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.

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.

Katy Walker

Katy began her Real Estate career in 1992 with the oldest Real Estate company in New Zealand at the time.  Her role included managing the office and a small administration team, as well as managing the accounts and  trust accounts.

In 2001 Katy joined Goodwin Property Management where she oversaw the trust accounting for both Property Management and the sales side of the business.  Later on when the opportunity arose, she took on the role of Administration Manager and working closely with Ashley and Catherine.  In 2011 Katy moved to work for another Real Estate company honing the skills already learned while working at Goodwins.

Katy returned to Goodwins in October 2020 and although she is not on the front line she still enjoys developing relationships with the suppliers and clients she has contact with on a daily basis.  It is almost 30 years since she first entered the Real Estate industry, but Katy still enjoys the daily challenges that this industry brings.

And when she is not crunching numbers, Katy enjoys reading, doing volunteer work and taking time to smell the roses.