Phone tel:+64 9 309 6020
Since joining Bayleys nearly 30 years ago, Mike Houlker has had roles in sales and management in Wellington, Sydney and Auckland and is recognised as one of this country’s leading commercial and industrial property professionals. His no-nonsense, cut-to-the-chase practical approach to all property matters has gained him respect in the industry and huge repeat and referral business.
Heading a team of Auckland industrial and commercial agents, Mike also works with Bayleys’ wider commercial and industrial network across the country and project manages a number of national marketing campaigns on behalf of major Bayleys’ clients. He is also a director and shareholder of Bayleys’ Queenstown operation.
In addition, Mike is Bayleys Head of Syndication and Investment Products. Bayleys Syndication Division provides investors the opportunity to access premium, high yielding commercial and industrial property offerings with a minimum investment of $50,000. Working in conjunction with leading syndication promoters, Mike has project managed the marketing of over 40 syndications over the past 13 years with a total property value in the vicinity of $600 million.
Recent syndications Mike has project managed the marketing and selling of include two of New Zealand’s largest, with $39 million in equity raised for the Telecom (now Spark) syndication located in Auckland Central and $34.3 million raised for the Southgate Retail Centre syndication located in Takanini. Other include a number of Countdown supermarkets as well as properties with other high profile tenants such as ASB, Bunnings, Carter Holt Harvey and Enza. Mike and his syndication team have built up New Zealand’s largest database of syndicate investors and he is also qualified as an Authorised Financial Advisor.
Across all markets, Mike Houlker has been involved in over $1.5 billion worth of sales and leasing transactions and has consistently been one of Bayleys' top performing agents which has been recognised in the receipt of numerous awards including the prestigious National Commercial and Industrial Salesperson Of The Year Award and REINZ awards as well as being in the top three Bayleys commercial and industrial agents for the last five years.
Recent substantial Commercial and Industrial transactions include:
8 Tolich Place, Henderson: sold for $11.5 million on behalf of an Investment Syndicate
Fred Taylor Drive, Westgate: sold to a residential developer for in excess of $35 million
AMI Portfolio: 5 commercial properties across New Zealand sold for a combined total in excess of $14 million on behalf of Crown Asset Management Limited
Hobsonville Point: 4 super lots totaling 10.45 ha currently under negotiation
EziBuy Head Office, Palmerston North: sold for $6.45 million
45 Sir William Avenue, East Tamaki: sold for $5.64 million