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KNOW THE TEAM - JULIE RABIN

As Melburnians start to see a light at the end of the ‘restrictions tunnel’ and prepare to start operating again in some capacity, the road to recovery for most will be long and business owners and Landlords alike will rely heavily on the extensive knowledge and professional advice of our Commercial Property Managers like Julie Rabin. Today we continue our “Know the Team” feature with a candid view of how Julie has managed throughout the pandemic thus far. Julie joined…

KNOW THE TEAM - JUSTIN MUCHA

At Crabtrees Real Estate, we feel it’s important to celebrate the individuals behind the team that make up our successful Property Management department. They have all hit the ground running staying abreast of legislation changes and are working harder than ever to ensure our clients are kept informed and felt supported throughout the ever-changing landscape that is Covid-19. Today our focus is on Property Manager, Justin Mucha. Justin and his fiancé live in the leafy eastern suburbs of Melbourne with…

KNOW THE TEAM - AMANDA HART

As lockdown restrictions continue in Victoria, Melburnians in particular are feeling the strain of the continued operating and economic constraints that Covid-19 brings to Victorian businesses. Crabtress Real Estate Property Manager Amanda Hart shares her perspective on working from home and what impact she has witnessed as a Commercial Real Estate Property Manager during the pandemic. “I’ve found that no two alike businesses are experiencing the same level of impact or indeed are responding the same. This has meant that…

KNOW THE TEAM - MAGGIE TARANTO

At Crabtrees Real Estate, we feel it’s important to celebrate the individuals behind the team that make up our successful Property Management department. As we all learn to adapt to the operating and economic constraints that Covid-19 brings to Victorian businesses our Property Managers are working harder than ever to provide knowledge and support along the way. Today our focus is on Senior Property Manager, Maggie Taranto. Maggie and her husband live in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs with a multitude…

KNOW THE TEAM - DARYL COLLINS

As Crabtrees Real Estate, along with other Victorian businesses, adapt to the ever-changing landscape of the operating restrictions during Covid-19, we wanted to shine a light on the people behind the business, to share some knowledge about the team that make up Crabtrees Real Estate. To kick off this new feature, let us get to know the Head of Property Management, Daryl Collins.  Daryl, who lives with his partner in an inner-city apartment and has set up a make-shift office…

Covid-19 Update - Recent Legislation Changes

As you will be aware, the current pandemic situation continues to provide changes in business processes and legislation. In keeping with our previous updates, we refer to the Victorian Government’s announcement on 20 August 2020 regarding further changes to rules for commercial property, landlords and tenants; due to the challenges of the Stage 4 restrictions. We have summarised the changes below and included relevant weblinks: ·  Land tax reduction – the amount of discount being offered to landlords has been…

Covid-19

These have been “interesting times” to say the least for the team at Crabtrees Real Estate. When the Corona Virus first appeared it was well over the horizon and not the lead news item during January, everybody knew about it, sometimes it was discussed and sometimes not and slowly but surely it came edging closer and closer, became a warmer topic of conversation, then hot news and it feels like one day it went BANG! And we all felt like…

Proposed Changes to the Retail Leases Act

In an effort to improve the longevity and continue the year on year growth of approximately 4.8% of Victorian Small Businesses, the Andrews Labor Government are looking to introduce amendments to the Retail Leases Act that will cut red tape and will benefit small business owners and Landlords alike as Property Manager Amanda Hart explains. A recent announcement made by the Andrews Labor Government regarding changes to the Retail Leases Act could mean less confusion around legal obligations and lease…

The Miles of Commercial Property

Executive roles for women in the commercial/industrial property sector are steadily growing and Crabtrees prides itself on growing its female staff into management roles. Senior Executive Megan Miles has exactly that, many miles under her real estate hat including starting in humble roles at some well-known residential agencies in 2005 and working her way through to her current position with more than 10 years of industrial commercial experience now behind her. “I began at Crabtrees in 2008, as administrative support…

Dex Collections Client Journey Part Two

Jack Xu, director of promotional products supplier Dex Collections reached out to Crabtrees senior executive Andrew Loudon early last year to find a larger facility to support the exponential growth of his business. Offering a wide range of promotional gifts including stress shapes, bags and pens, Dex Collections has an international reputation, importing and wholesaling products in Australia, New Zealand and the USA, as well as creating products through two Chinese factories. Currently based in Dandenong South, Jack found he…

AG Holding & Co and Campbell Constructions Client Journey Part Two

Trent initially began his own search online and looked at a few options which Crabtrees Senior Executive, Murray Barker, was managing. ‘I’ve been really happy with the service from Murray and Crabtrees throughout the whole process.’ ‘My grandfather started the business about 60 years ago. When he passed away in his thirties, my grandmother ran it and then it was sold in the mid 1980s. My dad bought it back in the early 1990s and that’s when I came on…

Office Design | Staff Morale

‘During the design process, it was important we considered a number of features. We wanted the team to feel an ownership of their workspace, to have a place where they belong" Crabtrees General Manager, Kerri Beinke. If you truly want to make your team feel excited about the prospect of work each morning, the office space has to feel inviting. Staff morale and the office environment play a huge role when it comes to the overall happiness of your team.…

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