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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.  Natalie has also
worked in the legal industry and has former experience as a
licenced travel consultant. 

A dedicated and diligent professional with a bubbly & personable demeanour. Natalie is passionate about real estate & property
management, having grown up in a family of real estate agents &
property managers, 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.

business development manager

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Amy Walton

Amy is a top professional in business development and works closely with Jeff & Natalie Tikitau in developing JTRE’s brand and assisting with various investment portfolios. Amy works closely with Business Trade & Investment Board (BTIB) and all the other various government departments and is your key contact for facilitating the filing of all necessary applications on behalf of offshore investors to ensure a seamless and stress-free transition.

Born and raised in New Zealand, Amy is of Cook Islands descent and moved to Rarotonga in 2019 with her 3 children. 

Amy has over 13 years solid professional experience in the insurance industry of New Zealand, and more recently undertook a senior executive position as CEO responsible to the Government Minister and Board of Cook Islands Investment Corporation.

Amy is passionate about her family and her Cook Islands culture, and has a warm bubbly personality and great sense of humor. Amy loves spending time with her children, enjoying great food, and making the most of an amazing lifestyle in the Cook Islands.

Property Management Team

PROPERTY MANAGER

Juanita-Louisa Karora

Juanita-Louisa heads our Property Management division and manages our growing property portfolio.   

Born and raised in New Zealand, Juanita-Louisa is of Cook Islands descent and moved to Rarotonga in early 2020 to discover her family roots. 

Juanita-Louisa has a background in the construction industry of NZ, having co-ordinated multiple development teams throughout a number of regions.  Knowing the ins and outs of property management, Juanita-Louisa follows careful processes and procedures at a highly professional international level, which set our management service apart from our competitors.

Juanita-Louisa also holds a degree in creative industries and visual art, and brings her creativity to the team in assisting Natalie with various campaigns and marketing initiatives.

Juanita-Louisa is a fitness enthusiast, and outside of work, you will likely find Juanita-Louisa either motivating a team in personal training, or creating new adventures with friends.

Real Estate Team

personal assistant

Varnia-Brigette Karora

Varnia-Brigette is likely to be your first point of contact at Jeff Tikitau Real Estate as PA to Jeff Tikitau.

Born and raised in NZ, Varnia-Brigette is of Cook Island descent who made the decision in 2019 to move to Rarotonga to explore her Cook Islands heritage.

Varnia-Brigette is highly organised and manages Jeff’s day-to-day activities and drives our client management relationship system.  Being highly organised, Varnia-Brigette has sharp attention to detail and a professional background in the telecommunications industry. 

Varnia-Brigette loves to spend her past time relaxing at the beach and enjoying nature, and making the most of the outdoors.

Property Management team

OFFICE CO-ORDINATOR

Kimberley Selam Tau

Kimberley Selam Tau has a valuable supportive role as office co-ordinator and is a valuable asset in managing our short-term holiday lets to a high professional level.

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.

Hospitality is second nature to Kimberley, having run short-term holiday accommodation with her family and personally assisted travelers all over the world. Kimberley has also owned her own small business in French Polynesia, and is innovative, quick to respond to guest demands, and passionate about extra mile service in exceeding client expectations.

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.

Our Story

Cook Islands News Feature

'Power Couple' Brings Skills Back Home

Read below WHY Cook Islands News calls us “the POWER COUPLE“…

Cook Islands Television Feature

Bank of Cook Islands proudly reports Jeff Tikitau Real Estate

Jeff explains on National Television vital keys to achieving the best possible results to sellers, buyers, and rental property owners…

Client Interview

Client experience defines success

Why Choose Jeff Tikitau Real Estate?  Tune in to what our clients are saying about us

Pacific Periscope News Feature Article

PTI NZ Trade & Investment reports valued partnership

Pacific Trade Invest NZ Acting Trade & Investment Commissioner proudly reports their valued partnership with Jeff Tikitau Real Estate

Pacific Periscope News Feature Article

Couple's European Experience helps sell Cook Islands realty globally

Read below WHY Jeff Tikitau Real Estate are recognised by Pacific Trade Invest NZ as reputable brokers for Cook Islands Investments 

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Our Sales and Property Management Office Open

Jeff Tikitau Real Estate opened its office doors in August 2018, conveniently located on the main road directly opposite Rarotonga International Airport. Come in and see us! Plenty of parking available.

Jeff Tikitau Real Estate Team

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Recently Sold Listings

To date 75% of all sold listings have been sold to Cook Islanders

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What our past Clients Say About Us

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For further information on any of our current property listings, call us on telephone +682 53658 or click below to send us an email

Professional Realtors with international experience, local knowledge & expert advice

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