Franchise OpportunitiesOur foundation stones for growth are People, Profitability and Wealth. It is these foundation stones that create a pathway for success in owning a real estate business with Elders.
We currently have opportunities available in the following areas:
- Victoria Point (Brisbane bayside)
- Wynnum / Manly (Brisbane bayside)
- Kenmore (Brisbane West)
- Forest Lake (Logan region)
- Samford (Brisbane North)
- Chermside (Brisbane North)
- Sandgate (Brisbane North peninsula)
- North Sydney
- Neutral Bay
- Castle Hill
- Coffs Harbour
- Central Coast
- Sussex Inlet
Contact Steve Murphy on 0429 468 759 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Roylene Reilly on 0400 581 816 or email@example.com for further details on NSW/ACT opportunities.
- New Norfold
- Port Sorell
- East Coast
For all Franchise Opportunity enquiries please contact our State based Franchise Managers direct, as follows:
Tom Russo - General Manager of Real Estate
Tom Russo was appointed as General Manager – Real Estate of Elders Ltd in January 2016 and has the responsibility for the strategic development of the Elders Real Estate group. This includes Rural and Residential Agency, Real Estate Franchise, Property Management, Water Trading, Agribusiness Investments, Conveyancing and Elders Home Loans.
Prior to this appointment Tom was the General Manager – Strategy and Business Development. He played a pivotal role in devising and implementing the turnaround strategy for Elders, including executing a number of large and complex divestment initiatives, most notably Elders’ exit from its complex forestry MIS business.
Tom has previously been the Chief Executive of a specialist international law firm and practiced as a corporate lawyer in a leading law firm.
- 0409 873 837
Andrew Brien – National Head of Residential Real Estate
Andrew brings extensive Real Estate experience having been a successful Elders Franchise owner (winner of Franchise of the Year 2009), and also holding multiple company roles starting with branch Real Estate sales person, moving to the management of the South Australian, Northern Territory, Victorian, NSW and Tasmanian Real Estate activity in the role of Real Estate Operations Manager South and then to the corresponding role in Western Australia.
Having held Real Estate licenses across multiple states, Andrew has a broad knowledge of the Real Estate industry and its diversity. Andrew has committed further to this knowledge by undertaking his MBA and Cert IV in Training and Assessment which he has now successfully completed.
Andrew is responsible for growth and strategic improvements for both Franchise and Company owned Residential Real Estate offices and will work with the entire Elders network to increase our footprint.
In his new role as National Head of Residential Real Estate, Andrew’s broad knowledge nationally of the Real Estate market will help Elders develop and grow.
- 0408 239 647
Jenny Birrell - Operational Excellence Manager
Jenny commenced her Real Estate career in a wheatbelt town in WA over 30 years ago and since then has held a variety of senior management roles in both independent agency operations and within a large franchised group. Jenny is a licensed real estate agent who works closely with business owners, managers and property managers in a training and mentoring capacity.
With her extensive experience in all facets of the Real Estate industry including Financial Controller, Property Manager, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager and CEO of a large franchised group, Jenny has always been focused on providing support for Franchise Owners and helping them grow their businesses.
Jenny has a particular talent for helping business owners develop the value of their business through smart business planning, staff training and effective use of the tools available through the group.
The focus for this national operation role for Jenny will be to drive and manage new initiatives and ensure that training, systems and procedures are “best practice” across the Elders network.
- 0428 892 773
Belinda Connor - Marketing Manager Real Estate
Belinda is a senior marketing and communications specialist, with over 15 years’ experience in strategic marketing, branding, digital, customer service, business development, franchising, events and sponsorship. Working with both national and state based organisations, on local and international initiatives, across non profit and corporate organisations, Belinda has led large multidisciplinary marketing teams and strategic marketing projects for brands such as FOXTEL and Wendy’s.
Belinda’s most recent role was General Manager of Marketing and Programs with Business SA, the South Australian Chamber of Commerce. She holds two Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Marketing, and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration.
Having joined Elders as Marketing Manager Real Estate, Belinda is responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing strategy to underpin aggressive growth of the Elders Real Estate network. Working in partnership with the network, Belinda will provide tactical campaign initiatives and work collaboratively with the Elders State teams to provide innovative solutions.
- 0428 937 622
Colin Hawkins - QLD
Colin has been fortunate to have been in the Real Estate industry since 1990 and progressed to business ownership in 1994. In 1999, he moved in to Corporate Real Estate practice and has extensive experience in all facets of Franchising at Regional, State and National levels. This includes compliance, Franchise recruitment, marketing and Franchise harmony.
Specialising in business coaching, performance management and team development, Colin continually works with business owners and teams to achieve peak performance and profitability; this has allowed him to achieve a reputation for getting results.
Being responsible for integration of the regional business plan which is centered on growth, development and profitability of the network is a rewarding challenge to have and one that Colin thrives on.
We are constantly developing and growing our network of Elders franchisees and have extensive opportunities throughout Northern NSW and Queensland and welcome your inquiry which will be handled in the strictest of confidence.
Franchise Recruitment and Development
- 0428 712 773
Ian Carter - Business Development Manager Qld
Ian joins Elders Real Estate Queensland having spent the last 16 years building strong relationships within the Real Estate industry throughout Australia and New Zealand. His can do attitude is infectious and he has shown over a long period of time the ability to adapt and grow his skill sets within the Real Estate industry. He is a proven natural born leader and team player.
Furthering his career from sales agent / sales management to corporate Real Estate he has guided the growth of Real Estate offices and mentored other agents across Australia and New Zealand.
After being promoted from QLD State Manager to National Franchise Manager with Century21 Australia, he made the move to Sydney in early 2015. In this role, the company opened 22 new offices across Australia & New Zealand.
Ian also spent the last 3 months of 2015 in Auckland, overseeing the Franchise service delivery to the Century21 New Zealand network.
Recently due to family commitments he chose to move back to Qld.
Making the decision to join Elders, Ian has identified the growth potential of the company’s Franchise network in Queensland and this has now become a primary focus from board level. He is still involved in the roll out of plans Nationally and acts as an advisor to all within the group.
- 0408 784 818
Steve Murphy – NSW / ACT
Steve Murphy has been in the Real Estate industry for the past 30 years. A Principal for 25 years, Steve has owned and operated up to 4 successful offices simultaneously, managing a combined team in excess of 20 people.
Steve is a registered Valuer, licensed Real Estate agent/business agent as well as an experienced Auctioneer conducting and mentoring over some 2000 auctions.
With a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Steve has studied with some of the best people in USA, Australia and New Zealand. Being a successful business owner as opposed to a successful agent can be two totally different sets of skills.
Steve’s entire focus is growing the Profitability and Wealth of the Elders Franchise Owners.
- 0429 468 759
Roylene Reilly – NSW / NTH NSW
A positive, enthusiastic and experienced agent, Roylene Reilly has had an extensive career in the Real Estate industry, spanning over 26 years.
Ranked within the Top 10 Auction focused Sales Agents of NSW, in the 1990’s Roylene developed a reputation for delivering outstanding service and results. These attributes were honed further under other major Franchisor groups in management roles, using her driving force to support her Principals and promote business growth and motivation of their top performers. She believes the key to achieving strong results involves outstanding people within the organisation. She joined the Elders group because of the strong network and loyal contingency of individuals, all proud to stand behind the brand.
Roylene’s strategy around success, growth and the development of her well-executed skill set ensures you get there. Her unerring passion for database integrity, transparency and innovation are assisted by her holding her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, along with her study of Psychology and Sociology. It’s Roylene’s fundamental belief that the development of good people into great agents helps everybody and Roylene’s here to help you.
“Elders: built on reputation, driven by innovation.”
- 0400 581 816
Darren Barlow – VIC, Riverina & TAS
Throughout his 24 years within a dynamic and evolving Real Estate industry, Darren has acquired extensive, first-hand experience across a range of Real Estate and Franchising sectors. With a broad professional background including previously managing and owning Real Estate Franchises, Darren is a very highly respected member of the industry.
Having previously spent a number of years working in the Real Estate Franchising sphere, Darren understands the importance of Franchisee businesses and what is required as a business owner. “As a former Franchisee I can fully appreciate their requirements and any potential challenges they may face. This enables me to work consistently towards offering better business strategies and increased levels of service and support. It’s very satisfying to facilitate advice and the implementation of something you know will work to their benefit.”
Darren comes to the Elders group with a wealth of experience as a licensed estate agent, and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training. He has been a keynote speaker at several industry conferences, and has previously sat on several industry committees, including the Education Committee at the REIV. He has also been recognised for his achievements by previously being awarded the highly prestigious REIV Industry Service Award.
- 03 9609 6222, 0418 201 043
Andrew Edwards – SA / NT
A licensed Agent and Auctioneer in both SA & NT, Andy has real life Real Estate experience and has a broad background in Residential, Rural, Commercial & Development Sales. As an Auctioneer, Andy has carried out several hundred auctions over many years and is a past board member of the Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers.
For the last 8 years Andy has been more so involved at a Corporate level, most recently with RuralCo Property, also 4 years with Landmark in a National Real Estate Operations role and prior to that with Elders as both Residential Real Estate Manager SA/NT and Manager of Darwin/Palmerston Real Estate.
“Having managed big & small teams both nationally & locally, I’m acutely aware of the perennial challenges our agency owners and staff face daily. Despite the challenges, I continue to love this industry and its people and believe there is a great upside in this fantastic brand and the Elders Real Estate collective.”
“I’ve been lucky enough to come back to Elders and join an impressive management team that has a shared goal, that’s inclusive of both Corporate and Franchise. It’s a bit ‘Back to the Future’ for me but I am really looking forward to that future and frankly, addressing some unfinished business!”
- 08 8425 4859, 0488 333 599
Jim Sangalli - WA
Jim has most recently held the position of Area / Hub manager of Elders Midland / Kimberley area since 2012 utilising skills and experience gained through many industry roles. A well respected and competent auctioneer, Jim has had a special interest in Real Estate throughout his career which includes owning and operating an Elders Real Estate Franchise in the Metropolitan area, sales roles with LJ Hooker and Landmark Harcourts in both residential and broadacre along with being an active lister and seller during his agency career with Landmark in Northam. Jim continues to mentor business associates and sportspeople where possible.
Jim’s professional approach to the many sales and auctions he has conducted have led to achievements which include being part of the REIWA Ten to Fifteen Million Dollar Club, Elders Top Selling Principal, a member of the Exclusive LJ Hooker Elite Captains Club (top 15% in Australia), and Outstanding Sales Person awards.
Newly appointed as Zone Real Estate Manager (WA), Jim looks forward to the continued momentum and growth across the Elders Real Estate business in both Company and Franchise areas.
- 08 6350 3310, 0417 706 996
Karina Brown - Real Estate Advisor (West)
Karina has worked across many facets of the Real Estate industry including both Sales and Property Management and most recently in a Member Engagement role at the Real Estate Institute of WA. Karina is a registered Sales Representative and has a strong passion for the Real Estate industry which she is very excited to bring to the Elders team.
- 08 9422 2331
Bronwyn McIntyre - Senior Real Estate Administrator
Bronwyn holds a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Advertising, and can offer almost 10 years administration, advertising and marketing experience.
Her Real Estate career began in 2007 with the Raine & Horne Qld Head Office. Following two years with Raine & Horne, Bronwyn left Australia to explore life in the northern hemisphere, living in Denmark for just under a year.
Returning to Australia at the height of the GFC, Bronwyn spent two years in the not for profit sector before returning to Real Estate in investment wholesale and property development roles.
Now with Elders Real Estate Bronwyn has integrated into the Elders network and learned and developed further within the supportive Elders environment.
Bronwyn’s diverse role covers Events, Training, IT Support, Marketing and Franchise Administration. Bronwyn also studies law part time.
- 07 3840 5576
Alex Cornelissen - Real Estate Administrator
Alex is our Real Estate Administrator for the Southern Zone.
Alex has a background of Administration, Event Planning and Marketing within many different industries. Alex’s previous role in the wine industry was to provide exceptional administration support to an office with over 120 staff, Managing Directors and contractors.
Alex has recently decided to pursue a career in Real Estate having now acknowledged an interest for the industry. Alex supports all of the franchisor team and any franchisee enquiry from an administrative level. Alex is eager and willing to learn and prosper under the Elders Real Estate brand.
- 08 8425 4387
Claire Hunt - Real Estate Administrator
Claire has a background of administration within the legal sector spanning ten years. Claire’s role in the legal industry was to provide extensive administration support to Partners, Senior Associates and Solicitors.
Claire has now been with Elders for five years, the last of which was maternity leave. Claire rejoins us part time and now provides her extensive knowlegde and administrative experience exclusively to support the NSW/ACT offices and real estate managers; although she does still find time, during her two busy days, to support and collaborate with our team and network nationally.
Claire, together with Holly, schedule and organise all training and events for NSW/ACT and their diverse role also includes IT Support, marketing and any ad hoc role that is required.
- 08 8424 3019
Holly Sharp - Real Estate Administrator
Holly comes to Elders with 8 years’ experience in Residential Real Estate with experience covering Administration, Property Management and Sales PA.
Holly brings exceptional communication skills, organisational abilities and a can do attitude. Holly’s professional approach, diligence and understanding of the Real Estate industry ensures all clients receive the very best service. Holly deals with every challenge efficiently and effectively to provide a smooth transaction and always with a smile! Above all Holly believes in maintaining a constant open flow of communication so all parties are informed every step of the way.
Holly is a registered Land Sales Representative (SA) and is currently studying her Diploma in Agency Services (SA) which is due to be completed in November.
- 08 8425 3019
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