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 created the opportunity for CJ to build a 12 year career in international licensed merchandising, being intellectual property and trademark management.  This industry is a fascinating mix of stringent legal and financial management, where CJ was responsible for brands including Marvel Entertainment, Universal Studios, Discovery Channel and Lion King to name a few, throughout southern Africa.

In 2010 CJ returned home to NZ 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, and led to her investing in NZ property investment training.  Saltark Property Management evolved from this foundation.  

CJ’s goal is to build a property management company with an excellent reputation that is still in business and thriving in 50 years’ time.

Julie Bartley

Recognising property management isn’t for the faint-hearted, Julie understands it requires a delicate mix of knowledge, empathy, diligence, tenacity and fairness. As the latest addition to the Saltark Property Management team, Julie offers 5 years rental management experience and over a decade of real estate experience to boot.

Julie is able to interact and relate easily to others with absolute discretion, sensitivity and professionalism; valuable skills when managing both landlords’ livelihoods and tenants’ lives. She has a broad perspective of all views, developed from her past experiences as a tenant and also as an owner.   “Finding a balance that allows everyone to maintain their esteem is important to me.”

Clearly a believer in educating others, Julie also committed to achieving additional qualifications which offer tremendous value to her services. On top of her real estate papers and NZ Teaching Diploma, she has a NZ Project Management Certificate, an Australian Teaching Certificate, an ESOL Certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), a Diploma in Effective Management., NZQA as well as The New Zealand Property Management Certificate.

Ben McKay 

Ben joins the Saltark team with a wealth of experience having managed portfolios for some of New Zealand’s largest property management companies. With a Bachelor Degree focused on Management, Finance & Economics, and 5 year experience managing residential rental properties, he brings a passion for all things property, yet strongly believes that people are really at the centre of the equation. With a diligent approach and outstanding attention to detail Ben works well with tenants while focusing on all compliance issues and Healthy Homes requirements to protect our owners investments. 

Jacqueline (Jax) Baker

Our administrator and accounts extraordinaire, Jax was with her previous employer for 15 years and only Covid-19 created the need for a move. Starting as a secretary, Jax worked in general administration taking on numerous functions, before her love of numbers moved her into Accounts Payable, then Accounts Receivable and Credit Control which she now manages as part of the Saltark Team.

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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