Growth is never far from an entrepreneurs’ thoughts. The same can be said for Preet Grewal, Managing Director of Harcourts Preet & Co. Preet has overseen the complete transformation of his real estate business into the fastest growing Harcourts franchise internationally.
A dominant brand in South and East Auckland; areas rich in a multi-cultural population and a great housing mix. Harcourts Preet & Co has a culture focused on people – what better location to be situated in.
Harcourts Preet & Co comprises 10 real estate offices, an award winning property management arm and an emerging projects team. The Preet & Co family extends to over 200 team members – all skilfully trained professionals who encompass the knowledge, expertise, honesty and integrity required to achieve the best possible results for their clientele.
The Preet & Co Story…
The seeds were first sown in late 2011 when Preet Grewal looked at the current way of marketing property and interacting with customers and believed there was a better way to be more efficient and deliver exceptional service.
The vision was to establish a local office in South Auckland that could relate to the many nationalities that make up the area, and to establish an ‘ultimate service’ environment that would deliver results. Now managed by Glenis Shirley, the team has achieved considerable success in a short time as it currently ranks 17th Harcourts office in the world.
Since the opening of Manukau in 2012, the growth has been organic as Preet and the team have created a business of attraction. In April 2014, the Otahuhu branch was established, led by community minded Mushtaq Sheikh. Buoyed by the success in Otahuhu, Preet next sought interest in the Eastern market. In November 2014, an ultra-modern Preet & Co office in the Botany Town Centre was opened, currently managed by Tim Duncan.
As Preet started to turn heads in the real estate world, the Preet & Co family continued to grow. In 2016, the opportunity to bring a fresh perspective to the Ellerslie area was presented. This office has a 14 year legacy in the community and is growing from strength to strength, currently managed by local Joe Voordouw.
An exciting amalgamation offer became a natural progression and late in 2016, Preet announced a further three offices would be welcomed into the family – Harcourts Howick, Pakuranga and Meadowlands. Pivotal to the community and already appreciated by the locals, these offices brought a wealth of knowledge into the group. Pakuranga is currently led by Alan Owens and Howick has Susan Woolnough at the helm.
With growth comes challenges, and as our Manukau office on Sharkey Street started to burst at the seams, we knew it was time to find a second location in the area. Our Manukau Ronwood office, led by Gabrielle Ellett, has been intricately designed to house our state-of-the-art auction room that will lead the market in its cutting edge technology and beautiful finish.
In late 2016, it was Papatoetoe’s turn to get the Preet & Co touch with an office that has been operating for over twenty years. With the office currently under renovation, Branch Manager Dean Edmonds continues to lead his team in style from our Manukau Ronwood location. And it’s also the Ronwood office where you’ll find the lovely Harcourts Manurewa team. The most recent asset to the company in June 2017, is also under renovation as we make sure we have the most modern and fit-for-purpose spaces for our team to work in.
With Preet’s perseverance and commitment to making this franchise the largest and most successful Harcourts franchise in the country, it has made the team evermore driven to help YOU achieve every success – through all your real estate dreams.
Fact #6 Harcourts Preet & Co is the LARGEST real estate franchise in South & East Auckland. We are proud of the enormous growth over the last 5 years and are thrilled with our growing recognition among the wider community.