Veteran real estate Terry “TJ” Board died last Saturday.
The founder of agency TJ Board & Sons was 74.
Tributes have been left for the agent: here, by Burgess Rawson, which in 2013 acquired the TJ Board & Sons business, with Mr Board as its director.
The Carlton Football Club, at which Mr Board was in the 1960s a player (specifically, a rover), has also posted a detailed obituary – here.
The businessman – Terrence James Board – created his
agency in 1979 – seeing a gap in the industry, being specialist hotel pub freeholds
One of his first sales as an agent was the Lady Bay Hotel
in his home town of Warrnambool, in the mid-1970s.
Terry was working in the commercial agency game up until
recently – marketing South Melbourne’s Water Rat seven months ago.
“He literally worked on thousands of transactions with some
of the largest operators in the business; to this day there would not be a
hotelier who hasn’t heard of TJ Board,” a Burgess Rawson statement said.
Of the working relationship, the agency added it proved
to be “colourful and rewarding” with Terry “passing on not only a breadth of
depth of industry and business knowledge, but also valuable life learnings to
the growing team of young directors”.
“Down to earth, Terry liked to call a spade and spade,
and was highly respected as a genuine all-round good bloke with a true heart of
Mr Board was surrounded by his family at home in
Warrnambool on Saturday.
His funeral will be held from 2pm tomorrow at the St Joseph’s
Catholic Church in Lava Street, Warrnambool.
A wake will follow.
Mr Board is survived by three sons, Terry, Peter and Michael, a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren (pictured with him, top).