Don is an accomplished businessman, leader and entrepreneur, who has been involved in sales and people management for over 30 years.
Don has worked in both the private sector and public sector with key strengths in general management, sales and business development.
He has worked in senior management roles for Newman’s Tours, General Travel New Zealand and Destination Rotorua Tourism.
Having lived and worked in Rotorua for over 10 years and his active involvement at grassroots and international development levels, has given him an insightful understanding of local needs and issues.
Don is actively involved in various community groups. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Rotorua Sunrise and is a volunteer tutor on the TKT Oral language programme at Western Heights Primary School. A member of the Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Local Advisory Committee for the Department of Tourism and Hospitality at Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.
That means he is a strong advocate for living, working and playing in Rotorua and is keen to help people who want to experience this fantastic destination whether they are moving to Rotorua or locals looking for their next property or investment.
A family man, Don has been married to Sue for over 30 years and they have 2 daughters, Rosanna and Evelyn.
Having had previous negative real estate agent experiences I am more than happy to provide a positive testimonial for Eve’s Rotorua and the agents Marie-Jo and Don Gunn. They were up front and honest as well as professional in all their dealings ensuring that we were kept informed every step of the way. From the time we signed up with them the property was under contract in about a week ! For significantly more that we thought we would get. I would certainly list with them again and talking to ‘others’ they report that Eves have a great reputation and are the best agency to list with in the Bay of Plenty. That was certainly our experience.
Susan and Alan
I have worked with Don in a business capacity over the last four years, and have always found him to be approachable and an excellent communicator. He is considerate, is willing to learn, and follows through on agreed plans of action. I have found Don to be honest and trustworthy, and have no hesitation in recommending him to others
Rachel Warrender – Director, Dubuzz Digital Marketing
I have known and worked with Don Gunn for many years. I first met him when I was the Mayor of Rotorua and he was involved in the tourism industry as Managing Director of General Travel NZ, a large inbound tour company.
His company was a strong supporter of Rotorua and Don was instrumental in developing business from various international markets which were hugely beneficial to our city. It was a real bonus for Rotorua when Don and his wife Sue and their family moved here to take up the role of General Manager Destination Rotorua, Tourism marketing.
During his tenure in this role he and his team worked very hard to promote our city with excellent results yielding huge growth from both international and domestic visitors.
Don is very hardworking and very committed to what he does. He strives to achieve favourable outcomes for all involved, which I am sure will benefit his clients.
I have always found Don to be very approachable, personable and totally reliable. His honesty is beyond question and he shows great integrity and diplomacy. Any role he takes on he will undertake with enthusiasm, professionalism and a will to complete.
I have no hesitation in recommending and supporting Don selling or buying real estate.
Grahame W Hall QSO JP
I have known Don for approx. 7 years through both Rotary and as a work colleague. He is very community focused and has been involved in many projects through Rotary and is always willing to assist with activities when asked. He has held various positions within the Rotary Club of Rotorua Sunrise over the past years and is currently the Senior Vice President.
When Don worked with me at ABC Business Sales, he was very customer focused and worked hard to get the best outcome for the client. I consider Don to be trustworthy, honest and a very good communicator.
He is approachable and is an excellent listener which is very important when working with clients who are wanting to either buy or sell a property. I would definitely recommend him as a reliable and dedicated person who has his clients best interests at heart.
Heinz Fett Business Broker ABC Business Sales
Very good and friendly service… Thank you so much.
The fact that I was called so promptly was amazing!
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