Jeremy O'Rourke

Managing Director W (07) 838 0044 | M 021 613 054 | E jeremyo@lodge.co.nz

Jeremy O'Rourke

Managing Director

A self-described ‘enthusiast’, Jeremy O’Rourke has grown a career out of high energy, big dreams, a strong work ethic, and the utmost belief that the key to great leadership is creating more leaders around you.

After completing a Bachelor of Management Studies and graduating with Honours (BMS Hons) at the University of Waikato, Jeremy went on to spend 7 years with Reebok as a Marketing Manager. Looking for a new challenge, in 1997 he channelled his natural ability for sales into the real estate industry.

Jeremy’s aptitude for the business soon stacked up successes, beginning with his recognition as 1998/1999 REINZ Most Promising Salesperson for Waikato, BOP and Gisborne regions. In 2000 he was made Branch Manager of the Dinsdale office, lifting sales an impressive 300% over 18 months.

In 2005 Jeremy became a Director of the Lodge group, and by 2008 he was in the Managing Director’s chair. His influence on company performance and sales is evident, with Lodge performing well each year in the REINZ Waikato/BOP Awards, most recently recognising Lodge agents with 50% of the top Residential Salesperson awards and the top three Property Management awards.

The culture at Lodge is founded on the values Jeremy himself lives by: generosity, leadership, outstanding performance, genuine relationships, and superior customer service. Embracing change and innovation while simultaneously focusing on traditional relationship-building has given Lodge a whopping 36% market share in Hamilton’s residential sales.

The Managing Director role allows Jeremy to dedicate both his marketing and sales expertise to the business. His current leadership role sees him researching and developing growth opportunities, analysing trends, strategic planning for the group and individual business units, and delivering company decisions and initiatives across the board.

An accomplished speaker, Jeremy has been invited as a guest lecturer at both Auckland and Waikato Universities to present marketing topics. More recently he has spoken at a number of real estate conferences on the subjects of management and sales, including AREC (Australian Real Estate Conference), Australasia’s largest real estate conference.

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