Steve Leigh Nat. Dip. (Real Estate), AREINZ

Steve was born in Auckland where his passion for real estate and property was evident from an early age.

He entered the property market in the late 1980s, owning and operating a rental accommodation business which serviced the greater Auckland area. In this role, as a young businessman, Steve gained vast experience in dealing with property and tenancy matters in the busy Auckland residential market. He saw the introduction of the Residential Tenancies Act in 1986 which introduced significant changes to the rental scene in New Zealand. He worked through the changes with many landlords.

Steve migrated to Hawkes Bay in the 1990s.

In 2005, after enjoying several years of success in real estate sales, Steve and his wife Penny developed Hawkes Bay Property Management Ltd - which quickly became a successful, independent property management business, managing a large number of residential rental properties throughout Napier, Hastings, Havelock North, Taradale, Clive and Flaxmere . To this day the business provides a service to both landlords and tenants alike, relationships formed which cross pollinate from tenancies to sales and vice versa.

After having completed his National Diploma in Real Estate, Steve was admitted as an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (AREINZ) in 2009.

In 2012 Steve and Penny rebranded their company Hawkes Bay Property Management Ltd as Hawkes Bay Residential Limited, a member of the First National Group. This change saw the fitting combination of real estate sales and property management.

Steve has a total of 18 years experience within the residential property market - 14 of those spent in the sunny Hawkes Bay.

Steve is a "Piper"and he teaches young men to play the Great Highland Bagpipes at Lindisfarne College in Hastings.

Steve lives in Havelock North where he and Penny have three children.

To contact Steve, please call 06 877 3126 or 027 249 2062