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Zaf Yildiz

Zaf and Keri have wasted no time in building a successful track record here at UP. After 12 years establishing Cafe Jazz on the corner of Upland and Remuera Roads, in 2014 Zaf and his wife Keri made a lifestyle and career change. They bring with them a wealth of life experiences, boundless energy and infectious optimism.

Born in Turkey to Turkish/Greek parents, Zaf was schooled through to University in Ankara. He has enjoyed a career as a professional volleyball player and model, been a Corporal in the Turkish Airforce and then moved to New Zealand where he settled and made his mark in the hospitality industry.

Keri has been the administrative support behind Café Jazz over their years of ownership. Her background was in the Travel Industry and Insurance, where she became New Zealand’s youngest female broker before travelling overseas. She met Zaf while modelling in Turkey. She is also an accomplished artist who has a great eye for colour and design.

Keri and Zaf have two beautiful daughters who attend Otago University and the University of Auckland, they have been married for 25 years.

As a combination Zaf and Keri not only understand the real estate process but they also care very deeply about the people involved. They have built a platform that provides transparency and confidence ensuring their clients are kept well informed every step of the way. Together they bring a genuine desire to get the best result through an honest hard working approach and great negotiating skills. Commercially savvy they understand and adapt to changing market conditions. They are a breath of fresh air in the industry, and key players in our team.


Zaf Yildiz

M 021 244 7227

T 09 522 7384

Client Testimonials

  • It gives us great delight to be able to write this testimonial for Zaf & Keri as they did an outstanding job for us !!!

    Zaf & Keri made what can be an extremely stressful process an exciting & easy journey for us. From the start they made the time to step us through the total process, managed our expectations & kept us informed throughout, through regular meetings & phone calls. They managed buyers expectations respectfully to ensure we got an excellent pre auction offer.
    They were extremely well informed about the current market & offered excellent advise which included keeping us informed of similar properties entering the market. Throughout the process they worked diligently to ensure that we got the best price possible for our property.

    Zaf & Keri really add a personal touch to the great service they offer & it leaves you feeling confident they will do the best for you because they genuinely care.
    They have a genuineness about them that makes them both trustworthy and approachable.

    If you are considering selling we would strongly suggest you have to consider meeting Zaf & Keri as part of your process.

    Damian & Sue

    Damian & Sue 53 Koraha Street

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