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Neville Richards

Director, Licensed Real Estate Agent, OIEC 0408 035 424

Overview: After many years in manufacturing, corporate sales and product management Neville came to Commercial Real Estate in 2007 with respected local firm Maxwell Collins.

He quickly established himself as a top commercial agent in Geelong with a reputation for integrity, hard work and a never-say-die attitude to getting things done.

In 2012 together with partner Catherine, Neville launched Geelong Commercial Real Estate. With a vision for a family-run boutique business providing personal service in a highly competitive market place, Neville’s fiercely disciplined approach to the market has earned him the respect of clients and competitors alike and his steadfast adherence to well-learned fundamentals such as integrity, discipline and perseverance has earned him an enviable reputation as one of Geelong’s best commercial agents.

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Catherine Richards

Director, Trust Accountant & Financial Administration 0400 628 494

Overview: Catherine’s real estate career began with the birth of Geelong Commercial Real Estate in 2012. With an MBA in E-Commerce and a wealth of experience in the Financial Administration field in both large corporates and small business behind her the transition was a natural one.

Also heavily involved in the Property Management side of GCRE Catherine’s happy disposition and personal touch provides Landlord clients with the confidence and satisfaction to know their interests are being well cared for. Catherine is a keen golfer, loves her gym time and spending time with family.

Patrick Richards

Director, Licensed Real Estate Agent – Commercial Sales Agent 0402 485 121

Overview: Since arriving full-time in 2015, young gun Pat Richards has quickly established himself as an integral part of Geelong Commercial’s Sales and Leasing team.

Outside his bourgeoning real estate career, Pat has particular passions for his young family and for sport. Apart from a recent return to cricket Pat has a not-so secret life as a Professional Muay Thai fighter. After spending several years training and 39 pro fights throughout Australia, Thailand, the US and NZ Pat has coached several young fighters. Pat is also an accomplished cricketer and has recently been appointed Captain of the Leopold Cricket Club. The rigors and extreme disciplines involved in pro-fighting have given Pat a rare level of maturity for such a young man. He is driven, determined and focused on establishing himself as a career-agent of choice and will work harder than most to prove it. Pat is a true competitor and inherently knows how to get the deal done.

Kim Drayton

Head of Property Management

Commercial Property Manager

Overview: Kim is a Licensed Real Estate Agent. Her dedication and expertise in Real Estate provides her clients with an in-depth knowledge of the rental market as well as a comprehensive, up to date understanding of tenancy laws.

Born and raised in Geelong Kim supports her clients by providing local knowledge and local expertise. At all times Kim’s performance & attitude exceed her client’s expectations. Kim’s knowledge and experience in the industry together with her Leadership skills means she is a great resource for the Property Management Team and all her Clients. If you are looking for a professional who can help nurture your investment and maximise your return – not just collect the rent – then look no further.

Maree Hall

Commercial Property Manager

Overview: Maree has been in Property Management for the past 12 years, 8 of which have involved senior roles gaining vast experience in all aspects of Rental Property Management. Over this time, Maree has built a rapport with Owners and Tenants alike through her dedication and honesty.

Prior to Real Estate Maree spent many years running her own successful businesses both in Geelong and the Western District. Maree enjoys learning and keeping up to date with this often demanding and ever-evolving industry and strives to give excellence and understanding in delivering service to all her valued clients.

Sue Drayton

Administration

Overview: Sue Drayton provides reception and administration leadership for the office. Sue works closely throughout all aspects of the business to provide high levels of administration support with great emphasis on accuracy and systems and an impressive 35-year record of outstanding customer service.

With a strong focus on team work and customer service Sue has an enviable work ethic, coupled with her high attention to detail and her outstanding organisational skills, Sue is a valuable member of the team. Sue enjoys baking, caravanning and is very family orientated and enjoys her role as grandmother to 9 grandchildren.