Principal Officer, Licensed Agent, Ray White Central West
Len entered the real estate industry a little over 29 years ago. Starting as a salesperson in Cairns Australia where after a short time he was asked to become a manager in the business he was working in. Whilst being an extremely successful salesperson, Len's leadership skills started to shine through as well as his auctioneering. After 10 years in the Australian real estate industry, Len was lured to Auckland by the Harveys group in a role which included procuring and calling auctions.
During the first 18 months in Auckland Len was not only able to learn about the real estate market but also get a great feel for all parts of the city. An opportunity arose to buy a Harvey's office in Blockhouse Bay which was the beginning of Austar Realty. During the next 9 years, Len led the team to many successes. Another opportunity arose in 2008 to purchase the Titirangi and Green Bay office and at this point, Len joined forces with one of his current partners, Craig Smith, and together they have grown the business to 10 offices during the last 8 years.
Len has recently become the Principal Officer of Austar Realty along with his role of Chairman of the board. Whilst he has relinquished his role of Auctioneer, much of his focus these days is working with individuals within the company guiding them as they strive to grow their business. He has lost none of his passion which has always been about helping people reach their full potential.