EPM: Cover Stories

  • It's been almost 75 years since Michael Love’s grandfather first opened the doors of Love Real Estate in service of Melbourne's 'North'. Now, as a third-generation agent and director of that company, Michael reflects on the valuable lessons his family’s experience offers him as he sets about “running his own race”. Story by Cassandra Charlesworth.

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  • Anthea Economos likes to stand on her own two feet. A vivacious and dedicated property manager at Ray White Rockdale, the driven daughter of principal Con has well and truly shed the ‘boss’s daughter’ label. That’s not to say the pair don’t gel like peas and carrots; it just means there’s the utmost respect and appreciation for what each brings to the…

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  • It’s OK to have fun, even when you are tied up in the serious business of growing a rent roll. This is the one of the secrets to success for the Harcourts Coastal BDM duo, whose results speak for themselves. In the last 12 months they listed 511 properties, a number they hope to beat this year through working together,…

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  • No longer viewed as the poor cousin of residential sales, property management is set to truly step into the limelight this year with Hayley Mitchell among those leading the charge. With virtual reality property tours, property management-focused companies and a push to foster greater support and career progression in the industry gaining significant traction, it’s a field that’s fast becoming a…

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  • Marcel Dybner is the Head of Property Management at Boutique Agency Besser & Co in St Kilda, Victoria. With the business in a rapid growth phase, he applied for Transform Masters to ‘take a step back’ and look at how he could grow the company by growing as a leader. Taking in all the lessons, the transformative idea he put…

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  • For Cushla Symons and her team, technology has enabled greater levels of operational efficiency, enhanced customer service and given a competitive edge over those who have not yet embraced it. The implementation of technology has been a deliberate course of action geared towards achieving these outcomes, combined with a healthy dose of restraint against implementing technology for technology’s sake. The…

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  • It was Peter Drucker who said that ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’, yet the founders and co-directors of O’Brien Real Estate, Dean O’Brien and Darren Hutchins, find a way to balance people and purpose. Sarah Bell caught up with the leadership duo who demonstrate the potential that can be realised when culture and strategy have breakfast together. “I think with…

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  • Ashlea Merlo worked extensively across property management businesses in Australia, driving growth as trainer and consultant, before seizing the opportunity to apply her knowledge and talent as Head of Property Management in one of Australia’s most exciting growth businesses, Clarke & Humel in Manly, NSW. I’m a true believer in personal development and investing in yourself. I’m constantly learning and growing in…

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  • RECENTLY AWARDED REIQ’S Property Manager of the Year, Rachael Byrne of Jean Brown Properties, at the northern end of Queensland’s Gold Coast, is convinced that a focus on tenant services is at the core of a new and better direction for property management. Sarah Bell caught up with Rachael to find out more about her brand of positive property management…

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  • DAVE SKOW is the owner of Wagga Property Management in the NSW Riverina. Grabbing an opportunity to open a property management only business in the area, he has grown his rent roll from zero to just over 500 properties in under three years. Passionate about growth, this is his remarkable story. Firstly, Dave, tell us a little bit about your…

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  • Century 21 Wentworth’s Megan Harris is a property professional who represents a generational shift in the real estate industry. Having started at the age of 19, Megan has purposefully developed into a shining star of the group as department manager of their Frankston office. In a change to the traditional franchise management structure, Megan acts as director for her growing…

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  • Fresh from winning The Amazing Race in Elite Agent’s Transform PM Challenge, the team at Harcourts Adelaide Hills are implementing change and shaking things up across their three office network and the South Australian real estate market. Iolanthe Gabrie sat down with Director Trent Shorland, BDM Kerry Holding and Property Manager Rachel Torney to learn more about benchmarking for success,…

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  • now leasing nt

    Working at a drive shaft and hydraulic spare parts company in Hobart back in 1997, one half of the NOW Leasing NT team – Joely Sullivan – never imagined that a three-month job placement in the Top End would set the course for her future career in property management. Now with business partner Jo Griffiths they have taken the leap…

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  • Sabina Aldouby Luxe Property

    At the helm of Melbourne’s exclusive Luxe Property estate agency, Sabina Aldouby is about balancing efficiencies and relationships – values which are reflected in the thriving property management-centric business she directs. Iolanthe Gabrie sat down with Sabina to learn more about her 20-year career in the property management category, and why Luxe Property’s old-school end-to-end service has future-proofed her business…

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