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Andrew Harlock

Director

Business: +61 3 9864 5300
Mobile: +61 419 379 992
Fax: +61 3 9864 5333
andrewh@abercrombys.com.au

Andrew’s extensive experience at the cutting edge of brand management, business development and client services provides him with the perfect skill set for overseeing the ongoing growth of Abercromby’s.

Over a period of almost three decades Andrew’s contribution to the success of Mercedes Benz in Australia was significant at every level from wholesale and retail sales to dealer establishment and corporate management. The application of his considerable qualifications and energies to Abercromby’s ensures we maintain our record of consistently improving our professionalism in an industry where the need to constantly be better is crucial. An abiding personal interest in property and long standing relationships with key personnel including all our directors, complements Andrew’s intimate knowledge of how to achieve success in a competitive market. Originally from the country, but a resident of Hawthorn since the mid 1980s, Andrew is married to Virginia and has two children. An active member of several sporting clubs, he enjoys taking time to keep fit by going to the gym and by pursuing his long-standing passion for golf. Andrew is a team orientated professional accustomed to high achievement.

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Myles Crowhurst

Business Development Manager, Property Management.

Business: +61 3 9864 5353
Mobile: +61 433 916 155
Fax: +61 3 9864 5333
mylesc@abercrombys.com.au

Having nearly 15 years of experience makes Myles one of the most well versed property managers in the game. Add to this his role as Business Development Manager and you have a member for the Abercromby’s team that is entirely unique.

An ability to attract property owners to Abercromby’s through open, honest and friendly discussions has proven a fantastic tool in the continued development of our management service, where clients are then shown the exacting standards that we set through our management. Myles’ professionalism and dedication has permeated the whole of the property management arm of Abercromby’s and is reflected in each member of the team. Is a member of the Essendon football club and tries to go to as many games with his son as possible

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Laren Guthrie

BCom (VPM), Senior Property Manager

Business: +61 3 9864 5353
Fax: +61 3 9864 5333
lareng@abercrombys.com.au

It’s no coincidence that Laren has risen through the ranks of property management so rapidly - he didn’t just work hard for it, he studied for it too.

With university papers across both valuation and property management, this has given Laren a genuinely unique level of professionalism and understanding in one of Melbourne’s most discerning rental markets. As a high level cricketer, Laren applies the same immense focus, discipline and enthusiasm to his work, which has enabled him to rapidly grow and nurture an enviable network of clients – both landlords and tenants alike. He’s also well regarded by Abercromby’s sales team who often look to his sharp eye and sound advice in assisting clients with investment and accommodation matters. Those who work with Laren will attest to him being a consummate communicator, insistent upon providing clear, concise and constant support and direction throughout the entirety of all his transactions.

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Nicole Meier

Senior Property Manager

Business: +61 3 9864 5353
Fax: +61 3 9864 5333
nicolem@abercrombys.com.au

Nicole is strongly passionate about real estate. Having lived in Melbourne since the early 2000s, she’s worked in the industry since 2007, specializing in property management and gaining her Certificate IV in property services. After more than a decade she knows the game forward and backwards, and says caring for every client’s property as if it was her own is key.

Nicole grew up in Gippsland and northern Victoria on The Murray River at Echuca, where she excelled at outdoor activities. It almost seems a natural progression then that after completing her VCE she became a horse-riding instructor in Michigan USA, then worked in the ski-fields at Whistler in Canada and again at Mount Hotham.

She still occasionally succumbs to the call of the wild and heads for the mountains and the trails. But these days she is delighted to be learning Abercromby’s methodology, which, she says, fits her open, candid, country manner. ‘Abercromby’s operates with community-based values. A recognition that every person you deal with today you will meet again tomorrow. It’s an approach to relationships I understand from growing up in a small community. So I feel very at home in the Abercromby’s family.’

You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. Which explains why Nicole is still active in the outdoors in her leisure time, snowboarding and wakeboarding, and travelling and photographing nature.

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Andrew Burns

Senior Property Manager

Business: +61 3 9864 5353
Mobile: +61 487 009 525
Fax: +61 3 9864 5333
andrewb@abercrombys.com.au

Andrew spent the first half of his working life as a frontline mechanic with the RAF, ensuring Britain’s Eurofighter Typhoons were ready to engage Russian Sukhois in the stratosphere. Born in Manchester and based in Scotland, he says when he came to Australia he was simply looking for a change in weather.

What he found was a lifestyle, people and attitude he fell in love with. He never went home. He’s been a resident for six years now, becoming a citizen in 2017 and claims to have Bradman’s batting average tattooed in a secret place. We haven’t verified that, but can affirm he’s a super-enthusiastic Australian and Melburnian. Andrew is a fitness enthusiast, a runner of marathons, and a recent convert from Manchester City to The Western Bulldogs. (He hopped that bandwagon just in time.) With a Business Degree from The University of Central Lancashire and several years of experience as a rental and leasing consultant in St Kilda, Andrew’s not only educated in international concepts of rental markets, he’s particularly conversant with the local rental and leasing scene. ‘I love working with people and solving their problems. I see my position as a liaison between owner and tenant. The big challenge in property management is striking that balance between making sure a tenant has exactly what he or she needs and making a property pay its owner what it owes. Ideally, if you’re doing your job, you get Christmas cards from both owner and tenant.’

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Laura Gardner

Property Management Administration Manager

Business: +61 3 9864 5353
Fax: +61 3 9864 5333
laurag@abercrombys.com.au

Having achieved a First Class Diploma in Events Management, Laura worked in London for some years in administration and hospitality, but found herself somewhat disgruntled at the lack of continuing person-on-person interaction that industry and career entailed. She wanted to work with people, get to know them, solve problems for them.

At the end of a working day she wanted to know she’d given meaningful service to someone. Laura’s father is a real estate agent in Coffs Harbour, and having worked with him for some time she remembered how enthused he was by achieving good results for his clients. Given that, Laura was always coming home to real estate, and has embraced Abercromby’s client-first approach and boutique nature with gusto, and recently aced her Agents Representative Course.

Growing up in Coffs Harbour on the NSW mid-north coast, Laura enjoys the outdoors; travelling, being by the beach, and nature walks. She also enjoys trying new cafes when she can and relaxing with family and friends.

She appreciates Property Management for its ongoing relationships. And recognizes the measure of success as managing both landlords and clients through multiple properties. An ongoing relationship is necessarily a happy one.

Laura sees herself as an intermediary between landlord and tenant, a dealmaker and peacekeeper, a role, she says, that needs not only the sharpest knowledge of market trends, but a good deal of diplomatic skill as well.

And having worked among the late night revelers in the glittering nightlights of London, she is perfectly tuned for the role of diplomacy.

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