Manukau Team

Manukau Team

Welcome to Propertyscouts Manukau, where our dedicated team of professionals is passionate about hassle-free property management. With extensive local knowledge and expertise, we handle everything from marketing your property to addressing tenant concerns. You can rely on us to handle everything while you focus on your other priorities. Let's work together to achieve your property goals.

Award Winning Team

Propertyscouts Supreme Franchise Award 2023

We're thrilled to announce our latest achievement: The 2023 Supreme Franchise Award, presented at the prestigious annual Propertyscouts conference in October. This marks our second consecutive win, following last year's Team Work award.

This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our incredible team. It inspires us to continue delivering exceptional service and exceeding your expectations.

Ani Armstrong - RPMA NZ Property Manager of the Year 2023

Business Owner / General Manager

Kia ora! Ko Ani Armstrong taku ingoa (my name is Ani Armstrong) I am a multi-property investor with over 15 years in Customer Service, I know and understand the importance having "peace of mind" which is why we purchased this franchise as it resonates with our beliefs and values.

I've lived in Manurewa for over 30 years and am now taking our kids to the primary school that I used to attend. As a local, I am proud to be part of this strong, supportive community and my goal is to minimise South Auckland's negative reputation by showcasing the beautiful area as well as all that reside here.

After 5 years managing properties for myself and loved ones, I decided that it was time to create my own path and I joined Propertyscouts and started the Manukau Franchise. Our brand is unique by offering Guaranteed Rent and no mark ups for Property Maintenance. We pride ourselves on looking after investment properties for South Auckland so feel free to call me today and let's talk about how I can provide you with "Peace of Mind".

John Armstrong

Business Owner / Accounts

Hi there, The name's John and I have been in the Construction Industry for ten years and the Hospitality industry for seven years before that.

I'm not one to go on about myself but I believe that our values align with Propertyscouts which is why we purchased the South Auckland area.

At the end of the day, all businesses want to be successful and I think we have a great combination of skills that can get the job done right.

Holly Hiko

Business Owner / Business Development Manager

"I've been residing in Mangere Bridge now for over 20 years and South Auckland going 30 years. I am very biased to say that I love my Mangere Bridge and believe it's the best suburb in Auckland....yes I said it.. not sorry!

I have recently joined my family in a property management business based in Manukau - Propertyscouts Manukau (proud to say I am their first employee!).

We look after Tenants and Landlords across all of South & East Auckland including Franklin. I wanted to reach out and say if you are looking for advice as a landlord around what we can do for you or if you are a tenant after a long term home, feel free to touch base."

Crystal Simpson

Executive Manager

Like any productive and high-fuctioning team, there is always a super hi-tech "wizard" behind the curtain so to speak. Our super ninja is Crystal Simpson and she has an arsenal of experience and knowledge of Xero, Accounts (both payable and receivable) as well as credit collections. Come into the office and say "Hi"

Julie Tuapawa

Rotorua Property Manager

Julie Tuapawa is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Customer Service and Administration with her decades of experience in various roles and industries. Julie decided that she would help out by sharing her expertise part-time and we are extremely grateful. Julie always gets the job done with a smile.

Natasha Lafaele

Client Support Specialist

Natasha has managed in the retail and beauty industry for 10 years. Recently returning to the workforce from being a full time mum, she's eager to learn about Residential Property Management with a goal to get out on the road with her own portfolio.

Natasha currently supports our Property Managers with managing their portfolios and interacting with our landlords, tenants and suppliers.

When she's not in the office, she likes going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.

We look forward to see Natasha grow her at Propertyscouts Manukau

Maureen Sheldon

Property Manager

Although still relatively new to the organisation, Maureen brings 40 plus years of experience in the property management industry, in one way or another. She has managed Council/Crown owned buildings, properties, farms and other facilities, as well as overseeing and planning all the maintenance on Council owned Housing for Seniors Villages throughout the wider South Auckland area. She has worked for Housing NZ (Kainga Ora) and spent several years in residential property management with one of NZ’s largest private residential property management companies.

“Creating and maintaining a respectful partnership between landlord and tenant, which is vital to the success of the whole business, is incredibly important to me. I am delighted to be a part of the Propertyscouts Manukau team and feel privileged to work with a dedicated group of people who share similar views to mine.”

Rob Ah Kuoi

Property Manager

Rob Ah Kuoi has a background in sales and customer service in a variety of fields, from insurance companies to retail, the tech industry, and event management.

Rob believes in building strong relationships with Landlords and Tenants that will endure the cycles in residential properties.

He is excited to be working with a dedicated team of like-minded people at Propertyscouts Manukau and is looking forward to the challenges ahead.



Woof woof - when my owners decided to get into property management, I thought it was only fair to take up the important role of mascot - seeing that this adventure will be their bones and kibble... at the very least, this means I will be able to meet new people and go for rides around Manukau.

I was lucky enough to be adopted from the SPCA and I know how important it is to be in a warm, safe home. Thanks to me, we support our local rescues by giving $10 per house we manage every year. In December 2021, we donated $1,300.00 across 5 rescues which should buy alot of bones for my friends.