Jason Eves

Sales Director, Oliver Road | Luxury Real Estate

A lifetime of adventure and careers abroad has seen this Tauranga local return to a family-focused Bay of Plenty lifestyle and a professional role that offers challenge, reward, and an outlet for excellence.

Jason’s father Max Eves started Eves Real Estate in Tauranga back in the late 1960s, however Jason’s path to a career in local real estate was not exactly straightforward.

In earlier adult life, Jason qualified and practiced as a veterinary surgeon in NZ, Australia, UK and abroad, including for the Wildlife Rescue Rehabilitation and Sanctuary Division of the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).

Jason has developed a phenomenal work ethic, operates with absolute integrity, and delivers nothing short of exceptional service and outcomes to the clients of Oliver Road.

A highlight of this time was him leading IFAW’s response team on the ground during the rescue of more than 50 big cats and other endangered animals from the Baghdad Zoo during the 2003 American invasion. This emotionally challenging, highly impactful rescue operation is the subject of the 2007 book Babylon’s Ark, written by South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony.

Following his years practising in the veterinary field, Jason moved into the highly competitive pharma sales arena. As national sales manager for multi-national pharmaceutical company Pfizer, he reported directly to the CEO of Animal Health and ran seven territory managers and key accounts throughout the country.

More recently, after what was intended only to be a gap year working on super yachts with his now-wife, Abigail, Jason spent 10 years working as operations manager for an ultra-high net worth individual in North America. This diverse role saw him advising on, negotiating and managing the acquisition and disposal of countless aircraft, yachts, vehicles and other luxury goods.

Among other projects in the early years of this period, Jason managed the redevelopment of his employer’s 770-acre island in British Columbia (including establishing an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course). Later, he converted the stable block of what was previously John Cleese’s ranch in Southern California into a two hundred-million-dollar private car garage.

Following their time in North America, a decision to return to New Zealand was largely centred around Jason and Abigail’s daughter Harper who was born in California. She is now seven years old and enjoying the same school playground that Jason did back in the 70’s. They also wanted the lifestyle that New Zealand, more specifically Tauranga, could provide for their family, and were excited by the opportunity to properly reconnect with family and friends who had remained in, or had also returned to, the Bay of Plenty.

Jason’s depth and breadth of experience in negotiating luxury property and other high-value goods is unlikely to be matched by another agent in New Zealand.
Throughout his distinct international careers and the experiences each have afforded him,

he has developed a phenomenal work ethic, operates with absolute integrity, and delivers nothing short of exceptional service and outcomes to the clients of Oliver Road.

Published by BOP Business Publications
Published by BOP Business Publications
Publisher: Bay of Plenty Business Publications Limited, PO Box 155, Tauranga 3144 info@bopbusinessnews.co.nz, www.bopbusinessnews.co.nz

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