Scholarship Partner – Barfoot & Thompson



Peter Thompson (pictured), the Managing Director of Auckland's largest real estate company Barfoot & Thomson did not take much convincing to jump on-board with the First Foundation this year. 

“I was encouraged by Kate Daly who was then at Fletcher Building to look at this scholarship and she convinced me it was a wonderful organisation to be involved with,” Peter says. 

“And she was right.” 

Together with fellow Director Kiri Barfoot, Peter runs the Auckland real estate company which has a market share of around 40 percent. 

Barfoot & Thompson specialise in residential, rural and commercial real estate as well as having one of New Zealand’s largest Property Management divisions of over 17,000 managements. 

Other divisions we include are Body Corporate and also a Projects Division. Peter explains. 

In its first year of supporting First Foundation students, Barfoot & Thompson are providing two students with scholarships, with work experience. 

“During work experience with us, the students develop marketing and selling skills and techniques to become salespeople in their own right at some point of time,” Peter says. 

“We also want them to develop self-confidence with the ability to be able to intersperse with others as real estate is a people's industry.” 

Peter hopes the scholarships offered by Barfoot & Thompson gives students a right to attain their goal of success by taking the financial pressure away from them. 

Being a family orientated company, looking after the young people is very much part of our philosophy, he adds. 

“This support is about our giving back to the Auckland community and fostering youth.” 

There is so much talent is out there that we need to capture and take to another level, he says. 

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“This support is about our giving back to the Auckland community and fostering youth.”