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Neville Richards

LICENCED ESTATE AGENT – Director, OIEC0408 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 Administration0400 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 – Residential 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

Licensed Real Estate Agent – Head of Property Management

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.

Dan Drew

Property Manger

Overview: Dan joins the team at Geelong Residential as one of Geelong’s most esteemed Residential Property Managers. With a natural flare for customer service coupled with a background in hospitality and human resource management; Dan is well equipped to assist landlords and tenants alike to ensure a memorable and stress free rental experience.

Managing a broad portfolio, Dan specialises in residential rentals of all types, from units to prestige properties. Bringing dedication and professionalism to the role, Dan genuinely cares for his clients and understands the importance of communication, attention to detail and being proactive in the day to day management of his portfolio. Dan prides himself on providing advice to his landlords on their property to enhance their rental yields and secure great tenants.

Dan’s approach to property management has resulted in great relationships with his landlords- with many raving fans!

Raised on the Bellarine Peninsula, Dan loves the expanding food culture in the Geelong area and enjoys being so close to the water. When he is not working ,Dan is pursuing and creating great food, loves being social and enjoys the gym, outdoors and exercise.