Chanaka is new to the real estate industry but brings with him a wealth of experience, and this is evident in the fact that he achieved three sales in his first month. His previous career as a marine engineer took him around the world and whilst being a good engineer, Chanaka developed many other qualities which will help with his real estate ambitions, including being a team player and leader, and working within tight timescales to achieve his goals.
Chanaka’s passion for real estate began during his time with Maersk Shipping, when he was able to gain some hands-on knowledge of the industry through his own investment in the Auckland property market. With this, he gained valuable knowledge through his dealings with property brokers, real estate agents, builders, and councils.
Being a qualified engineer, Chanaka is very practical and has been able to use his engineering skills in his property investment work as well as being able to turn his hand to carpentry and plumbing as well as electrical work. These skills are very helpful in the real estate industry, especially when looking at those ‘doer-uppers’, providing him with valuable insights to be able to help advise his clients.
Born in Sri Lanka and having studied in the United Kingdom, Chanaka has lived in New Zealand for over 17 years. Proud of his roots, he is very much connected with the Sri Lankan community & their charitable work in Auckland, and along with his wife Madhavi.