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Burgess Rawson unveils revamped leadership team

By Grace Ormsby
15 November 2023 | 12 minute read
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The national property firm has revealed a restructure of its equity partners.

Andrew Graham has been appointed as chairman, alongside Chris Wiese as managing director, and Brodie Keay as head of agency.

While all equity partners in the business retain a stake, Mr Graham, in his role as chairman, said: “The most important thing for our new leadership team is ensuring stability and continuity for both our clients and staff.”

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Explaining the restructure further, Mr Graham said “this is about giving our team more dedicated support so we can grow it even further and free up more of their time so they can spend it with valued clients and their portfolios directly”.

He believes it’s “a particularly important time” to make the improvements, commenting that the firm is experiencing “tremendous growth”.

“By bringing Chris Wiese in as a managing director to concentrate on maximising our systems and processes, this is a superior level of support to Burgess Rawson which has never been seen before,” he flagged.

Mr Wiese takes over the role from outgoing managing director Andrew McKerracher, who spent 15 years in the role, and now returns to focus on sales and leasing activity across the business.

Mr Wiese himself said that the sector “has been crying out for a more structured and accountable approach” in full-service property businesses.

“By concentrating on more effective utilisation of the firm’s systems, processes and technology, our clients are getting a higher and more professional level of service,” he explained, stating that the new structure will enable them to set themselves up for long-term success.

“We want every staff member to have the best support available in the running of Burgess Rawson so they can dedicate their time and concentration on getting the best results for our clients, Mr Wiese said.

From his perspective, “modern property firms are complex organisations with different skills needed for different roles. Being a top tier property professional doesn’t mean you necessarily have the time or resources to properly run the logistics of a business”.

The appointment of Mr Keay as head of agency will also give back time to the team.

“Chris and his changes will allow our team to spend more time with clients and finding the right buyer or tenant, not spending hours on internal process. It’s important, but there are only so many hours in the day. All directors prefer that to be on a transaction, not administration,” he stated.

According to a statement outlining the new appointments, all equity directors are fully supportive of the changes.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Grace Ormsby

Grace Ormsby

Grace is a journalist across Momentum property and investment brands. Grace joined Momentum Media in 2018, bringing with her a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from the University of Newcastle. She’s passionate about delivering easy to digest information and content relevant to her key audiences and stakeholders.

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