Michael Duster boasts an intricate knowledge of all facets of residential, commercial and industrial real estate, with over 30 years of experience in the development field.
Michael has managed the expansion of the company into a series of offices across Melbourne’s growth corridors and across the eastern seaboard into Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
He is very much hands-on in his approach at Oliver Hume and has overseen the transaction of hundreds of millions of dollars through his expertise in managing acquisitions and sales of development opportunities on behalf of his extensive client base.
Michael sits on Oliver Hume’s board of directors and over his 31 years with the company he has been instrumental in asserting Oliver Hume as Victoria’s leading project sales and marketing real estate group.
Gerrard commenced with Oliver Hume in 1996 as a Sales Executive servicing builder requirements in Melbourne’s North West region. Transitioning to the company with strong experience in the building industry, Gerrard was able to draw on his contacts and experience to establish and maintain the company’s builder network, which has since grown in excess of 150 of Melbourne’s most reputable builders.
As Project Director, Gerrard manages the marketing and sales strategies for both residential and new homes operations, coordinates estate launches, retail pricing, customer service processes, client reporting and the analysis of market demand and demographic trends to ensure the Group’s market intelligence is second to none.
Gerrard boasts strong relationships with prominent developers, building identities, architects and Government representatives to aid the transition of residential projects from inception to completion. Actively liaising with the entire spectrum of the development industry, Gerrard maintains strong relationships with Melbourne’s leading homebuilders, often uniting them with development clientele to achieve the best results for all parties involved. Gerrard is a fully licensed estate agent and was appointed as a Director in 2003, as his commitment and contribution has helped to build Oliver Hume as one of Australia’s leading project marketing companies
Paul commenced with Oliver Hume in 1997 as a Sales Executive servicing builder requirements in Melbourne’s South East region. In 1999, Paul was appointed as Regional Sales Manager and he is now responsible for managing the sales and marketing initiatives for many of Melbourne’s most highly acclaimed residential communities in the capacity of Project Director.
As Project Director, Paul manages the marketing and sales strategies for both residential and new homes operations, coordinates estate launches, retail pricing, customer service processes, client reporting and the analysis of market demand and demographic trends to ensure the Group’s market intelligence is second to none. Paul is a fully licensed estate agent and was appointed as a Director in 2009, as his commitment and contribution has helped to build Oliver Hume as one of Australia’s leading project marketing companies.
National Head of Research
Oliver Hume Research was established by Andrew who is responsible for the ongoing management and strategic direction of the division nationally.
He has accumulated close to 15 years experience in property research across a range of market segments, during which he has held senior research positions, working closely with public and private sector bodies both nationally and internationally.
Andrew writes a quarterly column for the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) and is a regular contributor to the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association (VEPLA) and the Property Council of Australia (PCA) industry publications.
Andrew was recently elected to the Board of the UDIA in Victoria.
Joint Managing Director (Queensland)
Brinton is a senior player in the property market and brings a wealth of experience, leadership and strategy to the overall Projects Division. Throughout his career, Brinton has been involved in some of the largest developments on the Gold Coast in different capacities, and, as such, is able to draw on his varied background to achieve immeasurable success.
Brinton’s successful career in the property industry includes seven years as Associate Director of Landmark White Valuers and five years as Director of Colliers International Gold Coast Project Marketing Business.
Brinton is responsible for the strategic growth and direction of the entire South-East Queensland business.
Joint Managing Director (Queensland)
Marcus joins the Oliver Hume team with a wealth of experience. Marcus joined PRD Nationwide as marketing manager for the Four Tower, 250 apartment Waterfront development, Bayview Harbour. Following a record sellout, Marcus was promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager and then Director of Project Marketing for the Gold Coast and New South Wales. During this and subsequent periods, Marcus implemented and executed the Sales and Marketing strategies for notable projects.
During his tenure, he received numerous sales awards as well as two national marketing awards. In 2001, Marcus was recruited to establish Colliers International Residential division in Queensland and Northern New South Wales with the launch of the Gold Coast and Brisbane Residential offices.
Since many major success stories, Marcus is now regularly employed by interstate and overseas development groups to provide strategic advice on project positioning, creative branding, individual sales track implementation and negotiation advice.