From there Martin began his rapid expansion and domination of the North Shore, with the help of carefully selected and trusted business partners.
He started up the Takapuna and Devonport offices in August 2003.In 2008 it was Browns Bay, 2009 Albany, 2010 Birkenhead, Beach Haven and Mairangi Bay, 2011 Waiheke Island, and 2012 Greenhithe. Finally in 2014, Martin acquired his Sunnynook office.
Part of his business planning has involved diversification into property management. He owns a number of rent rolls, and in the past 18 months he has also expanded into commercial property, with the establishment of a dedicated NAI Harcourts office in Takapuna.
And that is the Cooper & Co empire. With 13 offices and 217 sales consultants, Martin has become our largest business owner. His offices win regional, national and international awards. He pursues his goals with total and utter commitment and what he has achieved so far is just the beginning.
Anyone who has spent any time with Martin knows he strives for excellence in everything he does. He is always looking to improve and find new ways to provide the very best experience to his clients.
Martin compares his business to a seven star hotel. He wants people to be so impressed by their experience of Cooper & Co that they always come back for more. Martin really does strive to create clients for life.
As well as mentoring his own staff, Martin has been a huge contributor to the wider Harcourts group. He speaks at every event he is asked to, up and down New Zealand or in Australia. He is very happy to share his time and he always puts on a good show.
He serves as a member of our Franchise Council. He is a director of Mortgage Express and has contributed significantly to their growth on the North Shore.
Martin is passionate about driving our auction business. He is a talented auctioneer himself, although these days tends to limit himself to charity auctions.
He is a very strong community supporter. Cooper & Co is well known and respected on the North Shore for giving back to their communities and Martin spends much time and energy improving people’s lives through his charitable endeavours.
Martin is the sort of person who does everything with class. If he holds an event, you know it is going to be one you’ll be talking about for months. He is currently fronting a very successful television campaign – and when you watch the commercial you see very clearly that man who is impossible not to like.
He has a true love of real estate and sees himself remaining in the industry for years to come.”