A Victorian network has closed a gap with a new office in Dandenong.
Hockingstuart, which merged with Belle Property in 2019, has strengthened its footprint in Melbourne with the addition of Jack Miltos and his team, formerly of RE/MAX, to represent the brand in the south-east.
Though Hockingstuart is well-known in Victoria – the state in which it operated exclusively up until the launch of an NSW office earlier this year – the network was lacking a presence in Dandenong, despite its strong coverage across Melbourne.
For Mr Miltos, this seemed like a great opportunity to lend his expertise. With the Dandenong area slated for major urban upgrades, he felt it was perfect timing for a change of direction to meet the shifting needs of the local market.
“The state government is investing heavily to transform Dandenong into a vibrant and thriving economic hub, with $290 million already earmarked,” he explained.
“The area is expected to see increased growth along with an anticipated high demand for quality real estate services, and thanks to Hockingstuart’s brand name and innovative systems, we feel assured of meeting the area’s real estate needs both now and into the future.”
Mr Miltos said he was attracted to the network’s renown while being able to keep its focus hyper-local.
“Along with my team of sales agents, property managers and administrators, we look forward to leveraging [Hockingstuart’s] reputation to bolster our bottom-line moving forwards,” he said.
Hockingstuart and Belle Property CEO Peter Hanscomb commented on his great trust in Mr Miltos’ local expertise.
“As well-respected real estate experts who live and breathe the Dandenong property market, they bring a high calibre of industry experience, knowledge and client care to everything they do,” Mr Hanscomb said.
“Their values and approach align with all that our brand stands for, and I have every faith they will soon be joining our other high-performing Hockingstuart offices on the leader board.”
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