PRDnationwide has recently expanded its national franchise services team with the appointment of Jane Whelan to its corporate division in Sydney. Jane took up her new role of Business Consultant in April, specialising in servicing PRDnationwide office members in New South Wales.
She brings more than 31 years of real estate experience, from property management to franchise ownership, in addition to sales and operational management. Her expert skill bases will provide direct benefits to PRDnationwide franchisees, delivering business growth and development mentoring.
Most recently Ms Whelan was Area Manager at Century 21, where she helped grow the turnover of many of the franchise offices during her eight years with the company. Most notably, the Top 5 offices in NSW, for percentage growth increase from 2010 to 2011, were all offices in her portfolio.
Tony Brasier, PRDnationwide Chairman and Managing Director, said Ms Whelan’s appointment is indicative of the business’ focus to continue growing in NSW and providing members with support from market leaders.
“Jane is an exciting addition to our business as we move through 2012,” he said.
Ms Whelan is keen to be a part of the exciting growth and development happening within PRDnationwide.
“I had been looking for a change for a while and wanted to make sure that the company I moved to had a strong corporate footprint and really looked after their staff,” she explained.
Jane owned her own Raine and Horne real estate business for nine years, building its property management portfolio from zero to 250 in 18 months and turning over one million dollars after three years in the business, when the average commission was $3,000.
Ms Whelan said she was excited about the opportunities ahead, given PRDnationwide’s strength as a brand, backed by Colliers International.
“I’ve been very impressed when undertaking initial office visits. They are all really focussed on their business, they know what they want and where they want to go and are willing to take advice from their business consultant to help them achieve their goals.”