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Alan Johnston has a long and successful career with Bayleys Taranaki specializing in commercial and industrial sales, the team of which he is a founding member.
Alan, better known as AJ, prides himself as being an astute and committed businessman using his extensive market knowledge to achieve his clients’ dreams.
With his well-rounded skills and easy manner, he also aims at making the process less stressful.
“I am here for my clients to resolve issues for individuals, companies and corporations and to do it in such a way that it is an enjoyable experience. While this is a very serious industry - and I take my job very seriously – it is good to still have a laugh.
“To me, life is too short so let’s have a little fun while doing business.”
Now in his second decade with the highly-regarded Bayley’s team in Taranaki and what this means for his clients is the wealth of local knowledge plus the contacts he has built up locally, regionally and internationally.
Now based at their stylish and contemporary new offices in Courtenay St, New Plymouth, AJ has clocked up some outstanding results for vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants but it is not the size of the transaction that makes AJ smile it is the knowledge that at the of the day walking down the street when he waves to a customer/client they always wave back.
AJ came to real estate following an extensive and productive career in the corporate world as a business owner himself and a company accountant within the Fletcher Challenge Group. As a result, AJ has accrued a wealth of experience and extensive financial and business skills. This valuable background allows him to identify and relate to any challenges which may be faced by his valued clients guiding them to successful outcomes.
Underpinned by professional and timely administrative support from the Bayleys Taranaki office, Alan works in a business team with colleague Iain Taylor, an experienced agent with long track record in real estate plus he can call on the national and international resources that Bayleys and our business partners provide.
The combination of Alan and Iain working in tandem ensures a well-rounded and comprehensive service for all their clients across the commercial, retail and industrial sales and leasing spectrum.
Outside work, Alan was a long-standing and valued treasurer of the Waitara Squash Club and was proud to be rewarded with a life membership in 2015 when he finally stood down.
In his free time, AJ continues to play squash and enjoys throwing out a line at his favourite surfcasting spots along the Taranaki coast.
He and wife Trish are the owners of a North Taranaki farmlet which keeps them busy and grounded.