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Meet the team

We assist home buyers as well as investors who want to grow their wealth.

Metropole real estate was founded by Michael Yardney in 1979 and with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, the Metropole property strategists are Australia’s premier independent property consultants. Over the years our multi award winning team have bought, advised, invested in, negotiated for, developed, built or project managed hundreds and hundreds of million of dollars worth of property to create wealth for our clients.

And we can do the same for you!

Michael Yardney

Michael Yardney

Director

Michael Yardney has once again been voted Australia’s leading property investment adviser. In fact, he has won similar awards 4 times in the last 6 years. He is a best-selling author and publisher of Australia’s leading property investment e-magazine Property Investment Update.

Michael’s opinions as a property commentator are highly sought after and frequently quoted in the press and he has probably educated more successful property investors than anyone else in Australia.

Gavin Taylor

Gavin Taylor

Director

Gavin Taylor trained as an architect, has an MBA in property law and finance and has worked with major property developers in both South Africa and Australia. This gives him the background to understand property and in particular property development from all angles.

As a national director of Metropole based in Melbourne, Gavin has helped this company become a leading property development manager. As a property investor himself, he applies the lessons from his personal experience to achieve maximum benefit for clients undertaking similar investment strategies.

George Raptis

George Raptis

Director, Sydney

George Raptis brings well over 20 years of Sydney property experience to Metropole. His knowledge as a successful property investor and developer as well as his vast range of contacts in the Sydney property market together with his professional and friendly approach enables him to assist Metropole clients in acquiring top performing investment properties, that outperform the general market.

Ken Raiss, CPA

Ken Raiss, CPA

Director, Metropole Wealth Advisory

Ken is director of Metropole Wealth Advisory, and gives independent expert advice for high net worth individuals and their families, professionals and business owners.

Ken is a certified practicing account and over the last 12 years Ken has helped many of Metropole’s clients by providing individually tailored solution integrating the core disciplines of taxation, superannuation and property investment interwoven with finance, asset protection, succession and estate planning, personal risk insurances and philanthropy.

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Shannon Davis

Shannon Davis

Director, Brisbane

Is director of Metropole Properties Brisbane and a successful property investor. As a licensed estate agent, his years of industry experience helps his clients maximize the performance of their investment properties.

Greg Hankinson

Greg Hankinson

Director Metropole Constructions

Greg is a Registered Building Practitioner and holds a Gold Membership with the Housing Industry Association and National Kitchen and Bathrooms Association. Specialising in the domestic investment market of Melbourne, Greg has 20 years’ experience in all aspects of residential construction, development and renovation. Greg’s expertise in building and construction for the investment market is unmatched and along with his team of highly qualified tradesmen can quickly transform your investment property into a high performing investment vehicle.

Kate Forbes, CFA

Kate Forbes, CFA

National Director – Property Strategy.

Kate Forbes has 17 years of investment experience in financial markets in two continents. She is qualified in multiple disciplines and is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA). Her varied investment experience combined with her theoretical studies help her to maximise results for her clients as she is able to take a holistic approach to structuring a property investment portfolio. Kate is known for her integrity, ethics, approachability and breadth of knowledge. As an investor herself she understands the stakes involved and how to get the best results.

Philippa Cheyne

Philippa Cheyne

State Manager Victoria Property Management

Philippa is a Licensed Estate Agent with nearly 20 years property management experience. She uses her wealth of knowledge and experience to oversee the running of our Melbourne property management team to maximise the returns for our clients.

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Brett Warren

Brett Warren

Property Strategist Brisbane

Brett, who was arguably one of Brisbane’s best Buyers Agents, is now using his 12 plus years property investment experience to advise clients how to build their portfolios. While having studied economics, he’s not a theorist - Brett is a successful property investor himself and after many years with Metropole is still as passionate about getting the best results for his clients as he has always been.

Bryce Yardney

Bryce Yardney

Property Development Specialist

Bryce is a property development specialist, having successfully completed many development projects for Metropole's clients. Initially working as a Project Manager at Metropole since completing his Bachelor of Project Management in 2011, Bryce now acts also as a buyers agent for clients, sourcing and evaluating properties with development potential.

Lynda McNeill

Lynda McNeill

Buyers Agent - Melbourne

Lynda McNeill has built a strong career in real estate. She is best known for her honest, hardworking, professional attitude towards providing exceptional customer service to all that she meets. Known by her clients for her friendly can do attitude, high level of communication, exceptional product knowledge having years of experience in both the building industry and general real estate coupled with her strong negotiation skills to achieve the highest possible standard.

Dona James Wells

Dona James Wells

Buyers Agent - Sydney

Dona James Wells is a Buyer's Agent with a proven track record. She has great success across all areas of real estate over the past 13 years. Her Psychology and Communication background give her unique understanding of sellers' behaviour and difficult negotiations. Her personal high standards mean her clients expectations are not just met, they're exceeded.

David Cohen

David Cohen

Buyers Agent - Melbourne

David Cohen, is a licensed estate agent and “has property in his blood.” He began investing in property at an early age and as a very significant property investor himself he understands how to select properties that will outperform the general market.

In his 15 years in the industry David has successfully negotiated buying and selling over 1000 properties. He has been with Metropole for over 6 years and is still as passionate about getting the best results for his clients as he has always been. Today he uses his finely honed and developed skills to ensure his clients receive the best deals and opportunities available.

Teale Collison

Teale Collison

National Department Manager

With over 8 years’ experience in the real-estate industry and a keen interest in property investment, Teale plays a key role in ensuring our clients’ expectations are met. Her dedication to building long term relationships and her professional, efficient and friendly approach ensures our clients get the best from their investment property journey. As National Department Manager, Teale also assists with the management of the Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Buyers Agency Departments.

Ahmad Imam

Ahmad Imam

Property Strategist - Sydney

Ahmad is a highly skilled wealth strategist and a passionate property investor. He has a degree in Commerce, is a licensed estate agent in both NSW and QLD and has personally coached and educated hundreds of clients to create wealth through property.

With a strong focus on ethics, Ahmad takes pride in empowering his clients by helping define their goals, determining an investment strategy suited to their circumstances, and then assisting them to build their portfolio - one property at a time.

Tracey Ajaka

Tracey Ajaka

Buyers Agent - Sydney

Tracey Ajaka is a Buyers Agent with over 14 years experience in the Real Estate Industry. Her experience with Purchasers and Vendors allows her to navigate through any situation with ease. Her genuine passion is property, and she likes nothing more than delivering results and outstanding service to her clients.

Mario Rossi

Mario Rossi

Buyers Agent - Brisbane

Mario Rossi has extensive experience in the real estate industry and is also a successful investor. Mario’s real estate expertise, negotiating power and passion for personal service ensure that his clients buy the “right property”, achieve the best deal and enjoy the best buying experience possible.

Christina Lennie

Christina Lennie

Client Relationship Manager - Brisbane

As Client Relationship Manager Christina’s role is to secure new rental managements whilst establishing and maintaining relationships with my landlords and referral sources. One of her key roles in a letting campaign is to secure a quality tenant in a timely manner to minimise vacancy and increase your return on investment. At Metropole we work in a strategic manner to achieve this result and we ensure a seamless transition to your personal Property Manager. Christina is positive and solution-focused and her high attention to detail and passion for continuous improvement ensures that, along with the rest of the team, you will be well looked after.

Teresa Angelone

Teresa Angelone

Client Relationship Manager - Melbourne

Within her role Theresa secures new rental managements and listings whilst establishing and maintaining relationships with her landlords and referral sources. One of her key roles in a letting campaign is to secure quality tenants in a timely manner to minimise vacancy and increase return on investment. At Metropole Theresa works in a strategic manner to achieve this result and ensure a seamless transition from planning, advertising, leasing and transitioning to a Property Manager.

Corey Davis

Corey Davis

Client Relationship Manager - Brisbane

Corey Davis prides himself in adopting a strategical and personable approach when it comes to looking after his clients most valuable assets. He aspires to provide excellent service and advice that consistently exceeds his client’s expectations, ensuring that they get the care and commitment they deserve. He is well prepared to assist property investors and clients a like with their decisions in the Brisbane Region. Corey invites you to contact him to discuss how our property management services can benefit you and your investment.

Ashleigh Terry

Ashleigh Terry

Client Relationship Manager - Sydney

When it comes to helping landlords achieve exceptional results in a competitive rental market Ashleigh brings a level of understanding that very few Property Management professionals in Sydney can match. She is known in the industry for her reliability and outstanding customer services. One of Ashliegh’s key roles is to establish and maintain relationships with her landlords as well as assisting the team in securing quality tenants in a timely manner to minimise vacancies and increase the return on her clients’ investments.

Liz Rudenko

Liz Rudenko

Social Media Manager

Liz is the Social Media Manager for Metropole and has a background in publishing, marketing and communications. Liz works predominately on the upkeep of PropertyUpdate.com.au as well as managing the companies’ social media presence.

Leon Jacques

Leon Jacques

Buyers Agent

Leon Jacques brings over 25 years of business and Real Estate experience to the Buyers Agent role at Metropole Sydney. He is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and a previous principal of a Double Bay agency. Known for his approachability and ethics, Leon is passionate about property and in showing his clients how to create wealth through buying the right type of investment property.

Rita Thomas

Rita Thomas

Property Strategist - Melbourne

Rita is a Property Strategist with an accounting background and has over 30 years’ experience in Commercial Banking for one of the Big 4 Banks.
She is a passionate property investor who enjoys helping her clients create wealth through property investment using Metropole’s strategic approach whilst drawing on both her banking and personal experiences.
Rita is known for her honesty and integrity and willingness to assist her clients achieve their goals through property investment.

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