Scope of Service Experience
Educated in Christchurch, BA degree in English & Economics, Certificate in Real Estate & REINZ Business Broker Accreditation 1999, Diploma in Real Estate & Associate Member of the Real Estate Institute in 2003.
Initially an executive trainee with Lichfield NZ Ltd, David joined his family business Sedley Wells Ltd in 1965, (home appliance retail, import/wholesale). Manufacturing electronic equipment plus a cabinet factory.
In 1974 David was appointed Managing Director of the Sedley Wells Group. Total staff exceeded 100. The group was sold to Wilson Neil in September 1979. David stayed on for two years, before founding his own Import & Wholesale business in 1982, expanded to retail (consumer electronics) in 1983. Both companies were sold in 1984 to AVM Electronic Group, a public company.
David acted as a business Consultant & Finance Broker until joining the Harcourts Grenadier Commercial Team in 1993 specialising in Commercial Property & Business broking.
Years of hands on Business Management were invaluable preparation for his current role as a Specialist Business broker. Now, after more than 20 years & 500 completed transactions, the combination of experience & qualifications, place him in a unique position to act as an experienced, professional & successful Broker. A significant proportion of clients & businesses David handles today are either repeats, on behalf of previous clients, or referrals.
David has ranked as one of the top Business brokers for NAIHarcourts in NZ, for many years. Since early 2004, David has managed the award winning team of specialist Brokers at NAIHarcourts Grenadier in Christchurch.
The Brokers Team were judged top NAIHarcourts National Business or Commercial Office in 2012, plus REINZ runner-up National Business broker Agency of the year, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014.