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James Were

Commercial, Development and Investment Sales

James is a highly accomplished commercial broker, specializing in the Auckland Metropolitan area. His dedication to achieving success in his field is evident through his exceptional negotiation skills and extensive knowledge of the commercial property market. With over 15 years of experience, he has built a strong and loyal client base who have repeatedly chosen to work with him.

James's expertise in commercial real estate is not limited to the local market; he has also gained valuable international experience. He spent time abroad with Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately owned real estate company, where he was involved in transaction management across Europe, America, and the Asia Pacific region. This international exposure has further enhanced his skills and knowledge, making him a valuable asset to any business or individual seeking property solutions.

Clients can expect exceptional service and guidance from James, as he is well-equipped to add significant value to their property ventures. His track record of successful deals and satisfied clients is a testament to his expertise and professionalism.

For those interested in James's services, a comprehensive list of recent testimonials is available upon request, providing further evidence of his outstanding performance and the satisfaction of his clients.

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Bayleys Real Estate Ltd, Auckland Central,
Licensed under the REA Act 2008

Client testimonials

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A note of appreciation regarding James, who very professionally brought together three tender options to a successful conclusion. This matched our valuation and price expectations in what is a tough market for commercial property during this high-interest rate regime. The sales campaign and the number of interested parties conducting inspections was likewise most commendable.

Craig Harris, McKay Shipping

We engaged James Were and Cameron Melhuish to assist our body corporate with selling a 12 unit site in what was a very stressful situation and a difficult market. James and Cameron were excellent at keeping us informed and helping us navigate a challenging process. They did a great job of ensuring we had multiple offers to consider and ultimately helped us reach a positive conclusion in what had been a multi-year journey for many of us. If you are part of a body corporate exploring alternatives to remediation, then I cannot recommend James and Cameron enough for their experience in this space

Trusha Patel

The partners wish to thank you for securing a sale of the property at 137 Great North Road. You were very professional in your approach leading up to the Tender process and the communication from you throughout that process was excellent. You were also very considerate of the tenant in this building when showing a number of prospective purchasers through the building.

Brent Whatnall

We have recently marketed and sold two commercial properties through Bayleys Commercial team thanks to the great work of James Were. The properties were complicated in that they were owner-operated premises, mixed-use with complex layouts with bespoke existing fit-outs which required James as our agent to really dig deep to find the right buyer. We valued his market knowledge and experience in advising us all the way to sale because our own business takes all of our time. During this process we felt that we could trust James to get us and the purchaser to the same value and get the deal done. We would recommend James Were as a commercial agent in the city fringe Auckland area as our experience was good, both times.

Elton Sturmfels

I met James several years ago when he was involved in the sale of a Newmarket office building owned by our family. I had recently mentioned to James another building we owned, was going through an extensive renovation on one Level. He suggested he knew several parties who were looking to purchase a building and might be interested in completing the renovation to suit their own requirements. Given we were intending to sell eventually at some point, this sounded like a good proposition to consider. James introduced a number of parties to the building and a successful off market sale was concluded. James is always very discreet, professional and careful not waste anyone’s time on a deal. Matching a willing buyer & seller takes careful thought and considerable negotiation. There are always questions and queries that come up in that process. James was all over the detail, promptly and efficiently ensuring questions got answered. I recommend James as a standout performer and hope to do business with him again in future.

Greg Keymer

James Were recently sold my building. During the sale process, James was prepared with all the documentation re that the prospective purchasers would require and familiarized himself with the running mechanisms of the building. His preparation and communication being effective with both myself and prospective purchasers during the whole process from advertising, contacts, viewings and final negotiations, through to handover date. All flowed smoothly with maximum effort by James. I, the seller, felt at ease with the amount of effort and expertise that James and his team displayed.

Munjula Andrews

James and his team were very professional and they have been a pleasure to deal with. James kept us well informed throughout the entire sale process and everything went very smoothly.

Bill and Marg

James speaks the truth, knows the market and has an extensive track record. He has built a reputation for successfully marketing and selling commercial property which is why, in a competitive market, it was an easy decision to appoint James to market and sell my property.

Gerald Fava

I have recently purchased a commercial building using James as the property broker. With commercial purchases, the process can often take months and requires a high level of business acumen to ensure a positive result. James always seems to balance the wants and needs of both the purchaser and the seller to get satisfaction for everyone. I like many, will continue to use James when dealing with commercial real estate because I feel valued as a client and I appreciate his hard work ethic. Look forward to my next venture.

Stephen Wright

Hi James, as Executor of the Estate that owned the property at Alpers Avenue that was sold at Bayleys’ Auction last week , I would like to thank you and your team for working hard to achieve the excellent result. I appreciate that the current market conditions are very difficult and both the two main beneficiaries of the Estate were also grateful for your professionalism and with the result achieved.

David J Ross

Following a competitive process, we engaged Bayleys and specifically Cameron Melhuish and James Were to assist us with the sale of a 12 unit property, The Zone at 3 Edinburgh St, Auckland Central. The building was a defective one which had severe weathertightness and many other issues and it's condition meant that it was beyond repair. The Body Corporate elected to sell it 'as is where is' as an effective sale of land. James and Cameron did an exceptional job for us and achieved a sale value that was significantly higher than owners expected and there were good reasons for this. They worked extremely hard, communicated with us regularly and comprehensively and brought many potential buyers through by using their extensive network of commercial/residential developers. As a result, they created a very competitive situation and multiple tender offers from highly credentialed parties. Their hard work and diligence combined with a reasonably buoyant market helped us to achieve a price that was well above market. We were very happy with the results.

William Jeffrey, Body Corporate Chairperson for the Zone

I would like to thank you so much for the service you provided me with during my purchase. Your constant communication, your integrity and prompt service was second to none. I would have great pleasure in using your services again and am very happy to recommend you to anyone who is considering working with you.

Bill Hurlstone

I found James Were to be nice family man, professional, honest, trustworthy, hardworking, friendly, easy to deal with and very intelligent in his approach to the real estate business. James would be one of the best professional real estate agents I have come across. I have been very happy to deal with James and observe him deliver excellent results.

Evan Rentzios

We have used James Were over the past 8 years for property acquisitions and sales, during this time we have relied on James advice, honesty and integrity, often hard to find in the Real Estate Industry!

Blair Geldard

James recently managed the sale of our commercial premises in Eden Terrace. I have worked with countless agents over the course of my 25 years in the property industry and cannot speak highly enough of  James. He was focused, organised, determined and demonstrated absolute integrity. James was a consummate professional, he kept us informed throughout the process and his strategic management of the purchasers and process belied his years, he had an innate feel for the market and the complicated nuances of our particular transaction. I would without hesitation recommend James to any Purchaser or Vendor with regard to their future property sales or purchase needs.

Greer Stephens

James dealt with the sale in a very capable and professional manner, including dealing with the tenancies. The marketing was effective and resulted in a sale price at auction which exceeded the vendor’s expectation by a considerable margin. Any prospective client is welcome to contact me for further confirmation.

Miles Brown, Partner, Castle Brown

James and the team were great to work with. They walked us through the process and we discussed and agreed the methodology and timing around each of the agreed milestone needed to ensure a successful outcome. During the process we had weekly catch-ups to inform us of progress. James also kept in touch throughout the marketing campaign and the negotiation. We would use them again – thanks team Bayleys.

Joe Duncan

We had the pleasure of working with James Were at Bayleys over an 18 month period whilst we looked to purchase a commercial building to occupy. James listened to our needs from day one and understood the requirements of our business, he remained in contact and communicated effectively over the duration, his energy and professionalism to help achieve our goal was unwavering. It was with great pleasure that we were able to finally make a purchase through James and we look forward to working with him again in the future.

Jason Jones

We would like to take this opportunity to thank James for all his hard work. James made everything feel straight forward and stress free. His level of professionalism was exceptional and he delivered on all that was promised, being very transparent in regards to the whole sales process. This ultimately delivered a good result for all.

William Hickey, RRR

A note of thanks for achieving a great result for us today. I thought you did a great job in running the campaign, reporting to us and also getting the right result on auction day – well done!! Thanks again.

Tim Lamont, Director, Lamont & Co

We listed a commercial property my trust owned in Kingsland, Auckland with James Were of Bayleys Real Estate . We found James was always approachable and gave us good honest feedback during the selling campaign . During the campaign James was enthusiastic and motivated without being pushy or aggressive and we found him a pleasure to deal with. We think he ran an excellent professional campaign and he remained positive throughout it which we found very refreshing. Ultimately James sold the property for what we considered a good and fair price within a reasonable time frame. If we were considering a sale of another property we own we would have no hesitation in listing it with James and we would recommend anyone else does the same.

Kevin Rand

James acted as the agent for the sale of my Eden Terrace property.  It was a pleasure dealing with James.  He was trustworthy, reliable, professional and totally committed to extracting the maximum price the market would pay for our property. James comes highly recommended.

Alistair McNabb

Just a brief e-mail to thank you for the hassle free sales process on our recent sale. We appreciated your efforts in this regard.

Glenn Bracewell

I had a great opportunity to buy 31 Sale Street from James 9 years ago.  His service and dedication was next level. He stayed in contact for 9 years until the time was right to put the property back on the market. To be honest it wasn’t an easy sell due to the fact of the new earthquake regulations that is set in place now. In saying this he never lost faith that he was going to do the best for us. The part that I admire about him the most was that he was able to filter a lot of the noise that I didn’t want to know about. Now the property is sold. Yet again if I ever need to sell or buy a property in the city I would jump at the chance to use James again. He is a class act and a friend.

Armando and Jo

I am definitely a happy client for the sale of the 3025 Great North Road property. Not only having achieved a good result, I am very impressed by your professional handling of the negotiation and receiving timely updates on the progress. I will not be hesitant to refer you to my contacts for other purchase or sale of their properties.

Indy Huang

In our recent transaction with James we got the result we were after.  During the process, what my wife and I found most impressive was James’s attention to detail, his transparency, and constant communication. In what’s been a difficult market, we were never worried about James getting our property Infront of the right buyer, and achieving the best result possible. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend working with James/Bayleys, and he will be our first call in future commercial transactions.

Scott Rushton

Thanks for all your help James. You got it all done in the end, and that took patience, determination and hard work. Bloody good effort. Will happily recommend you to anyone who is looking for a good professional salesperson and team.

David O’Connell

James Were was the agent for our sale of a commercial building in March 2023. This was a somewhat challenging time in the property market. The property sold relatively quickly through his existing client base and even though the actual transaction was somewhat protracted, James was fantastic with both his communication and calm demeanour. We offer our thanks and would definitely recommend him to anybody looking to buy or sell. He had also been the agent for us in a purchase process. Superb from both perspectives.

Declan and Jill Cahill

A note of appreciation regarding James, who very professionally brought together three tender options to a successful conclusion. This matched our valuation and price expectations in what is a tough market for commercial property during this high-interest rate regime. The sales campaign and the number of interested parties conducting inspections was likewise most commendable.

Craig Harris, McKay Shipping

We engaged James Were and Cameron Melhuish to assist our body corporate with selling a 12 unit site in what was a very stressful situation and a difficult market. James and Cameron were excellent at keeping us informed and helping us navigate a challenging process. They did a great job of ensuring we had multiple offers to consider and ultimately helped us reach a positive conclusion in what had been a multi-year journey for many of us. If you are part of a body corporate exploring alternatives to remediation, then I cannot recommend James and Cameron enough for their experience in this space

Trusha Patel

The partners wish to thank you for securing a sale of the property at 137 Great North Road. You were very professional in your approach leading up to the Tender process and the communication from you throughout that process was excellent. You were also very considerate of the tenant in this building when showing a number of prospective purchasers through the building.

Brent Whatnall

We have recently marketed and sold two commercial properties through Bayleys Commercial team thanks to the great work of James Were. The properties were complicated in that they were owner-operated premises, mixed-use with complex layouts with bespoke existing fit-outs which required James as our agent to really dig deep to find the right buyer. We valued his market knowledge and experience in advising us all the way to sale because our own business takes all of our time. During this process we felt that we could trust James to get us and the purchaser to the same value and get the deal done. We would recommend James Were as a commercial agent in the city fringe Auckland area as our experience was good, both times.

Elton Sturmfels

I met James several years ago when he was involved in the sale of a Newmarket office building owned by our family. I had recently mentioned to James another building we owned, was going through an extensive renovation on one Level. He suggested he knew several parties who were looking to purchase a building and might be interested in completing the renovation to suit their own requirements. Given we were intending to sell eventually at some point, this sounded like a good proposition to consider. James introduced a number of parties to the building and a successful off market sale was concluded. James is always very discreet, professional and careful not waste anyone’s time on a deal. Matching a willing buyer & seller takes careful thought and considerable negotiation. There are always questions and queries that come up in that process. James was all over the detail, promptly and efficiently ensuring questions got answered. I recommend James as a standout performer and hope to do business with him again in future.

Greg Keymer

James Were recently sold my building. During the sale process, James was prepared with all the documentation re that the prospective purchasers would require and familiarized himself with the running mechanisms of the building. His preparation and communication being effective with both myself and prospective purchasers during the whole process from advertising, contacts, viewings and final negotiations, through to handover date. All flowed smoothly with maximum effort by James. I, the seller, felt at ease with the amount of effort and expertise that James and his team displayed.

Munjula Andrews

James and his team were very professional and they have been a pleasure to deal with. James kept us well informed throughout the entire sale process and everything went very smoothly.

Bill and Marg

James speaks the truth, knows the market and has an extensive track record. He has built a reputation for successfully marketing and selling commercial property which is why, in a competitive market, it was an easy decision to appoint James to market and sell my property.

Gerald Fava

I have recently purchased a commercial building using James as the property broker. With commercial purchases, the process can often take months and requires a high level of business acumen to ensure a positive result. James always seems to balance the wants and needs of both the purchaser and the seller to get satisfaction for everyone. I like many, will continue to use James when dealing with commercial real estate because I feel valued as a client and I appreciate his hard work ethic. Look forward to my next venture.

Stephen Wright

Hi James, as Executor of the Estate that owned the property at Alpers Avenue that was sold at Bayleys’ Auction last week , I would like to thank you and your team for working hard to achieve the excellent result. I appreciate that the current market conditions are very difficult and both the two main beneficiaries of the Estate were also grateful for your professionalism and with the result achieved.

David J Ross

Following a competitive process, we engaged Bayleys and specifically Cameron Melhuish and James Were to assist us with the sale of a 12 unit property, The Zone at 3 Edinburgh St, Auckland Central. The building was a defective one which had severe weathertightness and many other issues and it's condition meant that it was beyond repair. The Body Corporate elected to sell it 'as is where is' as an effective sale of land. James and Cameron did an exceptional job for us and achieved a sale value that was significantly higher than owners expected and there were good reasons for this. They worked extremely hard, communicated with us regularly and comprehensively and brought many potential buyers through by using their extensive network of commercial/residential developers. As a result, they created a very competitive situation and multiple tender offers from highly credentialed parties. Their hard work and diligence combined with a reasonably buoyant market helped us to achieve a price that was well above market. We were very happy with the results.

William Jeffrey, Body Corporate Chairperson for the Zone

I would like to thank you so much for the service you provided me with during my purchase. Your constant communication, your integrity and prompt service was second to none. I would have great pleasure in using your services again and am very happy to recommend you to anyone who is considering working with you.

Bill Hurlstone

I found James Were to be nice family man, professional, honest, trustworthy, hardworking, friendly, easy to deal with and very intelligent in his approach to the real estate business. James would be one of the best professional real estate agents I have come across. I have been very happy to deal with James and observe him deliver excellent results.

Evan Rentzios

We have used James Were over the past 8 years for property acquisitions and sales, during this time we have relied on James advice, honesty and integrity, often hard to find in the Real Estate Industry!

Blair Geldard

James recently managed the sale of our commercial premises in Eden Terrace. I have worked with countless agents over the course of my 25 years in the property industry and cannot speak highly enough of  James. He was focused, organised, determined and demonstrated absolute integrity. James was a consummate professional, he kept us informed throughout the process and his strategic management of the purchasers and process belied his years, he had an innate feel for the market and the complicated nuances of our particular transaction. I would without hesitation recommend James to any Purchaser or Vendor with regard to their future property sales or purchase needs.

Greer Stephens

James dealt with the sale in a very capable and professional manner, including dealing with the tenancies. The marketing was effective and resulted in a sale price at auction which exceeded the vendor’s expectation by a considerable margin. Any prospective client is welcome to contact me for further confirmation.

Miles Brown, Partner, Castle Brown

James and the team were great to work with. They walked us through the process and we discussed and agreed the methodology and timing around each of the agreed milestone needed to ensure a successful outcome. During the process we had weekly catch-ups to inform us of progress. James also kept in touch throughout the marketing campaign and the negotiation. We would use them again – thanks team Bayleys.

Joe Duncan

We had the pleasure of working with James Were at Bayleys over an 18 month period whilst we looked to purchase a commercial building to occupy. James listened to our needs from day one and understood the requirements of our business, he remained in contact and communicated effectively over the duration, his energy and professionalism to help achieve our goal was unwavering. It was with great pleasure that we were able to finally make a purchase through James and we look forward to working with him again in the future.

Jason Jones

We would like to take this opportunity to thank James for all his hard work. James made everything feel straight forward and stress free. His level of professionalism was exceptional and he delivered on all that was promised, being very transparent in regards to the whole sales process. This ultimately delivered a good result for all.

William Hickey, RRR

A note of thanks for achieving a great result for us today. I thought you did a great job in running the campaign, reporting to us and also getting the right result on auction day – well done!! Thanks again.

Tim Lamont, Director, Lamont & Co

We listed a commercial property my trust owned in Kingsland, Auckland with James Were of Bayleys Real Estate . We found James was always approachable and gave us good honest feedback during the selling campaign . During the campaign James was enthusiastic and motivated without being pushy or aggressive and we found him a pleasure to deal with. We think he ran an excellent professional campaign and he remained positive throughout it which we found very refreshing. Ultimately James sold the property for what we considered a good and fair price within a reasonable time frame. If we were considering a sale of another property we own we would have no hesitation in listing it with James and we would recommend anyone else does the same.

Kevin Rand

James acted as the agent for the sale of my Eden Terrace property.  It was a pleasure dealing with James.  He was trustworthy, reliable, professional and totally committed to extracting the maximum price the market would pay for our property. James comes highly recommended.

Alistair McNabb

Just a brief e-mail to thank you for the hassle free sales process on our recent sale. We appreciated your efforts in this regard.

Glenn Bracewell

I had a great opportunity to buy 31 Sale Street from James 9 years ago.  His service and dedication was next level. He stayed in contact for 9 years until the time was right to put the property back on the market. To be honest it wasn’t an easy sell due to the fact of the new earthquake regulations that is set in place now. In saying this he never lost faith that he was going to do the best for us. The part that I admire about him the most was that he was able to filter a lot of the noise that I didn’t want to know about. Now the property is sold. Yet again if I ever need to sell or buy a property in the city I would jump at the chance to use James again. He is a class act and a friend.

Armando and Jo

I am definitely a happy client for the sale of the 3025 Great North Road property. Not only having achieved a good result, I am very impressed by your professional handling of the negotiation and receiving timely updates on the progress. I will not be hesitant to refer you to my contacts for other purchase or sale of their properties.

Indy Huang

In our recent transaction with James we got the result we were after.  During the process, what my wife and I found most impressive was James’s attention to detail, his transparency, and constant communication. In what’s been a difficult market, we were never worried about James getting our property Infront of the right buyer, and achieving the best result possible. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend working with James/Bayleys, and he will be our first call in future commercial transactions.

Scott Rushton

Thanks for all your help James. You got it all done in the end, and that took patience, determination and hard work. Bloody good effort. Will happily recommend you to anyone who is looking for a good professional salesperson and team.

David O’Connell

James Were was the agent for our sale of a commercial building in March 2023. This was a somewhat challenging time in the property market. The property sold relatively quickly through his existing client base and even though the actual transaction was somewhat protracted, James was fantastic with both his communication and calm demeanour. We offer our thanks and would definitely recommend him to anybody looking to buy or sell. He had also been the agent for us in a purchase process. Superb from both perspectives.

Declan and Jill Cahill

A note of appreciation regarding James, who very professionally brought together three tender options to a successful conclusion. This matched our valuation and price expectations in what is a tough market for commercial property during this high-interest rate regime. The sales campaign and the number of interested parties conducting inspections was likewise most commendable.

Craig Harris, McKay Shipping

We engaged James Were and Cameron Melhuish to assist our body corporate with selling a 12 unit site in what was a very stressful situation and a difficult market. James and Cameron were excellent at keeping us informed and helping us navigate a challenging process. They did a great job of ensuring we had multiple offers to consider and ultimately helped us reach a positive conclusion in what had been a multi-year journey for many of us. If you are part of a body corporate exploring alternatives to remediation, then I cannot recommend James and Cameron enough for their experience in this space

Trusha Patel

The partners wish to thank you for securing a sale of the property at 137 Great North Road. You were very professional in your approach leading up to the Tender process and the communication from you throughout that process was excellent. You were also very considerate of the tenant in this building when showing a number of prospective purchasers through the building.

Brent Whatnall

We have recently marketed and sold two commercial properties through Bayleys Commercial team thanks to the great work of James Were. The properties were complicated in that they were owner-operated premises, mixed-use with complex layouts with bespoke existing fit-outs which required James as our agent to really dig deep to find the right buyer. We valued his market knowledge and experience in advising us all the way to sale because our own business takes all of our time. During this process we felt that we could trust James to get us and the purchaser to the same value and get the deal done. We would recommend James Were as a commercial agent in the city fringe Auckland area as our experience was good, both times.

Elton Sturmfels

I met James several years ago when he was involved in the sale of a Newmarket office building owned by our family. I had recently mentioned to James another building we owned, was going through an extensive renovation on one Level. He suggested he knew several parties who were looking to purchase a building and might be interested in completing the renovation to suit their own requirements. Given we were intending to sell eventually at some point, this sounded like a good proposition to consider. James introduced a number of parties to the building and a successful off market sale was concluded. James is always very discreet, professional and careful not waste anyone’s time on a deal. Matching a willing buyer & seller takes careful thought and considerable negotiation. There are always questions and queries that come up in that process. James was all over the detail, promptly and efficiently ensuring questions got answered. I recommend James as a standout performer and hope to do business with him again in future.

Greg Keymer

James Were recently sold my building. During the sale process, James was prepared with all the documentation re that the prospective purchasers would require and familiarized himself with the running mechanisms of the building. His preparation and communication being effective with both myself and prospective purchasers during the whole process from advertising, contacts, viewings and final negotiations, through to handover date. All flowed smoothly with maximum effort by James. I, the seller, felt at ease with the amount of effort and expertise that James and his team displayed.

Munjula Andrews

James and his team were very professional and they have been a pleasure to deal with. James kept us well informed throughout the entire sale process and everything went very smoothly.

Bill and Marg

James speaks the truth, knows the market and has an extensive track record. He has built a reputation for successfully marketing and selling commercial property which is why, in a competitive market, it was an easy decision to appoint James to market and sell my property.

Gerald Fava

I have recently purchased a commercial building using James as the property broker. With commercial purchases, the process can often take months and requires a high level of business acumen to ensure a positive result. James always seems to balance the wants and needs of both the purchaser and the seller to get satisfaction for everyone. I like many, will continue to use James when dealing with commercial real estate because I feel valued as a client and I appreciate his hard work ethic. Look forward to my next venture.

Stephen Wright

Hi James, as Executor of the Estate that owned the property at Alpers Avenue that was sold at Bayleys’ Auction last week , I would like to thank you and your team for working hard to achieve the excellent result. I appreciate that the current market conditions are very difficult and both the two main beneficiaries of the Estate were also grateful for your professionalism and with the result achieved.

David J Ross

Following a competitive process, we engaged Bayleys and specifically Cameron Melhuish and James Were to assist us with the sale of a 12 unit property, The Zone at 3 Edinburgh St, Auckland Central. The building was a defective one which had severe weathertightness and many other issues and it's condition meant that it was beyond repair. The Body Corporate elected to sell it 'as is where is' as an effective sale of land. James and Cameron did an exceptional job for us and achieved a sale value that was significantly higher than owners expected and there were good reasons for this. They worked extremely hard, communicated with us regularly and comprehensively and brought many potential buyers through by using their extensive network of commercial/residential developers. As a result, they created a very competitive situation and multiple tender offers from highly credentialed parties. Their hard work and diligence combined with a reasonably buoyant market helped us to achieve a price that was well above market. We were very happy with the results.

William Jeffrey, Body Corporate Chairperson for the Zone

I would like to thank you so much for the service you provided me with during my purchase. Your constant communication, your integrity and prompt service was second to none. I would have great pleasure in using your services again and am very happy to recommend you to anyone who is considering working with you.

Bill Hurlstone

I found James Were to be nice family man, professional, honest, trustworthy, hardworking, friendly, easy to deal with and very intelligent in his approach to the real estate business. James would be one of the best professional real estate agents I have come across. I have been very happy to deal with James and observe him deliver excellent results.

Evan Rentzios

We have used James Were over the past 8 years for property acquisitions and sales, during this time we have relied on James advice, honesty and integrity, often hard to find in the Real Estate Industry!

Blair Geldard

James recently managed the sale of our commercial premises in Eden Terrace. I have worked with countless agents over the course of my 25 years in the property industry and cannot speak highly enough of  James. He was focused, organised, determined and demonstrated absolute integrity. James was a consummate professional, he kept us informed throughout the process and his strategic management of the purchasers and process belied his years, he had an innate feel for the market and the complicated nuances of our particular transaction. I would without hesitation recommend James to any Purchaser or Vendor with regard to their future property sales or purchase needs.

Greer Stephens

James dealt with the sale in a very capable and professional manner, including dealing with the tenancies. The marketing was effective and resulted in a sale price at auction which exceeded the vendor’s expectation by a considerable margin. Any prospective client is welcome to contact me for further confirmation.

Miles Brown, Partner, Castle Brown

James and the team were great to work with. They walked us through the process and we discussed and agreed the methodology and timing around each of the agreed milestone needed to ensure a successful outcome. During the process we had weekly catch-ups to inform us of progress. James also kept in touch throughout the marketing campaign and the negotiation. We would use them again – thanks team Bayleys.

Joe Duncan

We had the pleasure of working with James Were at Bayleys over an 18 month period whilst we looked to purchase a commercial building to occupy. James listened to our needs from day one and understood the requirements of our business, he remained in contact and communicated effectively over the duration, his energy and professionalism to help achieve our goal was unwavering. It was with great pleasure that we were able to finally make a purchase through James and we look forward to working with him again in the future.

Jason Jones

We would like to take this opportunity to thank James for all his hard work. James made everything feel straight forward and stress free. His level of professionalism was exceptional and he delivered on all that was promised, being very transparent in regards to the whole sales process. This ultimately delivered a good result for all.

William Hickey, RRR

A note of thanks for achieving a great result for us today. I thought you did a great job in running the campaign, reporting to us and also getting the right result on auction day – well done!! Thanks again.

Tim Lamont, Director, Lamont & Co

We listed a commercial property my trust owned in Kingsland, Auckland with James Were of Bayleys Real Estate . We found James was always approachable and gave us good honest feedback during the selling campaign . During the campaign James was enthusiastic and motivated without being pushy or aggressive and we found him a pleasure to deal with. We think he ran an excellent professional campaign and he remained positive throughout it which we found very refreshing. Ultimately James sold the property for what we considered a good and fair price within a reasonable time frame. If we were considering a sale of another property we own we would have no hesitation in listing it with James and we would recommend anyone else does the same.

Kevin Rand

James acted as the agent for the sale of my Eden Terrace property.  It was a pleasure dealing with James.  He was trustworthy, reliable, professional and totally committed to extracting the maximum price the market would pay for our property. James comes highly recommended.

Alistair McNabb

Just a brief e-mail to thank you for the hassle free sales process on our recent sale. We appreciated your efforts in this regard.

Glenn Bracewell

I had a great opportunity to buy 31 Sale Street from James 9 years ago.  His service and dedication was next level. He stayed in contact for 9 years until the time was right to put the property back on the market. To be honest it wasn’t an easy sell due to the fact of the new earthquake regulations that is set in place now. In saying this he never lost faith that he was going to do the best for us. The part that I admire about him the most was that he was able to filter a lot of the noise that I didn’t want to know about. Now the property is sold. Yet again if I ever need to sell or buy a property in the city I would jump at the chance to use James again. He is a class act and a friend.

Armando and Jo

I am definitely a happy client for the sale of the 3025 Great North Road property. Not only having achieved a good result, I am very impressed by your professional handling of the negotiation and receiving timely updates on the progress. I will not be hesitant to refer you to my contacts for other purchase or sale of their properties.

Indy Huang

In our recent transaction with James we got the result we were after.  During the process, what my wife and I found most impressive was James’s attention to detail, his transparency, and constant communication. In what’s been a difficult market, we were never worried about James getting our property Infront of the right buyer, and achieving the best result possible. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend working with James/Bayleys, and he will be our first call in future commercial transactions.

Scott Rushton

Thanks for all your help James. You got it all done in the end, and that took patience, determination and hard work. Bloody good effort. Will happily recommend you to anyone who is looking for a good professional salesperson and team.

David O’Connell

James Were was the agent for our sale of a commercial building in March 2023. This was a somewhat challenging time in the property market. The property sold relatively quickly through his existing client base and even though the actual transaction was somewhat protracted, James was fantastic with both his communication and calm demeanour. We offer our thanks and would definitely recommend him to anybody looking to buy or sell. He had also been the agent for us in a purchase process. Superb from both perspectives.

Declan and Jill Cahill

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303sqm Land area SQM
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9A/3-13 Shortland Street, Auckland Central

215sqm Floor area
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15 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn

173sqm Floor area
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27 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn

225sqm Floor area
429sqm Land area SQM
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PU5 and PU6/8 Nugent Street, Grafton

150sqm Floor area
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G02/54 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn

138sqm Floor area
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