The Vantage Difference & The Team

 

THE VANTAGE DIFFERENCE

 
What sets our company apart from another property investment specialist?

Our clients have told us it's the fact that we helped them determine and crystallise their long term goals, and most importantly, provided them with the impetus to achieve those goals. 
 
And that without that impetus, they would still be "thinking" about how they could step onto the property ladder as a first home buyer or secure their financial future through property investment.

Our clients have also told us that, going through a full client needs analysis has helped them understand and clearly identified what type and how much insurances they need to have in place, to provide the financial security for themselves and their loved ones should the unforeseen happen.

So, if you're thinking about buying your first home or investing in property, would like the comfort and reassurance of working alongside someone who has been through the process many times before, and an opportunity to experience the Vantage Difference, please contact us.
 
 

THE TEAM

 
We believe a well chosen team of people, each bringing distinctively different skills, can create great things for a company and its clients.
 
At Vantage NZ we have such a team:
 
Andre Hutley
• Mark Roberts
• Joe Gallagher
Helga Meulendijks
• Neil Henderson
• Kokilla Hira
  


Andre Hutley
 
In April 2009 Andre took over the ownership of Vantage NZ, having joined the company in August 2004.  He had previously been a client for 5 years.
 
Since the year 2000 Andre has personally built up a substantial property portfolio.
 
This includes residential and commercial - comprising free-standing houses, apartments and blocks of flats.
He has also completed an inner-city, re-development of a commercial building into 4 residential apartments.
 
As a result, Andre brings a range of skills to Vantage, including :
 
• a passion for property investing
• an in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of the central Wellington residential market
• a background in analysis and statistical data
• long-standing relationships with key contacts in the Wellington property market
• extensive negotiation and project management skills.
 
Andre has obtained his National Certificate in Financial Services (Financial Advice) (Level 5) and is a qualified Authorised Financial Adviser [AFA].
 
Prior to his appointment at Vantage NZ, he held a number of managerial roles with Mobil Oil NZ Limited for 14 years.
 
Andre is from Palmerston North, but we won’t hold that against him!
He now loves living in Woburn, Lower Hutt, with his wife Julianne and their 4 children.



Mark Roberts
  
Mark joined Vantage in June 2013 having worked in the ASB Broker Unit for 4 years. During his time at ASB Mark won the 2012 Super Achiever Award beating a number of other high performing broker specialists nationally.
Mark worked with Andre on a number of investment deals during this time and the knowledge gained from these lead Mark to jump at an opportunity to join Andre and the Vantage team.
 
Having helped a number of clients get into investment property over the last 4 years Mark and his wife Hayley recently joined the investment ladder.
 
In his spare time Mark enjoys Soccer, Cricket and fishing, spending time with his children and cooking.
 


Joe Gallagher
  
Previously Joe worked for National Bank/ANZ for over 12 years. He specialised in home and commercial lending. During his time there he also helped to build Iwi connections around New Zealand and helping non-profit organisations get ahead. He was awarded the Leadership award, one of the highest awards in ANZ that retail staff can achieve. He got the chance to meet with other ANZ staff from around the world on the CEO recognition programme trip to Dubai.

In his spare time he plays an array of sports from indoor netball, touch rugby and softball to name a few and he enjoys spending time with his friends and his two poodles.
 


Helga Meulendijks
 
Before joining Vantage in 2012, Helga trained and worked as a Legal Executive for a small Wellington law firm. In the last 5 years she not only gained a better understanding of the insurance industry through our alignment with AMP but she also managed to purchase 2 investment properties in Wellington as a result of being surrounded by 'property' people.
Helga looks after our clients' general insurance needs, helping protect what is important to them and takes pride in responding to any queries within 24 hours.

Born in the Netherlands, she has called New Zealand home for the last 20 years and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. She enjoys the outdoors and the fibre arts.



Neil Henderson
  
Neil has over 30 years experience in the financial and insurance industry. He has been a Financial Adviser since 2000 and prior to that had 12 years specialising in finance and insurance in the motor industry and several years in banking.
 
Neil looks after our clients Personal Risk Protection Insurance and Kiwisaver. In consultation with you, Neil will assist you in tailoring an insurance package to cover you and your family within your budget. He can also assist with Kiwisaver, having helped several hundred clients set up their Kiwisaver and getting them saving for their retirement.
 
He has a Diploma of Business Studies endorsed in 'Personal Financial Planning', is a member of the Institute of Financial Advisers and is an Authorised Financial Adviser.
 
Neil is a born and bred Wellingtonian and lives in Lower Hutt with his wife Sheryl. He enjoys walking his dog, Cody (Border Collie), golf, mountain biking and road cycling. He likes getting out for a good long bike ride on the weekends and can be seen clocking up the k's leading up to the Taupo Cycle Challenge each year. Neil has been a member of his local BNI Chapter for 16 years.
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