Professionals Group Australia is forging ahead with its focus on agency growth in the Sunshine State, announcing the appointment of a new business development specialist in Queensland.
Matthew Shepherd has taken on the newly created role of Queensland Business Development Executive, which adds to the group’s already existing national business development team.
Professionals Group Australia has added five new offices in the past three months, with Professionals Chief Executive David Crombie saying the network’s growth during the real estate boom was testament to the attractiveness of the group’s offering.
Mr Shepherd has previously held corporate roles with Raine & Horne and Elders, and has also served as an agency principal. In his most recent role, he was the Head of Sales & Partnerships for Property TV, a streaming platform for the property industry.
Mr Shepherd said his immediate goal was to establish strong relationships with the existing members in the Professionals Group while continuing the group’s focus on agency growth.
“It is a real pleasure to have joined a group that is growing strongly,’’ Mr Shepherd said.
Professionals Group Australia, which was founded by six independent real estate agents in Queensland in 1976, now has more than 230 agencies under its banner and is among the top 10 largest real estate networks in the country.
Mr Crombie said Professionals Group Australia would continue to grow its agency network on the back of its service levels and the support being offered to offices nationally on a monthly flat fee structure.
“The Professionals Group does not serve the financial interests of a master franchisor, but rather it operates to serve the interests of its offices,’’ he said.
“We offer Professionals offices a strong and recognisable brand, excellent marketing tools and a uniquely supportive network at a much more effective cost than seen by typical franchises.
“We believe that together we’re stronger, and that by working collaboratively and harnessing our collective skills and experience we can deliver our clients the absolute best.’’