Tauranga Property Investors Association

Phone: 022 626 7302

Email: tauranga@nzpif.org.nz

Simon Darmody (President)

Originally from South Otago, Simon moved to Tauranga in 2001 and has been a member of TPIA since 2002. He bought his first house at 24 and first rental at 28 and has been hooked on property ever since.e.

Juli Anne Tolley (Vice President)

Juli has been investing in residential property with her husband for over 20 years both in New Zealand and California, US. Over the years, she has been engaged in buying and selling of units, renovations, and the management of properties both personally and with the engagement of property management professionals – all while building a successful career in the IT sector with Oracle and raising a family. Juli is passionate about property investment and believes that it is one of the most secure forms of a retirement financial portfolio.

Juli moved to Tauranga in 2010 from California, purchased the Quinovic Property Management – Tauranga franchise with her husband Cliff, and currently manages it and the Quinovic Property Management – Mt Maunganui franchise. She has enjoyed becoming a part of the community and area she has come to love, and manages the Otumoetai College Motocross Team engaging with youth and the motorbike community. Juli was nominated to the TPIA committee in 2014 and is excited to be part of a growing organization with people who share her passion for property.

Dawn Witheford (Treasurer) 

Dawn is a manager in KPMG's private enterprise division.  She has over ten years experience as a qualified Chartered Accountant, and twenty years of professional services experience in accounting compliance and advisory services in both big four and smaller firms.

She has worked with a wide range of clients including property investors and developers, professional firms, accommodation providers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Dawn has experience in advising clients on accounting, financial and tax issues in relation to businesses, property investments, trusts, structuring and assisting clients with their day to day queries. 

Grant Harris (Past president)

Grant has been a member of the Tauranga Property Investors Association since returning to Tauranga from London and took over the President's role in 2012.  He  has been investing in property for a decade and is a director at local law firm Harris Tate. His practice areas include residential and commercial property law, unit titles, asset protection and finance.

Lindsay Richards

Lindsay is a full time property investor with a significant portfolio through the Bay of Plenty. Lindsay has been on the committee since 2012 and enjoys sharing the knowledge of property investment with others.  Lindsay is a past Land Lord of the Year winner.

Guy Dobson

Guy joined the TPIA in 2011, following his arrival in New Zealand from his native Ireland, and was elected to the committee in 2012. Guy is a Chartered Building Surveyor by profession working primarily with commercial buildings within the Bay of Plenty region.

Tazmeen Khan 

What I enjoy most about my role: The smile and satisfaction I see on my customer's faces at the end of the process of purchasing a home, makes me love my job. I love forming lasting relationships with customers and really being able to help them when making financial decisions.

My  banking experience includes: I have been in banking for over 23 years, covering a wide variety of roles within the retail network. Most recently I have been a Mobile Mortgage Manager assisting customers with their home loans whether they are buying, building or re-financing. My expertise lies in offering you tailor made banking that suits you and your lifestyle.

I speak both English and Hindi. Over the years I've built numerous long-term relationships with people I have successfully helped into their first homes. I have often gone on to assist them to purchase second and third homes.

When I'm not at work: I am a passionate foodie and love to cook all types of cuisines and learn all about new cultures. I also love spending time with family and socialising with friends. I love long summer afternoons and BBQs. 

Phil Waylen

Phil has had an interest in property for the last 16 years. He became a landlord in 2002 when he went on his OE and kept his first house in Hamilton.  Since returning from London in 2006 he has begun to build a portfolio believing property provides a good vehicle for financial independence.  Phil owns his own business offering presentation expertise for MS Office documents, he also co-founded the 64Bit co-working space on Devonport Road. Phil joined the TPIA in 2012 and was the Landlord of the Year in 2014. He was nominated to the committee in 2015 and is excited to help the TPIA to continue to provide knowledge and support to new and existing members who share an interest in property.

Steve Ferris

Steve has owned investment properties around Tauranga since 2002 and understands some of the challenges and rewards that come with property investment. Steve has been involved in the flooring industry for most of his life is the owner of The Flooring Room on the corner of 11thAve and Cameron Rd.

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