Before entering the real estate industry in 2004, Ken spent more than 35 years in agriculture. Based in mid-Canterbury with his wife Judy and their two children, Ken was mixed-farming and owned a nursery of more than 100,000 trees with employment of up to 50 staff members. A change in lifestyle beckoned and, in 1990, they relocated to Cromwell.
When he joined Harcourts in 2004 as the rural and lifestyle consultant for Central Otago, Ken’s long-standing involvement in the primary industry granted him a greater understanding of buyers and sellers requirements. His first-hand experience offered invaluable insight into the rural sector as well as extensive knowledge regarding stone fruit production and viticulture which is so prominent in this region.
Now operating in residential real estate as well as in the rural sectors, Ken has received national and local Harcourts awards for excellence and best practice, which he appreciates as a reflection of his integrity and willingness to go the extra mile for buyers and sellers alike. Clients value his dedication to offering genuine advice and professional guidance, as well as his industry acumen and familiarity with the ins and outs of completing a real estate transaction.
Ken has been a committed sportsman throughout his life, playing rugby and tennis at representative level, coaching rugby in the Central Otago area, including the Cromwell Premier team and the Otago Country representative team. He now enjoys playing golf when time allows and doing what he can to help out at the Cromwell Gold Club.