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Thank you Tom for the professional service and the patience you had to see the tenancy negotiation to the successful end. The lease negotiation was quite a complicated process with three levels of sub lessors but we got there in the end and you should take full credit for it.
Apart from the professional service,I also enjoyed the personal approach and friendly and sincere approach. Thanks again for helping The Apple Guy!

Milan Mogin. Director. The Apple Guy Group Limited. 
I have owned a women’s fashion store in central Wellington for over 25 years. After nine years on Featherston St, I decided not to extend my lease again and look for somewhere nearby with better foot traffic. Finding the right shop for business is always challenging and time consuming. Fortunately I chose Capital Realty. They were very knowledgable about  the retail market . After talking to them about what I wanted, they came back with some different options and advice to help me make the decision. I really appreciate their efforts and thoughtfulness in helping me to find a better location, and saving me a lot of money too!

Richard Tam. Director, Vigi Ltd

We initially contacted Tom Burke at Capital Realty  and didn’t go unconditional until 7 months later . It was a long process in finding just the right office space for us and Tom showed a professional patience throughout. Tom was great to work with, he kept us fully informed and up to date, including any new options on the market, and he facilitated numerous inspections on our behalf. We would recommend his services to any tenant looking for a new office.

Gavin Stone. General Manager. Open Systems Specialists

Please accept our sincere gratitude for Capital Realty’s  help and services during our recent leasing.  After checking all other possibilities at that time We found the Capital Realty agent to be reliable, and helpful. His daily inquiries let us know how much you cared. We were fortunate to have Capital Realty donate their time to our situation.  On behalf of the Persian Rug Gallery, I express heartfelt thanks for everything he Capital Realty has done for us. 

Asif Muhammad, Owner, Persian Rug Gallery. Thorndon Quay.

“We relocated our shop from Christchurch to Wellington. The first day we met with the Capital Realty  agent  we talked about our requirements and budget and he showed us all the options available. He was very helpful with all the communication with the landlord before the lease agreement was signed. I would totally recommend Capital Realty to anyone looking for commercial premises in Wellington”

Paula Lester-Garcia. Owner. Clockwork Steampunk Emporium, Old Bank Arcade

“Tom approached us in relation to our proposed office move and was very quick to help us determine our requirements, which included what we needed, and more importantly what we didn’t need. He was very quick to present us with a number of options within our required location in the Wellington CBD. Once our preferred space was chosen, Tom remained a great help in liaising with the property managers and in our office fit out. Tom was a great help throughout the process always remaining proactive and professional. I would absolutely recommend Tom’s expertise – he has made the whole process enjoyable!”

Mark Oldershaw. CEO. Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

“I really appreciated the swift and professional communication from Capital Realty when I was negotiating the lease of my new office.  I was always kept in the loop and the replies to my questions were always answered very promptly and in full.  Also, Tom was able to show me around potential offices at very short notice which was very beneficial in the decision making process.  Would highly recommend Tom for any professional wanting to relocate to new offices.”

Dt Jane Freeman. Registered Clinical Psychologist.

“I am very pleased with the office solution Tom Burke found for my small architecture company. I had a modest budget and some particular requirements that needed to be met. His knowledge of the market meant he very quickly found me what I needed at the right price, and it is working out very well.

Hamish Wakefield. Owner. Studio 7 Architecture.  

“As a growing company we wanted to combine character, central location, building security and safety and room for growth in our new premises – all within the bounds of a specified budget. Tom worked with us to present spaces that would fill our rather specific brief from his wide knowledge of the Wellington market, and helped us to consider options we hadn’t thought of. He was always contactable, and diligent to find answers to our questions. He helped us locate a fantastic space and walked us through the negotiations. Tom is a ‘people first’ person – he worked to ensure that we got the right space for us.”

Simon Duffield, Operations Manager, End-Game Ltd

“As our Thorndon Quay lease was nearing its renewal and we wanted to explore our options in the Wellington market. We found Capital Realty to be by far the most proactive commercial retail agency in this market, presenting many solutions and alternatives. As a result I would have no hesitation in recommend the services of Capital Realty to any out of town business needing assistance in the Wellington market.”

Tony Coombe. Chief Executive. Sopers McIndoe

“Tom Burke did a good job finding us our new accommodation. We had a modest budget and there were some complexities in the brief. Also our thinking was evolving while the search was underway. Tom listened to what we were saying and showed great patience. In the end, he found us what we needed at the right price, and it has worked out very well.”

Paul Jackman Chief Executive. NZ Registered Architects Board

“When we had to relocate our shop fairly quickly we checked out all possibilities in our area, and dealt with several firms. We found Tom Burke  from Capital Realty to be understanding, reliable, and positively helpful. When we settled on their recommendation the follow-up service with the lease agreements, deposits and keys  was even better. Tom  went the extra mile for us. We were relieved to have such professional assistance at such a stressful time.”

Terry McDavitt Owner The Met Shop, Dixon St 

“Tom Burke recently helped us identify and choose a new office location for our unique small business. He provided a professional service and was quick to offer advice or answer any questions. We appreciated his honesty and professionalism, and would recommend him to any potential client.”

Ross Hendy. Managing Director. Promethean Editions Ltd.

“We were looking for office space initially in Thorndon and although we were pretty clear on what we were looking for there was a lot of office space available making it difficult to know where to start!  We chose Tom largely because of the effort he had gone to in presenting the properties particularly in the number and quality of photos  provided.  After finding that we couldn’t get what we wanted in Thorndon he put together a shortlist of properties in the city.  With two hours set aside for viewing we were delighted to find the perfect place quickly.  Tom was professional and easy to deal with making an otherwise daunting process effortless.”

Baubre Murray. Director. Dowse Murray Chartered Accountants Ltd.

“We were looking for  a central city location.  The property portfolio Capital Realty offered was right from the start and the best location most suited to NZ Oil Services stood out from the listings provided.  Because of the risk factors considered by the shareholding companies, the final selection of property was straight-forward.  The best location, price and quality was also the best in the risk factor scale. I thought Capital Realty’s contribution in completing the process of getting the final plan, the fixture details, the technical reports and legal documents was excellent.”

Steve Macris. Business Services Manager. New Zealand Oil Services Limited.

” We are an Australian Company expanding our business into Wellington. We have very specific requirements for our office space which Tom Burke picked up on very quickly. We viewed a selection of properties and by the end of the first day we had a verbal agreement. Our new office space is perfect and we have an extremely accommodating building owner who seems as excited as we are about our business progressing in here New Zealand. Thanks to Tom we can now concentrate on our growing business.”

Katrina Beech. Operations Manager. Corporate Keys International.

“As a relatively ‘new’ business with a team with lots of experience in our field, I felt Capital Realty and FSCL had a lot of synergy.  I wasn’t wrong.  Tom Burke quickly picked up what we were looking for and found us exactly what we wanted in a very short time.  The way he presented the properties to us was outstanding and easy to understand.  Tom was able to answer just about any question we asked and if he didn’t know the answer he had it to us within the same day.  Tom Burke really knows his stuff and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone seeking new premises in Wellington”

Trevor Slater. General Manager. Financial Services Complaints Ltd

“The service provided by Capital Realty enabled us to understand the commercial property market, and establish as an organisation, providing  us value in comparison to our needs.  In addition to this they were patient and worked collaboratively whilst we worked through our internal approval process.  Through all this, we now have a premise that has exceeded our expectations and is the corner stone of growing our business.”

Anthony Delaney. Division Manager – Wellington. Transfield Worley Ltd.

“We were very keen to move into a property which had some quite specific requirements for our business, moving forward. We contacted Tom who filtered out a number of possible options none of which met all of our needs. A few months after we began this process Tom identified an option which excited us and with the assistance of a very accommodating building owner, resulted in a solution which met all our requirements. Tom’s ability to think outside the square is a rarity in his industry. We now enjoy the best of accommodation and facility we could have imagined.”

Brian Paget. Managing Director. Caduceus Systems Ltd

“We largely knew what we were looking for and Tom as one of the two joint agents very quickly put together a list of suitable tenancies and gave good thumb-nail sketches of the situation of each, with realistic appraisals of property owners positions. This allowed us to easily identify which was best for us.”

Peter McLeod. Managing Director. Mercury IT Ltd  

“We greatly appreciated Tom’s expertise and professionalism as he helped us find our new offices. Tom’s knowledge of the Wellington market is unsurpassed and he proactively kept us informed of options as the previous lease term drew near. Having identified the perfect location, Tom went the extra mile assisting us in discussions with the property owner regarding fit out and timing of occupancy. We have used Tom’s services three times since 2003 and would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.”

Stuart Frazer. Director Frazer Lindstrom Limited

“Capital Realty secured us our new office space which we absolutely love. Tom took into consideration both our practical concerns as well as the vibe we were looking for. Tom was responsive, thoughtful, and relaxed throughout the whole process of finding the perfect space. He always came prepared with clear documentation from each option so it was easy to compare. Capital Realty are good at what they do: matching people to spaces without hassle.”

Nathan Donaldson. Director. Boost New Media

I’ve worked with Tom Burke over the last few years and he has successfully found new premises for two organisations that I have been with. He is very knowledgeable in the market, prompt and accommodating with our timeframes, and displayed an understanding of what we needed, which demonstrates a real ability to listen to our explanation of what we required. He worked for us in successfully negotiating with prospective landlords and Capital Realty will be the first call I make if I need help with leasing again.

Beverley Irvine. Finance Administrator. Medical Sciences Secretariat Limited

“Being new to Wellington it was hard to know where to start. We weren’t after a large space, and were quite specific about what kind of place we wanted. Tom was proactive and extremely helpful throughout the entire process. His breadth of knowledge and contacts in Wellington meant that there was a consistent stream of new office spaces for us to consider. He also made the process of signing up easy, plus got us an extra month free on our lease! I can totally recommend Tom & Capital Realty for anyone looking for an office in the Wellington area.”

Matt McFedries. Director. Etraction Limited