Find out more about our Commercial Team and learn how their experience in commercial real estate can help you get started in the commercial property market or build on your commercial investment.

John Urlich

John Urlich, Commercial Manager, City Commercial

A graduate of Auckland University, John’s entire working career has been in commercial real estate. He spent over 10 years as a salesperson at Bayleys Real Estate, forging a reputation as an auction and tender specialist, completing countless sales by these methodologies. 

In August 2003, he accepted the position of Sales and Leasing Manager at Barfoot & Thompson Commercial, growing the division from 28 salespeople to in excess of 60. John was promoted to the position of Barfoot and Thompson’s Commercial Manager (City) in 2006, and in 2012 was made responsible for the entire commercial division across three branches - City, North and South. 

John also sits on the steering group for both the REINZ and New Zealand Realtors and is truly passionate about his work. John has strong analytical and quantitative skills and brings these to your instruction. A dedicated father of three, John and his wife Tanya live in central Auckland. 

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Peter Churchill

Peter Churchill, Commercial Operations Manager, City Commercial

Peter Churchill is a Registered Valuer, a member of the Real Estate Institute, a Senior member of the NZ Property Institute, having previously been a National Councillor for the Property Management Institute, has been on the Auckland Branch Committee of the Property Council and was a foundation member of the Property Council's Research Committee. Peter has spoken at several Property conferences at both a regional and national level on matters of interest. 

Before joining Barfoot & Thompson in 2003, Peter spent 20 years looking after the property interests of the AMP group, spending time in the Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland offices. Major projects he had significant involvement in included PWC Tower and Botany Town Centre.

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David Campbell

David Campbell, Commercial Sales Manager, South Auckland Commercial

David is widely regarded as a commercial real estate expert, specialising in non CBD Auckland sales and leasing. Previous experience includes a Valuer of Hotel in Tourism Property and a Property Manager of CBD office with other real estate companies.

What matters most to David is achieving the best possible results for his clients and selling and leasing their properties within the shortest period of time. A true professional, he is passionate about providing a world-class service. David enjoys working with his clients to ensure they make educated decisions based on thorough market knowledge.

David has a Bachelor's degree in Property from the Auckland University and seven years' experience working in the UK for major corporates.

Within his invaluable business experience, his brokerage acumen and well-honed relationship skills, it's not surprising David has established an enviable client base, including repeat buyers. His success rests on his ability to understand the needs of his vendors and lessor and achieve top results through innovative marketing initiatives.

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Simon Farland

Simon Farland, Commercial Sales Manager, North Shore Commercial

Simon has been in commercial and industrial sales and leasing for over 15 years. Prior to this, he worked for five years in the equity markets in both New York and London for a large investment bank.

A return to New Zealand saw Simon utilise his Bachelor of Property degree from the University of Auckland and enter the real estate market working in commercial sales, then as a director for the North Auckland Industrial team for multinational firm, CBRE. 

Simon's area of expertise has been Commercial sales and leasing and Investment sales on the North Shore and West Auckland markets. Another area of focus is land sales and acquisitions, having been directly involved in excess of $100 m worth of land transactions from Botany to Whangarei. 

In May 2014, Simon was appointed the commercial sales manager for Barfoot & Thompson's successful North Shore Commercial office and supports 18 sales professionals while still being involved with significant property transactions across the North Shore market. Since this appointment the team has significantly increased revenues and market share with significant focus on working collaboratively with the wider B&T commercial team and extensive B&T Residential network. 

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