Boundless Enthusiasm and Efficiency

Megan graduated from Lincoln University with a bachelor’s degree majoring in Event management, equipping her with the right skills to handle the many events and business operations here at Holmwood.

Before joining Holmwood, Megan worked closely with the General Manager for a large-scale hospitality supplier as the Office Support & Website Coordinator.

As Business Support Coordinator, Megan plays a pivotal role in ensuring the senior leadership team is well supported and assists with coordinating the many facets of the Holmwood business. With her bubbly personality, Megan approaches everything she does with boundless enthusiasm and efficiency.

Outside of work, Megan enjoys staying active and pursuing her hobbies, which include hiking, socialising and travelling having recently completed a five-month OE across Europe and the United Kingdom.


Passionate, Driven & Sincere

A desire to be close to her family has brought Benita back to Christchurch.

Benita comes with over 8 years’ experience in Residential Sales, is a Top Performing Agent with Harcourts with over $100 million in settled sales. As a true professional in the industry, she is held in high regard by her peers and has been the recipient of many awards acknowledging her efforts over the years.

The combination of dynamic energy, industry knowledge and innovative ideas has proven to be a winning formula for Benita. She has the experience, expertise and results that demonstrate her successful approach to business.

Benita values honesty, integrity and professionalism, and has a sound knowledge of all aspects of property transactions. She approaches everything with energy and enthusiasm, and has an eye for detail.  She is approachable, hardworking, and resourceful.

Benita sees her Sales Manager role as an opportunity to support and inspire her team to be successful and achieve their goals and to ensure our customers receive exceptional service and results.

Benita’s hobbies include spending time with family, dining out, entertaining, gardening and shopping.

Leadership, management and strategic thinking.

A dynamic and results-driven Real Estate Sales Manager with a vast background as a business owner, Shar brings a unique blend of experience in sales, marketing, entrepreneurship, and life coaching to the Ilam 2 team.

Shar’s career has equipped her with invaluable skills in leadership, management, and strategic thinking. A highly successful Harcourts sales consultant for over six years, her ability to successfully run and grow a business demonstrates her resilience, adaptability, and business acumen.  Shar says “the enjoyment I get from real estate, and making the experience seamless for clients is what I thrive on.”

As a certified Life Coach, Shar is dedicated to empowering others to lead their best lives and her coaching expertise allows her to connect with people on a personal level, helping them navigate life’s challenges, set and achieve their goals, and make informed decisions about real estate.

Shar is deeply involved in the community having volunteered at Lifeline for five years and is an active supporter of Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Canterbury Brain Research. A mother of four boys and with two grandchildren, Shar is no stranger to the juggle of a successful career and family.

Keen to work with Shar and the Harcourts Holmwood team? Call her on 027 675 2224 to find out more.

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“Client focused, results driven.”
– Deb Beesley

A Wealth of Knowledge…

Deb brings 21 years of real estate experience and expertise, along with an unstoppable work ethic, which has seen her reach more than $200 million in settled sales and has also enabled her team to achieve many personal bests with her support.

A qualified Branch Manager, Deb has an in-depth knowledge of all areas of real estate transactions. Prior to real estate she worked in social services, marketing and PR roles enabling her an innate quality for getting the very best out of people. Deb in her no fuss way works tirelessly to ensure a smooth process and an outstanding result. There is no hype, flashy self-promotion or false promises when you deal with Deb.

In her relaxed, upfront, honest and unflustered way she works alongside her team and her clients to deliver clear, precise communication and sound professional real estate advice.
Deb simply loves her job and has a natural enthusiasm for her chosen career.

If you would love to know more about a real estate career based out of our Merivale office, please contact Deb.

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Janelle joins the Holmwood group as General Manager of Operations, responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of strategy, whilst leading the operations and growth of the company. No stranger to managing large operations, Janelle was previously General Manager to one of the South Island’s largest hospitality and tourism operators.

Janelle got her first taste of real estate in a marketing and business management role for a South Island property developer. Prior to this, she spent over 14 years in management positions – as the Marketing Manager at Enable fibre broadband and a successful tenure at Vbase where she led the Sales and Marketing team. These roles required working with multiple stakeholders at both corporate and government levels and partnering with various agencies in dynamic environments, leading large-scale teams to deliver both digital and traditional marketing.

Not one to take the back seat, Janelle is always at the helm of business operations, with her ethos being to make a genuine difference and deliver results. She is a creative thinker, always striving for those light-bulb moments to generate outstanding campaigns. As a leader, she very much sees her role as to instil confidence in others, creating a supportive work-place culture with high staff engagement.

Equally however, a comfortable work-life balance is important to Janelle; this is something she encourages and extends to her staff and colleagues also. Her other “happy place” aside from work is at the family bach, enjoying time on and around the water with her family and friends.




Seeing the excitement our buyers and sellers experience when they achieve their real estate goals is my motivation.
– Nikila Creagh

Committed to Exceeding Expectations

Loyal to the Harcourts brand since 2004, working in both management and selling capacities, Nikila has comprehensive knowledge of the Canterbury real estate market, with particular expertise pertaining to post-quake issues. With a wide network of professional contacts, issues relating to land zonings, insurance, finance, ‘as is, where is’, geo-tech and structural integrity can all be addressed. There is nothing too great nor too challenging that Nikila is not willing to consider.

Committed to exceeding expectations and achieving top results for her clients, Nikila’s considered approach and experience, with regards to marketing and negotiation, will ensue a positive outcome, and provide value throughout a transaction.

“The joy I receive from this role is experiencing the excitement when our buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals, allowing them to progress to the next stage in their lives – whether they are first home buyers, families, retirees, or serious investors.”

Buying and/or selling property is one of the biggest decisions anyone can make. Choice of brand and agent is critical. If it is informed advice on the property market that you require, matched with a professional and caring, client service ethic, Nikila would welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs.  Be assured you will be in ‘safe hands’.

Keen to work with Nikila and the Harcourts Holmwood team? Call her on 0275 175 645 to discuss ways to join us.

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Invaluable Experience & Knowledge

Ann Marie brings a vast amount of experience and knowledge to Holmwood, having worked in many varying industries throughout her successful career.

In 2000 Ann Marie joined Harcourts International as their CFO, managing acquisitions and developing the group’s internal financial reporting systems. Then in 2019, after a hiatus, she returned to the Harcourts team, as Chief Financial Officer of Holmwood.

She is an invaluable asset to the company.

“I enjoy immensely being able to help others achieve their dreams.”
– Luke Jansen

Experience and Commitment

With almost 28 years real estate experience across four decades, Luke first donned the Harcourts tie in 1994 whilst in Lower Hutt.

From selling in the early days to management, auctioneering and training thereafter in both Lower Hutt and Wellington City, Luke has seen many market changes over the years. He is now an integral part of the Harcourts Holmwood Team as the Training Manager and group mentor.

Luke is passionate when it comes to new agent training, “if they make the commitment to study, invest in their time and financially – they deserve our close attention and support. Our influence will affect the trajectories of our new folk. We never lose sight of this”.

Luke brings a competence and confidence and thrives on the ability to add value to someone’s day – every day.

An award winning Auctioneer with a Speech Degree, Luke has advanced to Licensed Agent status.

Having grown up in Christchurch, he knows the garden city well and is so happy to be back.

Ever so proud, Luke has three beautiful daughters Bonnie, Jemima and Lulu – he is delighted to be part of the Harcourts Holmwood Group!


‘Anything is possible if you make a plan and work hard but it is so much easier if you have a leadership team that not only believes in your plan, but wants to travel the journey by your side.’
– Kyle Sutherland


Experience & Energy

Appointed to the role of CEO in 2024, Kyle Sutherland brings a wealth of leadership experience and unceasing energy to the Harcourts Holmwood team. A Harcourts veteran with over two decades in the industry, Kyle has been instrumental in setting Harcourts’ standard for excellence, revolutionising leadership through professional and personal development, both at home and abroad.

Kyle’s journey with Harcourts began in Dunedin in 2004, a fledgling sales consultant who quickly learnt to fly, earning the title of Rookie of the Year and setting the standard for a career that would see him shine. By 2008, Kyle had stepped into the world of auctioneering, winning the coveted title of Harcourts New Zealand Novice Auctioneer of the Year.

With a team-orientated attitude and an instinctive ability to lead, Kyle turned to coaching in 2014, excelling as Harcourts New Zealand’s South Island trainer. Drawing on his own experience as a successful sales agent, he thrived on enabling new and experienced agents achieve their full potential. It was during this period that Kyle accepted the role of Business Development Manager and Trainer for Fiji, growing the business through strategic planning and coaching the management team and sales consultants.

Most recently, Kyle has headed up Harcourts Holmwood’s Ilam 2 office, not just as Manager, but also an invested Business Owner.

Passionate about supporting the people he leads to achieve their best and fulfil their potential, Kyle journeys with his team. Actively supportive, yet comfortable with the uncomfortable, he’s an inspirational people-centric leader who celebrates the success of those he guides. Compelling and productive, humble and respectful, Kyle’s a champion for excellence, setting the bar high for the future of Harcourts Holmwood.

Keen to work with Kyle and the Harcourts Holmwood team? Call him on 027 553 6299 to discuss ways to join us.


Experience and Knowledge

Hayden started his career in the real estate industry in 2005, being trained under the careful guidance of James Twiss in Canterbury.

In 2007 Hayden was asked to join another real estate company and moved to Auckland as their Business Development Manager for Auckland and Northland. Following this he went on to open his own real estate business under that same brand in 2009. This was all achieved while undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies majoring in Real Estate and obtaining his Associate Member of the Real Estate Industry of New Zealand status (AREINZ).

In 2018 Hayden was presented with the opportunity to sell his business to a fellow franchisee and become that company’s General Manager. Three days into the job Hayden was offered the exciting opportunity of moving back to Christchurch to take up the role of Harcourts South Island Regional Manager.

15 months later, Hayden is delighted and honoured to be presented the opportunity to purchase a shareholding in the Holmwood Fendalton office and join Tony Jenkins’ leadership team.

He is looking forward to this exciting new chapter!

Join us at our Fendalton Office