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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.

Kate Forbes, CFA

Kate Forbes, CFA

National Director – Property Strategy

Kate Forbes has 20 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.

Ken Raiss, CPA

Ken Raiss, CPA

Director, Metropole Wealth Advisory

Ken is director of Metropole Wealth Advisory and gives strategic expert advice to property invetsors, professionals and business owners. He is in a unique position to blend his skills of accounting, wealth advisory, property investing, financial planning and small business. View his articles

Brett Warren

Brett Warren

Director, Metropole Property Strategists Brisbane

Brett, who was arguably one of Brisbane’s best Buyers Agents, now using his 12 plus years property investment experience as a property strategist to advise clients how to grow, protect and pass on their wealth by building their property 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.

Complimentary obligation-free strategy session

Mark Creedon

Mark Creedon

Director

Mark Creedon is an experienced and sought after business advisor. Having consulted to a range of businesses and industries across Australia he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Metropole. Mark is renowned for his ability to bring out the best in those around him, to cut through the white noise and understand exactly what clients need often before they have realised it for themselves. His insight and strategic thinking has been a valuable addition to Metropole for a number of years.

Leanne Jopson

Leanne Jopson

National Director Property Management

Leanne is a Real Estate Professional in every sense of the word - she is a Licensed Estate Agent, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business and is a successful property investor herself. This means that Leanne has seen Property Management from every angle and intimately understands how landlords are impacted by a range of issues. With nearly 20 years' experience in real estate, most of which have been spent working with and mentoring property management teams, Leanne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that enables the Metropole property management team to maximise returns and minimise stress for their clients.

Ahmad Imam

Ahmad Imam

Director – Sydney

Ahmad is a highly skilled wealth strategist and a passionate property investor. He has a degree in Commerce, is a licensed estate agent and qualified property investment advisor 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.

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.

Complimentary obligation-free strategy session

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.

Bryce Yardney

Bryce Yardney

Property Development Specialist

Bryce is a property development specialist, having successfully completed hundreds 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 manages Metropole’s Project Development Division including helping source and evaluate properties with development potential for our clients.

Lynda McNeill

Lynda McNeill

Buyers Agent – Melbourne

Lynda McNeill is a licensed estate agent who has built a strong career in both real estate and construction field. With both parents having a long history in the industry property is second nature to her. 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.

Ramez Khalil

Ramez Khalil

Group Chief Financial Officer

Ramez has worked as Chief Financial Officer for 14 years in both Queensland and Victoria with over 25 years extensive experience in various industries including Property Development, Construction, Property Marketing and Management, Funds Management and Wholesale distribution, in a mix of large, medium and boutique organisations, listed or unlisted on the stock exchange operating nationally and/or internationally. Ramez brings in wealth of experience in Strategic Planning, Finance, Operations and Human Resources Management.

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.

Teresa Angelone

Teresa Angelone

Client Relationship Manager

Within her role Teresa 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 Teresa works in a strategic manner to achieve this result and ensure a seamless transition from planning, advertising, leasing and transitioning to a Property Manager.

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.

Zac Moss

Zac Moss

Buyer's Agent – Brisbane

Zac Moss has been in the real estate industry for over ten years and prides himself on always maintaining integrity with his clients, he believes that comes down to doing what he said he would do when he said it would happen. Giving his clients a peace of mind knowing that their needs are being met.

Josh Sawyer

Josh Sawyer

Buyer’s Agent Brisbane

Josh is a driven real estate professional who uses his in-depth knowledge of the local property markets, and his personal passion for wealth creation & property investment to help his clients secure investment-grade properties and “A” grade homes in the Brisbane property market. Having worked in one of Brisbane’s most competitive and fast-paced real estate markets, Josh was mentored by one of the country’s elite estate agents where he learned key negotiation and deal making skills. He now uses these skills to help his clients at Metropole.

Mandy Dyke

Mandy Dyke

Client relationship manager

Mandy has over 10 years experience in various customer service roles and her passion for helping people is as strong as ever. She has developed great communication skills and also has a strong interest in personal development and property investing. Mandy enjoys interacting with clients on a daily basis and works closely with our Buyers Agent Team to ensure their needs are met and they have an enjoyable experience with Metropole.

Xanthe Reynolds

Xanthe Reynolds

Client relationship manager

Xanthe plays a vital role in managing our clients’ requirements, in particular in our Sydney and Brisbane offices. Bringing several years of key experience in both the commercial and residential industries, she brings high standards of excellence and efficiency to ensure a premium service is always delivered at Metropole.

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