Our People

Greg Sugars
Greg Sugars CEO | Head Office
Greg Sugars
Greg Sugars CEO Head Office

Greg is the Chief Executive Officer and a National Director within the Preston Rowe Paterson Group.
In his 10 years within the company, it has seen him focusing on the internal growth of existing franchisees and adding new franchisees in key targeted locations to assist in PRP’s international expansion as well as the enhancement of the PRP brand.

 

Mitchell Stubbs
Mitchell Stubbs Director | Auckland North
Mitchell Stubbs
Mitchell Stubbs Director Auckland North

Mitchell has 15 years experience in the valuation industry within Australia and New Zealand. Mitchell re-joined Preston Rowe Paterson in 2022, after a 4 year stint at Darroch. He has broad range of experience including valuations and consultancy of office buildings, industrial buildings and shopping centres, through to specialised property including medical facilities and childcare centres for acquisition and disposal, financial reporting, insurance, rent review and mortgage purposes.

Mitchell currently focuses on a range of commercial and industrial property throughout the Auckland region.

He is a current committee member of the Auckland branches of the Property Institute of New Zealand and New Zealand Institute of Valuers.

 

Louie Lim
Louie Lim Director | Auckland North
Louie Lim
Louie Lim Director Auckland North

As a general practitioner in commercial, industrial and residential markets, Louie undertakes a variety of valuation work including market valuations for mortgage security, financial reporting, rent reviews, insurance and compensation valuations as well as providing expert witness evidence for Courts and arbitration’s.

 

Alex Haden
Alex Haden Managing Director | Tauranga & Whakatāne
Alex Haden
Alex Haden Managing Director Tauranga & Whakatāne

Alex is our Managing Director, often referred to as “The Friendly Giant.” Alex commenced his Valuation career in Tauranga in 1997 and has practiced in the Western Bay of Plenty region ever since. Whilst Alex is still actively involved with overseeing the valuation and consultancy sides of the company, he is now more hands-on in the management of growing the business and the expansion of the PRP brand throughout New Zealand. Customer relationships have always been the part of the job that Alex enjoys the most. As part of this, he is passionate about ensuring that clients get the highest level of attention and care possible. Afterhours Alex is kept busy with a young family and he also enjoys catching up with friends and family.  Fishing and dive trips are favourites but aren’t as frequent as he would like!

Residential, Apartment, Rural Lifestyle

Dylan Barrett
Dylan Barrett Director | Tauranga & Whakatāne
Dylan Barrett
Dylan Barrett Director Tauranga & Whakatāne

Dylan joined the team in 2013 and became a Director of the company in 2016. Dylan specialises and is highly regarded and sought after in valuing horticultural property – particularly Kiwifruit. After PRP hours Dylan is kept ever busy sitting on a few boards in business areas he finds interesting and also with his own Kiwifruit orchards – which he couldn’t do without the help of his fantastic wife and growing family.

Horticulture, Commercial, Industrial

Jason Coulson
Jason Coulson Director | Tauranga
Jason Coulson
Jason Coulson Director Tauranga

Jason has been actively engaged in the valuation of residential, lifestyle, horticultural and commercial properties in Tauranga and the wider Western Bay of Plenty for over 20 years. When not at work, Jason can usually be found tending to his ‘Life-sentence’ block, including the myriad of tasks associated with the avocado orchard or his wife’s horses!

Residential, Rural Lifestyle, Rural, Horticulture

Matthew Fenton
Matthew Fenton Director | Tauranga & Whakatāne
Matthew Fenton
Matthew Fenton Director Tauranga & Whakatāne

Meet Matt Fenton, part of our dynamic commercial valuation team at PRP Tauranga. Matt is involved with all things commercial, covering a wide range of asset classes including post-harvest facilities, large scale industrial assets, commercial property and development projects. Matt joined us in 2017 after 9 years’ of travelling around the world as a Chief Officer on superyachts. Matt holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Valuation and Property Management and brings a practical and logical approach to asset valuation. When not in the office, Matt loves spending time with his young family and when time allows, he can be found following or partaking in the many sports he loves – such as fishing, mountain biking, golf, motorsport to name just a few

Commercial, Industrial

Aaron Kelliher
Aaron Kelliher Senior Valuer | Tauranga & Whakatane
Aaron Kelliher
Aaron Kelliher Senior Valuer Tauranga & Whakatane

Aaron originally joined the team in 2007 and has become an expert in the Western BOP region undertaking the majority of his work in the residential, apartment and rural lifestyle markets. Aaron particularly enjoys valuing high end residential and is highly regarded within the Mount Maunganui market. When not working Aaron enjoys spending time with the family, at the beach and helping out on the side-line of the rugby field

Residential, Apartment, Rural Lifestyle

Adam Honeyfield
Adam Honeyfield Registered Valuer | Tauranga
Adam Honeyfield
Adam Honeyfield Registered Valuer Tauranga

Adam joined the PRP team in October 2018 after working in the farming industry. Since this time he has completed his Bachelor of Agribusiness majoring in Rural Valuation via distance study all while working full time and helping raise a young family! In May 2023 all the hard work was rewarded and he was successful in becoming a Registered Valuer. Adam specialises in all things Rural, covering the Bay of Plenty Region. In his spare time Adam enjoys spending time with his family – working on the family farm along with hunting and fishing.

Agribusiness, Rural, Horticulture

Chris Derksen
Chris Derksen Registered Valuer | Tauranga
Chris Derksen
Chris Derksen Registered Valuer Tauranga

Meet Chris Derksen, a Registered Commercial Valuer from our PRP Tauranga team. Chris enjoys hacking his way around the golf course, heading down to Rotorua for some mountain biking and kicking back with his young family in the sun. Chris joined PRP Tauranga in 2018 as part of our internship programme and has gone on to become a Registered Valuer, specialising in all areas of commercial property valuation.

Commercial, Industrial

Jake Payne
Jake Payne Registered Valuer | Tauranga
Jake Payne
Jake Payne Registered Valuer Tauranga

Jake joined the PRP Tauranga Team in December 2018 and specialises in valuing Commercial and Industrial properties.  He also undertakes valuations of more specialist type assets such as medical and health related facilities, childcare centres and comprehensive residential or mixed-use developments. He started his valuation career in Christchurch in 2011 and earned registration in 2014.  In between the years of valuation experience, he’s spent time living and working in London as a property consultant and advisor on larger commercial asset portfolios. Outside of the exciting role as a valuer, Jake will be found washed up on the beach in Papamoa enjoying the ocean and sunshine with his family.

Commercial, Industrial

Malcolm Swney
Malcolm Swney Registered Valuer | Tauranga & Whakatane
Malcolm Swney
Malcolm Swney Registered Valuer Tauranga & Whakatane

Malcolm has been part of the PRP Family since January 2016. He is an experienced Registered Valuer and specialises in all things Residential Property. Out of hours – you’ll find Malcolm hunting, fishing, or training for the next multisport event.

Residential, Apartment, Rural Lifestyle

Toby Hawes
Toby Hawes Registered Valuer | Tauranga
Toby Hawes
Toby Hawes Registered Valuer Tauranga

Toby joined the PRP Tauranga Team in September 2022. Toby started his valuation career in Perth and earned registration in 2022. He has recently returned to New Zealand after living in and working in Perth where he was employed in a hybrid assistant valuer / asset management role for an agency. Prior to this, he worked in a diverse asset / portfolio management role, for a prominent private developer in Perth.

Commercial and Industrial

Brittany Larsen
Brittany Larsen Assistant Valuer | Tauranga & Whakatāne
Brittany Larsen
Brittany Larsen Assistant Valuer Tauranga & Whakatāne

Meet Brittany Larsen, Assistant Residential Valuer, and an integral part of our PRP Tauranga team. Brittany joined us in April 2021 after traveling the world as an International Flight Attendant for the past 5 years. She is currently working towards becoming a Registered Valuer and will specialise in Residential Property. In her spare time, Brittany loves outdoor activities and socialising with friends.

Residential

Hannah Lukins
Hannah Lukins Assistant Valuer | Tauranga & Whakatāne
Hannah Lukins
Hannah Lukins Assistant Valuer Tauranga & Whakatāne

Hannah joined the team in 2023 to assist with the expansion of the rural valuation department across the Bay of Plenty. Hannah is working towards valuer registration in New Zealand having relocated from the UK where she achieved membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and fellowship of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. Outside of work Hannah lives on farm in the Whakatane region and enjoys her time off at the beach or on an adventure with her partner.

Agribusiness, Rural, Horticulture

Esmé Gordon (Currently on Maternity Leave due to return in late 2024)
Esmé Gordon (Currently on Maternity Leave due to return in late 2024) Assistant Valuer | Tauranga
Esmé Gordon (Currently on Maternity Leave due to return in late 2024)
Esmé Gordon (Currently on Maternity Leave due to return in late 2024) Assistant Valuer Tauranga

Meet Esmé Gordon, Assistant Valuer to Aaron Kelliher, and in house green-thumb. Esmé was originally part of (the much smaller) Hills Haden crew and joined the PRP team again in 2017 after a 6-year stint working in Melbourne City as a Property Manager. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Business, majoring in Property via Massey University and will specialise in Residential Valuations once she has gained Registration. Outside of the office you will likely find Esmé learning the art of wave riding, enjoying time at the barre or devouring good food with loved ones.

Residential

Kate Waldon
Kate Waldon Assistant Valuer | Tauranga
Kate Waldon
Kate Waldon Assistant Valuer Tauranga

Kate joined the PRP Tauranga team in July 2022. For the past three years, she has been working as a Legal Secretary in a Property/Commercial team at a local law firm.
She is currently completing a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Property and Finance, and looks forward to completing her Registration in the near future.

Commercial and Industrial

Alex Phillips (on Maternity Leave – due to return in 2024)
Alex Phillips (on Maternity Leave – due to return in 2024) Commercial Valuers Assistant | Tauranga & Whakatāne
Alex Phillips (on Maternity Leave – due to return in 2024)
Alex Phillips (on Maternity Leave – due to return in 2024) Commercial Valuers Assistant Tauranga & Whakatāne

Alex works in the Commercial Team coordinating the workflow and keeping the valuers on their toes – something she knows a lot about from her former life as a ballet teacher in Auckland. Alex has been part of the PRP team since 2019 and loves the fun and engaging office environment with no pink tights and leotards in sight. When she isn’t at work, Alex is busy learning the rural ropes at her new lifestyle property, making the transition from life in the big smoke almost complete.

Chantelle Andersen-Cameron
Chantelle Andersen-Cameron Commercial Valuers Assistant | Tauranga & Whakatāne
Chantelle Andersen-Cameron
Chantelle Andersen-Cameron Commercial Valuers Assistant Tauranga & Whakatāne

Chantelle works in the Commercial team and is the first point of contact for any commercial enquiries. Chantelle comes from an Insurance background. Chantelle is a ”local girl’, born and bred in Tauranga. Outside of work she is really into water sports and loves to get into the outdoors whenever she can.

Hilary James
Hilary James Administrator and Head Typist | Tauranga
Hilary James
Hilary James Administrator and Head Typist Tauranga

Hilary is an integral and long-standing member of the team, working as an Administrator and Typist.  She joined the company back in 2002 when it was Hills Weller and subsequently becoming Hills Haden and then PRP in 2015.  She has seen amazing changes and growth in the company over the past 20 years.  She loves the vibrant office environment and also the flexibility afforded by the job. Outside of working hours she loves to travel, following most sports and spending time with the grandchildren.

Misty Godfrey
Misty Godfrey Rural Valuers Assistant | Tauranga
Misty Godfrey
Misty Godfrey Rural Valuers Assistant Tauranga

Meet Misty who has worked in the Rural and Commercial support team since 2016 and calls PRP family. She feels she is lucky to be part of such a professional but fun team and finds her job extremely rewarding. She has come from the other side of the world with an Insurance and Marketing background but has finally found her calling in property. When she isn’t working her flexible hours, she is kept on her toes as a mum to 3 boys who love rugby, rugby and rugby – think the next 3 brothers in the All Blacks!

Rhonda Levis
Rhonda Levis Office Manager | Tauranga & Whakatāne
Rhonda Levis
Rhonda Levis Office Manager Tauranga & Whakatāne

Rhonda is our Office Manager. She has been working for us since 2016 and has been a big part of our growth.  With her banking background she has excellent insight into our client valuation needs and requirements and shares the passion of our overarching goal – “To provide great customer service and outcomes”. Rhonda fills her days working behind the scenes alongside Alex Haden with the business management and generally being the office “Mum”, where she has many “proud Mum moments”. Outside of work Rhonda is a busy wife and mum of two girls. She likes to keep active with sports, particularly netball and outdoor activities.

Tracey Clarke
Tracey Clarke Commercial Valuers Assistant | Tauranga & Whakatāne
Tracey Clarke
Tracey Clarke Commercial Valuers Assistant Tauranga & Whakatāne

Introducing Tracey who is an integral part of the PRP Residential Valuation team. Tracey has worked at PRP for the last 3 years and she enjoys the people, the office vibe and the flexibility that PRP gives her. Born in Australia (but we don’t hold that against her), Tracey has 3 young kids, so only “works” 30 hours per week, the rest of the time she is a part-time taxi driver, taking her kids to all their various sporting activities.

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