Matt Dendle started out in the industry as a mortgage broker in 2004 and ran his own successful mortgage broking franchise. In 2006 he was a finalist in the ‘Young Gun’ category of the Australian Mortgage Awards, as well as placing #71 in Australia overall, amongst the entirety of the broking industry.
Over the coming year, Matt continued running the mortgage broking business as well as assisting Head Office in a Training and New Franchisee State Management position. After 12 months in this role, Matt moved into project marketing for a prominent Brisbane based property group. Over the course of the next two years, Matt achieved success in this role working alongside and connecting financial planners, property groups, accountants and the like. From this position, Matt spent the next 12 months working as a Senior Property Consultant for one of Brisbane’s largest Accounting firms. In this role Matt was responsible for sourcing, packaging and delivering premium investment packages for investor clients.
Stemming from this, Matt was fortunate enough to be approached by one of Queensland’s leading builders and for the next two years he assisted purchasers with packaging house and land options in and around a 20km radius of the Brisbane CBD for the retail sector - meeting buyers on site, assisting with land selection and custom builds to suit their budget and preferences.
It was at that stage Matt was asked by one of Australia’s largest Cashflow Property groups to assist them with packages. He used his contacts and resources to assist them with packaging house and land options in regional areas for their buyers for a 2 year period before turning his attention back to the retail build side of the industry.
Working for another year with the retail based packaging in and around the Brisbane City Council is where he started using various builders, rather than one to assist his buyers. Working in the forefront with his clients, Matt quickly came to the realisation that an independent Brokerage was the missing link in the industry and from here Builder Brokers was created.
Michael Shekell has over 25 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 formerly contracted and lead projects working with large commercial contracting firms, project home builders as well as Nationally Award Winning local firms. He 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 and 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.
John Nagy has always had a keen interest in the property industry - with how it operates and the different avenues it can lead to from observing multiple types of entrepreneurs and pioneers of the industry. He started in the head start program at Griffith University, completing a university subject in his second semester of grade 12.
While at university he found the development and real estate law subjects extremely fascinating; knowing what can be done within areas for future growth and sustainability. This then lead him to graduating in 2013 with a Dual Bachelor of International Business & Business - majoring in Real Estate and Property Development.
His first industry real world position was in a Sunshine Coast real estate office, in a sales admin position. This gave him great exposure to interactions between clients/people and real estate.
Whilst holidaying in the USA, John discovered Uber. When he returned to Australia he started driving Uber full time and has done for the past 2 years. He maintained a high level driver rating and has completed over 7,500 trips to date.
John has been working with Builder Brokers since September 2018 - undertaking administrative tasks, sending out the request's to the builders on behalf of the clients and introducers as well as managing the social media. He is enjoying building on his skill set with the view to be working with Builder Brokers in a more diverse capacity for the foreseeable future.
Gold Coast Regional Manager, LREA
Karen burst into the Real Estate Scene back in 2001 taking out Rookie of the Year for First National Mermaid Beach / Oxenford. She has built, owner built, bought, sold, invested in and renovated multiple properties over the last 18 years.
She has worked within the property realm for most of her career, winning many sales awards in direct sales and marketing, selling house and land packages, units, high rise apartments and waterfront properties and working closely with agents all over Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Renovating is a passion and she is always looking for her next project to tackle.
Karen recently spent 5 years with REA Group realestate.com.au so if you need any advice on advertising your property, she is more than happy to help you through the property maze.
She is very active within the property industry and is always attending events to keep up-skilling to provide her clients with the most up to date and relevant industry information and innovations.
Every aspect of the Property Industry is exciting to Karen, so she can't wait to help you build or renovate your dream property or next great investment.
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.
Nicholas started his career is hospitality working with, and following his mother who owned/operated a catering business and café in the 80s and 90’s in Sydney.
Nicholas worked his way from McDonalds at 14 to Designing, Building and operating a 150 seat restaurant of his own in Vancouver Canada at the age of 29.
During this period Nicholas developed a passion for business and the financial markets trading Stocks, contracts for difference and commodities successfully for over 7 years both in the domestic and international markets.
After having children (Max and now also LuLu) Nicholas became risk adverse and pivoted with his financial knowledge to finance, starting a career at Aussie Home loans to learn his craft before opening Max & Co Financial Solutions.
With a strong passion for property and construction, he joined the Builder Brokers team in 2018 as it is the perfect fit for Nicholas to deliver great customer service and outcomes for his valued clients in the cumbersome and daunting construction industry.
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.
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.
Greg grew up in a working class family that renovated every house they lived in, through multiple locations and markets across regional and south-eastern Queensland. This upbringing by industrious parents who realised equity from each house, was the training ground that allowed him to hone a keen eye for potential value in any property.
Greg now lives, breathes, reads, talks, eats and sleeps residential real estate, property development, and property investing. He prides himself on cultivating genuine professional relationships that are built on integrity and purpose. He has served the Queensland community for almost 20 years in multiple state government roles whilst also spending the last 5 years building his family-owned development company from the ground up. Whether it’s helping first home buyers get a solid footing on their first wrung of the real estate ladder, or coordinating development projects that expand his family’s own investment portfolio, Greg loves the art of the deal and overcoming the challenges that arise in successfully connecting the right people with the right property project for the right price.
Focusing on achieving mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties involved, Greg loves putting deals and projects together that result in shared success. Greg believes that real estate is at the heart of happy lives and the iconic Australian lifestyle, providing not only physical security and comfort for ourselves and our loved ones, but also financial security and comfort for their future. Property investment is the vehicle of choice for the wealthiest people on the planet, and Greg loves replicating similar success for his clients by connecting buyers with the best builders, investors with the best stock in the best growth estates, and land owners with the best developers for the best outcomes.
In 2017 Greg obtained his Certificate IV in Finance & Mortgage Broking and co-founded a boutique mortgage brokerage company in Brisbane that serviced first home buyers within South-East Queensland, and has extended his industry credentials recently with the addition of a Qld Real Estate Salesperson Certificate. Over the last few years, Greg has worked with lead generation companies and consulted for real estate agents, providing education and assistance to first home buyers in becoming financially fit and mortgage ready. This allowed Greg to provide a quality client pipeline to a select cadre of reliable builders with a demonstrated track record of providing quality building products and excellent client support from contract to handover.
More recently, Greg has expanded and leveraged his networks within the real estate industry to co-ordinate a nation-wide prospecting network, developing strong relationships with the heads of acquisitions teams within local, state-wide, and national property development companies. He is excited to be able to draw together his life’s experiences and professional relationships to provide excellent service to the industry through Builder Brokers.
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.
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.
With over 20 years experience in the finance side of Real Estate covering personal, commercial industrial and complex JV’s, Nigel offers his clients the benefits only experience can bring.
Holding a Cert IV in Real Estate Operations means he is no stranger to helping out on the sales side of the business too.
Feasibility is always a sound component of any venture of this type and Nigel is an excellent sounding board across all types of projects.
A versatile professional with over 25 years experience Trevor has worked in a broad range of industries as a Director, consultant and business manager both here in Australia as well as the UK and Europe.
Some of the industries Trevor has worked in include Real Estate, Audio Visual System Design, Digital Media Sales & Production, Specialist Telecomms & Music Management.
Trevor is now bringing his business skills and experience to the Builder Brokers team to help our clients get the very best outcome for the projects.
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.
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.
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”.
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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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.