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Ged Hay
Living life thoroughly and with no adrenalin-fuelled stone unturned has been Ged Hay’s Modus Operandi over the years, but always with an enterprising eye for the big picture and a flair for tourism which has firmly established him in the Queenstown business scene.

Having lived in the town for more than two decades, Ged’s achieved a multitude of ‘firsts’ – first commercial paragliding company in the Southern hemisphere, first English language school in Queenstown, first to operate a winter white water rafting product – a trail blazer who’s always keen for a challenge, but with a modesty, business acumen and likeable nature which have set him in good stead for commercial success.

Aside from his uninspiringly humdrum resume encompassing paragliding, rafting, jet-boat driving, guiding diving charters in Fiordland, river boarding, heli-ski guiding and film work (he was once Robert De Niro’s stunt double!) Ged’s a family man, with wife Nadia and two small children ensconced in a self-described ‘shed that grew’ in the mountains of Queenstown.

Alongside his entrepreneurial ventures, Ged’s always been a keen property investor, having built, managed and owned a plethora of commercial and residential property. A University study of property valuation helped with Ged’s decision to turn his investment interests into a career by joining the exciting world of real estate – ‘I’m passionate about Queenstown and really enjoy property – a pretty good marriage hey?’. And the decision to join the hoamz team? ‘Easy – I saw hoamz’s success and wanted to be part of it –our support and teamwork is basically unmatched ’.

As an intertwined part of the Queenstown fabric, and with a drive to come ‘first’ in life Ged’s on track for real estate sales success.