Pukeko Rental Managers wins big at the NZ Franchise Awards in Auckland
It was an unexpected and exciting win for David Pearse (Our owner & Managing Director) and the Pukeko Rental Managers Team at the 25th Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards this year. We are thrilled to have won both the Business to Business Franchise System of the Year Award and the Supreme Award Westpac Franchise System of the Year.
We would like to thank everyone for supporting us and making it possible. We are so very grateful to our franchisees and the entire team throughout the country.
2019 marked the 25th year of the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards, which are based on internationally-recognized criteria and independently judged by the NZ Business Excellence Foundation. Apparently we achieved a rare win at the Supreme level for a first-time entrant, with the judges reporting that it reflected the care and attention to detail that we put into developing our business model.
Here is more of what the judges had to say...
‘David has a clear understanding of the requirements of the property owner and tenant markets, and uses sophisticated, data-driven techniques to understand performance, including bench-marking,’ say the judges. ‘His management structure is one that places each of the franchisees at the top of the pyramid, with everyone below them there to support the front-line endeavors.’
The judges also mentioned how they liked that each franchisee is a dedicated owner-operator with a limited number of properties under management at any one time in their local area rather than being an add-on to a real estate company. They were impressed by Pukeko's proactive approach, going well beyond just rent collection and with a focus on tenanting and maintaining its clients’ properties to the highest standard, ensuring they continue to provide ongoing great returns.
Then David is quoted in saying "Our mantra is we don’t want to be the biggest, but the best"! when speaking during the awards ceremony.
While we are still buzzing from such an amazing achievement, we are also busy putting the plan together for 2020 with some exciting times ahead of us. Watch this space!
Thanks again to Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards, we’ll see you next year.