H&J Smith & Nomos One

Perfect for retail

Established in 1900, H&J Smith is one of New Zealand’s oldest retailers. Their lease portfolio consists of a network of department stores, with a few specialty stores and franchises thrown in the mix. They own some properties, with others being leased from various property owners and landlords.

The H&J Smith department store located in Invercargill is one of the largest retail stores in New Zealand, comprising just over 12,000 sqm of retail space, and is the flagship of the company.

With stores located throughout the South Island, H&J Smith offers a comprehensive range of house & home, fashion and beauty products. These products include a wide range of New Zealand and International brands, which can be found in-store or through their website.


One of the biggest issues H&J Smith faced was a fragmented view of their property portfolio. With lease information located in isolated spreadsheets, it became increasingly difficult to plan and manage their portfolio effectively as they continued to expand.

Jason from H&J Smith came across Nomos One when our CEO (Jonny) sought investment from a Board Jason is a Director of. While listening to Jonny’s pitch, Jason thought our software would go a long way toward solving H&J Smith’s fragmented document storage and spreadsheet system for managing leases.

With Nomos One, Jason and his team now have the freedom to plan and be proactive with their lease management. Notifications prior to lease events ensure that everyone involved is well prepared. With every lease and associated document stored in nomos one, the team at H&J Smith is no longer pulling information from multiple spreadsheets and paper documents.

By bringing their lease management in-house with Nomos One, H&J Smith have cut admin costs, decreased the time it takes to get the information they need and made it more accessible off-site. Working from a centralised software solution in collaboration with other staff, duplication of effort is now a thing of the past.

Benefits & features

Since utilising Nomos One, H&J Smith have had access to these great features and many more.

Unlimited storage

H&J Smith store their leases, event documents and correspondence with Nomos One’s document repository.

Event reminders

H&J Smith receive notifications of upcoming events well before they’re due, giving them plenty of time to prepare.

Unlimited users

H&J Smith have invited their team into Nomos One for full transparency over their lease portfolio.



With Nomos One ensuring compliance at every step, H&J Smith have been able to cut down on admin costs.

“With Nomos One, I now know where I’m going to put portfolio information, and where to go to extract it. We’ve added in plans, pictures and documents so it’s all stored in one place. The on-boarding process helped put our mind at ease, and the Nomos One team has been excellent at giving us some great support ever since.

For people that work with many leases like we do, I’d definitely recommend Nomos One. It’s point and click, it’s easy and it’s working really well for us.”

Jason Smith | Managing Director at H&J Smith

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