Managing Director and Property Manager
CJ grew up in Auckland but her mother was from a high country sheep station in Central Otago, so she has always had one foot firmly planted in the South Island. Having attended St Cuthbert’s College, she studied at AUT and Tauranga Hospital, before heading overseas.
This 20-year, overseas experience ended up with CJ building a career in international licenced merchandising, which is intellectual property and trademark management. This industry is a fascinating mix of stringent legal and financial management, of incredibly clever and original creative brands e.g. Marvel Entertainment, Universal Studios, Discovery Channel, Lion King.
In 2010 CJ returned home to New Zealand permanently, just as the NZ property market was recovering from the Global Financial Crisis. Having owned rentals overseas, assessing property opportunities upon her return was second nature. She was fascinated by the Auckland market which at that time had houses selling for 30%-40% below CV, limited new houses being built, while immigration numbers and rental needs were rapidly increasing. With this in mind, she invested in NZ property investment training.
Saltark Property Management evolved from this foundation, and our goal is to have an excellent reputation and still be in business in 50 years’ time.