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McGrath reopens on Sydney’s ‘blue ribbon’ Lower North Shore

07 February 2019 Tim Neary

McGrath Estate Agents has opened a new company-owned sales and property management office on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, with a hand-selected team to replace the recently departed Dean Mackie and Piers van Hamburg franchise group.

The new McGrath Neutral Bay and Mosman office is made up of foundation agents who will transition to local area specialists.

They are Claudia Portale, Gareth Richards, Adrian Rae, Harriet Halmarick, Alon Beran and Olivia Chung.

McGrath CEO Geoff Lucas said that the company is committed to rejuvenating its presence in the important and lucrative Lower North Shore Sydney market.


“McGrath opened on Sydney’s Lower North Shore in 1996 and as such has developed a strong affiliation with the area.

“So naturally, we are excited to be in a position to offer our services to clients for both residential sales and property management under our well-capitalised new office structure.”

He said that McGrath’s current recruitment program gives it the “firepower” to consolidate its presence in the area.

“We want to ensure that both vendors and buyers have the most cohesive, professional advice available to them when transacting property, and that landlords and tenants are equally looked after with advanced technology to enhance their customer experience,” Mr Lucas said.

“We have recently made a significant investment in world-class systems in technology and data intelligence such as Qualtrics and Domo, respectively. This provides us with real-time customer information that will modernise the property management experience for our customers, staff and our suppliers.”

McGrath founder and executive director John McGrath said that he was pleased to be opening the new office. 

“We’ve had the pleasure of servicing the Lower North Shore of Sydney for over 23 years — it being the first region chosen when we expanded out of the eastern suburbs all those years ago, and we’re delighted again to be opening our new office there.

“Whilst the real estate market in many areas has pulled back dramatically, good properties in blue ribbon locations are performing exceptionally well and the Lower North Shore has been of the most sought-after and desirable markets in Sydney in the last few years.”

Head of sales for McGrath’s company-owned offices, Kon Stathopoulos said that this was just the beginning.

“We’re delighted to welcome some previous McGrath agents to our exciting new venture and we will continue to recruit other agents to enhance our presence and ability to service this large and diverse area.”

McGrath reopens on Sydney’s ‘blue ribbon’ Lower North Shore
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