The Ray White Group is pleased to announce the opening of their 135th real estate office through Sue Douglas Property Services in the new Takanini Village located in South Auckland. The new office is part of the Takanini Village development and is a flagship standalone office located in the main hub of Stage 1 within the project. The office has been nominated for several design and fitout awards.
Last night over 120 people gathered to celebrate the opening of the office. Helen O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, in her address acknowledged Sue Douglas and complimented Sue on her long tenure within the industry. She went on to say the opening of the new office represents everything the industry is striving for in respect of standards and professionalism.
Sir Peter Leitch also spoke at the opening and reflected on his first business expansion into South Auckland. He spoke about the genuine relationships within the community and how trust and opportunity play a big role in the success of business today.
Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, reflected on Sue’s outstanding career and how the business mirrored the family values of Ray White given the support Sue has from her husband Wayne and daughter Jodi. He went on to say the office is one of the true statements of confidence within the industry and reflects the commitment business owners within Ray White are striving towards.
Bruce Wallace from Wallace Construction, who are the developers of the new village, spoke with pride about being a local Takanini family and how Sue and Wayne shared their outlook on the growth of the area and the strong belief in the future of community business hubs that are attractive for a number of different businesses and service providers.
Sue Douglas in her address acknowledged her husband, Wayne, and daughter, Jodi, and their 34 member team and the commitment to youth and the development of genuine real estate careers within her business. Sue said that the new office is an environment that will respond to not only those who work within the business but also allow for a full service business with property management, auctions and finance planning a role within the business.