James Were

Auckland Central
Bayleys Real Estate Ltd

Licensed under the REAA 2008

Mobile: +64 21 740 032
Office: +64 9 375 6844

Current listings

Office - Auckland Central
Licensed under the REA Act 2008

About James

James has worked in commercial real estate over 12 years. Having experience in the UK working with the world’s largest (privately owned) real estate company Cushman & Wakefield. James operated in transaction management, working with a selection of corporate clients throughout Europe, America and the Asia Pacific region.

James markets and sells a wide range of Auckland property, specialising in Auckland City and Fringe. He has a strong brokerage track record. As a senior commercial broker James has been involved in over $300 million worth of commercial property transactions.

His drive to succeed means he is a top negotiator and his knowledge of the Auckland property market is formidable and comprehensive. He has developed trusted, longstanding relationships and is committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients.

His expertise can add value to any business or individual looking for their next property solution.


“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

“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

“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