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Yvonne Westerman

director (AREINZ, Accredited Property Manager)

Yvonne is a renowned figure in the Taupo real estate scene, with a career spanning back to the early 1980s. Throughout her tenure, she has garnered a plethora of accolades, including the prestigious title of Best Practice Australasian Property Manager of the Year. Her name is synonymous with excellence in the industry, reflecting her dedication and expertise.


Ben Westerman

director (AREINZ, BMS)

Ben, leading our commercial management team, boasts over 20 years of experience in the property industry. His expertise spans various property types, from large supermarkets and retail centers to small industrial sheds. Ben excels in understanding diverse leasing structures, ensuring optimal returns for property investments. He prioritizes building lasting relationships with tenants, owners, and suppliers. With a fresh approach to property strategy, Ben aims to deliver tangible value gains and improved rental income for all our clients.

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Rachel Robinson

business development manager

Rachel joined the Westerman’s in early 2023 with a focus on business growth and serving as the primary point of contact for new property owners interested in Westerman’s. In her role, she also oversees the management team and continually seeks opportunities to showcase the team’s capabilities. 

With a highly successful background in real estate sales and a close-knit member of the Westerman whānau Rachel brings a deep understanding of property management principles and a commitment to delivering exceptional service.

Property Management team

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Ree Angell

property manager

Ree is a vibrant addition to our team, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in property management. Hailing from Auckland, she has recently moved with her family to join us.

Ree is not just known for her expertise, but also for her easy-going and awesome personality, which brings a positive energy to the team. 

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Lorraine Gordon

property manager

Lorraine is a dynamic force in the property management industry, having joined Westerman’s in 2013 as a property manager in our Turangi office. Since then, she has risen to manage on of the largest portfolio in the Taupo office, a testament to her skill and dedication. Her exceptional performance has been recognized with the prestigious Property Manager of the Year award in both 2018 and 2021. 


Nakita Palmer

property manager

Nakita is a seasoned professional in property management, bringing over a decade of expertise to her role. She joined the company in 2019 after a successful stint at another prominent Taupo property management firm. Nakita is known for her trustworthiness and manages a significant residential portfolio from the Taupo office. Her depth of experience and commitment to excellence make her a valuable asset to the team.


Toni Durham

property manager

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Toni Durham is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in the Property Management Industry. Known for her exceptional organisational skills and extensive knowledge, Toni brings a wealth of expertise to her role. Her warm, approachable demeanour is reflected in her bubbly smile and clear, calm communication style, making her a trusted and valued member of the team.

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Santie Botha

commercial property manager

Santie is a distinguished Property Manager with a remarkable track record spanning over two decades. Her wealth of experience encompasses a profound understanding of commercial property management, with her experience covering everything from single-unit commercial buildings to large retail complexes. With a genuine passion for her work, Santie’s unwavering motivation, diligence, and innate ability to connect with people set her apart in the industry. 

Administration team

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Megan Felton

commercial accounts

Megan has been a part of the company for  eight years and is an integral part of the team. She manages the accounts, processing and reporting for our large commercial trust account.

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Tabitha Pool

residential accounts

Tabitha rejoined the company in 2023 having spent a few years away with her growing family.  She has been across many roles in her previous time in Property Management and now runs our residential trust accounts.

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Karen Horn


Meet Karen, the latest addition to our team. With a strong background in administration and customer service, she emerges as a valuable asset within the Westerman’s group.