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.


“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