Carmyn Jane (CJ)
McEwan

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.

Jacqui
Turnbull

Property Manager

Jacqui grew up in Titirangi Auckland and moved with her family to Christchurch when her children were at primary school.  She spent 15 years in Christchurch managing a New Zealand owned rental car company and when she moved to Hawkes Bay went from renting cars to renting houses.  Whilst living in the sunny Hawkes Bay, Jacqui gained extensive experience working for a leading property management company in the region.

Since moving back to Auckland to be closer to her grandchildren she has worked for one of the big 5 property management companies before moving  to Saltark Property Management.  She loves the dynamics of Saltark’s boutique approach to the care of landlords, tenants, and properties and where no day is ever the same.

Jacqui is passionate about properties and loves interior design.  Having owned rental properties, and being a tenant, she understands both sides of the fence!  Having a strong background in administration, she is great at organising and relates to our owners, tenants and tradespeople in a transparent and honest manner.

Having been a Property Manager for some of the largest property management companies in NZ, Jacqui loves the personal touch that Saltark offers and being in a friendly team environment where jobs get done on time, and the service is great.

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CJ and her staff are great. She has been our property management company for the past 5 years. We have found her very professional to deal with. CJ is great with us and our tenants. CJ always keeps us up to date with changes to landlord requirements. We get all the 3 monthly inspection reports.

Bronwyn, May 2020

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend CJ and her team at Saltark to anyone looking for a property manager. She has been meticulous and proactive in her approach as well as keeping me thoroughly informed about all matters pertaining to residential rentals. In particular she was enormously helpful with navigating new legislative requirements and getting the house ready for market, then finding a tenant at an excellent rental price. This is in marked contrast to the last time I used a property manager so I’m delighted to have my faith restored in such matters.

Alan, May 2020

Carmyn has just been amazing, incredibly thorough – there is nothing she has not thought. She has systems in place to prevent every possible scenario that could possibly go wrong. I feel in incredibly safe hands having the house under her watch – makes life so reassuring. My dealings with other property managers have been petty horrific (one had the house painted a different colours to my instructions). She is hands down the best property manager around, I can not recommend her highly enough.

Florence, April 2020

CJ and the Saltark team have been managing my property for almost two years while I am based overseas. Their professionalism, experience, communication and care means I don’t have to think about a single thing.

Diane, April 2020

My wife and I highly recommend Saltark Property Management to all landlords – CJ and her team provide a highly professional friendly and dedicated service and I particularly appreciate that CJ and her staff are experts in their field of property management, highly knowledgeable and provide a 24/7 service for emergencies and provide excellent service in all aspects of looking after the properties, marketing for tenants, vetting and selecting tenants, managing rent receipts and accounting processes for landlords – monthly statements are always timely and accurate including bank transfers to landlords. Saltark staff are particularly dedicated to ensuring properties are kept in good order, rent managed, inspections completed and required maintenance followed up, whether a tenant or landlord responsibility

The fee paid for Saltark services is absolutely great value and the peace of mind we enjoy knowing CJ and her wonderful staff are managing everything on a 24/7 basis and do deal with any emergency is wonderful – we know we can count on Saltark and they have our back.

Glenn, April 2020

CJ manages our rental residential property in inner Auckland. I highly recommend her services She is professional, personal and proactive in managing our property and finding quality tenants. CJ and her team are highly responsive in resolving any tenancy issues and ensuring our property is well maintained and looked after by our tenants.

Jacinta, November 2019

I have found Saltark one of the best property management businesses. They are proactive, keep you informed and ensure that they have the right tenant for your rental property. I have enjoyed working with Saltark. I wish they were in Hamilton and Levin. Excellent Property Managers are hard to find.

Bre Heythuysen, September 2019