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.”