About Breeze

Meet the team behind Breeze Property Management Wellington, and how we make a difference for landlords and tenants

Our story

Breeze Property Management was founded in 2003, with a simple philosophy in mind: provide Wellington and Kapiti property investors and absentee landlords with a reliable property management service at a level above and beyond what was available at the time.

At Breeze Property Management, we treat every property in our care as a business. Like any other business, a rental property investment requires both capital and a serious commitment of time to be successful.

Our business model, based on integrity, responsiveness, reliability and attention to detail, is totally focused on maximising the benefits and longevity from our clients’ investments. We realise that our customers have many choices when it comes to managing their investments and as professionals in our industry, we constantly strive to set our service apart from the competition.

The team behind Breeze Property Management

John Borthwick

Property Manager | Director

John is the property guru! With a broad background in building, sales and commercial management, John is very much the hands-on guy! You will find John out visiting properties, clients and tenants every day, that’s if he hasn’t found time to sneek in a quick MTB bike ride.

Lisa Forde

Office Manager | Director

Having spent 12 years working in the legal area of residential conveyancing, Lisa has extensive knowledge of the residential property market and property law. Lisa’s other area of expertise is crunching numbers and keeping John busy.

Kerry-Ann De ruiter

Property Manager

Formally a co-owner of Breeze Property Management, Kerry-Ann has been in the industry since 2009, she is an experienced investor and Property Manager. Kerry-Ann is well respected for her straight forward, honest approach.

We take care of all aspects of managing your rental property so you don’t have to.

You can relax knowing we are working to minimise downtime, maximise returns and make sure your asset is maintained in tip top condition.

We’re savvy enough to pick the best tenants. We know what they look for and what keeps them happy.

What our clients say

Our rental property has been managed by Breeze for the last 5 years. John and the team at Breeze, have been fantastic in all our dealings with them. As we live out of town, we rely on Breeze in regard to arranging repairs and maintenance when required and nothing is ever a problem. The team at Breeze show a genuine care for our property. We highly recommend Breeze!

Rhonda & Daniel LeeWellington

We highly recommend and have complete confidence in John Borthwick of The Breeze Property Management who manages our property portfolio, Nothing is ever too much trouble for John who deals with all aspects of property management. We have found him to be professional and friendly, a great communicator and very efficient. John is prepared to go the extra mile to attend to tenants needs and manages all aspects of property maintenance.

Clare Holden & Michael WilsonChristchurch

John, from Breeze Property was recommended to me following a very unpleasant experience I had with a tenant who failed to pay several months’ rent and then abandoned the property. I had thought I could manage my property myself after obtaining all the necessary information and advice from the appropriate agencies but still things didn't work out.

Breeze Property's comprehensive tenant background check gave me confidence in the new tenants I now have residing in my property.

Mary DwenParaparaumu

“Initially I was somewhat hesitant to appoint a property manager to look after my portfolio”
However, I very quickly became completely relaxed and satisfied once I saw just how thorough and professional John and the team at Breeze are. Their advice and direction has been invaluable to me. I can’t recommend Breeze and John highly enough.

David BrandonBrisbane

“Treating our rental property like a business…”

I did not know that I could claim depreciation on the wear and tear on my rental property chattels. Breeze arranged for a Valuit Chattel depreciation report and I saved $6,600 in tax over 5 years!
Thankyou Breeze, the value of your service has exceeded my expectations.

Roger LamWellington

“Most importantly for us the stress and worry generally associated with rentals is now non-existent”
We didn’t have flexibility in our day to drop everything to respond to calls about our properties, as a result we often had lengthy vacancies… Breeze took over the management of our properties and I can honestly and sincerely say that the service in every area has been outstanding. Communications and issue resolution are quick and professional, and we have peace of mind in knowing that the properties are well looked after.

Glen & Debbie MattingleyKapiti

I would like to say a very big thank you for the way you managed my property. It was very reassuring to have you in charge. I appreciate your attention to detail and your thorough reporting.
Thank you once again for a wonderful service.

Karen GatesNelson

John and the Breeze currently look after the management of properties for us on the Kapiti Coast and Lower Hutt whilst we are living overseas. We have used various property management solutions in the past often to our detriment.
John took over the management of our properties approximately 18 months ago and I can honestly and sincerely state that the service in every area has been outstanding. Communication and issue resolution are quick and professional, the properties are well looked after and most importantly for us the stress and worry generally associated with rentals is now nonexistent. I have no hesitation in recommending John and the team from Breeze.

Derry & Nicole HorganSydney

We trusted our house with Breeze Property Management for the last couple of years. As easy decision as they came highly recommended and delivered on all that they had promised. It was comforting not to have to worry about our house at all. Regular communication and through inspections combined with careful tenant selection made for an excellent outcome for all involved. If we ever require property managements in the future the we won’t hesitate to use Breeze.

Ann & Liam ShanahanSilverstream

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