Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell calling an auction on the Gold Coast. Picture Glenn Hampson
ONCE dominated by franchise networks, the Gold Coast real estate market appears to be fragmenting with the rise of major independent players.
While Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell and Harcourts Coastal director Dane Atherton still hold a strong chunk of the market, hot on their heels is a group of agents keen to branch away from the international namesakes.
Dane Atherton of Harcourts Coastal. Photo: Jerad Williams
Comeback king Michael Kollosche has edged his way into the list of top players with an array of luxury listings and prestige sales to his name.
Over almost three years he has launched his self-titled brand and is now dabbling in development sales.
He holds the second highest sale on the Coast this year after marketing a beachfront mansion on Hedges Ave that sold for $11.6 million.
Michael Kollosche of Kollosche Prestige Agents. Picture Mike Batterham
Further north Amir Mian, who left his twin brother Ali Mian’s Ray White Runaway Group to start up his own agency two years ago, has recruited a hefty team of agents — including Nicole Bricknell, the
ex-wife of fallen Billabong surfwear tycoon Matthew Perrin.
Mr Mian’s group has sold several multi-million properties including a Sovereign Islands mansion for $11 million this year.
Other forces worth mentioning include brothers Andrew and Luke Henderson, who run John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach.
Luke Henderson and Andrew Henderson. Picture: Jerad Williams
Andrew Henderson has been busy in his role as REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman — one that has seen his presence boosted in the media across the Coast.
LJ Hooker Nerang principal Shane Colquhoun is also worthy of a mention, having been at the forefront of spearheading LJ Hooker’s expansion on the Gold Coast.
He has ownership in LJ Hooker Coomera and Pacific Pines and last year opened a $5 million office in Nerang.
L. Janusz Hooker and Shane Colquhoun. LJ Hooker Nerang official opening.
There also seems to be no stopping powerful duo Sam Guo and Julia Kuo, of Ray White Broadbeach, who together were named the number one sales performers for Ray White Queensland this year.
The pair works under Ray White Broadbeach’s Larry Malan, who has also expanded his agency and opened an office in Broadbeach Waters with Mitch Palmer.
On the southern Coast, Ray White Mermaid Beach’s Troy Dowker continues to kicks goals, recording several multi million-dollar beachfront property sales this year and blitzing records in the process.
Pictured at the RACV Royal Pines Resort for the Ray White’s 2018 The Event, auctioneer Andrew Bell. Picture Mike Batterham
Ensuring his presence is still felt across the city, Mr Bell’s Ray White Projects was given the task of marketing the Coast’s $1.2 billion super tower Spirit, in a deal hailed as the biggest in Ray White Group history.
As well as Spirit, Mr Bell’s prestige team continues to take on some of the biggest listings across the Glitter Strip including sky-high penthouses and riverfront mega mansions. The agency also hosts The Event, an annual auction spectacular that attracts hundreds of bidders and spectators to the Gold Coast each January.
The Coast is home to an elite group of agents. Picture Glenn Hasmpson
Meanwhile, Harcourts Coastal has expanded and now sells across the Coast from Broadbeach to Robina and north to Hope Island. Other independent agencies lasting the distance include Tony Velissariou, of The Tony V Team, Lucy Cole, of Lucy Cole Prestige Properties, and Isaac and Maria Genc, of Genc & Co.
TOP FIVE PLAYERS
Andrew Bell, Ray White Surfers Paradise
Dane Atherton, Harcourts Coastal
Michael Kollosche, Kollosche Prestige Agents
Andrew Henderson, John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach
Shane Colquhoun, LJ Hooker Nerang