meet-the-team

    Meet the Australia Leadership Team

    Responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the Harcourts Group in Australia.

     
     
    Lead by Marcus Williams, the state CEO's as well as divisional managers Sadhana Smiles, Mark Brooke, Jason Luckhardt and Vicky Devine, are here to help the Harcourts network deliver the finest experience in real estate. This includes support services to franchisees, business development, training, recruitment, administration, finance, marketing and event management.
     

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    Marcus Williams , Chief Executive Officer, Harcourts Group Australia

    Marcus Williams

    Chief Executive Officer, Harcourts Group Australia

    With over 20 years’ experience in the Real Estate and Financial Service sectors, Marcus thrives in a high energy, team environment. Marcus’ expert leadership combined with collaborative communication and listening ensures consistent delivery of exceptional products and services, tailored to the evolving needs of clients.

    An innovative thinker, Marcus’ skills and experience span across local, national and global markets.

    As Chief Executive Officer for Harcourts Group Australia, Marcus is responsible for working directly with each State CEO, ensuring Harcourts continues to increase its market coverage and market share to achieve its goal of being recognised as the finest experience in real estate for its people, its clients and its business partners.

    Sadhana Smiles, Chief Executive Officer, Harcourts Property Management

    Sadhana Smiles

    Chief Executive Officer, Harcourts Property Management

    Mark Brooke, National Operations Manager, Landmark Harcourts Australia

    Mark Brooke

    National Operations Manager, Landmark Harcourts Australia

    Mark Brooke draws on more than 30 years industry experience.

    From being raised on the family farm in northern Victoria to studying valuations in Melbourne, to a real estate sales position for several years in Victoria's Gippsland region, Mark has a solid grounding in rural and regional property markets and dynamics . Mark joined Landmark Harcourts (as Wesfarmers Dalgety) in 1996 and has subsequently held a variety of Management positions within the Company including State Real Estate Manager for Victoria/Riverina/Tasmania, and Divisional Real Estate Manager for South Eastern Australia. He was appointed to his current role in 2011.

    In 2015 Mark was appointed a Director of Landmark Operations Ltd, and in 2016 was appointed by the Minister for Consumer Affairs as a member of the Estate Agents Council for the State of Victoria.

    In addition to being a Licensed Estate Agent, Stock and Station Agent and Business Agent (in Victoria and New South Wales), Mark is also an accredited Auctioneer, and an active member of the REIV and ALPA, having held numerous state-level committee appointments for both organisations.

    Mark's special interest is in the development and implementation of innovative marketing strategies to continue enhancing the Landmark Harcourts reputation and performance in rural and regional marketplaces across Australia.

    Jason Luckhardt, National Manager, NAI Harcourts Australia

    Jason Luckhardt

    National Manager, NAI Harcourts Australia

    Jason Luckhardt has extensive experience in the property industry, with 3 decades working across most areas of the market. This includes property sales and management, property development and asset management. Jason's clients have included major accounting firms, banking corporations and government departments in the areas of asset structuring, through to major franchise groups and management consortium's in site acquisitions.

    Jason has previously owned and operated his own Ray White franchise and later worked as General Manager of a development company specialising in master-planned projects, including a Seaside Golf Resort in Townsville, The Exchange Building in Beenleigh and several golf and prestigious riverfront residential projects.

    Jason studied History and English literature at The University of Queensland and has studied business, specialising in marketing. Jason is an active member in the community as Chairman of a publicly listed Community Bank Board, former Chair of a Catholic School Board, and was also a candidate for the Mayor of Logan City in 2006. Jason has 3 children, enjoys travelling and is a practising Scuba Diving Instructor (PADI).

    Vicky Devine, General Manager, Mortgage Express Australia

    Vicky Devine

    General Manager, Mortgage Express Australia

    Vicky’s career in the Financial Services industry spans over 20 years and has touched on each of the four pillars of financial services – mortgages, financial planning, investment and insurance. With a reputation for achieving results in highly competitive environments, Vicky builds great teams and invests in the success of her people.

    Vicky recognises the strength of the Harcourts’ network sitting alongside the financial arm that is Mortgage Express, delivering an in-depth whole of needs solution – a true one-stop-shop.

    Jonathan King, Chief Executive Officer, Harcourts Queensland

    Jonathan King

    Chief Executive Officer, Harcourts Queensland

    Jonathan King is the CEO for Harcourts Queensland. An experienced business and sales leader driven by results and genuine partnerships, Jonathan’s leadership and sales career has spanned residential and commercial real estate, radio, corporate travel and e-commerce.

    Jonathan joins us from Commercialview.com.au where he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Domain Holdings Australia acquired company, and called Harcourts home for a few years earlier in his career, when he was a member of the Harcourts Redcliffe team.

    Tony Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Harcourts Victoria & Tasmania

    Tony Morrison

    Chief Executive Officer, Harcourts Victoria & Tasmania

    Tony Morrison entered the Real Estate Industry in 1988 and over the last 26 years has achieved almost everything that could be achieved within the Real Estate Industry. Throughout the 90’s Tony won the Tasmania Multi List Sales Person of the Year 8 years in a row from 1991 to 1998, as well as being the Professionals Top Sales Person from 1990 – 1999.

    In 2001 Tony, together with Scott Morrison and Kirsty Dunphey, set up M&M Real Estate and within 3 years the company was honored by BRW in their Annual Top 100 List of fastest growing companies in Australia.

    In 2003 Harcourts approved Tony to re brand and grow the franchise group throughout Tasmania. In the role of CEO for Harcourts, Tony has taken the group to 24 offices throughout the state, by far the biggest franchise group in Tasmania as well as facilitating the setting up of Harcourts Rural Tasmania and NAI Harcourts Commercial.

    Today Tony remains an owner of the Launceston and Longford Harcourts offices and is still involved in listing and selling houses for clients he first met 26 years ago, as well as running the biggest Real Estate Group in Tasmania.

    Gregg Toyama, Chief Executive Officer, Harcourts South Australia

    Gregg Toyama

    Chief Executive Officer, Harcourts South Australia

    Gregg Toyama is the CEO of Harcourts South Australia and Northern Territory.

    Prior to being named as CEO, Gregg was the Head of eBusiness for Harcourts International.

    Gregg's work within the eBusiness Team saw Harcourts suite of custom apps being recognised and profiled by Apple as a Global market leader in Real estate and in 2017 won the REB "Innovator of the Year" award.

    Prior to joining Harcourts in 2006, Gregg was the Director of Strategic Development for Prudential California Realty, the 4th largest Real Estate network in the US now Berkshire Hathaway.

    From 1994 to 2000, Gregg was Director of Strategic Development for the Ray White Real Estate Group. As Director, Gregg was a key member of the management team who was responsible for supporting and expanding the network throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

    Gregg lives in Adelaide where he began his Real Estate career in 1989.

    Paul Blakeley, Chief Executive Officer, Harcourts Western Australia

    Paul Blakeley

    Chief Executive Officer, Harcourts Western Australia

    Chief Executive Officer Paul Blakeley heads up a team of five at the Harcourts WA office.

    Paul joined Harcourts in March 2014 after working as a General Manager for an independent Real Estate Group for 5 years. Paul’s background also includes working for 10-12 years in the banking and finance industry. In his previous role as a mortgage lender, he worked closely with real-estate agents and received many referrals. Indeed, he joined the real-estate industry when he was approached by one such agency and asked to be their regional manager for WA.

    Paul’s financial background affords him a unique position; he can empathise with the emotional roller-coaster experienced when buying and selling a house, and he also has a well-founded knowledge of the financial ‘nuts and bolts’ of real-estate, such as cash-flows and budgeting.