The Agency has welcomed experienced performance and sales coach Luke Evans to the team as general manager of sales, NSW and ACT.
The Agency Real Estate CEO Matt Lahood said Mr Evans will work alongside him to lead, coach and mentor the group’s talented agents.
“Luke is a perfect fit in our culture of service excellence and will be a driving force in our business as we scale across NSW and ACT,” Mr Lahood said.
“Luke’s credentials reflect his natural affinity for people and nurturing talent, as well as building and growing businesses. A high performing sales coach, Luke has built teams and expanded the footprint of franchises across the McGrath and Harcourts networks in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.”
Mr Evans was most recently head of network performance and head auctioneer for the McGrath Victoria network.
He has also held the titles of state manager of NSW and state manager of Victoria.
Mr Evans was critical in the growth of the McGrath network’s expansion in Victoria and during his time there, managed 25 per cent of franchise revenue of the network.
In addition to being a sales agent and coach, Mr Evans is a talented auctioneer and was Harcourt’s chief auctioneer.
Throughout his career, he has won multiple state and international auctioneering awards, taking home a people’s choice award at the age of 23.
Mr Evans strongly believes in training and supporting talent, whether this be through implementing structured training programs or mentoring and coaching one-on-one.
“You can get the best out of people by giving them 100 per cent of your support,” Mr Evans said.
Mr Evans said he is looking forward to growing The Agency business with Mr Lahood and Managing Director and CEO Geoff Lucas.
“Geoff is a great leader who gave me a lot of his time when I worked for him at McGrath, we worked very closely together,” Mr Evans said.
“Matt Lahood is one of the most respected people in real estate in the country and I’m incredibly honoured and excited to work alongside him and learn from the best.”
Mr Lucas said he is pleased to be working with Mr Evans again, having worked together previously to expand the McGrath business.
“Luke brings fresh energy and insight to the role as general manager of sales,” Mr Lucas said.
“Extremely high performing and with a number of accolades under his belt, Luke has the wisdom and experience of leaders beyond his years.
“He shares our vision of growth and expansion and I have no doubt that Luke will prove to be a significant drawcard in the recruitment of additional top performing agents and sales teams to our company.”
A recognised and well-established sales agent in his native city of Canberra, Mr Evans will also continue to list and sell properties as well as call auctions.