Melbourne agencies Thomson Murrumbeena and Gary Peer & Associates join forces

Melbourne agencies Thomson Murrumbeena and the Gary Peer group have joined forces, providing the local market with over 90 years of combined local experience and expertise.

Thomson Murrumbeena directors David Thomson, Anthony Lee and Felicity Thomson will all remain on board, focusing on their traditional areas of expertise. Mr Thomson will join the local Gary Peer sales team at 42 Koornang Road, Carnegie, which is headed by director Leor Samuel.

Mr Thomson will continue servicing and auctioneering for his many long-standing clients, and other clients within the Gary Peer organisation.

“The merge with Gary Peer is a terrific fit for us and very exciting,” Mr Thomson said. “Our businesses complement each other in many ways and the move will provide greater resources and support, plus wonderful career progression for our team as we move into 2020 and beyond”.

Anthony Lee remains at the helm of the Property Management division at the Murrumbeena Road office with his existing team, and the current PM team from Gary Peer and Associates Carnegie will join him, including Manager Philippa Leyland-Greaves.

Felicity Thomson will continue in a management and administrative role.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining up with the Thomson Murrumbeena team,” said Gary Peer director Leor Samuel, who opened up the third Gary Peer office over four years ago.

“We have made the strategic decision to grow and expand at a time when many agencies are downsizing due to significantly lower property sales”.

Director Gary Peer echoed these thoughts.

“We are investing in our team and increasing their opportunity to perform at an optimum level by growing the team and support network around them. With an increased client base we will continue finding further ways to be innovative and enhance utilisation of available technology.

“We are delighted to be combining the best Thomson Murrumbeena have with the best we have. Our firms have been around for a total of 87 years, so we should be able to take advantage of some serious expertise and resources to further enhance the client experience.

“I have known and been friendly with the Thomson Murrumbeena directors and team for many years.

“They are well known as one of Melbourne’s most established, ethical and respected companies. We are sharing knowledge and resources across all our geographically close six offices, not keeping them separate, which from my observation and experience, seems to often be the case in the traditional territorial based franchise model” Mr Peer said.

Co-founder and director of the Gary Peer group, Phillip Kingston, is also looking forward to the upcoming joining of forces.

“The last seven or eight years have been very significant in the road map of our business where we have gone from one office to now seven, including our purpose-built project marketing centre,” Mr Kingston said.

“It’s great to have people eager to grow and succeed in the property business and we are committed to giving them the best chance to excel here”.

Amongst Mr Kingston’s many roles, he trains and mentors a number of the team’s top performers and also provides coaching and training for the groups seven auctioneers.

“I love auctioneering in all different suburbs, which the range of offices has allowed me to enjoy more often.

“We were surprised at the speed that our Carnegie office had grown. Now with Thomson Murrumbeena bringing their skills to the mix, we can provide more local clients with a bigger and better real estate experience.”

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