As Managing Director of ResortBrokers, Trudy has overseen the expansion of the family company’s network of brokers active across every state and territory nationally and her drive and enthusiasm has resulted in an exponential increase sales turnover.
The seeds of Trudy’s passion for the property industry were planted early. She originally began her career with ResortBrokers straight out of school, selling her first motel in Port Macquarie before she was 20. Then she spent almost a decade in London with the UK's leading real estate agency, Foxtons, where she rose through the ranks to run their blue-chip Mayfair office in London.
Today, Trudy is a driving force behind ResortBrokers' ongoing success and expansion, handling recruiting, induction and all broker training. She travels extensively to support her sales team and monitor the region’s diverse and dynamic accommodation markets.
Responding to demand for ResortBrokers’ services in the hotel sector, Trudy launched and heads the company’s dedicated Hotels Division, focused on assisting major hotel operators such as Quest, Accor, Mantra, and Minor International expand their footprint in Australia.
Trudy still acts personally on key transactions nationwide from Tasmania to the Top End. Among her many significant sales is FV Brisbane, the city's first 5-star Peppers property, and the largest management rights sale ever in Australia. She also handled the multi-property Art Series Hotel Group sale for Melbourne-based Deague Group, and landmark CBD hotel sales including Sebel Launceston and Elan Soho Suites in Darwin.
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We have recently purchased two properties through Trudy Crooks and immensely enjoyed the experience both times. Trudy is absolutely committed to her work and is...
John Zeckendorf, Principal
Mandala Asset Solutions
I would like to say thank you very much to Trudy for steering our deal across the line! All negotiations these days seem to take...
Sandy Murdoch, Vendor
01 Jul 2022
What the end of financial year means for the industry.
Another financial year is over, providing a pertinent time to reflect on the state of our industry. Here at ResortBrokers, we’ve experienced our best, but busiest year.
15 Nov 2021
Mandala raising $200 million for regional accommodation fund
Stiff competition for regional motels and hotels that has sent prices soaring is set to intensify, with industry player Mandala Asset Solutions planning to raise a $200 million war chest it will use to buy many more.
12 Nov 2021
Award winning boutique outback retreat in Longreach
We take you on a tour of one of Australia’s most popular Outback experiences which delivers outstanding returns - Saltbush Retreat in Longreach.
07 Oct 2021
The best property in booming Port Macquarie
Greg James takes us on a tour of the Mantra Quayside in the Port Macquarie CBD, with the management rights to this outstanding property up for sale.
10 Sep 2021
The Road Ahead
After a tumultuous past year and a half, we’re often asked for our take on what the future holds within the industry.
20 Apr 2021
This is your chance to secure a prime tourism site at Mission Beach in far north Queensland. This former backpackers resort, set on 3,642 sqm, is considered a prime development opportunity and is being sold exclusively by ResortBrokers as part of a nation
04 Mar 2021
Australian hotel market in 'two speed economy'
Capital city hotels, reeling from the loss of both international visitors and corporate travellers, will not experience pre-Covid demand levels until 2023 despite a recent uptick in interstate travel, Resort Brokers managing director Trudy Crooks says.
19 Feb 2021
Demand for regional accommodation assets ‘overwhelming’ as investment fund snaps up Hunter Valley motel
One of the Hunter Valley’s premier motels has changed hands with a specialist regional accommodation investment fund adding the Hunter Gateway Motel to its national portfolio of properties for $8.5 million.
28 Jan 2021
New Year, New Opportunities
Exhale the past, inhale the future. ResortBrokers Managing Director Trudy Crooks explains why 2021 is shaping up to become a positive year for everyone in the accommodation industry.
23 Nov 2020
Accommodation operators target regional Queensland’s infrastructure hot spots
ResortBrokers, Australia’s longest established and most experienced specialist agency operating in the accommodation and hospitality sector, reports it has settled or agreed deals totalling more than $10 million in commercial sales over the past two month
14 Sep 2020
Residents, road-trippers drive hotel sector
ResortBrokers Managing Director Trudy Crooks was a special guest as part of a webinar on the hotel sector hosted by The Urban Developer, and she outlined increased demand for regional properties and a return of the road trip.
22 May 2020
More coronavirus restrictions lifted as NSW re-opens regional travel
We promised to keep you informed of any major developments and provide business advice during the coronavirus crisis and there has been some really positive news in the past few days which will probably have a direct impact on you.
07 Apr 2020
Increase Your Value As A Management Rights Operator
We believe the situation does present certain opportunities. One of those is that right now the quality and regularity of cleaning has become a central issue, vitally important in all buildings.