Zaf Yildiz - UP
Zaf and Keri have wasted no time in building a successful track record here at UP. After 12 years establishing Cafe Jazz on the corner of Upland and Remuera Roads, Zaf and his wife Keri made a lifestyle and career change. They bring with them a wealth of life experiences, boundless energy and infectious optimism.
Born in Turkey to Turkish/Greek parents, Zaf was schooled through to University in Ankara. He has enjoyed a career as a professional volleyball player and model, been a Corporal in the Turkish Airforce and then moved to New Zealand where he settled and made his mark in the hospitality industry.
Keri has been the administrative support behind Café Jazz over their years of ownership. Her background was in the Travel Industry and Insurance, where she became New Zealand’s youngest female broker before travelling overseas. She met Zaf while modelling in Turkey. She is also an accomplished artist who has a great eye for colour and design.
Keri and Zaf have two beautiful daughters who attend Otago University and Baradene College, they have been married for 22 years.
As a combination Zaf and Keri not only understand the real estate process but they also care very deeply about the people involved. They have built a platform that provides transparency and confidence ensuring their clients are kept well informed every step of the way. Together they bring a genuine desire to get the best result through an honest hard working approach and great negotiating skills. Commercially savvy they understand and adapt to changing market conditions. They are a breath of fresh air in the industry, and key players in our team.