Commercial Real Estate is all about connections, it's a numbers game. You need to be comfortable cold calling people and have to have the ability to build relationships and trust quickly.
It’s not all about building new business. You need to maintain relationships in and outside your company so you can execute a plan, move a business or address a project management issue better than any of your competitors. Personal touches matter. If you’re someone who loves to meet and engage with a wide range of people then this could be for you.
Whilst outstanding people skills can get you far, data and the ability to read, understand, utilise and present data enables you to set yourself apart from the market. This can be anything from market demographic studies, local research and financial analysis. The Auckland Commercial market is small and the best sales people who understand the market data come out on top.
If you want a consistent 9-5 job where you know what each day will bring then this isn’t for you. Commercial real estate professionals are constantly on the go, you set your own hours and the opportunity to get back what you put in. No two days are the same
The Barfoot & Thompson Commercial team is market-leading and offers expertise in areas of commercial real estate including industrial, office, business and retail sales and leasing, property management, and portfolio management. The team specialise in the transaction of commercial properties to private investors and occupiers. We have over 80 commercial salespeople, leasing agents and property managers spread throughout Auckland and Northland, three dedicated commercial branches (Northshore, South Auckland, City Commercial and Property Management) and three satellite branches.