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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

Founder and CEO

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.

Kate Forbes, CFA

Kate Forbes, CFA

National Director – Property Strategy

Kate is the National Director of Property Strategy at Metropole . She is a CFA and her 15 years of investment experience helps her structure client’s property portfolios to outperform the markets.

Ken Raiss, CPA

Ken Raiss, CPA

Director, Metropole Wealth Advisory

Ken is director of Metropole Wealth Advisory and gives strategic expert advice to property invetsors, professionals and business owners. He is in a unique position to blend his skills of accounting, wealth advisory, property investing, financial planning and small business. View his articles

Brett Warren

Brett Warren

National Director – Metropole Buyers Agency

Brett, who was arguably one of Brisbane’s best Buyers Agents, is now using his 12 plus years property investment experience to advise clients how to build their portfolios as well as managing Metropole’s team of buyer’s agents nationally.

While having studied economics, he’s not a theorist – Brett is a successful property investor himself and after many years with Metropole is still as passionate about getting the best results for his clients as he has always been.

Complimentary obligation-free strategy session

Leanne Jopson

Leanne Jopson

National Director Property Management

Leanne is a Real Estate Professional in every sense of the word - she is a Licensed Estate Agent, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business and is a successful property investor herself. This means that Leanne has seen Property Management from every angle and intimately understands how landlords are impacted by a range of issues. With nearly 20 years' experience in real estate, most of which have been spent working with and mentoring property management teams, Leanne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that enables the Metropole property management team to maximise returns and minimise stress for their clients.

Ramez Khalil

Ramez Khalil

Group Chief Financial Officer

Ramez has worked as Chief Financial Officer for 14 years in both Queensland and Victoria with over 25 years extensive experience in various industries including Property Development, Construction, Property Marketing and Management, Funds Management and Wholesale distribution, in a mix of large, medium and boutique organisations, listed or unlisted on the stock exchange operating nationally and/or internationally. Ramez brings in wealth of experience in Strategic Planning, Finance, Operations and Human Resources Management.

Robert Chandra

Robert Chandra

Senior Property Strategist

Having used Metropole’s buyer’s agency services back in 2012, Robert is very familiar with Metropole’s unique point of different in the marketplace and its proven methodology that has generated wealth for many of its client base. Robert has personally transacted several times in the property market and learned a tremendous amount which is an invaluable experience that can be passed on to his clients.

Rita Thomas

Rita Thomas

Senior Property Strategist

Rita is a Property Strategist with an accounting background and has over 30 years’ experience in Commercial Banking for one of the Big 4 Banks. She is a passionate property investor who enjoys helping her clients create wealth through property investment using Metropole’s strategic approach whilst drawing on both her banking and personal experiences.

Rita is known for her honesty and integrity and willingness to assist her clients achieve their goals through property investment.

Complimentary obligation-free strategy session

Trent Alexander

Trent Alexander

Senior Property Strategist

Trent Alexander is a property strategist with a background in sales within the construction industry for over 10 years. Trent has always done his best work on the client side of the transaction and has been involved in over $50M worth of clients building contracts. Having invested in property himself since 2011, Trent has learned many lessons along the way and draws on these experiences when advising his clients.

Above all else Trent believes that to succeed in property investment you need a clear strategy and defined goals. Helping his clients with the strategic part of their journey is his passion.

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.

Teresa Angelone

Teresa Angelone

Client Relationship Manager

Within her role Teresa secures new rental managements and listings whilst establishing and maintaining relationships with her landlords and referral sources. One of her key roles in a letting campaign is to secure quality tenants in a timely manner to minimise vacancy and increase return on investment. At Metropole Teresa works in a strategic manner to achieve this result and ensure a seamless transition from planning, advertising, leasing and transitioning to a Property Manager.

Xanthe Reynolds

Xanthe Reynolds

Client relationship manager

Xanthe plays a vital role in managing our clients’ requirements, in particular in our Sydney and Brisbane offices. Bringing several years of key experience in both the commercial and residential industries, she brings high standards of excellence and efficiency to ensure a premium service is always delivered at Metropole.

Complimentary obligation-free strategy session

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.

Mandy Dyke

Mandy Dyke

Client relationship manager

Mandy has over 10 years experience in various customer service roles and her passion for helping people is as strong as ever. She has developed great communication skills and also has a strong interest in personal development and property investing. Mandy enjoys interacting with clients on a daily basis and works closely with our Buyers Agent Team to ensure their needs are met and they have an enjoyable experience with Metropole.

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