29 Oct 2018
Introducing Our New Kids On The Block
Resort Brokers Australia has again expanded our broker network to meet the demands of a thriving market and deliver first class service across the sector.
New brokers are handpicked for their talent, drive, and enthusiasm. We provide extensive training in our specialist market. But you can’t teach determination and tenacity - qualities that have clearly fuelled the successful business careers of our four latest appointees. Their focus will be in key regional growth areas across NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.
Mark Crapper - CENTRAL GOLD COAST
Mark has excelled in business ownership, development and consulting, in the pursuit of betterment and growth, for himself and for others. “Working with business owners and helping them achieve their goals are incredibly satisfying,” he says.
Though initially qualifying as an electrician, Mark’s instincts took him straight into small business.
Starting as a partner in one of the earliest Donut King stores in Australia, he went on to spend 20 years developing a home-grown brand into the largest and most successful food franchise brand in its category in Australia. Other brands were added, before he ultimately sold out of a successful company with 366 stores across six countries and over $100 million turnover per annum.
It was time for a new challenge. From 2005 to 2012, Mark was a director and shareholder in a mag wheel wholesale company and exclusive Australasian distributor for American Racing Equipment, the largest manufacturer of mag wheels in the world.
He then moved back into the franchise sector and has consulted to a number of franchisors to grow their businesses and sites. Recent roles included franchise development manager (Aust/NZ) for Domino’s Pizza and advisor to clients including the Hairhouse Warehouse Group, Australian Skin Clinics, and Nutrition Warehouse.
Such a valuable range of skills – from business start-up and development to lease negotiation, franchisee selection, sales and business training – are now applied for the benefit of Resort Brokers’ clients pursuing growth in the lucrative management rights sector.
Mike Oliver - TASMANIA
Armed with exceptional business skills, plus broad hands-on experience in leisure, accommodation and hospitality, Mike Oliver has joined Resort Brokers to help others enjoy the financial rewards and lifestyle benefits offered by the sector in Tasmania.
But, if Mike suggests discussing your deal over a game of golf, be warned! This man knows his way around a course. His career began in NZ as PGA Golf Professional. His course management roles included NZ’s Queenstown Golf Club, regarded as one of the world’s most picturesque.
With an eye for opportunity though, Mike soon leveraged his golfing expertise to become owner and CEO of a national distribution company for USA performance golf brand, Powerbilt.
He then launched a successful start-up, patenting, manufacturing and selling his own invention – an ingenious glove and grip combination. The first approved for competition use, it sold in 15 countries, with Tiger Woods’ Kiwi caddy Steve Williams as ambassador.
Next move was to Tassie where Mike bought the Beachway Motel, Restaurant and Function centre at Ulverstone. Five years on, he sold the quality freehold business through Resort Brokers, effectively opening the door to another opportunity.
His proven business skills and years of experience in motels, resorts and hospitality ideally equip Mike to guide others on the rewards available in Tasmania’s thriving tourism industry. Dare we say it, if you want a broker with know-how and real ‘drive’, Mike’s your man.
Jason Porteous - NORTHERN VICTORIA, SW NEW SOUTH WALES
Jason is a second-generation real estate agent and successful property professional who established a strong reputation for integrity and quality service as a director of an award-winning agency at Batemans Bay on the South Coast of NSW for 15 years.
Diverse career experience, from early roles in the hospitality and accommodation industry (reception, F&B) to working in finance as a futures trader, and more recently as a successful sales consultant in the housing industry, has added valuable depth to his skill set.
Jason has expertise across a wide range of property and business sales, letting, and management (commercial, holiday and strata). So he knows what it takes to gain the right exposure and present property for the best results in local, regional, national and international markets.
As a small business owner, he also came to understand the value of engaging expert consultants to achieve the best results in all business transactions. “Having access to the best information available, allows you to make the right decisions”.
Delivering service to the highest standard has always been a hallmark of Jason’s career progression, and he continues to do so as part of the Resort Brokers team.
He and his family moved to the Albury-Wodonga region after travelling around Australia looking to settle for a great quality of life. He finds the four very distinct seasons a real feature of the region and enjoys an active outdoors lifestyle, including motor cycle and horse riding, bush walking, cycling, quality food, wine and music, all so easily accessible in the region.