Michael Shekell has over 20 years of hands on experience within the Australian Construction and Property Development Industry. He prides himself on building and growing relationships with likeminded professionals. Michael has delivered countless industry leading and award winning projects.
Michael honed his hands-on skills in England, completing many new and re-establishment projects, specialising in "West Country" architecture, Bath stone masonry and specialised carpentry projects.
Upon returning to Australia after 3 years overseas, Michael was appointed the National Sales Manager for the industry leading non bank finance brokerage, Morgan Brooks. This role lead to immeasurable experience over the sectors of commercial, development and residential lending.
From experiences within this role Michael found a passion for 'all things build related’. Michael has contracted and lead projects working with large commercial contracting firms, project home builders, humble niche local contractors as well as Nationally Award Winning prestige contractors. Michael has completed thousands of South East Queensland contracts - specialising in developments sites, custom owner occupier homes, inner city lots and renovations.
Michael himself is an active investor/developer and has built, sold and developed projects in both South East Queensland and Victoria for his personal property portfolio.
Builder Brokers - 1800 1 BUILD is pioneering a new and exciting industry that effortlessly introduces you to the right Builder for your next project, no matter where/what the project is. As a client of Builder Brokers you benefit from the volume and advocacy of this powerful, transparent and independent business. The Builder Brokers team consistently delivers outstanding results, saving our clients time and money whilst supporting them through the entire process.
As a referral partner to the Industry Leading Banks, Finance Brokers, Real Estate Agents/Firms, Developers, Town Planners and Architects; Builder Brokers is experiencing rapid growth and popularity, with the business being known and recognised as the foremost authority on Builders and Construction.
Steve Brennan has been working in the property and construction industry for the last 21 years in Queensland. He is passionate about all aspects of property and has a thirst for knowledge and growth within the industry.
Steve has two degrees - a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance as well as a Graduate Diploma in Project Management majoring in Property Development. He is also a licenced principal real estate agent.
Steve has experience in all areas of property from concept to completion, across a broad range of projects including residential, industrial, commercial, retail, mining and government
For the first 14 years of his career Steve worked for two very successful property developers, as their Queensland Development Manager, reporting to the Managing Director in both cases. His role exposed him to all facets of the development industry including site acquisitions, feasibilities, investor management, development approval, construction delivery and property management.
Since 2011 Steve has owned and managed his own property consulting business delivering custom houses, townhouses, units and child care centres. He also sources off market property development sites for clients as a buyer’s agent throughout South East Queensland
Steve is now excited to be working with Builder Brokers as a Broking Executive to ensure his clients select the right builder for all of their projects.
Paul Harley is a passionate Sunshine Coast local Licensed Agent and Builder Broker Broking Executive. Paul prides himself on ensuring customers get a passionate, personalised and no compromise real estate experience every time.
From humble beginnings, being raised in family-owned Pubs/Hotels, then
branching out to commercial, business and residential real estate sales, Paul’s knowledge comes from a wealth of customer service.
Over the past 30 years, Paul’s devotion and transparency coupled with extensive real estate industry training in all departments gives him a thorough understanding of how to conclude a vendor’s time in their home, matching enthusiastic home buyers and home builders to their dream homes and locations.
Over the many years in property, Paul has realised that some of the most daunting aspects are first home purchases, building your own home or renovating. It is for this reason Paul has willingly accepted a role with the market leader in this space - Builder Brokers.
Being charismatic by nature, coupled with the ability to understand and actively listen to his clients requirements, Paul has a distinct advantage selling the points of difference and growth prospects that customers are looking for in their “New Beginning”.
“I look forward to discussing your options, giving you an honest, respectful and reliable opinion on the sale, purchase or build of your home or associated build costs. I am available to listen to your needs, form a local’s perspective, and ensure that you are not just a real estate number in the system. Let’s work together to achieve a positive result”.
With more than 20 years in the industry, Steve comes to Builder Brokers keen to fill the gap between ‘what a client wants’ and ‘details a builder needs’ to deliver. A licensed builder, his specialty is energy efficient homes. He has built new homes, duplexes, complexes of townhouses and renovated heritage listed terraces, units, shops and cafes.
The ‘business’ of building is another ball game in itself and Steve has been involved in residential developments since 2002 and in that time has prepared over 250 feasibility studies for other builders and developers. He is involved in small developments in NSW and Tasmania and you can brainstorm with him in the mornings if you provide good coffee, or in the afternoon if accompanied with wine, cheese and crackers.
If you have an idea and would like to explore its potential, let’s meet at your home or office for a chat to see how the team at Builder Brokers could help you make it a reality.
Craig has over 30 years of lending experience in finance and property with Westpac and his own finance broking company.
Whist at Westpac Craig spent 12 months managing the credit function nationally for construction lending. Craig has a proven history in broking finance, in which the focus is always on providing a choice of the best offers to suit a customer.
He now uses this philosophy to helps his construction clients to find a choice of the best builders and building solutions on price, product and service.
Debra is a highly experienced sales executive with over 19 years experience in the real estate, construction and development industries.
Born and bred on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, she has chosen to give her children the same coastal upbringing with downtime spent making the most of the beaches and hinterland hot spots together.
As a specialist in her field, Debra has worked across all aspects of the sales and construction processes on various National Award winning UDIA projects. In recognition of her work, Debra was awarded the most successful salesperson in 10 years during her time at an industry-leading development company.
Having been involved in the construction and sales of over 400 homes in the last few years she understands the importance of a great team and strong communication, working closely with clients from the beginning of the construction process through to project completion. She prides herself on understanding her clients’ needs every step of the way and goes above and beyond to make their vision a reality.
Dino established himself at Builder Brokers in 2018 after 28 years in the finance and property industry and has built many long-lasting relationships with clients he has assisted along the way.
Dino’s attention to detail and passion to a committed customer service promise have been the key attributes to his success. Builder Brokers recognised these qualities, and reached out to him with the opportunity to become a Broking Executive at Builder Brokers.
After 15 years being a self-employed finance broker in asset finance assisting clients with loans for all asset types, Dino was excited to offer the highly valuable service that Builder Brokers offers to assist his clients looking to build new projects and renovate exisiting structures providing them with great outcomes.
Dino is highly experienced in the following fields
• Financial services
• Business development
• Risk management
• Licensed real estate agent
Dino prides himself in delivering his clients a personal service that we all expect but rarely receive and is a true believer that if you provide a solution to a problem and deliver a great service and outcome for people in business, you will always be successful.
Mark has over 25 years of construction and lending experience in finance and property with a few of the Major Banks and commenced his own finance broking business in 2012.
Mark has worked on the Gold Coast & Tweed Coast since 1995 as well as country NSW during his career with Westpac. After working for the major banks, he has found that the best part of being a finance broker is that he can find a solution for almost anyone.
Specialising in finding the right Builder and right lending product to meet client’s expectations, immediate & future needs all though-out the Northern NSW and Southern Gold Coast.
Outside work, Mark enjoys spending time with family & friends in the great outdoors. Mark also volunteers his time in the development and administration of Rugby league in the Tweed Heads & Northern Rivers area.
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Jesse graduated from his degree in International Business and Marketing in 2014 at Queensland University of Technology, evoking a passion for recognising the ins and outs of a business and developing the foundations and operations of a company.
After living in America for over a year, gaining vast life experience and worldliness, he worked in civil construction, building his skills in project development and management. In this industry, Jesse was involved in major projects such as highway and airport runway construction. This was where his a passion for the construction industry developed.
Jesse pursued opportunities into the residential building industry, working hands-on, alongside builders and carpenters to progress his construction skills and extend his knowledge of the industry. This work provided him with great exposure to both on-site and agency operations and procedures. During his time in this field, he also gained first-hand experience with what can go wrong in construction as well as how a situation can be turned around. He has worked with both amateur and professional builders and thus he has learned to spot the difference.
Jesse oversaw and assisted with the construction and renovation of numerous properties including multi-million dollar dream homes as well as smaller residential projects. Since then, his enthusiasm for construction and project development has only grown. Jesse employs strong morals and passion in his work at Builder Brokers to locate and acquire the highest quality services for each individual project.
Corey has for his career been a Building Designer and Draftsman with decades of experience in the design and construction industry, both in the office and on the job site. Corey recently completed a Degree in Urban Design with Honours in Construction Management and an Advanced Diploma in Engineering.
Corey liaises effectively with all project stakeholders to deliver outcomes that exceed client expectations and welcomes the Builder Brokers model to the market place and is using his past skills, along with his Builder Brokers training to assist his introducers and network with being introduced to the right Builder.
Corey has witnessed the times savings, cost saving and advocacy value of having Builder Brokers assisting clients with moving the project to completion. Speak with Corey today about your next project.
Sydney born and bred with a building family background, over 20 years as a seasoned BDM, extensive account management roles over the last 20 years in a number of different industries including advertising, Event, Expo design/ construction and photography production, and several years spent travelling overseas and living in Sweden.
Scott now resides on the Central Coast NSW with his wife and his 2 beautiful children where his love of photography, surfing and life in general can be lived out daily.
He is excited about the new horizons with Builder Brokers and all aspects of design, property, the building industry and enjoys connecting with people from all walks of live to establish mutually beneficial business outcomes.
Ditte Westbury is a Broking Executive and also the Director of Viking Mortgages which was opened in 2014. Ditte has a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Management, Certificate IV in Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking) and is a qualified Commissioner for Declarations.
Every day Ditte is assisting people, taking away the hard work and providing the best possible results for her construction Builder Brokers clients as well as getting them the best finance options to choose from.
The key driving factor for Ditte is her belief that obtaining finance, renovating, home improvement, development and new construction is all possible with the right broker!! Ditte also believes that clients need to be looked after the whole way through the process and into the future.
Erik has been working in the finance and property industry as a mortgage broker since 2003 specialising in finance for property investing. Erik runs his own successful mortgage brokering business. His personal experience with property includes building, buying, selling, investing in and renovating multiple properties over the last 15 years.
Erik is passionate about property and he uses his expertise to helps his investor clients get the most from their investment. Whether that is finance structuring, portfolio creation, extension and development plans or finding the best builders and building solution.
Erik prides himself on building genuine professional relationships that are built on integrity and purpose. Serving the Sydney community he understand that before a brick is laid, before the plans are even drawn, a relationship based on trust needs to be established.
Kim started her career in the corporate accounting arena, then progressed to assisting with the setup of small businesses across Victoria and South Australia. A career change into advertising and the sales & marketing digital world was an amazing learning curve and challenge for Kim however, Kim has always had a keen interest in the building and renovation of houses. This started somewhat 25 years ago and as such to be involved with Builder Brokers at the grass roots level in Victoria is pleasing and exciting.
Kim’s attention to detail and customer service sit high on her priority list, and a happy client is a true reward. Helping people save time, money and stress in the building process is Kim’s passion, and she very much looks forward to delivering the Builder Brokers service and outcomes to her wider network, clients and affiliates.