Hayden is an experienced leader in real estate having been in the industry for over twenty years. At 33 years old he was at the helm of New Zealand’s largest real estate group. Appointed as CEO he was responsible for the running of the brand through the recovery from the Global Financial Crisis and the Christchurch earthquakes.
During his leadership the business diversified successfully into new markets, grew its core business dominance and increased its market share and footprint throughout the country. It also consistently became recognised as the most trusted brand in its industry. Hayden puts this down to focusing on people. “Good people make great businesses”.
Hayden’s real estate career began by selling and then becoming a property auctioneer - resulting in him being recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading auctioneers. He ran the auction business for a national real estate business covering residential, commercial, industrial and rural real estate. Auctions remain one of his passions today and he is still active in assisting sales people with skill development and calling auctions.
In recent years Hayden also moved his family to Canada to set up a real estate business in Vancouver which is still running today based on the same simple belief - people.
“People spend a huge amount of their life working. In my view, it’s critical that it’s doing something you love, with people that you enjoy, where high expectations of delivery are the norm and you have fun,” says Hayden. Those that have worked with him can attest to these beliefs being a reality.
Hayden is an experienced director and board member having held directorships in multiple companies both in New Zealand and offshore.
Hayden has recently established his own consulting business helping to guide and improve realtor’s performance and expand their business productivity. However, it is this next chapter that Hayden is excited about - working with a great group of professionals to provide another trusted real estate brand where putting people first is top priority.
Hayden lives in Tauranga and is proud to call this home now. He and his family enjoy the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty whether this is on the water, biking, hiking or tending to his cows and sheep on his lifestyle property.