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.
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”.
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.
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.
Keyur formalised his interest in Real Estate by becoming a Registered Real Estate Professional back in 2016. He appreciates how this industry allows people to own, grow and diversify their property portfolios, in order to accumulate wealth and to adapt to their changing lifestyle and requirements. With a drive to learn and accomplish in life, he pushes himself to achieve the best outcome.
He holds a Master of Engineering from University of South Australia. His tertiary education provides him with strong analytical and problem solving skills, which he utilises while assisting clients, introducing to the right builders and subsequent stakeholder management.
After being working in Real Estate industry for few years, he quickly realised the need of assisting his clients with construction and renovation related needs and decided to Join the team at Builder Brokers.