Bruce Whillan's Ray White Commercial team has moved into new offices on Level 3 of The Annex at 41 Shortland St and has been boosted with the addition of three former Bayleys agents: Stuart Bode, Henry Thompson and Jan Hewitt.

Bode was with Bayleys for 15 years and has been involved in the sale of more than $1 billion worth of industrial and commercial property in a 25-year career. Before going to a real estate agency he was an Auckland law firm partner for 13 years, focusing on commercial and industrial property.

In the past four years, Bode, in conjunction with Thompson, has particularly focused on selling "trophy" properties in the prominent city fringe areas, including Ponsonby, Kingsland, Parnell, Remuera and Newmarket.

They both have investment sales roles with Ray White Commercial.


Thompson, with more than five years' experience in commercial and industrial sales, worked in the Bayleys' commercial investment team, where he was directly involved in sales worth more than $100 million. He has experience in consultancy, project management, and development.

Hewitt, an investment sales and leasing agent with Ray White Commercial, has worked in the commercial and residential real estate sectors for the past 20 years.

She has held senior management and sales roles with Bayleys and has combined experience in managing residential offices with project marketing roles for many of Auckland's leading apartment developers.

Since its launch two years ago, Ray White Commercial has sold more than $202 million of commercial property, including Blocks D2-D3 and E at Albany City Centre for a total of $44.5 million, the Dilworth Penrose portfolio for $31,150,000, the URS Building in Freemans Bay for $21,275,000, Gentrack House in Freemans Bay for $12,543,000, Soho Square Ponsonby for $17 million, the City Centre Car park in the Auckland CBD for $15.5 million and a Hamilton office building for $19.7 million.