National Property Buyers Staff Profiles

 

National Property Buyers currently have offices located in Melbourne, BrisbaneAdelaide and Sydney

We are looking forward to expanding into other areas of Australia in 2017 – stay tuned!

 

Melbourne Team

Ashley Koenig, National Property Buyers

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Ashley Koenig brings a wealth of invaluable experience to National Property Buyers, gained from managing teams in numerous disciplines and professions across engineering, finance and real estate.

Ashley understands that the most effective way for teams to achieve the best results is to establish and build a positive and enthusiastic professional culture that puts no limits on what can be accomplished. It’s this determined and ambitious attitude that drives National Property Buyers to become a trusted national brand.

Ashley is proud to lead a team of fully qualified and experienced property experts, whose guidance, advice and in depth knowledge is focused on achieving the very best results for National Property Buyers clients.

Away from work, Ashley’s passion is his wife and three children, along with all sports. Born and raised in Melbourne, Ashley still manages to have a kick of the footy with his mates.

0425 729 732 or email me

Antony Bucello, National Property Buyers

Director, Victoria

Antony is married with 2 children and lives in Lower Templestowe, Victoria. Educated at Swinburne University, his sales and marketing career has spanned over 30 years in both the Financial Services and Property sectors. Having been involved in countless property purchases for his clients over the years, he is now a leading Melbourne Buyer Advocate.

“I treat every property purchase as if I was buying for myself”

Antony has a passion for property and has bought for both investors and home buyers all over Melbourne, ranging from $300,000 to multi-million dollar properties. He commenced with National Property Buyers in 2011 as State Manager.

His meticulous approach and sound negotiation skills ensures he leaves no stone unturned in his quest to purchase the right property at the right price. With his extensive knowledge, vast network of contacts and overall determination, he is able to achieve the best possible results for his clients.

Formerly an A grade squash player for Bulleen in the Victorian Club Championships, he now spends his spare time with his family and enjoys watching and helping his children play in their chosen sports and other activities. He is an overall sports enthusiast and loves the mighty Collingwood Magpies and Melbourne Victory Football Clubs.

0418 131 950 or email me

Robert DiVita

Senior Property Consultant

Rob is a fully licensed real estate agent and a member of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria and holds CEA (REIV) credentials.

He began his real estate career in 1988 in property management, responsible for both residential and commercial/industrial property management. By 2000, Rob joined a boutique Estate Agency located on St Kilda Road as Operations Manager and Officer in Effective Control for a period of ten years. During that time, Rob was instrumental in structuring and developing the business operations and managed a rent roll in excess of 850 properties. As part of his brief, Rob was also responsible for building and managing a successful sales team himself transacting hundreds of sales in and around Melbourne.

“I get great satisfaction from buying properties for my clients by saving them time, money and stress!”

In 2011 Rob joined National Property Buyers as a Senior Property Consultant and brings a broad skill set to the National Property Buyers team. His professional demeanor and unsurpassed level of expertise has made him the consummate negotiator, successfully purchasing properties for his clients and assisting them achieve wealth creation through smart property investment and a strict buying criteria. Rob also assists many of his clients with selling their properties using the Vendor Advocacy service provided by NPB.

Rob is passionate about real estate and enjoys purchasing properties for investors, home owners and developers. He also has personal experience as an owner builder, having completed extensive renovations on his own home and numerous investment properties. Working through council planning processes, coordinating and overseeing trades and developing design concepts has given Rob a unique insight into maximizing the value of property that has proved invaluable to both his Buyer’s Advocacy and Vendor Advocacy clients.

Aside from real estate, Rob finds time to indulge in his favourite activities and sports including cycling, swimming, boxing and travelling.

0488 101 798 or email me

Senior Property Consultant

Brenton’s career in the property industry began in 2008 as a sales agent in Melbourne’s inner west, working with some of Melbourne’s premier agencies. Brenton’s passion to help his clients achieve the best results make him a natural fit for Buyer’s and Vendor Advocacy and since he joined NPB in 2013, Brenton has assisted scores of buyers and sellers reach superb outcomes when selling their property, or searching for a premium investment or quality home.

Brenton’s combined experience in sales and extensive knowledge as a Buyer’s Agent gives him a unique insight into the transaction process; he knows how sales agents work and what motivates them which he uses to full advantage when either buying or working with vendors.

“Purchasing a property is one of the biggest transactions you’ll ever make. Why not seek expert guidance?”

With a number of investments of his own, Brenton has been able to pass on sound advice to clientele, helping them make the right decisions in the competitive Melbourne property market. He treats every purchase he makes for clients like it was his own.

Brenton’s extensive market knowledge covers the greater Melbourne metropolitan area and he has a particular interest and expertise in the western and north western suburbs where he grew up and lives.

Out of the office, Brenton is a sports fanatic. He is a passionate St Kilda Saints fan in the AFL and also follows international sports teams Arsenal in the EPL and the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA. When he has time, Brenton loves to travel the world and experience what other countries have to offer.

0448 406 644 or email me

Senior Property Consultant / Licensed Estate Agent

Lisa Stafford has a combined 20 years’ experience in real estate and the building industry. She has gained extensive experience in all facets of real estate, encompassing sales, property management, customer service and administration.

As a fully licensed estate agent, as well as being a home owner and landlord herself, Lisa is well placed to offer advice that is based on a wealth of experience that few can offer.

“My goal is to provide a personalised, stress free service for all of my valued clients.”

Lisa is renowned by clients and colleagues alike for her professional approach and outstanding customer service skills. Bringing a perfect combination of energy, honesty and maturity to her role at National Property Buyers, clients can be assured of the best possible outcome, every time.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and three children water skiing on Lake Eildon, enjoying the great outdoors and living life to the fullest.

1300 500 555 or email me

Senior Property Manager, Melbourne

Ivonne Di Perna comes to National Property Buyers Melbourne Property Management team with years of experience in the real estate industry, having worked with some of Melbourne’s most reputable property agencies.

Ivonne initially fell into Property Management in 2000 following a break from studying. Starting out as a receptionist, Ivonne quickly moved further up the ladder; her love of working with people and natural problem solving skills were a perfect fit for the role. The rest is history.

Since then Ivonne has earned an enviable reputation within the property industry as a diligent and considerate property manager. The best part of her job is creating and fostering rewarding relationships with everyone she works with and managing a boutique portfolio allows her to focus on both her landlords and tenants to ensure they receive the best service.

Outside of work Ivonne is a born and bred North West Melbournian, has a keen appreciation for a good drop of wine and loves the food and culture of South East Asia.

0499 083 888 or email me

Assistant Property Consultant, Melbourne

James joined the Melbourne office of National Property Buyers in August 2014 as Assistant Property Manager and has quickly become a valuable member of the team.

He is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce/Property & Real Estate at Deakin University and after working in a sales environment for much of the first half of 2014, he decided to link his work with his studies and gain firsthand experience with a professional and reputable real estate organisation.

Initially starting with National Property Buyers in the property management department, James moved to work with the Buyer Agents as an Assistant Property Consultant in 2016, assisting advocates with property searches, assessments and on auction day.

Known for his down to earth demeanour, James brings an exceptional level of attention to detail to every client interaction and has an incredible eagerness to learn from his colleagues about the entire property process.

James lives in Vermont and when not studying or working, he is a passionate supporter of the Essendon Football Club and all round sports follower.

0408 105 444 or email me

Online Marketing Manager, Australia-wide

Tom is based in our Melbourne office and joined the team at National Property Buyers in 2015 as Online Marketing Manager, facilitating the creation and production of all marketing and media content on a national basis.

Prior to starting with National Property Buyers, Tom worked as a freelance writer and creative producer, providing high quality media content for clients across all levels of the real estate industry in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

Producing topical and informative content for a national platform, as well as a bringing a broad set of abilities covering writing, producing and marketing enables Tom to broadcast the National Property Buyers brand to markets across Australia and internationally.

Outside of working hours Tom loves television and film, is a keen musician and is a long suffering Richmond supporter.

1300 500 555 or email me

Head of Digital (SEO)

Chris looks after the SEO (search engine optimisation), SEM and online reputation management for National Property Buyers. He is based in the Melbourne office.

“This role is a great fit for me as it combines two things I love – online marketing and Australian property”.

It is highly likely that you have arrived at this website because of something Chris has done to optimise or promote the site across the search engines and other social networks.

When he’s not working on improving the online presence of National Property Buyers or working on other online projects, you are likely to find Chris traveling or watching any amount of sport.

If you have any feedback, suggestions or questions about this website or other online properties of National Property Buyers feel free to contact Chris.

1300 500 555 or email me

Brisbane Team

Director, Queensland

Stephen is married and lives in a bayside suburb of Brisbane. Originally from Middlesborough in the north east of the UK, Stephen arrived on Australia’s shores in 1994. Stephen brings over 15 years of experience in residential property to National Property Buyers QLD, including residential property investment and small scale developments.

Initially starting his career in property as a Sales Cadet with Century 21-QLD, Stephen graduated to top of the class in his first six months in residential sales. His efforts and willingness to learn earned him the “Rookie of the Year” award with his local Century 21 office in SE QLD.

During his many years as a Property Buyer’s Agent, Stephen has assisted clients to grow their property portfolio with premium investment grade properties and profitable developments. He has been involved from a ground floor level and has successfully completed a number of two lot residential subdivisions and multi-unit site developments.

Another great skill-set that Stephen brings to NPB is his specific knowledge of the most appropriate method of adding value to a property. His expertise in negotiation ensures that the best outcome is achieved for his clients from the beginning.

Stephen’s track record of success, experience and positive attitude have  earned him a great reputation from his many loyal clients. Whether they are purchasing a home to live in or an investment property, they have complete confidence in Stephen’s ability to deliver an outstanding result.

Stephen was also voted “Best Buyers Agent in QLD” by his clients in the Investors Choice Awards of 2015.

0488 501 170 or email me

Senior Property Manager, Queensland

Tracey joins National Property Buyers with over a decade of experience in Property Management.

With a background as a Senior Property Manager, Tracey is able to guide you through the entire process of renting your home, including rental assessment, conducting a thorough application process and dedicated management of your investment. Her in depth knowledge of Residential Tenancies & Rooming & Accommodation Act 2008 and understanding of new and ongoing legislation changes within the Industry ensures landlords and tenants will have access to the very best advice.

Tracey maintains a consistent approach with her clients and is known for her high level of communication, which she sees as one of the key requirements of the position. She maintains a consistency of high standards from start to finish producing successful relationships with all clients and will make you feel comfortable in the knowledge that your most valuable asset is being managed in the best possible way.

07 3844 7376 or email me

Property Buyers Agent, Queensland

 

Anthony grew up in the small rural town of Goulburn, NSW and moved to the Gold Coast in 2006. After a number of years in various customer focused positions Anthony’s passion for Real Estate prompted his move from the Gold Coast to Brisbane where he is now working under Queensland State Manager, Stephen McGee.

Anthony joined National Property Buyers with an ever growing passion for Real Estate and drive for success and can see the future of Real Estate in Australia as a Buyer’s Agents.

Continuing enthusiasm ensures Anthony is always up to date with Brisbane’s current market trends and his mentoring by National Property Buyers enables him to assess and evaluate a properties true value with consistent accuracy.

Anthony respects and values each relationship he has, whether professional or personal and enjoys getting to know each person individually. With his customer focused background Anthony intends to ensure each of his clients receive quality service throughout their property buying journey.

0438 122 670 or email me

Buyers Agent/Licensed Estate Agent, Queensland

Irene brings over a decade of Real Estate experience as well as a background in architecture to her role as General Assistant to National Property Buyers Queensland.

Irene obtained a bachelor of Architecture and Master’s degree in Construction Management in Indonesia and then discovered that her real calling was in Real Estate. After securing a position as business development associate to the Ray White Indonesia Corporate Franchiser she assisted the owner to grow the franchise on a national basis to become the largest and most customer focused Real Estate Franchise in Indonesia.

After her early years in Brisbane in Real Estate sales with Ray White Irene is now applying all of her life skills to making National Property Buyers the leading Property Buyers Agency and property consultancy firm in Queensland. Irene’s abilities enables her to assist with the client property searching and assistant to the property manager.

A fully licensed agent, Irene remains passionate about property and is always excited when she finds a great property for one of NPB`s clients, so much so that she spends her down time coordinating and project managing renovations.

07 3844 7376 or email me

Adelaide Team

Buyers Agent and Senior Property Manager, South Australia

Katherine Skinner began her career in property over a decade ago in Melbourne working in Buyer’s Advocacy and Property Management.

Returning to her home town of Adelaide in 2009, Katherine quickly established a reputation as an exceptionally thorough and diligent practitioner, providing outstanding customer service coupled with a calm and positive attitude while working with some of Adelaide’s most highly regarded agencies.

Katherine joined National Property Buyers with a unique combination of experience as a Buyer’s Agent and in property management. She has been able to provide exceptional guidance to her clients to find the best properties and expertise on achieving the best management results.

Katherine’s understanding of the different requirements of each stage of the property process ensures her clients have the confidence they are receiving the very best advice.

0438 729 631 or email me

Sydney Team

Simone Luxford, National Property Buyers Sydney

State Manager, New South Wales

An outstanding analytical approach, dedication and attention to detail, as well as her sound work ethic and desire to achieve a positive outcome for her clients are Simone’s distinctive personal qualities within her field of expertise.

With a Bachelor of Business degree, Simone has a background of over 17 years experience as a Senior Research Consultant in corporate marketing and 10 years experience researching the property market. As a licensed Buyer’s Agent and certified Property Investment Advisor (PIAA) she draws on her marketing, accounting and research skills to effectively provide strategic insight into the property acquisition process for her clients.

Simone has built an impressive property portfolio of her own and with an ethos anchored in personalised service, integrity and honesty she is committed to finding the right property for her clients and providing a service that is tailored to their specific needs.

“I love nothing more than helping my clients find their dream property, whether it’s a home or an investment property, it gives me great satisfaction to know it’s the right property for them”

Enthusiastic and professional, Simone has developed trusted relationships with her clients, real estate agent network and key industry stakeholders. Her passion and energy for real estate fuels her dedication to truly engaging with her clients and exceeding their expectations.

In her spare time, Simone keeps a keen eye on the property market for quality investment opportunities and she enjoys adventure travel, camping, snow skiing and running.

0429 039 558 or email me