Hewson Real Estate began trading in the Kerikeri area in the early 1950s. Originally established by Mr G B (Don) Hewson, the office won international recognition for specialising in coastal and island property. Ian Knox, the current owner of Hewson Real Estate Limited, became a partner in the business in the late 1970s and took full ownership of the business after that time. Ian conducted the first million dollar sale in the Kerikeri region and has always had a significant proportion of those property sales ever since.
In re-committing to the Ray White Group, Ian Knox said the high profile, coverage and exposure of the Ray White network with over 1,000 offices operating throughout the world was unmatched by any other group. “It allows our properties to be professionally marketed to a broad database and that has helped us maintain a long established successful business in our region.”
Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said that Ian Knox has developed a first class reputation with his offices in Kerikeri and Paihia. “The businesses have always had a leadership position in the coastal, lifestyle and rural markets and having the offices as part of our strong Northland region has helped us maintain a high market share throughout the area.”
Along with the main office at Kerikeri, Hewson Real Estate Limited has a branch office at Paihia. Sales Manager Ross Roberston has been with the office since its inception in 1996 and has consistently achieved Premier status during that time. Ross said one of the benefits Ray White offers his branch is the recognition from buyers who come into Paihia. “Our office is high profile and well positioned and having Ray White as our agency name assists in the profile of our business. Ray White has also been at the forefront with their online marketing and in an area such as the Bay of Islands, this is becoming increasingly important for our vendors.”
Hewson Real Estate Limited has re-committed to Ray White for an extended term. This will take the office beyond 20 years with the Ray White Group. The business is one of the offices to first join the company under the ownership of Ray White.