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Mike Houlker is one of New Zealand’s top and most experienced commercial and industrial real estate salesperson - as recognised by being awarded the “Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) National Commercial and Industrial Salesperson of the Year” for 2017, 2018 and 2019. An incredibly rare achievement in New Zealand’s real estate sector.
Across all markets, Mike Houlker has been involved in several billion dollars’ worth of sales and leasing transactions, and has consistently been one of Bayleys' top performing sales people over the last three decades.
Since joining Bayleys in 1986, Mike Houlker has had roles in sales and management in Wellington, Sydney and Auckland. His ‘cut-to-the-chase’, plain language, practical approach to all property matters has gained him not only respect in the industry, but also huge repeat and referral business.
As an integral part of the Bayleys’ commercial and industrial team in Auckland, Mike also works with Bayleys’ wider agency network all across New Zealand and project manages a large number of national and international marketing campaigns on behalf of Bayleys’ clients.
Mike is also the head of Bayleys syndication and investment products division, and qualified as a financial advisor. Bayleys provides investors opportunities to access premium, high-yielding commercial and industrial property offerings with forecast returns paid monthly. Investment amounts range from the minimum ($10,000) through to the millions.
Working in conjunction with one of Australia’s leading and largest property fund managers, the ASX listed Centuria Capital, Mike has project managed the marketing of more than 70 syndications and property funds over the past 18 years - with a total property value in excess of $2 billion.
Recent syndications and property funds that Mike has project managed the marketing and selling of include two of New Zealand’s largest - raising approximately $190 million of investors’ equity over two stages for Augusta Industrial Fund Limited and the new $109 million equity raise of Visy Glass Industrial Property in Penrose, Auckland.
Previous syndications include: Xero’s headquarters in St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland, Mercury Energy’s new corporate headquarters at 33 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland; Telecom (now Spark) located in Auckland Central; Southgate Retail Centre in Takanini; a number of Countdown supermarkets throughout New Zealand. and properties with other high profile tenants such as ASB, Airways Corporation, Bunnings, Carter Holt Harvey, Coca-Cola, Enza, BDO and NZME.
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A selection of Mike Houlker’s recent commercial and Industrial transactions throughout New Zealand include:
Retail complex at Manukau South - $30 million
72 Tidal Road, Mangere: new industrial investment - $48.8 million
NZME’s printing facility at 48-60 Wilkinson Road, Ellerslie - $54 million
Countdown Frazer Cove, Tauranga - $20 million
Industrial land at 880 Great South Road, Penrose - $19.05 million
BP Service Station, Taranaki Street, Wellington - $25 million
Part-tenanted dental premises Wairere Drive, Hamilton - $5 million
Park Mega Centre, Hastings: four modern large format/bulk retail investments sold together - $21.0 million
The Warehouse, 8 Klinac Lane, Waipapa - $5.07 million
Coca-Cola Distribution Centre, 92 Kaimanawa Street, Palmerston North - $8.3 million
100 Carbine Road, Mt Wellington - $36.8 million - vacant possession
Countdown Supermarket, 17 Chappie Place, Hornby, Christchurch - $21.5 million
Auckland University, 19A Princes Street, Auckland City - $2.55 million - leasehold
141-145 Connett Road, New Plymouth - $7.55 million
20 Leven Street, Invercargill - $5.25 million
ASB, 5 Rathbone Street, Whangarei - $5.09 million
862-880 Great South Road, Penrose - $16.5 million – part vacant
Cool Store, 20 Paisley Place, Mt Wellington - $25.3 million