe bet when it comes to property investment.
“I really enjoy working with overseas buyers and advising them on New Zealand’s investment rules & legal requirements. I know first-hand just how well recognised & regarded Century 21 is in China for international sales, so I’m delighted to fly the flag in the South Island.”
Ms Mayne said the 2 new franchises represented more momentum for Century 21 following a high profile global rebrand, and the New Zealand company regaining more ownership & autonomy.
Attribution: Company release.