Meet the Comprendé Team

Tania McCrystall – New Business Manager

Phone: 021 520 470  |  Email:

Tania is a New Business Manager who came to Comprende with a wide range of Business Development experience in Recruitment, Insurance and the Outbound Telemarketing arenas.

Tania has always been interested in the Property Market and she has a far-reaching network of contacts and business associates that can add value to her relationships with investors who are looking to ensure that their investments continue to work for them going forward. Tania is always available to owners and potential investors for advice and is passionate about providing the best possible advice and level of service to owners.

Grant Foggo – GM/Director

Phone: 027 548 2047  |  Email:

“We created Comprende to lift the standard of services that owners and tenants can expect from the Property Management Industry”. 

Grant is a proud Scotsman and a Kiwi who left his homeland in his early 20’s.  He spent 20 years in senior management and sales roles in the Middle East and Asia before settling in Wellington in 2002.

As an entrepreneur and an innovator Grant has a refreshing and interesting approach to business.  He believes that business success is a result of connections and he’s constantly amazed at what happens as a result of connecting face to face with people.  Grant has found that the more he seeks to assist people the more these connections add value back into his life.

To quote Grant: “You have to believe it to see it”

Adam Beganovich – Lettings & Inspections Officer

Phone: 021 230 6312  |  Email:

After spending three years as a Social Housing Officer with Wellington City Council Adam came to us and he’s been with us for more than two years. Seriously, Comprende just would not be the same without this cheerful, happy and approachable colleague.

Adam is our Viewing and Inspections Officer which means that he’s responsible for finding the right tenants for your property. He does all the preliminary the work engaging with prospective tenants and showing your property.

Adam’s natural affinity for working with people in a personable and approachable manner developed into solid people skills and his property letting and supervision experience was invaluable to his desire to join the commercial world.

As a husband and father of four, when he’s not out and about showing potential tenants our wide range of properties, Adam is usually running after his kids at parks and swimming pools and he also really enjoys playing a bit of touch rugby in the summer.

Anita Smith – Senior Property Manager

Phone: 04 333 0282  |  Email:

Eight years ago, after fifteen years in Finance and Office Management, Anita decided she needed a change.

After looking at various possibilities where she could use her strong organisational skills, her ability to identify trouble spots and implement efficiencies, her negotiation skills and her business background, Anita found a superb fit with Property Management

Property Management isn’t for the faint hearted.  It poses many challenges, including keeping several balls in the air at any given time.  Such challenges include having difficult conversations with both owners and tenants, working with contractors to understand and resolve property maintenance issues, and ensuring that the property is being looked after by both the owner and the tenant.

Anita enjoys and thrives on these challenges and, at the same time, she also manages to inspire, motivate and guide our team of Property Managers for Comprende.

Maryanne Fogarty – Property Manager

Phone: 04 333 0059  |  Email:

Maryanne comes to Comprende with experience in a number of different industries, including executive roles in the Corporate & Statutory Trustee Industry, Financial Advice Industry as an A.F.A, Insurance and Public Relations/Communications.

She has experience managing properties within trust portfolios and deceased estates, and it is this interest combined with her love of people and building successful business relationships, that has her excited to be taking a full-time role in Property Management.

After hours Maryanne is a keen hiker, foodie and traveller. She lives in Newtown with her partner.

Nerissa O’Donnell – Property Manager

Phone: 04 333 0092  |  Email:

Nerissa came to us with fresh, new energy. She’s been a property manager since 2016 and absolutely loves the industry.  After several years working as a Private Investigator, there’s not much that shocks or surprises Nerissa and her implacable and unflappable pragmatism has been invaluable to her work as a property manager.  She deals with maintenance issues, tenancy issues and even ‘acts of God’ weather-wise with calm and humour.

Nerissa enjoys the enormous variety her work gives her and she thrives on the fact that no two days are the same.  When not working her magic for us Nerissa enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Alex Callaghan – Administrator

Phone: 04 384 2141  |  Email:

Alex came to Comprendé with a strong background in Administration and has a passion for helping people. She processes all of our new tenant applications, greets owners, tenants and contractors at our reception, and provides administrative support to the property managers. This can be a very busy role, however, Alex is always happy to help with a cool and calm nature!

Outside of work, Alex enjoys relaxing and getting outside, whether that be heading to local beaches or spending time with her friends and family. She also comes from an Equestrian family and enjoys spending time with her equine friends.

Rebecca Hingston – Property Manager

Phone: 04 333 0058  |  Email:

Rebecca is an active property investor with a background of sales and customer service. She has always had a love of dealing with people, mutli-tasking and troubleshooting.

My love of property came from managing my parents rental properties and I was excited to join the Comprende team and create a career in property management.

I enjoy coming to work every day, knowing that no two days are the same and I am part of a great team, committed to helping tenants and landlords.