Ray White New Zealand has expanded its leadership bench with the appointment of experienced property figure Daniel Coulson who has joined the national team as the Chief Operating Officer.
Mr Coulson has more than a decade of experience in the real estate industry as a salesperson, auctioneer and national business manager. During the last period, Mr Coulson has also been acknowledged as the leading auctioneer in both New Zealand and Australasia.
Ray White New Zealand now has 177 offices in its network that turnover more than $12 billion worth of sales, with a growing national property management portfolio that has now close to 18,000 properties.
Ray White New Zealand Chief Executive Carey Smith said the growth of the group continued to provide confidence for members to invest in their businesses to grow their market share and deliver outstanding service in each of the transactions they undertake.
“Our growth has accelerated in the last two years with Ray White Leaders in the Wellington and Lower North Island region joining the company together with the now Ray White Austar Group in West Auckland,” Mr Smith said.
“This sees our business sitting at 177 offices. We expect our growth to continue over the next number of years, which is part of the reason why we have sought to have the very best person as our Chief Operating Officer to support this growth.
“Daniel’s deep industry knowledge and enthusiastic approach to the business will align strongly with the accelerated growth trajectory the company is expected to achieve.
“The top businesses in the Ray White Group are the top business in the industry and Daniel will be providing strategic and business planning support around each of our business owners growing ambition to produce better outcomes.”
Mr Coulson said he was aligned to the values of Ray White and he was excited by the ambitions of the company and the leadership of the business.
“I am looking forward to supporting the business owners of Ray White New Zealand. The group has grown continually over the last period and it is great that I am able to join the business as part of that growth ambition. I look forward to providing as much support as I can on the leadership outcomes of Ray White New Zealand.”
Daniel Coulson adds to the depth of the leadership bench with Carey Smith who has been the CEO for the last 21 years and is celebrating 30 years with Ray White this year. Ray White New Zealand Head of Agency Operations Graeme Fraser, Head of Network Services Treena Drinnan and Head of Franchise Operations Stephanie Watson all have extensive knowledge and tenure in the real estate industry.