About Us

Jeff Tikitau

DIRECTOR

Jeff Tikitau

Recently returning to Rarotonga in July 2017 with his wife Natalie, after living and working in Nice, France where both Jeff and Natalie successfully sold high-end luxury real estate along the beautiful world-renowned coastline of the French Riviera for a leading British agency.  

Born on Rarotonga, Jeff is of Cook Island/Tahitian/German ancestry and is a descendent from the families of the royal dynasties of both Cook Islands and French Polynesia. He speaks Cook Island Maori and is also fluent in both the written and spoken languages of English and French. As well as having a strong background in tourism & hospitality working in New Zealand, Rarotonga and Tahiti, French Polynesia, he is a trainer and a motivator with over 20 years’ experience in Hotel/ Resort and Human Resources Management roles. He has danced in the Polynesian cultural festivals and loves to share his knowledge of his rich Polynesian culture.

A passionate, cheerful, outgoing, confident individual, a strong communicator who thrives on professionalism. Conducts himself with a code of high ethics and moral values, with a genuine interest in people he meets. It is with no wonder, Jeff has been referred to as a “sophisticated local”. 

Natalie Tikitau

CO-DIRECTOR

Natalie Tikitau

Natalie is originally from New Zealand, and is of New Zealand/Samoan/French ancestry. Together with her husband Jeff, they have lived in New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tahiti and France.

Natalie has over 15 years’ experience in tourism & hospitality throughout the Pacific and has managed luxury resorts in Cook Islands.  She has held top positions as Assistant Rooms Division Manager and later the Marketing Manager of a large luxury Resort in Tahiti, French Polynesia.

A dedicated and diligent professional with a bubbly & personable demeanour. Natalie is passionate about real estate and has unwavering commitment to exceeding client’s expectations.

Together with her husband Jeff, they both are a formidable team, with their innovative ideas, dynamism, and professionalism.

Jeff Tikitau Real Estate Cook Islands team members

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Ria Arthur

Ria Arthur is likely to be your first point of contact at Jeff Tikitau Real Estate, as she works closely with Jeff and Natalie as their Personal Assistant.

Born in Rarotonga and raised in New Zealand, Ria made the decision in 2010 to return to her roots in Rarotonga.

Ria brings a wealth of experience to the team having worked 7 years for the local Business Trade & Investment Board and previously for NZ Department of Immigration.  Ria has an in-depth knowledge of the Foreign Investment Approval Process and works with our investors in preparing applications for foreign investment.

Outside of work, Ria loves spending time with family at the beach and exploring her creative side in costume jewellery-making.

Jeff Tikitau Real Estate Cook Islands team members

MARKETING ASSISTANT

Poevai Garnier

Poevai Garnier joined Jeff Tikitau Real Estate to support in the work of marketing.

Born in Hawaii and raised in Tahiti, Poevai Garnier is of Tahitian/Cook Island/Tongan descent and moved to Rarotonga in 2020 to join her family here.

Poevai brings her creativity and advertising/social media marketing experience to the team and assists Natalie with various campaigns and marketing initiatives.

Poevai has a familiar face around French Polynesia as she was crowned 1st runner up Miss Tahiti 2019 and represents Tahiti at beauty pageants on the international stage.

When Poevai isn’t at work, you’ll likely find her hiking & enjoying the outdoors or spending her past time painting, sewing or making jewellery.

Jeff Tikitau Real Estate Cook Islands team members

ADMIN ASSISTANT

Kim Selam Tau

Kimberley Selam Tau has a valuable supportive role in administration.

Born in Tahiti and raised in Rarotonga, Kimberley is of Tahitian/Cook Island/Italian descent and has lived in both islands since childhood.  Kimberley identifies with both cultures and is bi-lingual.

Kimberley has various experience in retail sales and hospitality and has owned her own small business in French Polynesia and run short-term holiday accommodation with her family.

Kimberley spends her past time with her family at the beach and loves hiking and is passionate about cooking.

Real Estate Federation

As real estate professionals trained under the FNAIM French National Real Estate Federation of France, we work to a very high standard of professionalism and Code of Ethics.

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Cook Islands News Feature Article: "Power Couple" Brings Skills Back Home

Our Story

“Power Couple” Brings Skills Back Home

Find out why Cook Islands news calls us the “Power Couple”. 

Read Our Story published in Cook Islands News, our national newspaper, feature article “Hot On The Rock”.

Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand
Pacific Periscope News Feature Article Published by Pacific Trade Invest

PTI NZ Acting Trade & Investment Commissioner visits valued client in Cook Islands

PTI NZ proudly reports their valued partnership with Jeff Tikitau Real Estate. 

Read this news feature article published in Pacific Trade Invest’s Pacific Periscope released to over 4,000 global investors.

Pacific Trade Invest Pacific Periscope Article
Pacific Periscope News Feature Article Published by Pacific Trade Invest

Couple’s European expertise helps sell Cook Islands realty globally

Find out why Jeff Tikitau Real Estate are recognised as reputable brokers for Cook Islands investments.

Read this news feature article published in Pacific Trade Invest’s Pacific Periscope released to over 4,000 global investors.

Bank Of Cook Islands TV Presentation

Bank Of Cook Islands proudly reports Jeff Tikitau Real Estate Cook Islands.

Jeff explains on National Cook Islands TV vital keys to achieving the best possible results to sellers, buyers and rental property owners.

Jeff Tikitau Real Estate Cook Islands team

Sales & Property Management Office open opposite Rarotonga Airport

Jeff Tikitau Real Estate opened its office doors in August 2018, conveniently located opposite Rarotonga International Airport. Stop in and see us! Plenty of parking available. 

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