Nick hails from local real estate royalty with parents and grandparents who have been in the industry for over 50 years, and his partner is a property lawyer. As the son of Richard and Leanne Newman, who have had Newman Real Estate in Arrowtown for 29 years after his Grandfather John Newman who lived in Arrowtown from 1969. Nick was literally brought up in the industry, meaning that real estate is truly in his blood. His other grandfather, Colin Richardson, was the founder of Richardson’s Real Estate on the Coromandel Peninsula. Nick’s family legacy means that Nick’s clients benefit from a huge range of expertise at his fingertips when they choose him as their agent, and helps him to plug into extensive networks to reach a wide market of potential buyers across New Zealand and Australia.
Nick comes to his career in real estate with a bachelor of business management, and from a successful 10-year role at Red Bull as a multinational sales and marketing manager across Australia and New Zealand. He is currently working through his post-graduate diploma in business and a national diploma in real estate. A highly motivated and influential individual, Nick offers a strong strategic mindset that has driven positive business results and increased company engagement. Combined with excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, and the ability to establish mutually beneficial business partnerships and outcomes, Nick has demonstrated success in business planning, sales and marketing, leading people and working with senior executive teams. Nick’s strong business mindset means that he is highly adaptable to a changing market, and as a proven problem solver and negotiator, finding creative solutions is the norm. Being tech savvy, Nick focuses on innovative marketing strategies, including social media.
A desire to more tangibly connect back with the family business, as well as to help people to achieve their dreams and goals, led him into property. Born locally and raised in Arrowtown, Nick is a big fan of the local Queenstown Lakes lifestyle and is passionate about sharing this potential, which makes selling homes in the area easy, as his natural enthusiasm is contagious when he interacts with potential buyers. Outside of real estate, Nick can be found enjoying all that the region has to offer, including skiing, golf, triathlon multisport and hiking. He has represented New Zealand for triathlon and completed the Coast to Coast and several half Ironman events.
Nick believes that it is a privilege to be entrusted with people’s most prized asset and it is a responsibility that he takes very seriously. This means a focus on customer service and going the extra mile to ensure a great result. He assists clients in both Arrowtown and the wider Queenstown Lakes.