Managing DirectorNorm Honey
Born and bred in western New South Wales, Norm Honey comes from a background of private business ownership and was also previously involved in the motor industry. Norm joined Independent Property Group in 1990 and his outstanding sales and organisational skills saw him rise quickly in the company to his present role as Independent's Director of Property Management. Norm oversaw the restructure of the company's Property Management offices into one central team - forming the biggest rental management team in Canberra of thirty plus staff. With over twenty years’ experience in the real estate industry, Norm has worked closely in any and all aspects of property and is perfectly positioned to provide leadership and mentorship to the Property Management team.
Section ManagerKate O'Leary
After working in aged care for a number of years, Kate moved to Canberra to earn her Certificate III in Business Studies and joined Independent in 2003 as a Property Manager. With her excellent interpersonal skills and an active and dynamic approach to her work she achieved several promotions - to Team Supervisor to Senior Property Manager and to now to her current role as Section Manager. She has won numerous awards and has obtained her real estate license. Kate focuses strongly on customer service with a positive attitude and can-do knowhow. Her caring, calm and positive nature, which comes from years working in aged care, has been a contributing asset to her success. Kate’s interests are in travel; visiting places such as America, Canada, Japan, Fiji, New Caledonia and New Zealand.
Property Management Team LeaderDavid Protas
A Canberra local, David enjoys living in the ACT has a keen interest in the different Real Estate markets. For a number of years David specialised in the operations of 4 and 5 star hotels, as well as in a management role of a large licenced club group. He has progressed from property manager, to Team Supervisor, and now to the Team Leader of Independent's outstanding and vibrant property managers. David enjoys the day to day challenges that this career brings as well as new opportunities to expand his knowledge of the industry and build new client relationships.
Property Management Team SupervisorScott Townsend
Scott attended public school in Canberra and Queanbeyan, beginning his career in the building industry and two years in the ski fields. He then moved into the Funeral Industry where I spent the next fourteen years servicing the needs of families in the region when they needed it most, meeting people from all walks of life and cultures. Having joined Independent Property Group over 3 years ago as a property manager, Scott strives to provide the best service possible for both owners and tenants alike. His dedication and skills led to a promotion to team Supervisor to assist the great leadership team at Independent Property Group. Scott strives to provide outstand service to all our clients.
Business Development ManagerHannah Gill
P 02 6209 1409
M 0438 247 898
Hannah joined IPG in 2009. In her first year of she was named ‘Property Manager of the Year’ and went on to win the same award for the ACT region - and also ‘Newcomer of the Year’. Hannah earned her certificate 4 in Training & Assessment, has core registration for Real Estate and plans to gain her Licence in Real Estate in the near future. Hannah has many ties to the local community, participating in charity events and local sporting teams, as well as representing the state in Oztag & Aussie Rules. Under Hannah's tenure, vacancy rates for Independent Property Management have consistently stayed below 1%, which speaks volumes to her organisation and leadership.
New Business ConsultantHayley Jankovic
P 02 6209 1424
M 0413 073 133
Hayley has been working with Independent Property Group since November 2009. After doing leasing for a few years she has progressed to her current role as a new business consultant. Hayley enjoys the challenge this role offers and is keen to further her knowledge and expertise in Real Estate. She always strives to do even better and offers a high standard of customer service. Hayley is well organised, self-driven and loves what she does.
New Business ConsultantSarah James
P 02 6209 1433
M 0401 274 156
Sarah started her career with Independent Property Group as a sales assistant where she gained invaluable knowledge within the property industry. She then moved on to gain experience outside real estate in fields such as massage therapy and retail management, as well as travelling to seventeen countries around the world! After a few years Sarah decided to come back to her true passion which is real estate. She started off as assistant to the New Business team and was quickly promoted to New Business Consultant. Sarah is friendly and highly committed with strong time management skills, and has represented her club, state and the Academy of Sport playing hockey.
Leasing ConsultantTaria Jankovic
P 02 6209 1403
M 0432 201 098
Shortly after completing her year 12 tertiary education at Canberra College Taria, fulfilled her dream of travelling Europe. Coming home a veteran jetsetter and ready for a career in Real Estate, Taria Jankovic has been working with Independent since December 2011. Her role as a Leasing Consultant offers a challenging and enjoyable profession. Taria is approachable and outgoing, a hard worker always putting her customer’s best interests first to supply the best service possible. Taria is a highly organised person who works diligently to do an exceptional job.
Leasing ConsultantMichelle Liv
P 02 6209 1452
M 0432 796 986
Michelle completed her diploma in Business Administration at the Canberra Institute of Technology in 2010. After completing her tertiary studies, Michelle transitioned straight into the workforce in the area of administration. After two years of working at a Dental Practice in an admin role, Michelle realised the difference between ‘working in a job’ and ‘establishing and pursing a career’. After joining as a leasing consultant with IPG Michelle’s true passion began. Michelle strives to provide the best service to all clientele, and is easy going, friendly and understanding.
Leasing consultantTim Westphal
P 02 6209 1413
M 0411 788 227
Tim Joined the Independent team in early September 2012 as a leasing consultant. Since completing year 12 at Radford College, Tim has studied Advertising and Marketing Communications at the University of Canberra drawing on his extensive experience gained in sports coaching, retailing and hospitality. Tim uses his natural ability to connect with people to identify the needs of all his clients and help them reach the best outcome. Tim enjoys all forms of sport and plays golf, cricket and tennis.
Leasing consultantLiz Graham
P 02 6209 1405
M 0412 003 301
Liz began working at Independent Property Group in August 2012 after two years as a residential property manager in Brisbane. Liz prides herself on her professionalism, and always strives to deliver the highest level of service to clients in her role as leasing consulting. Her attitude to work and friendly personality enables her to form strong relationships with clients, and to understand and meet their needs.