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 32 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 60 successful syndications over the last 16 years, raising nearly $1 billion of investors’ equity on property valued in excess of $1.6 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).

Joining Bayleys’ Auckland in 2010, she has been instrumental in raising nearly three quarters of a billion dollars for New Zealand’s leading property fund managers - over $350 million in just the last two years. Her previous background involved key roles within a leading property syndication and management company.

After 13 years specialising in the syndicated property area, Samara has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of this sector of the market. She is passionate about ensuring investors receive the absolute best levels of service and 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 five 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 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.

Shirley Leung

Shirley Leung

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

Shirley joined the Bayleys Syndication & Investment Products Division over three years ago, building on the valuable property knowledge she gained working in sales support positions for top salespeople within the company. Prior to this she utilised the skills gained in her Bachelor of Graphic Design along with her natural attention to detail and organisational abilities in marketing and human resource roles.

Her commitment to her role has seen her complete her real estate license and expand her duties to now not only overseeing the day to day marketing and implementing CRM system changes but being a key contact for investors questions.

Shirley has enjoyed speaking with many investors on the phone and looks forward to meeting more investors in person at the presentations held around the country.

Lauren Esquilant

Marcus Bullick

Syndication & Investment Products
Mobile: +64 22 562 755
Office: +64 9 375 6851

Joining Bayleys six years ago, Marcus has vast experience in the marketing department coordinating national advertising for offices throughout New Zealand. Recently joining the Syndication and Investment Products division, Marcus is excited to use his skills to assist with both print and digital campaigns and arrange the numerous presentations we hold around the country.

Beginning a Real Estate qualification to expand his property knowledge, Marcus is available to assist investors with the application process and ensure the right person is available to answer their questions.

Marcus is organised, friendly and approachable and is looking forward to meeting investors.

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