Dean is Bayleys Manawatu-Wanganui Regional General Manager & Country Team Manager for the Region and is based in the Feilding and Palmerston North Offices. Dean’s role as Regional Manager sees him oversee operations for all divisions of the Bayleys Manawatu-Wanganui region, assisting the various divisional managers within this region.
Dean has a specialised knowledge of farms and lifestyle blocks in the Manawatu and Horowhenua & Kapiti areas. He has an extensive rural background, including his previous role as a livestock buyer in the same area which has given him an extensive list of rural contacts.
Born and educated in Gisborne, Dean attended Taratahi Agricultural Training Farm after leaving High School and prior to entering the dairy industry in South Taranaki. This saw him work his way through from a general farm worker, to sharemilking, and certainly gave him a strong affinity with the dairy industry.
His previous experience as a livestock buyer spans back to 1996, in the Taranaki, Manawatu and Horowhenua regions. Prior to this he worked as a Sharemilker, Policeman and Stock Agent in Rural Taranaki and has developed an in depth knowledge of all things effecting rural communities.
With the interaction in the rural community over this time, Dean has built an excellent rapport with many farmers and rural professionals, and has built a large networking database of prospective clients, as well as good rural contacts throughout the country.
Dean and his wife Lea previously lived on their lifestyle property in Shannon and now reside in Feilding. Lea initially joined Dean to work with him in the Bayleys Country team specialising predominantly in the marketing of Lifestyle properties within this region. Lea is now focused on both Residential and Lifestyle properties in the wider Manawatu region, working from the Feilding Office. They have an adult family scattered about the Lower North Island.
Outside of work Dean is heavily involved in Rugby, having been a player, coach and administrator for many years. He was a long standing Chairman/President of the Shannon Rugby Club; having been on the Committee since his arrival in the district in 1998. He played his last game of competitive rugby in 2010. Lea has also had a long involvement in the Shannon Rugby Club, previously holding positions of both Secretary and Treasurer.
At the end of 2014 Dean was elected as President of the Horowhenua-Kapiti RFU and was also awarded the prestigious Charles Monro Trophy at the Steinlager NZ Rugby awards for Volunteer/Administrator of the year for 2014.
Dean also holds the position of President with Horowhenua Boys & Girls Agricultural Club, who are responsible for the overall running of Lamb & Calf Days throughout the Horowhenua area. He has been on the Committee for the Agricultural Club since 1999. Both Dean & Lea are very community minded and have been involved in a number of fundraising ventures including Make a Wish.
Dean finds his role in the Bayleys Team extremely satisfying and has the support of not only his local team but also the expertise and support of the complete Bayleys Group.
Dean is a strong advocate of the Bayleys portfolios including the Country Magazine and Total Property as well as Bayleys affiliation with Cushman & Wakefields which ensures that our properties are promoted worldwide. Bayleys affiliation with Make a Wish is also a great partnership and we are extremely proud to support this, with Dean being recognised as a Super Giver to Make a Wish since 2016.
Dean enjoys getting involved at all levels of the business with members of the wider teams and displays a strong degree of leadership with an honest, reliable and no-nonsense approach to both real estate and life in general. Call Dean to discuss your requirements in strictest confidence and see how we can work together to assist you with your Real Estate requirements.