Raine and Horne

Above left: Raine & Horne Taupo joined the super brand’s push into New Zealand in May 2023. Top right: In June 2023, Raine & Horne Paihia, under the leadership of Gerard Ponsonby, enthusiastically joined the super brands’ expansion into the beautiful Northland region of New Zealand. Above right: Northland region growth: Raine & Horne Kaitaia (pictured) joined a three-pronged expansion alongside offices in Paihia & Mangonui. “Australia is a global leader in the delivery of real estate agency best practice, and Raine & Horne is a global leader in terms of IT, marketing, training and agency systems, so it stands to reason that we are taking an aggressive approach to global expansion,” he said. Raine & Horne Fiji has offices in Lautoka and Nadi, and will be opening in Suva, Savusavu and Rakiraki, in Fiji’s canebelt region. Continuing the global push Now the COVID pandemic that stalled the firm’s international expansion is behind us, Raine & Horne is again pursuing opportunities in growth regions notably India, Indonesia, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim, as it heads toward a target of 500 offices globally by 2030. In Q1 2023, Raine & Horne opened four offices on the North Island of New Zealand, with more to come on the South Island. In making the announcement of his firm’s push across the Tasman Angus Raine said he was thrilled by the response from many real estate principals during his multiple visits to New Zealand. “There is significant appetite for another major real estate brand in New Zealand, especially in softer market conditions where many, particularly independent businesses, are increasingly realising there is great value and safety in being a member of a major real estate group such as Raine & Horne,” Angus said. “We are a global leader in Proptech, marketing, training and agency systems, and we pride ourselves on our reliable and market-leading support for our offices, so it stands to reason that we are taking an aggressive approach to our New Zealand expansion. “Our unique value proposition of being a trusted brand that has a growing international presence along with a unique technology ecosystem of digital firsts such as game-changing AI and social media marketing technology Amplify, and online sales and property management appraisal platform, DigiKitPlus, are proving a hit with real estate principals in New Zealand.” Angus added that his firm is also seeking to acquire other networks as part of his firm’s aggressive expansion plans in New Zealand. “Given our affinity with New Zealand and the similarities in how our two countries transact real estate, we have some big plans afoot. This is a natural next step in our evolution,” he said. It’s a far cry from the modest rooms of Wentworth Court at 116 Elizabeth Street, Sydney that Tom Raine and Joseph Horne first occupied in the 1880s. But the firm is nonetheless carrying on the grand spirit of adventure and eagerness to explore new lands that Captain Thomas Raine was so renowned for. 121