A key player in the extraordinary success of Gold Real Estate Group, John McFadden’s disarmingly down-to-earth and relaxed approach conceal a single-minded resolve that propelled him from his earliest career as a plumber into the real estate industry, business ownership and the role of Managing Director at the top-ranked Harcourts office out of 800 worldwide.
John’s business acumen coupled with his tenacity have been critical assets for Harcourts gold. The day-to-day running of a business spanning four sales offices plus property management and international and migrant divisions makes John a hands-on and practical business leader. Drawing on his background in the construction industry, he is an invaluable source of knowledge for the team. This intimate understanding of real estate at every level gives him unique insight: having John at the helm, Harcourts gold has an unparalleled ability to set trends and move fast. With company expansion a key responsibility, it is John’s role to navigate these new business directions. His persistence has seen Harcourts gold take on numerous projects over the years that most wouldn’t dare start.
John regularly shares his expertise with other industry members, speaking at real estate conferences in New Zealand and Australia, and has also served on the Harcourts Franchise Council. In 2012 John and Lynette became the first couple ever to be inducted into the Harcourts Hall of Fame. Together, they are also the proud parents of two sons, Harry and Louis. Beyond the accolades, for John the reward for putting himself on the line to push Harcourts gold to the next level of success is helping people realise their dreams, whether they are home owners buying or selling property, or sales consultants navigating a demanding industry.