"Focus on Property is a leading Bay of Plenty commercial property management company based in Tauranga."

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT


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Focus on Property was established by Greg Robison in 2001. As a Chartered Accountant and passionate property investor he saw a need to help get people into the world of commercial property ownership. For those that didn’t have the time, the experience, or just thought it was always out of their reach, Greg was able to create unique pathways to enable them to step onto the ladder.

This process was repeated many times over the years, with the team of Alyson Tomalin, Peter Martelletti and Tony Lawrence the business grew to over $160M under management in the first ten years.

In 2012 the Bakers became involved and purchased 50% of Focus on Property, this brought more development and construction knowledge to the business skillset and we set about overhauling the internal systems with modern property management software and Accounting technology.

By 2017 we had outgrown our office in Mount Maunganui and moved over the bridge to the CBD of Tauranga, this move was significant to show we wanted to be a part of the CBD regeneration and be close to our valuable network of valuers, bankers, architects, engineers and real estate agents.

In early 2019 a phone call from Morten Freer lead to the establishment of Focus on Property Hawkes Bay, he saw an opportunity to offer commercial property management services to the area. As a satellite office to Tauranga, it has all the support and systems in place to allow Morten to build his base of Landlords and start adding value to their property.

Later in 2019 after near 20 years of enormous dedication, Greg was ready to step back from the business and sold his remaining 50% of the business to David Baker. Greg will remain on as a Director and retain close client relationships, his passion has not wavered at all and will he will always be helping people on to the ladder knowing the strong base of skills Focus on Property can offer.

"Our experienced and reliable team are the trusted name in the Bay of Plenty for all your commercial property management needs." "With a proven track record in searching for and securing quality property investments talk to us today."

PERSONAL PROFILES


Tauranga Office

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David Baker
david@focusonproperty.co.nz

David is a Director of, and the General Manager of, Focus on Property.

He leads the way forward for the company overseeing all aspects of the business operation.

David has a Degree in Valuation and Property Management from Lincoln University and bought his first building at 22 years old. Having now been involved in 10 years’ worth of property deals, leasing and strategy, he holds a growing portfolio of personal property and assisted many others to grow their wealth as well. David loves to identify the unique factors that create value and bring properties to higher levels of performance.

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Kevin Baker
kevin@focusonproperty.co.nz

Kevin is a Director of, and the Property Development Manager of, Focus on Property.

Originally a dairy farmer, he has built an extensive portfolio across office and commercial buildings, and commercial development projects including buildings for The Warehouse, New World, Burger King, Caltex and Pelco.

With his passion for innovation with commercial property, Kevin understands the unique aspects that allow investors to generate and preserve wealth that is both inflation proofed and intergenerational.

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Tony Lawrence
tony@focusonproperty.co.nz

Tony has been a key figure (and face) at Focus on Property since 2003 with his substantial knowledge of the Tauranga commercial market, landlords and tenants providing the perfect link to the company.

Involved in the Tauranga commercial market through real estate and business brokerage since the early 1990’s, Tony has undertaken several property developments and refurbishments as well as establishing a sports fishing retail business.

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Taryn Collins
taryn@focusonproperty.co.nz

Currently on maternity leave.

Taryn worked in banking before making the switch to residential property management in London on some very large housing estates during her two-year OE.

An integral part of the Focus on Property team, Taryn now holds a portfolio with a wide range of building uses and tenants with whom she takes pride in keeping in regular contact to ensure smooth management and performance growth.

Originally from Westport, Taryn recently relocated to Tauranga and is loving the lifestyle and getting to know new people.

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Dan Rae
dan@focusonproperty.co.nz

Dan is a well-connected Property Manager who comes to Focus on Property following a 10-year career in Business to Business sales, during which time he built a large network of business contacts around Tauranga.

A Mount Maunganui local of some 15 years, Dan has in the past renovated and sold residential property and is now thriving in the world of commercial property.

Dan has a proven ability to build rapport and keep tenant negotiations on track with his calculated view of the best long-term outcomes.

Dan is a keen surfer and has travelled much of the world chasing waves.

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Stacey Richards
stacey@focusonproperty.co.nz

Stacey has joined us from Scentre Group in Auckland, initially a casual leasing administration manager but then expanded into Health and Saftey contractor compliance management for Scentre Design and Construct, working on one of the largest mall construction projects in NZ, Westfield Newmarket.

Holding a large portfolio of properties across Tauranga, Rotorua and Hamilton, Stacey will become a regular visitor to our tenants to ensure the buildings are performing well all tenant needs are met.

Loving the move to Tauranga, Stacey has stepped straight onto the property ladder, buying her first home and looking forward to settling into the Bay of Plenty lifestyle.

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Guy Brewer
guy@focusonproperty.co.nz

Guy originally studied electronics and electrical engineering then moved to Auckland, working for various telecommunication firms. Wanting a change in career, he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies in 2010 before moving to a large accounting firm in Otorohanga. Guy shifted to Tauranga in 2017 and enjoys the Bay of Plenty lifestyle with easy access to the water and close proximity to a number of New Zealand’s best outdoor activity centres.

After being a residential landlord, he is now keen to enter the commercial property market.

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Saskia Williams
saskia@focusonproperty.co.nz

Saskia has a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland.

Saskia has joined us from Knight Frank in Sydney, where she spent three years working as a Commercial Property Manager across a varied portfolio of properties. Prior to Sydney, Saskia worked within the property industry in Auckland in the Management and Development sectors.

Holding a diverse portfolio of properties across Tauranga, Rotorua and Auckland, Saskia uses her knowledge and experience to ensure seamless management of her buildings.

Saskia is enjoying being back in New Zealand and spending her free time catching up with friends and family.

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Mark Gordon
mark@focusonproperty.co.nz

Mark is an up-and-coming property professional who is new to the Focus on Property team here in Tauranga. Mark has a Bachelor of Property Degree from the University of Auckland which he completed in 2019. Prior to his studies he attended Tauranga Boys’ College.

Mark has recently moved from Auckland and comes from DDL Homes, where he was the development manager overseeing the construction of over 250 homes.

Mark will be working closely with Tony Lawrence as a Commercial Property Manager looking after properties in Tauranga, Hamilton, and Rotorua.

Outside of the office, Mark is a volunteer surf lifeguard and spends most of his weekends at the beach


Hawke’s bay Office

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Morten Freer
Morten@focusonproperty.co.nz

After fine-tuning his business and commercial expertise at Focus on Property in Tauranga for several years, Morten Freer opened a second Focus on Property office in his hometown of Hawke's Bay. Commercially astute and passionate about property investment, Morten brings a level of expertise in property management and investment that will elevate your property portfolio.

Once a passionate cricketer, Morten now enjoys quiet weekends with daughter Ida and wife Rochelle and can often be seen on the side-line at different sporting events.

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Rochelle Freer
Rochelle@focusonproperty.co.nz

Rochelle has joined as a shareholder, starting in 2020 as the Accounts and Office Manager.

Rochelle spent 6 + years in Mount Maunganui before returning home to Hawke’s Bay with husband Morten and daughter Ida, to focus on being a mum and completing legal studies. With a background in banking and large-scale retail management.

Rochelle is an active member in the community, prides herself on personalised service, she looks forward to growing the Hawke’s Bay business, and expanding into future roles within the company.

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Milly Greville
Milly@focusonproperty.co.nz

Milly is new to the Focus on Property team and has brought with her a solid account management background across various portfolios. Milly has excelled in sales throughout her career and with this comes a passion for excellent service and communication with all clients.  With drive and determination to succeed in her career and as mother of four boys her attention to detail is second to none.

Milly can be found keeping active either in the gym, on the netball court or wakeboarding at Mangakino, a place that gives her quality time with her much-treasured family and friends.

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Mel Malone 
Mel@focusonproperty.co.nz

Mel joined Focus on Property Hawkes Bay in March 2021. Before joining Focus on Property, she had achieved a successful career of over 15 years in banking as a senior lending consultant, Mel has a meticulous approach to her work and along with her great people skills and can-do attitude she brings valuable knowledge of residential property relations to the team, she is passionate about all things property and excited to expand into the commercial sector.

Mel has two adult children and a grandson; she is Hawke’s Bay born and bred with a love for the region and its outdoor lifestyle she enjoys biking and spending time with her family in both Hawke’s Bay and Tauranga.