"I have known Chris Gollins for the last 36 years firstly as Foodstuffs Property Administration Manager where I initially requested his assistance to successfully negotiate the sale of surplus properties. Chris has the skill of being able to look beyond the square and many sales were transacted with a reasoned and different approach which suited all parties. One sale in particular stands out, that being, The Centre City Shopping Centre in New Plymouth, with over 55 tenants, this three story shopping centre building with a similar size parking building was sold to a Dunedin Trust."
"I have always found Chris to be upfront, extremely informed on property matters and his word is his bond both in business and privately, so much so, that Chris, myself and our respective wives have been long personal friends."
Kendall Miller - Foodstuffs, Wellington. Former Property Administration Manager
"I have known Chris Gollins since the mid 1980’s. He is one of Wellington’s best known commercial property identities and is widely liked and respected... There are few practitioners in the Wellington region who have been involved in commercial real estate as long as he has."
Sir Robert Jones
"Over the last 25 years I have used the services of Chris Gollins as a Real Estate Agent, in the process of buying, selling and leasing a large number of properties. Some of the transactions have been very complicated and involved negotiations requiring the agreement of multiple parties. At all time I have found CHRIS to be professional, honest and ethical."
9 February 2015
"We recently listed for sale our commercial property in Paraparaumu with Chris. We’d known Chris from his years with Colliers and knew it’s not the agency but the individual that matters. Our trust in Chris was well founded. He handled the entire process extremely professionally. He took time ensuring our property was presented in the best possible manner. His previous career in journalism also helped us get good news media coverage of the sale, which is extra advertising at no cost."
"At the conclusion of the Tender period Chris advised us very competently on maximising the interest, even though that took a little time. We didn’t ever feel Chris was pressuring us to accept a price so he could move on to other things. He took time to give us a written, detailed analysis of the value – offer – future rental / value etc which enabled us to make our decision with confidence. At the conclusion we had no doubt we wouldn’t have got the price we did without Chris’s patience and skills."
"We have no hesitation in recommending Chris to any vendor."
Kevin & Sharyn Woollett
July 16th 2014
"...many thanks for a job well done under difficult circumstances."
Wendy & Philip Hutchinson
26 March 2008
"In June 1996 we were approached by Chris Gollins (then of Harcourts Commercial) who indicated he believed he could sell our property at a premium. Chris is most enthusiastic about the Ngauranga area. He is able to convey that enthusiasm, with facts, to a vendor’s advantage."
"Looking at the absolute outer edge of the market we agreed we would sell at $1.1m. We did not expect to see that price. The market was generally considered ‘soft’ at this time. Within days Chris produced an offer from an owner-occupier at our ‘required’ figure. The general market reaction, especially from valuers was that this sale price had set a new benchmark for Ngauranga. We believe Chris’s knowledge, enthusiasm and professionalism were key factors in this very successful outcome. We have no hesitation in recommending Chris to you."
30 November 2000
"Chris, it is important to both Leigh and myself that we express our thanks to yourself for the very professional and efficient manner in which you have handled the sale of the Marina Motor Lodge on our behalf.
Your part in the sale gave us a great degree of confidence and it is without doubt that of the companies operating in real estate in the area, yours has shown to be the one with the best expertise and professionalism."
21 Decemeber 1994
"It is a relief to finally have the premises occupied after the trials and tribulations of the deals that fell along the wayside, and the frustrations it must have caused you the Master Agent. We look forward to any future work associations should the opportunity arise."
Nick Ward | IRD Property Officer
13 December 1994
"The success in selling the property is in the receivers view largely attributed to the efforts that you have put in on our behalf, as out agent. Notwithstanding the set backs, the frustrations and the brick walls that have been thrown up in front of us during the course of this receivership you have persisted in a highly professional and disciplined manner to eventually achieve the resultant sale to the satisfaction of all parties concerned. I wish to thank you for the effort and energy you have expended on our behalf, your patience, goodwill and sense of humour throughout the assignment and look forward to working with you in the future should an opportunity arise to do so."
23 December 1992