Fresh from four years as GM with a nationwide real estate group in New Zealand, John Stewart recently crossed the Tasman to take up the role of General Manager at McGrath's Manly, Seaforth and Frenchs Forest offices. John managed a team of industry professionals based in Wellington, successfully rebuilding a national real estate brand through operational restructuring and redefining staff roles, office and online training systems, and business partner alliances.
An expert problem solver, John has also been a Franchise Manager with Lockwood Homes, a NZ-based international housing group with interests across Australasia, the Pacific and the Middle East. He later became sales and marketing manager for the group. Subsequent to that, he was CEO of Athletics NZ and responsible for all aspects of that country’s national sport.
“I was a fairly serious runner to national level,” John says. “Now I’m dedicated to fitting into last year’s jeans!”
John’s move to McGrath was spearheaded by a desire to work for an organisation he has long held in high regard. As General Manager, he now provides clear leadership tools and support to a dedicated team of industry professionals determined to facilitate the best possible result for buyers and sellers. He believes McGrath to be a progressive and cutting edge market leader offering unrivalled client service.
Having worked predominantly in organisations focused on customer needs and consistent satisfaction through maintaining brand standards, little wonder McGrath has always been a group he has watched with interest. John Stewart is “delighted to now be part of the McGrath ‘Passion for Excellence’” and is a highly valued addition to the McGrath network.