After completing my education at Wesley College, Tom commenced his working career in real estate in Melbourne in 1966 with the Dalgety Property Department specialising mainly in rural properties.
He completed the Real Estate Management Course at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology qualifying for a full real estate licence.
Tom then moved back to Traralgon in country Victoria and spent the next 25 years running the family livestock agency, establishing a substantial real estate agency and also a travel agency. During that time Tom conducted numerous auctions and also carried out various residential, rural and industrial subdivisions including the first substantial residential subdivision in Broome, Western Australia.
While in Western Australia Tom became a Director of a publicly listed gold and tin mining company situated at Friendly Creek between Marble Bar and Mount Newman. He also became a Director of a high technology railway testing company contracting to the major Western Australian mining companies and state and federal railways.
In 1990 opportunities in Melbourne beckoned so after rationalising the country agencies in Gippsland, Victoria he moved back to Melbourne and initially specialized in residential sales and residential auctions before moving into commercial and industrial sales, leasing and property management in 1996, based in Williamstown across the river from the Melbourne CBD.
In 2002 Tom moved to Noosa and joined Ray White Commercial Noosa and in the last 14 years he has concentrated his efforts on commercial and industrial sales and leasing in an area broadly ranging from Coolum to Maryborough. Tom have mainly specialises in Noosa and Gympie.
Tom was employed for the last four years as a contractor with LJH Commercial Noosa, which later became Forde Property Noosa.
With extensive experience in all facets of real estate Tom have continued to specialise in commercial and industrial sales and leasing with particular interest in large scale developments and more substantial investment properties. Tom have always had a strong focus on building the commercial and industrial property management departments and my overall client base.
This is Toms 50th year as a Real Estate Agent with the last 20 years solely in Commercial. Tom still has a great deal that he wants to achieve.