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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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Brooke Woolley

Property Management Administration Manager

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

Brooke has been in the real estate industry for nearly a decade now and in that time she has shown herself to be a fantastic contributor time and time again.

A level of organisation and attention to detail that is hard to match means that Brooke is always prepared, not just for the day to day running of the property management department, but for anything at all that might crop up.It was the boutique nature of Abercromby’s that originally attracted Brooke to the business, and she says it is this that makes it possible to obtain the best outcome for clients, as they are not competing with others for attention. Originally a country girl, Brooke now very happily calls Hawthorn home and loves to play a game of netball or socialise with friends.

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Georgia Lucas

Receptionist

Business: +61 3 9864 5300
Fax: +61 3 9864 5333
reception@abercrombys.com.au

Georgia grew up in the country, but chose Melbourne as the place for a young Australian with aspirations to live. Abercromby’s is Georgia’s entry into Real Estate and while starting in the administration team she’s interested in getting into property management, and becoming familiar with all sides of the industry.

She was attracted to Abercromby’s boutique persona when she recognised our concentration on employees and clients as individuals, reasoning that such a culture would encourage her own personal growth. She loves the pace of real estate, and the close interaction with a vast array of different people, meaning she is able to employ the communication skills she developed travelling in foreign lands.

In her hometown of Wagga, Georgia developed a love of the outdoors, camping and skiing, and the life-enhancing experience of spending time in the natural world. Growing up in a large family made her competitive by nature, there’s nothing like having siblings trying to push you aside to push you forward. After finishing school she spent six years working in administration roles in businesses around Wagga. But feeling unfulfilled, and harbouring a sneaking suspicion that life might be larger elsewhere, she then spent time travelling the world, through twenty-five countries, imbuing herself with a range of cultures and learning their histories.

Then she found us. And having taken to real estate with inordinate enthusiasm Georgia wakes every morning energized by the task of learning the specific protocols, artistry and knowledge of the industry. “I had no idea it was such a fascinating, specialized occupation. From the outside you don’t see the countless crucial decisions and fine-tunings that go to maximize a sale price. I quickly realized you need an advanced skill-set to be successful in this industry, and I’m determined mine will be right up there.”

Occasionally this somewhat scary energy is set aside for leisure, when Georgia loves to go and see live music, or inhabit a sofa and read a book.

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