Century 21 opens new Papakura franchise

Century 21 opens new Papakura franchise

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Auckland, January 20, 2020

National MP Judith Collins inaugurating the Century 21 Realty in Papakura, watched by Iresh Tennakoon, Derryn Mayne, Gary Bal and Michael Baliviera

Century 21 Local Realty officially opened its office at 46 Broadway in the South Auckland suburb of Papakura on December 20, 2019.

Local MP Judith Collins (National Party) inaugurated the new office at a ceremony attended by Century 21 Australasia Executive Director Michael Baliviera, local businesses and supporters.

Sporting the latest offering of Century 21, the new franchise office is focused on some of Auckland’s most critical residential growth areas, including Papakura, Takanini, Karaka and Drury.

Local Realty owners Gary Bal and Iresh Tennakoon bring their expertise and experience, along with the success that have achieved in southern suburbs and districts.

Gary Bal, National MP Judith Collins and Iresh Tennakoon

Positive development

Derryn Mayne, Owner of Century 21 New Zealand, said that the official opening of Local Realty is another positive development for the real estate company.

“Good on Gary and Iresh for having the business foresight to establish a new franchise in such a strategic part of Auckland. It further strengthens Century 21 as a growing powerhouse in the south.  Superior service and global status of Century 21 will continue to attract other high-performing salespeople to consider franchise ownership,” she said.

Franchising opportunities

Ms Mayne said that opportunities to set up a new Century 21 business are available in many parts of the country.

“With New Zealand’s ownership stake announced in April, Century 21 is making most of its decisions on this side of the Tasman, which existing and prospective franchisees love. The company’s new branding and strong digital marketing presence is also winning praise,” she said.

Gary Bal and Iresh Tennakoon said that they were attracted to the brand by the positive traction and cut-through Century 21 New Zealand is gaining.

Mr Bal is a passionate, enthusiastic and driven real estate professional with a proven record in sales and negotiations.

Before getting into real estate, Mr Tennakoon worked as a retail manager for several years where he fine-tuned his selling and marketing skills.

Motivated team

“Even before their official opening, Mr Tennakoon won a Century 21 New Zealand third quarter Sales Award, highlighting the strength and experience of the new Local Realty team. They are already a great addition to Century 21,” Ms Mayne said.

With a top performing sales team including Kevin Ratnayake, Anjali Amarasinghe, Harsha Thanthriwatte, Kanwar Dhillon, Bali Dhaliwal and CJ Ratwatte, the Local Realty owners anticipate they will be recruiting more salespeople over summer.

Contacts: Gary Bal: 027-6040504; Iresh Tennakoon: 027-4530333; Derryn Mayne: 021-399431; Website: https://papakura.century21.co.nz/

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