Our Team

Mike Houlker

Mike Houlker

Head of Syndication & Investment Products
Mobile: +64 21 945 927
Office: +64 9 309 6020

With a background in finance, commercial and industrial real estate was a natural fit for Mike Houlker and he has consistently been one of Bayleys’ top performing agents since joining the company over 30 years ago.

Noticing the reservations that some smaller investors had about the significant outlay involved in direct property investment and having all their investment capital tied up in one property, Mike began investigating alternative property options for these types of investors. Working with leading syndicators, Mike has project managed the marketing and sell down of over 50 successful syndications over the last 15 years with a total property value in excess of $1 billion.

During this time, he has developed an unrivalled knowledge of this sector of the market and the key ingredients required in a good syndication product. He has also built up New Zealand’s largest database of syndicate investors. Mike is Bayleys Head of Syndication and Investment Products and is also qualified as an Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA).

Samara Phillips

Samara Phillips

Syndicated Investments Manager
Mobile: +64 21 027 61373
Office: +64 9 375 8490

Samara is the Syndicated Investment Manager for the Bayleys Syndication & Investment Products Division and manages the process from marketing through to sales and investor relations. Samara has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Management from the University of Otago and is also qualified as an Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA).

Samara joined Bayleys’ Auckland in 2010. Prior to that she worked for a property syndication and management company in various roles involving investor relations, marketing and property management from 2006 to 2010.

After more than ten years specialising in the syndicated property area, Samara has developed a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of this sector of the market. She would be happy to answer any queries you may have about syndication.

Sarah Prebble

Sarah Prebble

Syndication & Investment Products
Mobile: +64 27 635 3521
Office: +64 9 375 6825

Sarah is an integral part of Bayleys Syndication & Investment Products Division and has been since specialising in this area of property investment 3 years ago. Her background with Bayleys is extensive, having started in 2008 working part-time in the research team whilst completing a Bachelor of Property and Bachelor of Science from Auckland University. After graduating in 2009, Sarah joined the Auckland Central Commercial and Industrial team (also managed by Mike Houlker) working successfully in administration, sales and leasing roles.

Sarah has a strong understanding of many aspects of syndicated property investment and in particular the importance of client communication and care. Her ability to build strong working relationships with a wide range of people along with her remarkable work ethic ensures clients receive the highest level of service.

Alix Culpan

Alix Culpan

Syndication & Investment Products
Mobile: +64 21 052 7304
Office: +64 9 375 8457

Alix has worked at Bayleys for over five years, providing administrative and marketing support to top sales agents and teams in both residential and commercial. Prior to this she has worked within various industry sectors including family law, recruitment and IT in New Zealand and the UK.

With over 20 years’ experience as an administrator and PA, Alix is organised, system orientated, customer focused with an eye for detail and is an important member of the team. Alix will be assisting the team with marketing as well as helping investors complete their application forms and providing them with the correct documentation.

Shirley Leung

Shirley Leung

Syndication & Investment Products
Mobile: +64 21 145 6314
Office: +64 9 375 6899

Shirley’s attention to detail and organisation skills have helped her succeed in sales support roles over the last two years for different Bayleys Auckland Commercial and Industrial teams and allowed her to gain valuable property knowledge while working alongside some of Bayleys top salespeople.

With previous experience in marketing and human resources, and a Bachelor of Graphic Design, Shirley recently joined the Bayleys Syndication & Investment Products Division. Having recently completed her real estate papers, Shirley is an integral part of the team and is excited to use her wide range of skills to assist with marketing campaigns and collateral as well as general investor queries and assisting investors with the application process.

Bridget Johnson

Bridget Johnson

Syndication & Investment Products Assistant
Mobile: +64 21 048 6463
Office: +64 9 375 6816

Bridget is the newest recruit to the Syndication and Investment Product Division focusing on administration. Graduating this year from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce in Commercial Law and Information Systems she has a both strong communication skills and a great work ethic. With family history in the real estate industry Bridget is keen to continue to grow her commercial property knowledge

Her bubbly and outgoing personality has endeared her to the team and investors alike. Bridget looks forward to speaking with investors on the phone and meeting with some of you in person at presentations.

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