Greg’s career record reads like the perfect training ground for his chosen path in accommodation property and business broking: small business owner, a business development consultant in the tourism and construction sectors, real estate agent, and sales and marketing executive.
That, and a certain sporting affinity he shares with our rugby-mad managing director!
After a varied career that has taken him around the globe, Greg is delighted to be based on home turf, covering the Gold Coast and Northern NSW. He was born and raised in Mullumbimby, and has lived on the Gold Coast for many years.
With the Royal Australian Navy during the 1980s, he travelled extensively on overseas deployments and was based in Sydney, Canberra, and Cairns. The rugby link starts here.
In the RAN, he played for the Navy and Queensland Country, leaving in 1989 to travel and play more rugby. He played in South Africa while working in sales for the country’s largest independent software development company, based in Port Elizabeth and London.
Back home, Greg established and ran (until 2012) an inflatable boat business, promoting boat racing worldwide and setting up the first televised marine racing circuit in Australia screened on Wide World of Sport. He also started a manufacturing plant in Australia, handled all sales and marketing to over 35 countries, and conducted military sales and training.
After leaving that industry in 2012, Greg was a business development consultant to companies in the tourism and construction industries, before gaining his real estate license and working in the investment property field.
Then he was attracted back to the construction industry, specifically to handle sales and marketing in the emerging modular construction space, which is now increasingly being used in the development of new accommodation products.
Now with ResortBrokers, Greg is delighted to apply skills and experience from so many relevant areas, particularly business operations and marketing. “Working in this industry, in this locality is a dream come true. It’s where I want to be!”
It’s also the perfect place to enjoy his personal passions: rugby (of course), time with family, surfing, camping, and bushwalking, meeting new people and sharing a few beers.
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Greg James was extremely helpful and professional throughout the whole experience. He was available to us at all times and kept us up to date...
Barb & Brian Koorockin, Vendor
Greg was easy to talk to and easy to contact. Greg kept us up to speed throughout the process and provided a first class service....
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Peter Allen Motor Inn
17 Sep 2019
Market Update With Greg James: Why Our Region Is Set To Benefit From A Surge in Tourism
He covers the Gold Coast and northern NSW, to Coffs Harbour in the south and west to Narrabri, and Greg gives his overview of where the market is at right now, and where it’s headed.
10 Sep 2019
Total domestic and international visitor spend to the NSW north coast
Northern NSW in undergoing a surge in tourism and we take a look at some statistics which confirms why this region has become such a hotspot.