About Us

Meet the team

Josh Fitzgibbon

Company Principal

Josh is a local, having grown up in Tauranga and completing his secondary education at Tauranga Boys High. His Bachelor of Applied Science degree obtained through AUT provides him with a wide range of skills that compliment his superb knowledge in accounting, administration and computer programmes. Josh has been involved for over 12 years in all facets of residential property management and is known for his enthusiasm and drive in satisfying the property requirements of his wide client base of landlords, tenants and associates. He is passionate about people, keen to ensure that both landlords and families receive quality service and that local and international families can access quality housing. Josh is also known for his experience in placing and managing local and international students in purpose built accommodation for tertiary institutions. Josh loves Tauranga and is well known for his active community involvement through his children’s schools and social activities.

Phone: 027 429 5454

Chris Fitzgibbon

Business Manager

Chris brings to beHome a wealth of experience from her real estate career which includes a successful business background and a reputation for strong management and negotiation skills. Having worked successfully in Tauranga real estate sales and management for 15 years Chris has an extensive knowledge of the Tauranga area and its market place. Chris is passionate about providing exceptional service to her clients and is committed to making your relationship with beHome a stress free and successful experience.

Phone: 0275788498

Donna Schwarz


Donna is a familiar face around the office having spent years with behome as our office administrator. With over 20 yrs experience in Real Estate and Property Management roles, Donna is your first port of call and happy to answer any questions you may have. Her previous experience in Property Management both in Australia and NZ in front office roles has given her a broad range of skills and knowledge of the industry. In her quiet time Donna enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren

Phone: 07 578 3499

Merv Fitzgibbon

Retired Property Manager

Merv has finally decided to retire and enjoy his golden years in his garden, and with his new little friend - Star. The family purchased a lovely Corgi for him at Christmas and they have hit it off. Merv is still very interested in hearing from you and wishes you the best of luck. If you would like to contact Merv please email Josh at the office.

Phone: 07 578 3499

Karla Thrupp

Property Manager

Karla has returned to the Bay after spending a few years in the Wellington region as a property manager. Karla brings a calming, gentle and systematic approach to property mamagement and her methodical and balanced methods has seen her have great success in building new and long lasting relationships. 

Phone: 021844874

Jenny Harris

Property Manager

Jenny comes to us from the Hawkes Bay and is an award winning, experienced property manager / busniess development manager. Having won awards for growth and development, Jenny truly understands the unique and specific needs and requirements investors and landlords are looking for. She is a vibrant, efficient and valued member of the team and will give you her full attention and focus to obtain your financial goals and or tenancy requirements. Jenny is a avid rugby fan, as her son is involved with the Chiefs rugby union - Go the Chiefs! Give her a call today to appraise, enquire or gain her experience for any property issue you may have. 

Phone: 0220266315

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Are you a landlord who needs help with a rental property? Email us today.