James Kermode - Associate Director

With a background as both a landlord and tenant representative in his previous role as property manager, James thrives at match where we value his determination, discipline and inquisitive mind. He enjoys the competitive, fast paced environment of retail leasing, where his technical skills yield results for his clients.

James has a track record of success, including taking a lead role for one of the top five banks in a national leasing project.

Away from the office, James is often out on his new Bianchi bike or spending time with his young family. He loves being active and is always keen for a sporting challenge.


How long have you worked at match for?

Over 9 years

What excites you about what you do at match?

The opportunity to have influence and help shape Auckland city. Retail has a direct impact on the enjoyment we derive from this city, we interact with retail everyday and the ability to shape and enhance the experience whether living or visiting Auckland is incredible. This is a great city and having a small role in shaping its future is a responsibility we all enjoy at match.

How does match challenge you?

With agency, there is a direct relationship between effort and reward. While there is flexibility in agency we take an uncompromising approach by delivering ongoing excellence for our clients every day.

The best thing about match?

The team and the projects we get to work on.

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How would you change the face of Auckland’s cityscape?

(assuming this is retail-specific) Change is the only constant in retail and Auckland retail is evolving into a truly world class experience. International new entrant brands are fantastic and add further dimension to our retail landscape. I’d also like to see a continuation of thriving New Zealand brands that tell our story together with further evolution and development of world class experiences in FnB and specialty retail for locals and visitors to enjoy this great city.


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