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Chris Farhi

Chris Farhi

Head of Insights, Data and Consulting

Bayleys Realty Group Ltd,
Licensed under the REA Act 2008

Chris leads the Bayleys Insights, Data and Consulting team.

He is responsible for delivering high quality and useful market insights externally to clients and internally to agents, positioning them at the front of emerging trends. Bayleys has a unique position in the real estate industry in that it has significant market share across all three main sectors: residential, commercial and rural. This enables substantial volumes of transactional data and information to be gather from across the whole market on a daily basis.

Chris is also responsible for the growth of Bayleys’ consulting services. He is an award winning consultant within the New Zealand property sector and has worked with a wide range of corporate, government, education and not-for-profit organisations. He specialises in real estate decision making, complex lease transactions and financial analysis across all asset classes.


Chris has worked with:

> Corporates: Air New Zealand, Bank of New Zealand, Fletcher Building, Mercury Energy.

> Government: Auckland Council, Dunedin City Council, Kāinga Ora, Ministry for Housing and Urban Development, NZ Police, Panuku Development Auckland, Taupo District Council.

> Education: Auckland University of Technology, University of Auckland.

> Not for profit: Auckland Deaf Society, Ngai Tahu Property.


Chris is a specialist in:

> Real estate decision making (strategy, business cases, feasibility studies, etc)

> Lease negotiation / tenant representation (corporate office, industrial, specialist use, transitional housing, etc)

> Financial analysis (stay vs move, lease vs own, feasibility studies, litigation support, etc)


Chris’ performance has been recognised by several major awards:

> Supreme Excellence Award - 2019 - Property Council of New Zealand - Auckland Property People

> Young Achiever of the Year - 2019 - Property Council of New Zealand - Auckland Property People

> Young Achiever of the Year - 2018 - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

> Reserve Soldier of the Year - 2014 - New Zealand Defence Force

> Sir Barrowclough Trophy - 2014 - New Zealand Defence Force

> New Zealand Defence Service Medal - 2012 - New Zealand Defence Force


Chris is also involved in the education and training of future property professionals, including:
> University of Auckland: part-time lecturer in charge of the Property 231 (Property Management) course, and coach for international student competition teams

> Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors: trainer for the commercial leasing seminars held across New Zealand.


Chris Farhi