Hamilton business takes out award


Family-owned Waikato Real Estate has become the first property management business from the region to be awarded the LPMA Property Management Company of the Year title, edging out competition from both Australia and America, as well as from New Zealand.

Announced and presented at a recent online ceremony hosted by Leading Property Managers Association (LPMA), the annual award recognises the most outstanding property management business with all aspects of the business and its management taken into account.

LPMA’s Adam Hooley says Waikato Real Estate was “an absolute stand-out winner”.

WRE also took out Excellence in Property Management and Industry Contribution Award. Waikato Real Estate specialises in property management, headed by company founder Michael Murray, and his daughter Michelle Pearson and husband Oliver Pearson. The business has also been a Westpac Waikato Business Awards finalist, and has a focus on continued in-house growth and development.

“Winning these awards in such a challenging year means so much to myself and the team,” says WRE manager Michelle Pearson.

“We used last year’s lockdown to thoroughly audit the business, and when we emerged from Level 4 we systematically implemented new technology, adopted industry best practices and continuously benchmarked our service standards against our industry Property Management peers in the LPMA community.

“We’re the first Waikato business to win the Property Management Company of the Year award – being locally owned and Waikato focused, we are thrilled to continue representing and promoting our region today.”


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