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Real iQ are experts in all things property management.

We are passionate about the industry and helping our clients be the best they can be by getting the best out of their team and business.

Why you should use Real-iQ - property management consultants:

  • 50 years industry knowledge combined

  • our sole focus is the property management industry

  • our expertise and passion is for the industry

  • our network and connections within the industry, and

  • our desire to help create an industry we are all proud to work in.

We work with

Our team


David Faulkner

Director and Consultant

David Faulkner is one of the most popular personalities within the Property Management industry throughout New Zealand and his passion for the industry shines through. He is an industry leader working with REINZ and the NZ Realtors group. With over a decade of experience within the industry, David has done it all, from hands-on Property Management to leading a team of over 40 Property Managers. David has also overseen a number of rent roll acquisitions and is an expert in this field.

David is a widely recognized speaker and trainer. As a qualified assessor, he has played an integral part in the development of both the NZRPM Level 3 and 4 qualifications. David is also an award-winning Toastmaster and made it to the National Final of the 2012 Humorous Speech contest.

Away from the industry, David dedicates his time not only to his family but also the local community where he has coached numerous children’s sports teams and is a qualified rugby referee.

David loves Property Management and is available to share his vast knowledge of an industry that he feels so passionate about. Whether it is for training, speaking, business analysis or rent roll acquisition, contact David today, he guarantees his service to you.

Email david@realiq.nz Mobile 027 721 1999



General Manager/Partner of HR and Recruitment

After Rachel gained her degree in Human Resource Management at Massey University, she completed a contract role with the New Zealand Police in Position Management and Job Evaluation. This experience piloted five successful years in the Recruitment industry.

Combined with 12 years in the hospitality profession and now seven years as an HR Consultant, Rachel has gained valuable experience in employee/employer relations and provides HR expertise to our clients.

Her HR areas of expertise are in: Recruitment and Selection, Job Analysis and writing Job Descriptions, Reviews and Appraisals, Work Profile Testing, Outplacement Program, CV’s and Interview Coaching, Policies and Procedures, and Organisational Structures and Charts.

Email rachel@realiq.nz




After a long career in general management roles in one of New Zealand’s most successful companies, including many years developing their international markets, Mike decided it was time to move to the paradise of Mangawhai and Mangawhai Heads where he and his wife Ann had enjoyed many long summer holidays. They had been growing olives at Te Arai Point in their down time from the world of commerce and after years of hard work built a new house there. The decision was then made to move in permanently.

The next decision was taken (because Mike's a workaholic) to provide friendly, local, knowledgeable service for Real Estate buyers and sellers of coastal land close to home.  A new office was opened and Mike built a team of successful agents and a very good property management business. The commitment to quality, on time service with high levels of integrity and ethics paid dividends and the business grew year on year.

Opportunities arose and Mike sold the Real Estate business to reduce the seven day a week commitment in supporting customers and agents.

Mike has joined the Real iQ team to help customers value, buy and sell rent rolls with the benefit of knowing he has strong and full understanding of achieving success having had ‘skin in the game’ for a long time.  Mike’s easy nature and knowledge is here to help with the needs and the complications business owners face on a daily basis in their sale or purchase decisions.

For a successful sale or purchase call Mike and share the load.

Email mike@realiq.nz  Mobile 021 982 549

Avelyn Holcroft-Lewer



Avelyn's role with Real iQ includes providing social media training and management to clients,  personal assistance to director David Faulkner, special projects, as well as supporting the Head of Recruitment.  

Avelyn's background includes six years specialising in educating and supporting the New Zealand Real Estate Industry to build active and engaging online profiles.  She has presented for a number of private real estate companies, held public seminars and webinars, and has been engaged by the REINZ to provide training to its members. In 2015 her small business was named a finalist in The David Awards - Heroes in Small Business. 

Avelyn has also written a number of articles for the REINZ magazine and Inman.com (the industry's leading source of real estate information for the United States) among others. Other roles Avelyn has held include Ministerial Secretary to Rt. Hon Helen Clark and Hon. Phil Goff, as well as numerous Team Leader and support positions.

Email avelyn@realiq.nz Mobile 027 429 2879

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Luke Faulkner

Intern and Analyst


Email luke@realiq.nz