John and Anne Retire after more than 48 years

After more than 48 years in Real Estate, most of those specializing in the motel industry John and Anne Griffin are hanging up their business hats to retire and fulfill their bucket list. John Griffin Realty Ltd. Will continue providing specialized motel industry service under the new management of Kathie and Richard Shepard.

John has achieved many milestones in his successful career. He is known as an industry expert and referred to for advice by many sectors of the industry. He is an accredited REINZ business broker and has been awarded A Fellow of The Real Estate Institute, Life membership of The Motel Association of New Zealand and The Waikato Motel Association and is the Waikato Representative on the REINZ business broker’s sector group. (more…)

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Is running a motel a 24/7 nightmare?

motel nightmareThis is one of the most common questions I get asked by potential buyers. Often people are discouraged form motelling by friends and family who say. Oh no you will be stuck there like a prison not being able to go anywhere.

This is well meaning advice from people who care but the reality is a different picture. (more…)

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Flooring trends in accommodation

flooring trendsHere is an interesting article about the trends for flooring in hotels and why certain products are being chosen. This certainly relates to Motels and other accommodation sectors as well.

Hotel Flooring Trends 2016

By Angela Fedele
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Despite increasing competition from serviced apartments and the likes of Airbnb, the hotel market is prospering.
According to Statista, the revenue of the global hotel industry was US$457 billion in 2011, with Euromonitor International forecasting a US$550 billion revenue in 2016. (more…)

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John Griffin makes Info News

John GriffinJohn Griffin Leads the Way in Motel Specialisation
Thursday 17 December 2015, 9:46AM
By Media PA

John Griffin, owner of John Griffin Realty, is a 48-year industry veteran with a solid foundation of clients and a reputation as New Zealand’s most experienced motel broker. (more…)

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Advocacy and Expert Advice

Hamilton-based John Griffin Realty offer expert advice and advocacy in a range of areas throughout the motel industry.


Hamilton-based John Griffin Realty offer expert advice and advocacy in a range of areas throughout the motel industry.Monday 12 October 2015, 9:54AM
By Media PA

By Trish Watson

John Griffin and Kathie Shepard from Hamilton-based John Griffin Realty Ltd. offer a range of expert services to those looking for advocacy or advice in the New Zealand motel industry. (more…)

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New Zealand’s most experienced motel broker John Griffin Realty knows it is the little things that keeps guests coming back

August 31, 2015

HAMILTON-BASED John Griffin Realty Ltd is New Zealand’s most experienced motel broker. With a wealth of knowledge and involvement in the motel industry John Griffin and Kathie Shepard of John Griffin Realty Ltd have the expertise that could help your business.

Kathie Shepard, a motel broker from John Griffin Realty Ltd, has 10 years experience in operating a motel and knows that it is the little things such as thanking guests that keeps them coming back. (more…)

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Keeping up with the times

Social Media Marketing Campaign

At John Griffin Realty ltd we like to keep abreast of the modern trends and changes so we can give you the correct advice when looking at selling your motel. In light of this we have been looking at social media marketing campaigns and have decided to invest in one ourselves, monitor the results and then be informed enough to give our opinion to our clients. (more…)

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Trip Advisor and Google clash over search results

Excerpt from Accomnews
Published: Thursday, 16 April 2015 10:52

TripAdvisor criticised Google this week for restricting search results and displaying “anti-competitive behaviour”.

The travel site’s CEO Stephen Kaufer said in an official statement that he is disappointed the US Federal Trade Commission decided not to take action against Google and he hopes the European Commission will take a different approach. (more…)

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