Ashley Goodwin

Ashley is a third generation realtor. In 1981, after a change of direction from listing and selling real estate with widely renowned auction experts Gladding, Keys and Neil, Ashley commenced working as a trainee manager with the leading real estate company of the day, Belton’s Real Estate.

Within a short period of time and having accepted the challenge, he was appointed manager of both the Remuera and Kohimarama branches. He later moved to Mount Albert an area he was familiar with, to take control of that office. Ashley has never looked back! In 1988, he became an Associate Member of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and in 1991 he incorporated Goodwin Realty Ltd and bought the Mt Albert office.

Ashley Goodwin is now Principal Agent & Director of Goodwins property management business. Goodwin Realty Ltd sold its sales agency to Bayleys in September 2011.

With 45 years in the industry, Ashley definitely has real estate in his blood. He has proven credentials in the Auckland property world, with his vast experience in real estate sales, rentals and management.

Under Ashley’s influential leadership, Goodwins has built a high-profile sales presence in the Mt Albert, Mt Eden, Pt Chevalier, Avondale and Sandringham markets; it is now recognised as an industry leader in these and surrounding areas. In the competitive real estate industry longevity stems from results. Ashley’s astute understanding of property dynamics and his experience through numerous different real estate cycles makes him stand out.

Ashley and his team continue to deliver on promises of outstanding customer service and results.

As a stalwart of the real estate industry in Auckland, Ashley’s business nous, broad property networks and track record speak volumes. He is “big on property” and his approachable and dependable management style adds value for every client of Goodwins.

Catherine Goodwin

Goodwins Managing Director, Catherine Goodwin, ignited her passion for Real Estate in 2005, leaving her career as a London-based solicitor, to return home and join the Goodwin’s family-owned and independently operated Real Estate Agency. Catherine started from the ground up, first accepting a role as a Property Manager. Learning the ropes and displaying her clear talent for leadership and advocacy, Catherine was promoted into an Operations Management role, then appointed as General Manager before becoming Managing Director in November 2018. Catherine has overseen the company’s re-brand and, the launch of Goodwins into previously untapped sectors of Auckland’s Rental market. Genuinely a nurturing person, it is important to Catherine to stay true to herself, as well as ensure that from an operational perspective, that every policy, process, and technology implemented is delivering on expectation to both staff and clients.

Extremely hands-on can be the only way to describe Catherine’s managerial style. Catherine’s style of leadership has always been “to lead by example”. That is why, you will still find Catherine conducting new business appointments, hosting viewings, assisting property managers at inspections, supporting activity at office reception, and physically attending to key clients. Catherine can regularly be found conducting training sessions for staff and oversees our office’s physical presentation – whatever needs to be done to ensure excellence is experienced by Goodwins’ clients.

Catherine is a nationally recognised industry leader, awarded New Zealand’s Manager of the Year 2021 (across all real estate disciplines) by the New Zealand Real Estate Institute.

Catherine was featured by Seven Sharp – for interview on Executive fully furnished property/Opportunities for Auckland Property Investors; and, is regularly contacted by writers and journalists from the likes of TradeMe, One Roof, and others for commentary.

Whilst many real estate businesses retrenched in the face of COVID-19 and unprecedented legislative barrage, Catherine led Goodwins to invest in enhanced training programmes, technologies, and grew their team!

“Our Team’s collective commitment to Goodwins’ Vision, Mission and Core Values, the things we will and will not compromise on to meet our promise to always be ethical and act with integrity, is essential in unifying our team,” says Catherine. “With Property Managers out on the road working across the length and breadth of Auckland, and our senior team travelling to build our network and deliver our growth strategy, a common goal is needed to set the tone, the approach and the direction for our business.”

Aleina Goodwin

In 2006 Aleina began her Real Estate career working with a prominent Melbourne commercial venue management company. During this time Aleina built her knowledge in managing, marketing, facilities maintenance and accounting practices relating to property.

In 2013 she became Managing Director of her family’s residential and commercial real estate agency. In this position the agency experienced unprecedented growth.

Her extensive knowledge of the property industry has proven to be an asset to both Goodwins and its clients since joining.

Vicki Carrington

Vicki came to Goodwins after spending the previous 12 years working for Vodafone. During this time she worked in all facets of business development in business and corporate sales, as a consultant, and also overseeing a team of sales reps.

Vicki also spent time as Operations Manager and Group Retail Manager overseeing four retail sites and the day-to-day running of stores.

This has given her substantial experience and knowledge and also provided her with the expertise and skills necessary to understand people and any issues that arise from working in the property industry.

Her attention to detail, communication skills and natural ability to relate to all walks of life, from first home buyers to the astute investor, will leave all those who cross her path, feeling confident in her ability and more than happy to recommend her services to friends and family alike

Vicki has a great sense of humour, is honest and hard-working, loves travelling, and is always ready to learn new things. She will always ensure that both Landlord and Tenant receive exceptional service.

Dave Ducker

Originally from the UK, and having been based in London for nine years after graduating from Exeter University, Dave had extensive experience with client relations and residential property. This experience has easily transferred over to his role with Goodwins.

Dave arrived in New Zealand in 2004, and has been involved with residential property ever since. He joined the Goodwins in 2006, and has been an active member within the company since this time. His portfolio has grown over the years and he has established many excellent professional relationships.

A lover of all sports (especially the oval ball), and with three young children to chase around, he keeps himself very busy away from the office as well.

Brendan Goodwin

Brendan joined the Goodwins family business in 2017 to work alongside his father Ashley as Director and sister Catherine as Managing Director.

With years of experience in commercial property law in NZ, Australia, and the UK, followed by a commercial real estate sales and leasing career in Australia, Brendan’s skills have complemented and bolstered Goodwins’ leadership team.

Since joining the family business, he has built a reputation as the top Business Development Manager agent in Auckland, winning the REINZ Business Development Manager of the Year, nationally, in 2019 & 2020.

Brendan’s passion for building enduring relationships and broad networks has paid dividends for his clients. He commonly works with high-net-worth owners and tenants, including international sports, business and film personalities and owners of landmark properties.

In 2021, Brendan’s drive to seek out new opportunities for his clients secured Goodwins an exclusive partnership with America’s Cup challenger, American Magic. This resulted in 131 tenancy agreements with America’s Cup sailors, executives, and owners for Goodwins’ Auckland-based clients. During The Cup some properties fetched up to $30,000 a week. He has also fostered relationships with major film studios Warner Bros, Amazon Studios and Netflix, housing film stars and crew in the homes of his clients.

Goodwin’s is by name and nature, all about family, for Brendan. His wife Aleina works alongside him as Goodwins’ Operations/HR Manager. Aleina and Brendan live in Mt Albert with their two young children.

From 2022 Brendan is dedicating his new-market expertise, professional ethic, and his passion for building strong relationships to Goodwins’ sales division. He is focused on seeking out and pursuing opportunities that produce exceptional results for Goodwins’ clients.