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Ray White plants the seed for Apple Isle commercial expansion

Ray White Commercial has launched an office in Hobart and the man to head-up the division knows the Tasmania and Hobart market like the back of his hand.

Trevor Fox joins the group as a founding partner alongside Nawwar Alshawi and Farzin Hesari, and brings 17 years’ experience within the commercial property sector to his new role.

Mr Fox  said it took a bad personal experience in the industry to kick-start his career in real estate.

“I actually had a pretty useless experience back in the day when purchasing my first property, and I thought to myself that I could do much better in the same position – so through the support of my wife – that’s how my real estate career began,” Mr Fox said.

“I enjoy working within a high-performing team and I really love the challenge of commercial real estate. It’s a privilege and an honour to see parts of Hobart most of the public never get to see.

“Hobart is a compact market and there are very few people who own a building here who I wouldn’t know personally. I believe within 12 months Ray White Commercial Hobart can gain real market share and be a dominant brand.”

Mr Fox said he saw Ray White as a “sleeping giant” in the Apple Isle.

“I see some real opportunities having the Ray White Commercial brand in Hobart directly connected to our large national network. I’m proud to now be a part of Australasia’s largest real estate group.”

Managing Director of the Ray White Hobart Group Nawwar Alshawi said it was a dream come true for him because entering the commercial market was always part of his grand plan.

“Well before we even bought this business, we made it clear this was a strategic priority, and to attract a top agent such as Trevor is fantastic for us,” Mr Alshawi said.

“We’ve had a good relationship with Trevor stretching back years and to find a person with his experience, values, and ethics is gold-dust.”

Ray White Commercial Head of Agency Operations Andrew Freeman said it was a coup to be able to attract one of the best agents in the business.

“No one knows commercial property in Hobart and Tasmania like Trevor and we’re really pleased to welcome someone of genuine quality to the family,” Mr Freeman said.

“We’re aspirational in our desire to grow and to compete with the best so to attract a person of Trevor’s calibre is a nod to us that our growth vision is recognised across the industry.

“I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Trevor personally and I’m certain that he’s going to deliver outstanding service and results for the property owners of Hobart and Tasmania.”

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