Anita wanted to be a rock star before realising she was tone deaf. But the rock world’s loss is our gain, because to us Anita is a star. Yes that’s totally cheesy, but Anita guides and motivates our team of property managers, and we couldn’t do it without her. She is an expert at navigating the relationships with owners and with tenants, and manages contractors for property management with aplomb.
Sara Alexander is a Business Development Manager at Comprendé. She is experienced and energetic with years of experience in Property Management and Retail both here in New Zealand and Australia. She's an upbeat and confident go-getter on the team. Sara always strives to be her best and goes to any length to ensure client satisfaction is met. When not working, Sara enjoys ballet, photography, and spending time with friends and family. Her energy lights up the office.
Comprendé would not be the same without our 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 work, engaging with prospective tenants and showing your property – which is where his natural affinity with people comes to the fore.
Nerissa has seen it all, so not much phases her. She’s our go-to for managing complicated situations, maintenance issues, tenancy issues and even ‘acts of God’ weather-wise. She handles everything with calm, pragmatism and humour. She has a “get stuck in” attitude, and the patience of a Saint.
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. Her love of property came from managing her parents rental properties, so she made a career in it! Rebecca's commitment to being a team player and helping home owners and tenants is evident.
We snapped Jake up upon his return from a 1.5-year stint in the UK, where he worked for one of the biggest housing associations in London. Jake worked in the social housing sector as a Housing Officer and gained experience in dealing with complex cases, maintenance issues and all things tenancy related. Jake holds his own in an office dominated by women and provides plenty of banter to keep us laughing and smiling. Jake loves building relationships with owners and tenants alike and is a real team player.
We’re sorry, we couldn’t resist the pun. But Sapphire really is fantastic, a go-getter who loves to meet all kinds of different people, to listen and to help them reach their goals. Coming from a Law Enforcement background, Sapphire can tackle any hairy situation with kindness and humour. She loves seeing all the cool properties out there, and finding the perfect tenants for each one.
Hanna Elise is a Comprendé Property Manager. She moved to Wellington from Nelson to study nursing in 2013. She owns her own investment property in Levin and has a range of certifications including property management, marriage celebrancy and makeup artistry. She’s a multi-talented mother of two. Hanna and her family live in the Hutt Valley and love the Wellington region more every day. In her spare time, she enjoys trying out new cafes and the peace and quiet of Waitarere.
Emma is our new marketing guru. Emma worked in administration in a law firm before moving over to Comprendé. With a degree in Media Production and Design and a creative flare that is second to none, she really is a marketing extraordinaire.
Shaleah joined us at the beginning of 2021 to assist with the high volume of applications and has become an essential part of our team, always boosting the morale and greeting tenants, owners and contractors with a happy face.
Shaleah is originally from Tauranga; loves the sunshine and beach but has traded that for the big city to study Psychology and Criminology.
Alex 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, but Alex is always happy to help. We thank god for her cool, calm, collected (and cheerful) nature.
Grant has brought a freshness of thinking and his entrepreneurial spirit to Comprendé, forged over 20 years working everywhere from the Middle East to Asia. He’s constantly looking for ways to do things better, and believes that the best thing for business is to make real human connections. Grant guides and supports the rest of the Comprendé family with a gentle hand, and a Scottish accent.
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Tenancy Legislation Changes Take Effect.READ MORE
It's our job to support owners and tenants through these changes, so we’ve collated our thoughts on a few key topics below.