Charles Tarbey, Chairman of CENTURY 21 New Zealand and Australia
Charles began his career in the industry in 1972 as an Assistant Property Manager. With his age against him, Charles found it difficult to obtain a sales position until an agent gave him the opportunity to start. It was here at the age of eighteen that Charles sold his first home.
Three years later, Charles purchased a Real Estate business with the equity gained through a home he had previously purchased.
In March 1983, he embarked upon his biggest challenge and commenced Combined Real Estate, which became a well-known Sydney and New South Wales Real Estate Franchise Network that Charles built to 56 offices. On September 29th 1995 Charles purchased the Australian arm of CENTURY 21 and merged the two companies. This now sees CENTURY 21 operating hundreds of offices throughout the Australasian region.
In 2011, Charles acquired the property assets of Wentworth Holdings (8000 Residential, Commercial and Industrial managements), one of Australia's largest property management groups, followed by the acquisition of CENTURY 21 New Zealand in 2012, making CENTURY 21 one of Australasia's largest and most diverse property groups.
Charles Tarbey is also the author of two Real Estate books, 'Profit Driven Real Estate' and 'Listing Rich'.