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Proud to be a locally owned and operated family business.


Left to right: Tammy McDougall (nee Kenny), Phillip Kenny and Lisa Kenny.





Phillip Kenny began his Real Estate career with Hanrahan Real Estate in 1987.
Due to the retirement of Mr Hanrahan, Phillip purchased his business and continued working from the same address but under the new license of Phillip Kenny Real Estate Limited.

In 1989, Phillip joined the Harcourts Group, trading as Harcourts, Phillip Kenny Real Estate Limited.
The same year, Phillip relocated his business to new premises within the Ashburton Arcade on Burnett Street and remained there until September 1997 when he purchased the building at 112-114 Tancred Street, Ashburton where Harcourts now operates. Under his leadership his team has won many National Awards


In 2017 Phil decided it was time to step back, and passed the ownership to his daughter Tammy McDougall and her husband Cory.
Tammy comes from a 15 year banking history in Ashburton as a Mobile Mortgage Manager and Small Business Manager. Cory is a builder from a farming family background,


Phillip’s eldest daughter Lisa Kenny started working in the business in 1995, and stays on managing the day to day running of the business while also being a successful Sales Consultant.
Phillip remains in the business in a supervisory role, as well as filling in as their “sign man” when required.


We are extremely fortunate to have fresh new ideas, while still retaining our traditional values and extensive Real Estate industry knowledge and experience.

Harcourts Ashburton, proud to remain a truly locally owned and operated family business.