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Ray White Surfers Paradise grows its leadership team

One of Australia’s most successful real estate agencies has added a new generation of leadership to ensure its continued success as it begins its fourth decade of operation.  

Charles Higgins has joined Ray White Surfers Paradise in the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer of Ray White Surfers Paradise Residential. 

Mr Higgins is a highly regarded real estate operator, who has spent the past five years leading a high profile, multi-office agency in Brisbane.

He’s a leader who knows how to support agents to grow their productivity and market share and he’s led some of Australia’s best high-performing agents. Under his management one of his offices grew to be number one in the group. 

With more than 11 years experience calling auctions, Mr Higgins is also a strong advocate and experienced practitioner of the auction method of sale. His appointment is effective in June. 

Andrew Bell, OAM, is regarded as one of Australia’s most experienced and professional real estate business leaders. He will now focus his attention on supporting Mr Higgins and on other parts of the Ray White Surfers Paradise operation, including the commercial division, project management, property management and other franchise offices.  

Ray White Surfers Paradise Group started in 1973, and Andrew and his brother Greg Bell have owned it for more than 30 years. In this time it has grown to a team of more than 250 people located across the Gold Coast.

The group has delivered its best results this year, reflecting the depth of relationships it has established over many decades and its ongoing dedication to continuous improvement.

“I’m very excited by the opportunity I have been given to lead such an iconic business with so many years of success upon which to build, and with so many fantastic people to work alongside,” Mr Higgins said.

“I’m proud to join Andrew and his constituents.”

Andrew Bell said Charles’ appointment was timely as the dominant group was growing in size.

“Charles is a proven operator and his skill level will enable us to keep growing into the future and he will add a great depth to the management team,” he said.

“His appointment demonstrates our commitment to market leadership in what is undoubtedly one of the most important real estate markets in the country.

“We are delighted that Charles has chosen to join us and we look forward to welcoming his energy and creativity. He will become a significant partner in the business, ensuring his impact will be enduring over the long-term.”

Jason Andrew, Chief Executive Officer of Ray White Queensland, said Ray White Surfers Paradise had been instrumental in the entire network’s success across Australia.

“It is an enduring business, and this appointment expresses that perfectly,” he said.

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