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Meet the team

We assist home buyers as well as investors who want to grow their wealth.

Metropole real estate was founded by Michael Yardney in 1979 and with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, the Metropole property strategists are Australia’s premier independent property consultants. Over the years our multi award winning team have bought, advised, invested in, negotiated for, developed, built or project managed hundreds and hundreds of million of dollars worth of property to create wealth for our clients.

And we can do the same for you!

Michael Yardney

Michael Yardney

Director

Michael Yardney is a successful property investor and developer. He is a best selling author and publisher of Australia’s leading property investment e-magazine Property Investment Update. His opinions as a property commentator are highly sought after and frequently quoted in the press. Michael has been awarded the title of Austarlia's leading property investment adviser and he has probably educated more successful property investors than anyone else in Australia.

Gavin Taylor

Gavin Taylor

Director

Gavin Taylor trained as an architect, has an MBA in property law and finance and has worked with major property developers in both South Africa and Australia. This gives him the background to understand property and in particular property development from all angles.

As a national director of Metropole based in Melbourne, Gavin has helped this company become a leading property development manager. As a property investor himself, he applies the lessons from his personal experience to achieve maximum benefit for clients undertaking similar investment strategies.

George Raptis

George Raptis

Director, Sydney

George Raptis brings well over 20 years of Sydney property experience to Metropole.

His knowledge as a successful property investor and developer as well as his vast range of contacts in the Sydney property market together with his professional and friendly approach enables him to assist Metropole clients in acquiring top performing investment properties, that outperform the general market.

Ken Raiss, CPA

Ken Raiss, CPA

Director, Metropole Wealth Advisory

Ken is director of Metropole Wealth Advisory, and gives independent expert advice for high net worth individuals and their families, professionals and business owners.

Ken is a certified practicing account and over the last 12 years Ken has helped many of Metropole’s clients by providing individually tailored solution integrating the core disciplines of taxation, superannuation and property investment interwoven with finance, asset protection, succession and estate planning, personal risk insurances and philanthropy.

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Leon Jacques

Leon Jacques

Buyers Agent

Leon Jacques brings over 25 years of business and Real Estate experience to the Buyers Agentrole at Metropole Sydney. He is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and a previous principal of a Double Bay agency. Known for his approachability and ethics, Leon is passionate about property and in showing his clients how to create wealth through buying the right type of investment property.

Dona James Wells

Dona James Wells

Buyers Agent

Dona James Wells is a Buyer's Agent with a proven track record. She has great success across all areas of real estate over the past 13 years. Her Psychology and Communication background give her unique understanding of sellers' behaviour and difficult negotiations. Her personal high standards mean her clients expectations are not just met, they're exceeded.

Tracey Ajaka

Tracey Ajaka

Buyers Agent

Tracey Ajaka is a Buyers Agent with over 14 years experience in the Real Estate Industry. Her experience with Purchasers and Vendors allows her to navigate through any situation with ease. Her genuine passion is property, and she likes nothing more than delivering results and outstanding service to her clients.

Chris Orr

Chris Orr

State Manager NSW – Property Management

Chris has been involved in the property industry for almost a decade now with experience as a Business Owner, Trainer, Auctioneer, Department Head & Product Manager. It's this broad approach across the industry that has given him fantastic insight into the inner workings of high quality businesses and how they get it right for their customers. Now heading up our NSW Property Management team, Chris is focused on ensuring your property management experience with us is second to none.

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Gerard Haines

Gerard Haines

Senior Property Manager

Gerard Haines brings close to 10 years property management experience to Metropole and is Senior Property Manager of Metropole Property Management in Sydney. He knows what it takes to manage your investment property to achieve maximum returns, so trust Gerard and his team to look after your property the way you would.

Samantha Dinh

Samantha Dinh

Property Manager

Samantha started her career in Real Estate in Administration and then progressed into Property Management before transitioning into Sales. She has worked in these roles both in Melbourne and Sydney.
Samantha is trustworthy, reliable and highly motivated, she is acutely aware of the specific needs and expectations of many of her clients and has a strong focus on providing the highest level of service to all clients. Samantha has a can-do attitude and is always willing to assist in any area. Samantha's continual training in the industry contributes to her growth of knowledge and looks forward to further enriching her Real Estate knowledge.

Ana Sciaca

Ana Sciaca

Property Manager

Ana thrives on providing a high quality of service to her clients at Metropole. She aims to provide hassle free management and assistance whenever necessary. Coming from an Accounting and Retail environment in her past, these roles have provided Ana with the necessary skills to be an organized, professional and efficient Property Manager. A genuine people-person, she has a warm and direct style when dealing with all matters relating to property management. She prides herself on her work ethic and ability to communicate with clients, showing integrity and professionalism at all times.

Ashleigh Terry

Ashleigh Terry

Client Relationship Manager

When it comes to helping landlords achieve exceptional results in a competitive rental market Ashleigh brings a level of understanding that very few Property Management professionals in Sydney can match. She is known in the industry for her reliability and outstanding customer services. One of Ashliegh’s key roles is to establish and maintain relationships with her landlords as well as assisting the team in securing quality tenants in a timely manner to minimise vacancies and increase the return on her clients’ investments

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