In accepting his induction Tony Jenkins, who is the majority shareholder in 12 Harcourts Holmwood offices in Christchurch, Gore and Invercargill, paid tribute to his committed and talented team of 106 sales consultants, 17 property management staff and 46 support staff.
“It is a huge honour to be inducted in to the Harcourts Hall of Fame and I’m grateful for the support I’ve had from my family and my sales teams and the wider Harcourts family.”
Tony has been in the real estate profession for 27 years, and with Harcourts for 24 of those. He is a former award-winning sales consultant who was consistently in Harcourts New Zealand’s top 10 during his selling career – an impressive achievement given the comparatively low average sale price in the Invercargill market where he commenced his real estate career. Tony’s best year saw him named the number two sales consultant in New Zealand and the top auction lister.
One of the founding partners of Harcourts Invercargill office, established in 1991, Tony also opened an office in Gore, and took over the Wanaka office before entering the Christchurch real estate market via the St Albans office. In 2009 Tony took over a controlling share of Holmwood Real Estate, which operates five real estate offices, one commercial office and four property management offices in Christchurch.
Harcourts New Zealand CEO Hayden Duncan says Tony’s proven business success and his level of industry knowledge are a major asset to Harcourts, as is his commitment to supporting his local community. “Add to that the fact he’s hugely passionate about what he does as well as keeping his businesses and his people engaged, committed and excited about what they do, and you can see why he has become such a valued member of the Harcourts family.”