Benjamin J.L. Yap was born in the "Gateway to Asia" of Singapore and moved to Christchurch ("Gateway to Antarctica"), New Zealand as a child. He was educated at Burnside High School, subsequently gained a National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) from the Open Polytechnic. In 2014, Benjamin Yap gained a Bachelor Degree in Software and Information Technology from Lincoln University.
He also holds Diploma in Business from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), Certificates in Hospitality, Retail and Customer Service via Tree House, along with Diploma in Human Resource Management from Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly CPIT).
Benjamin holds a Certificate in Residential Property Management.
Prior to entering property management at Real Gold, Benjamin worked in retail and hospitality, understanding the importance of great customer service and attention to detail.
Many of his skills are readily transferable into real estate and property management, including problem solving and computing skills.
Passionate about the Real Estate and Information Technology industries as well as on-going professional development, Benjamin is enthusiastic, positive and committed to providing the best possible service to all he deals with. Benjamin is a Member of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ).
Outside of work, Benjamin is involved in photography, video editing/production, spending time with family and friends, and travelling to various places New Zealand has to offer.