The team at Ray White Marsden, south of Brisbane, have just officially opened the doors of their new office after branching out into the nearby suburb of Daisy Hill.
Both Ray White Marsden and Ray White Daisy Hill will be run by current Ray White Marsden principal Avi Khan and collectively known also as Ray White AKG.
Mr Khan, who has only been in the industry for seven years, became principal of Ray White Marsden three years ago.
“It was probably in my first year in the industry that I said to myself, ‘I want to be a business owner’,” Mr Khan told Elite Agent.
“And I don’t want to do anything by halves, if I do something I want to make it big.”
The expansion follows the team selling 566 properties over the past 12 months.
Mr Khan said his decision to partner with Ray White was due to the corporate support and brand reputation the group offered.
“I am surrounded by management consultants at Ray White; I can reach out to anyone across any area of business to assist me on my own business journey,” he said.
He said the move into Daisy Hill was a natural one for the team, who are well-versed in the local area.
“I live on the border of Brisbane and Logan (City), five minutes from Daisy Hill,” Mr Khan said.
“I haven’t moved from when I first came to the area in 2007.
“My kids go to school here and one of the reasons I chose Daisy Hill is because I know the area so well and I like to work in the places that I know.
“Logan (City’s) appeal is that it is in the middle of everything – you are 30 minutes from Brisbane and 30 minutes from the Gold Coast,” Mr Khan said.
“Daisy Hill is a beautiful, leafy area with great accessibility to all highways and public transport. The great appeal though is that it is such an affordable area; first-home buyers can get into Logan suburbs with relative ease,” he said.
Mr Khan said the team have an ongoing goal to create better communities, having sponsored a lot of events behind the scenes in the local community.
“We know the ins and outs of Logan real estate. Our staff are locals, and they really know and love the areas they are selling in. Our motto is to be the agency of choice, that the neighbours trust,” he said.
Daisy Hill has opened with a team of ten, with three agents already on-site at the new premises and a further seven currently working the Marsden office.
Experienced sales agent Rebecca Cuderman joins Mr Khan in leading the Ray White Daisy Hill office.
Meanwhile, 2019/20 Ray White Queensland Administrator of the Year Genevieve Trew will become the general manager of the expanded group, while 2019/20 Ray White Queensland Property Manager of the Year Rachael Curtis takes on an ownership role at the office.
Ms Curtis said the success Ray White Marsden had experienced over the past year meant that clients had started looking to expand their investment portfolios in nearby areas such as Daisy Hill.
“Our growth was dictated by demand for our services,” she said, adding that Logan City was an affordable area for both investors and prospective tenants.
“We have experienced, like most of the industry in the last year, price increases and very low vacancy periods, which is why our leadership team felt that we were well placed to take our level of service Daisy Hill,” Ms Curtis said.
Mr Khan said he was truly excited to see what the future holds.
“The new group of leaders gives us fresh ideas and energy,” he said.
“Ours is a story of growth, not just of market share but of our people. Our people are the custodians of someone’s property journey and what we do matters,” he finished.
Ray White Queensland CEO Jason Andrew congratulated Mr Khan and his entire team.
“Avi’s relentless commitment to growth and service is what sets him apart and what has contributed to his outstanding success over the past few years,” Mr Andrew said.
And Mr Khan isn’t about to rest on his laurels with the Daisy Hill office. He told Elite Agent he has imminent plans to open a business hub in Sydney to facilitate connections for interstate buyers keen to invest in the area.
“My goal is to connect interstate buyers – and opportunities for interstate buyers – to Brisbane and Logan,” he said.
“I’m setting up a business in Sydney, a hub to connect interstate investors to Logan – and Brisbane in general.”