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Testimonials | Retirement Villages

Since the inception of Lifecare Property we have listed our retirement assets with James on an exclusive Sole Agency basis, and a successful transaction was completed in 2022 with the sale of our retirement village. James has always been professional with an attention to detail approach making the total sale process flow efficiently. Valuations, advice and Agency Agreements have always been compliant and the presentation first class. We can thoroughly recommend Lifecare Property as the go-to specialist in the Retirement industry when buying or selling a retirement village, aged care facility, rest home, hospital and any other commercial property.

Lance Bunting - Silverstream Lifestyle Retirement Village

I have dealt with James on multiple commercial projects since 2017 and hold him in high regard both as a person and as a property professional. Specifically, in 2020 we instructed James (while he was with CBRE) to lead the sale process of Waterford on Hobsonville Point, which was successfully sold to NZX-listed Oceania Healthcare in April 2021. On appointment, James went straight to work on executing a well-structured sales strategy that aligned with our objectives; ensuring the opportunity was accurately presented to a selection of only the most qualified buyers, and critically; that confidentiality was retained throughout the process. Waterford was built to a high specification and the marketing collateral produced matched that opportunity perfectly. Following agreement of commercial terms the sale was completed within a compressed timeframe and involved significant coordination on James' part of multiple groups of internal and external stakeholders; all while the country was still coping with COVID-19 outbreak and lock downs. Despite these challenges James successfully stewarded the sale through to completion. This sale was a fantastic outcome for our shareholders and James’s professional execution was integral.  If you are considering engaging James as your agent, I suggest you do. His energy, commercial pedigree, and strong relationships with key stakeholders in the New Zealand retirement village and aged care sectors are unrivaled. He is a powerful asset to have at your disposal.

Peter Cooney - Waterford on Hobsonville Retirement Village

James executed the sale strategy perfectly and delivered a fantastic outcome. Working with James I was impressed with his passion and intimate knowledge of the retirement and aged care sectors, as well as the vigor with which he works to achieve the best result for his client. I am delighted to support James in his decision to start his own agency and would highly recommend him without any reservation.

Tim Sneeden - Rosehill Gardens Retirement Village

Given the specialised nature of the assets, we required a sales agent with the knowledge and contacts to drive competitive tension between key groups within the retirement village and aged care sectors as well as broader market coverage to commercial investors, land bankers, and corporate residential developers throughout New Zealand. We recognised James' profile as a specialist agent to those sectors. We were very impressed with James’ access to key decision-makers..and were thrilled with the result as the pricing and terms exceeded our expectations.

Shannon Walsh - Clearmont Capital

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