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Ray White Bentleigh takes flight

The Ray White Carnegie team, led by Matthew Hurlston, Tom Grieve, and Josh Hommelhoff, has expanded their presence in south-east Melbourne, with the launch of their second office, Ray White Bentleigh.

The Announcement: 

The team behind award-winning Ray White Carnegie have proudly announced the opening of their second office, Ray White Bentleigh, strategically expanding their footprint in the vibrant real estate market of south-east Melbourne.

Ray White Carnegie was opened in 2004 by Matthew Hurlston. 

His partners, Tom Grieve and Josh Hommelhoff started their own career within the team, before joining into business ownership.

Ray White Bentleigh will be spearheaded by Tom Grieve. 

Mr Hommelhoff and Mr Hurlston will continue to oversee operations at Carnegie while extending their support to ensure the seamless integration of Ray White Bentleigh into the family.

“The decision to expand into Bentleigh stems from a meticulous consideration of market dynamics and the growing demand for exceptional real estate services in the area,” Mr Hurlston said.

“We had been considering the expansion for many years, with strong brand presence here already and also a lot of buyer overlap between Carnegie and Bentleigh.”

Reflecting on the journey that led to this milestone, he expressed pride in the team’s achievements and emphasises the significance of loyalty to the Ray White brand.

“We’ve never felt more connected to Ray White than we do now,” he said. 

“The brand’s strong support system and emphasis on nurturing talent aligns perfectly with our values.”

Mr Grieve said that Ray White has nurtured his career from the ground up.

“Ray White Carnegie is a true family business, with a direct line of contact through to the White family as we build a future for our own families,” Mr Grieve said.

“Throughout this whole expansion, there is a seamlessness that comes with being part of the country’s largest real estate group. 

“The systems allow us to remain ‘business as usual’, and focus on what we do best.”

He said that Bentleigh is a robust auction market, something that he is truly passionate about. 

It is also a multicultural neighbourhood known for its beautiful period homes, with great schooling attracting people from everywhere.

“There are pockets that are developed, as well as lovely established old family homes,” he said.

“We are less than 10 minutes from Brighton and other blue-chip suburbs with the best schools in the state. 

“Bentleigh is so accessible to the city, and provides an enviable south-east Melbourne lifestyle.”

Mr Hommelhoff said that they all love living within the family-orientated region, and the variation of housing is vast.

“You might sell a $350,000 apartment on the same day you sell a $4 million home. Every transaction is special,” he said.

Mr Hurlston said that he was incredibly proud of Tom, Josh and the business that the three of them have built over the past 20 years.

“We have developed a lot of goodwill with our community, and have established great recognition through our marketing and engagement efforts,” he said.

“Our sole purpose is to deliver the best customer experience and outcome to every single person on their real estate journey, no matter what stage.

“Both Tom and Josh are strong family men, dedicated to helping other families buy and sell their largest asset.”

The team have built a strong sales and property management business in Carnegie and its surrounds, and now have an office of over 30 staff. 

Ray White Victoria and Tasmania CEO Domenic Belfiore said that he was proud of Matthew, Tom and Josh on the success they have achieved in Carnegie, and looks forward to the future.

“Bentleigh is a key Melbourne market that is very important to us, and I couldn’t think of a better team to service the region,” Mr Belfiore said.

Source: Ray White

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