Tom Hughes
Tom Hughes (Licensee Salesperson) 021354531 Send a message

Tom is one of the senior sales people on the island having moved into real estate in 2005 and working with the then Ray White franchise on the island. Since 2006 he has served as a Licensed Sales Consultant as Waiheke Real Estate.
Previous to that Tom and his brother Justin owned an iconic furniture brand in Auckland until the late 70’s when they sold it to a consortium. Then for nearly thirty nears Tom and his Kiwi wife lived in the “far north” of the US A and was engaged in the Industrial Packaging business which advanced into automated machinery systems. When they decided to move back to New Zealand, Waiheke Island was their pick.
Thus after a lengthy career involving complex B2B projects working with Vendors and Customers to achieve a beneficial outcome that effects each party in a deeply personal way is a joy to be involved in. Many customer and Vendors along the way have offered references and recommendations. One of them best sums up the service to expect from Tom: “Thanks to your amazing knowledge, perseverance, and dedication. You did not seem to have a limit to the lengths you would go for us. We are really grateful.”

Jules Dowden
Jules Dowden (Admin Support) 021 450 901 Send a message
Steve Miles
Steve Miles (Licensee Salesperson) 0212626500 Send a message

Steve Miles knows the property market well and has been selling real estate on Waiheke Island approaching eight years now.

A resident of Waiheke since 1988, he initially commuted on the famously slow wooden ferries.

Identifying an opportunity within the island’s thriving construction industry he started his own businesses, eventually specialising as a stonemason and solid plasterer.

Having worked on many prestigious projects on and off the island Steve was well known amongst local and specialist construction companies for quality work. He brings the same attention to detail and a wealth of knowledge about all things property to his role within the real estate industry. He is well placed to advise for the best way to prepare your property for a competitive market.

“I like to suggest simple and cost effective ways to maximise the appeal of a vendor’s property to prospective buyers. It can reduce the time on the market and help to achieve a more favourable outcome.”

Buying and selling property is an emotive process and can be a very stressful time for many. Properties often come to the market as a result of undesirable circumstances. Trained as a monumental mason, working for a funeral director in the UK and a memorial company in NZ, Steve is well versed in dealing with emotional situations.

His down-to-earth and good-natured approach combined with a sense of humour will appeal to many property owners and buyers alike.

“I am plain-speaking and direct, I like to keep things as simple as possible. Sometimes we have to tell it how it is, allowing our vendors to make informed decisions”

He is keen to promote the island lifestyle to newcomers.
“I lived on Guernsey before I came to New Zealand. Islands are like big villages, it’s a relaxed lifestyle here and you can quickly get to know people.” 

“There’s a good community and it’s great for bringing up kids.”

A father of four, all of whom were schooled on the island, Steve enjoys walking and cycling when he’s not in the office, he also finds time for his other passions, cartooning and sculpting. 

If you happen to be in Wellington, you’ll see his work on the foundation stone at Te Papa Museum, unveiled by the then Prime Minister Jim Bolger.

Frank Dowling
Frank Dowling (Licensee Salesperson) 027 481 6026 Send a message

Frank has lived in Onetangi for the past four years and is a big fan of Island life after buying here some eight years ago. He loves the local vibe (where people actually say hello to each other) and enjoys walking on the beach with his wife Lauren and dog Molly. He also supports the local football team, Waiheke United, who have done exceptionally well over the years. 
Frank is originally from Dublin, Ireland, so is partial to a chat and a beer with the locals in establishments down at Onetangi Beach. He has also lived in Sydney, London and for the past 23 years, Auckland. 
Frank has had real success with property investment across the Auckland region and keeps a keen eye on what’s happening around New Zealand. His background is in retail, telecommunications and sales. He managed a large retail chain nationally for six years and was then Head of Business for a large New Zealand Telco for five years. He comes with amazing experience in sales, communications and negotiation. 
Frank gets a buzz from getting the best outcome for his clients and prides himself on honesty. If you are looking to sell or buy a property on Waiheke Island consider a conversation with Frank.