About Us

Although Property Ventures Real Estate Limited is an agency under the REAA 2008, we are a Real Estate Agency with a difference. We run a licensed finders service called a 1 on 1 Buyers Agency Service where we work for the Buyer, and we have other property investors whom we try and find properties for.

At the same time we run a licensed selling service part of the business where we work for the Vendor. Why do investors want us to sell their properties for them? They may want a quick sale, they may want to maximise the potential customers we have that may want to purchase their property. We have the normal market that other agencies sell to as well as having tens of thousands of investors to advertise to, that may not normally even know your property is on the market.

So a way to explain how we operate is, we are a little like a brokerage, we have buyers, we have sellers and we try and match the best buyer up to the best property, where we can.

Property Ventures also have the only weekly Property Podcast in New Zealand where we interview the 'Property Expert’. This has become an extremely popular show and is continually complimented on this remarkable free education service to the budding and experienced investors.



  • Mark has assisted us purchase two properties in New Zealand. He has been a great help, and operates with 100% integrity, which is very important when you are buying from overseas. I have no hesitation recommending Mark, and I'm sure we will do more deals in the future. - Deals in Rotorua and Papakura

    Andrew, Australia

  • “We cannot speak highly enough about the time, care and dedication of both Mark and Kate from Property Ventures. They are such genuinely lovely people to work with and made the experience of selling our much-loved home a little less scary! They were open to our ideas and suggestions, flexible with open home timings and also really confident about making a sale for us and they certainly delivered! Mark has a wealth of experience and knowledge and combined with Kate's creative and enthusiastic approach they make a fabulous team. Being a boutique agency meant that we had the hands-on care and hard work we needed to find the right buyers for our home. They are simply outstanding and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending them.”


  • Mark gave us friendly, professional, reliable and an honest service that enabled us to get our portfolio under way with a solid property offering great cashflow returns. We're now watching all of Mark's offerings with interest as we look to increase our property holdings and will definitely be buying more property through him. Every dealing we have had with him has been fantastic. The best example we have is when he called us up a few days before settlement on one particular property to offer us an even better property. Contracts were cancelled and reissued on the spot with no fuss or drama. I can highly recommend Mark Honeybone's team to anyone looking to invest in property.

    Brent and Pip

  • I can highly recommend Mark and Property Ventures to any investors. I recently purchased a New Build property from Property Ventures. Mark made the whole process a breeze, (especially considering I am offshore with odd time zones). The property has gone up substantially in value, and it is not even finished yet! I look forward to the next one.

    Daniel O'Rourke

  • The Clayton Rd property was one of two properties I bought off Mark and PV last year. He is truly a fabulous person and we look forward to working with him at greater depth this year.

    Dipak Naran

  • I would happily recommend Mark for any Property Investor who cannot afford the time involved with researching and finding suitable properties. Although it is made clear that you do still need to do your own due diligence, I personally have ended up purchasing 3 out of 5 properties that I have seriously investigated in the last 2 years, (and I have a solicitor who ensures I am very fastidious in this regard!) Mark has contacts throughout the country and these people have always been great to deal with when checking out a prospective investment. The follow through in ensuring you get the deal you want has always been excellent and the generous assistance provided with any issues evolving after the deal is completed has been a major factor in why I have ended up giving Mark my return business. I will continue to deal with Mark and not just because I value the open, honest and helpful approach, but the fact that the deals on offer are some of the best around.


  • I liked the way Mark was open about any shortcomings on the properties and didn't try to hide anything and I'd be happy to recommend or talk to anyone about the transaction. - Deal was in Northland $350 a week rent for $161k purchase. 



    Greg, Asia

  • My partner Linda and I purchased a property in Dannevirke (two townhouses on a single title) through Mark while we were living in Singapore. The purchase price was $158,000 and we are receiving $275 a week in rent. Mark was friendly and informative throughout and gave us the confidence to purchase the property both without actually seeing the property or meeting Mark in person... though we are hoping to get to NZ to do both soon. I would have no hesitation in recommending friends or co-workers to talk to Mark regarding property matters.

    Hamish Colligan

  • I would like to say thank you Mark for making the Kaitaia Flats deal work, the finer points that needed clarifying was fully explained and for answering all those questions (which were many) we asked of you. The transition was very smooth and we are extremely happy with our new investment. We look forward to doing further business in the future.

    Heather & Les Newth

  • My partner and I recently joined up in a very profitable JV with Mark, buying a block of units in Nelson. At the time, I was in New York and with my partner in Wellington, we didn't meet Mark until after the deal was completed. Mark has an excellent local knowledge and understanding of real estate throughout NZ, but more importantly he has integrity. This honesty and professionalism made it a pleasure for us to do business. Mark organised the purchase, complete renovation and sale to another investor, all within 90 days of settlement. I have now included Property Ventures on my "team" of trusted real estate contacts and look forward to our next partnership.
    Thanks Mark and by the way, it was fantastic to catch up with you in person.
    (Deal was a Joint Venture for $73k Gross Profit in 11 weeks.)

    Ian Fraser - Property Developer

    Melbourne BNI Investments Pty Ltd
  • Considering we were purchasing foreign real estate in New Zealand from California, and unable to personally view our investment, it was imperative our New Zealand representative was knowledgeable, honest and timely. After considerable due diligence we decided Mark Honeybone and Property Ventures would be our broker for New Zealand property investments. Since, we’ve been involved with three purchases and have been extremely pleased with the service and results. My only wish is that I could get Mark to assist us on our Australia portfolio.

    Jeff Francis

  • During this past year Mark has been instrumental in helping me secure two properties in the Blenheim region. In my dealings with Mark I always found him to be honest and professional, with a great knowledge of the properties he's marketing. I would buy from Mark again, and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone looking to buy property.

    John, Dunedin


    I would like to take this opportunity to thank both you and Slade for the hard work you put in to make this deal happen for me. Slade has been simply great and it has been a pleasure working with him over the last 5 months. It was unfortunate that Pembroke street did not work out, but it was a good learning experience and the professionalism and commitment demonstrated by Slade in all his dealings with me has been exceptional.

    I would also like to commend the great work you and your team are doing to bring great deals across to investors and utilising and sharing your knowledge with investors. I sincerely hope Property Ventures and the team continue to grow and expand and keep achieving great outcomes for investors.

    I will certainly be using the Property Ventures team again hopefully pretty soon to keep growing my property portfolio.

    Joseph John

  • I want to take this opportunity to say what a fine job you've done producing your podcast. I arrived in NZ in January 2017 and basically spent the last few months listening to all your previous episodes, starting from the very first one. It has been a very informative journey and extremely useful. In the process, I have now recently appointed GRA to set up my structure and been in touch with Kris Pederson to get set up for financing.

    I don't think everything will be set up in time for me to act on these but keep them coming, and I am looking forward to my first deal with PV in the not too distant future.

    Once again, I really appreciate the great job you are doing at PV Podcast. With Best Regards.


    Joshua Fong

  • I am happy to highly recommend Mark to any investor, we have purchased 2 properties off of him in the last 6 months and both of them we are 100% happy with. One of the houses we haven't seen yet, but Mark made it an easy painless process, he helped us with everything from rental appraisals, valuations, builders reports to property management. We were very nervous buying out of town so we checked and double checked all the numbers he gave us and we found he was right on the mark and very honest with everything he told us.
    I can't wait for him to find us the next deal!!


  • Not being a professional in the property sector myself, I found Mark coached me through every step of the way. Mark's honesty and integrity is what gave me the confidence to buy from him when a deal did come up. He took time to answer all my questions. I only wish I would have come across Mark years ago. In fact the only hesitancy I would have in recommending Mark would be that I would prefer his client base to remain small so he could remain one of the best kept secrets in the industry. I do plan on purchasing from him again in the future.

    Nick and Ella Carter

  • We bought a block of flats through Mark and are very happy with the investment. He was helpful, frank and easy to deal with. We also appreciate the way he follows up after purchase and with relevant investment advice, information and other opportunities. We will work with Mark again in the future when the time comes.

    Nigel and Joanna Smith

  • For me, Mark quickly established trust with professional industry knowledge and experience to add to his genuine, easy-going character made it a pleasure to do business with him. Mark is now my first port of call for any future property deals and I have no hesitation in recommending him to other investors. - Deal was in Westport $450 a week rent for $230k purchase.

    Paul Stevens

  • I had been looking for a high yield multi-tenant property in a secondary city, and when I saw Property Ventures' advert for a 10% yield in Dunedin I jumped in immediately. After a short due diligence period the purchase proceeded, with settlement in March 2014. Mark provided rental appraisals pre and post cosmetic reno, together with cost estimates, all of which turned out to be accurate. With Mark's assistance the reno work was completed and the property fully tenanted within two weeks of settlement. Final yield is over 11%. I found Mark to be very professional and extremely helpful, and he delivered on the promise. 

    Vic Allen