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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.

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.

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 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

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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.

Ahmad Imam

Ahmad Imam

Senior Property Strategist

Ahmad is a highly skilled wealth strategist and a passionate property investor. He has a degree in Commerce, is a licensed estate agent in both NSW and QLD and has personally coached and educated hundreds of clients to create wealth through property.

With a strong focus on ethics, Ahmad takes pride in empowering his clients by helping define their goals, determining an investment strategy suited to their circumstances, and then assisting them to build their portfolio - one property at a time.

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.

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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.

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.

Gerard Haines

Gerard Haines

Senior Property Manager / Team Leader

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.

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.

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Daniel Rastoka

Daniel Rastoka

Client Services Administrator

Daniel is a born communicator with over 12 years experience in property development and investment. He has diplomas in negotiation and conflict resolution from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. With a strong focus on contracts management and building strong client relationships, Daniel has assisted hundreds of clients through their property purchases to ensure the process is as smooth as possible giving them peace of mind their properties are in safe hands. Daniel liaises with the our clients and the entire Metropole team on a daily basis and is always there to assist and facilitate any and all matters for you.

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