Our Team

Haesley Cush

Haesley Cush

Principal

Haesley Cush is a licensed Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer. Over the last 20 years Haesley has sat at the forefront of Brisbane real estate. He has been a multi award winning auctioneer, business owner and national trainer.

Haesley began his real estate career in March 1996, with Ray White Moorooka. Since this time Haesley has excelled in real estate sales and auctioneering, he is the only person to win the prestigious REIQ auctioneer of the year title every time he has entered. Winning in 2002, 2003 & 2008. Haesley is the only Queensland auctioneer to appear on the Australian television series 'The Block' and is currently ranked as one of the top auctioneers in Australasia.

Prior to taking ownership of Ray White New Farm, Haesley was the Chief Auctioneer for Ray White Queensland and also sat on the Queensland board for Ray White Queensland concentrating on market growth, training and franchising.

Currently specialising in the geographic specific area of Inner Brisbane, Haesley and the enthusiastic teams at New Farm & Spring Hill are enjoying tremendous success (ranked number 1 in Brisbane and 2 across Queensland). Haesley has been involved in excess of 10,000 sales, ranging from modest accommodation to some of Australia's most premier real estate.

More recently Haesley and his business partner Matt Lancashire have joined forces to merge their businesses. Together they own Ray White New Farm, Living Here Cush Partners (New Farm & Teneriffe) and Ray White Spring Hill (with their partner Sam Mayse).

Haesley is a columnist for The Sunday Mail & realestate.com.au as well as a property commentator with many other industry magazines.

Haesley's organisation employs well over 70 people. The team manage and sell properties across all demographics and regions. They deal in modest accommodation through to absolute top end handling transactions for some of Australia's leading sports, music and media personalities.

Currently Ray White New Farm holds the record for the cities highest sale price.

Energy and enthusiasm are two reasons for Haesley's success, but experience and professionalism are the two major differences between him and his peers.

"Selling real estate since 1996 and working as a trainer, recruiter and auctioneer for the largest real estate firm in the country, I feel gives me the best insight in achieving the best prices for my clients. "

Ph: (07) 3606 8300
Mob: 0421 057 233
haesley.cush@livinghere.com.au

Matt Lancashire

Matt Lancashire

Principal

Matt began his journey into real estate with a simple focus: to maximise value in every transaction value in price, value in service. Matt's reputation as one of Brisbane's leading agents is something he takes very seriously. When choosing an agent to represent your home, point of difference is key. Sit down with Matt and discuss property and you'll quickly realise why he is now commonly regarded as the best in the business. His intimate knowledge of the market has been amassed over a number of years of practical experience.

Matt's dedication to his clients and career has been reflected in a number of awards and invitations to speak at elite real estate events. Through recognising his clients are as unique as the properties he presents, Matt gives clients the edge and ultimately the results they want in a fiercely competitive field. Tenacity, perseverance and exceptional negotiation skills are offset by Matt's ability to think laterally in all situations.

On a personal note, Matt has called Brisbane home all his life. Whilst developing his career and still today Matt donates much of his spare time to various charities throughout Brisbane and has been a Patron on the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre for many years. As a leading agent in the Inner City Brisbane market, Matt's friendly, approachable manner will help guide you through the sales process and his expertise will guarantee results above and beyond your expectations.

Matt's significant achievements

Settled $114 million worth of property in the 2016/2017 financial year
Currently ranked Number 1 Performer Ray White Queensland
Top Partners Residential Sales - No. 1 2017
Currently ranked Number 1 Performer Queensland ( Rate My Agent )
Number 1 Courier Mail Advertisers Queensland 2014 - 2017
Chairman Club Member - Ray White Group
Alan White Elite Performers Award 2008 - 2017
Real Estate Business ( REB ) Number 2 performer Queensland 2017
Real Estate Business ( REB ) Number 1 QLD and Number 4 AUS ( Highest Average Sale Price )
Ray White Top 1% National Salespersons Award 2008 - 2017
Matt Lancashire and his team market some of the Brisbane's finest properties and Prestige residences. Matt has the support of his sales associate Jahkoda Ferguson and Executive Assistant Anna McRae.

AWARDS

2017 - 2017/2018 Premier Performer
2017 - Elite Performer
2017 - 2017/2018 Elite Performer
2017 - Chairman Club Elite
2016 - 10 Year Service Award
2016 - Significant Settled Commission $8 million
2016 - Excellence in Print Media The Courier Mail (News Australia)
2016 - Elite Performer
2015 - Excellence in Marketing Property Profile
2015 - Top Partners Residential Sales - No. 2
2015 - Elite Performer
2014 - Top Partners Residential Sales - No. 1
2013 - Top Partners Residential Sales - No. 1

Brianna Leeson

Brianna Leeson

General Manager

Having worked in real estate administration since completing high school in Stanthorpe, Brianna's outstanding commitment to detail and leadership was quickly realized and saw her move from one, to managing two real estate offices whilst still a teenager.

In April 2007, Bri decided to move to Brisbane where she was quickly snapped up by Ray White New Farm and her business relationship with principal Haesley Cush began. Bri has since become a vital leader to the operation and today is the general manger of the entire business.

Brianna provides the team with a wide range of experience and has a comprehensive understanding of real estate. Brianna offers hands on support to our teams of property managers and our extended support staff. Brianna plays a key role in setting the direction of the business.

Working closely with our property managers and leasing team is of significant value to our clients ensuring the best price regardless of the market conditions or volatility.

Brianna has overseen the businesses expansion to its second location and will play a pivotal role as Living Here Cush Partners continues to grow. With a commitment to delivering effective communication & building mutually beneficial relationships with our landlords and tenants, Brianna is an asset to Living Here Cush Partners.

Ph: (07) 3606 8320
brianna.leeson@livinghere.com.au

Katrina McMillan

Katrina McMillan

Department Manager

Katrina is our Department Manager for Living Here Cush Partners.

Katrina began her career in 2007 in Townsville as a Receptionist and quickly rose through the ranks to become a Property Management Executive. As our office grew, we needed an experienced Property Management Executive who was prepared to join a fast paced team and who would also fit the mould. Having heard of her success and interest in relocating to Brisbane we actively pursued her. Fortunately Katrina joined our team in 2013 and has become a valued part of our business.
Having played a key role in opening our second location, Katrina is now our Department Manager, overseeing both of our offices.

Katrina provides the team with a wide range of experience and provides hands on training and support to our Property Management Team.

Ph: 07 3613 6800
katrina.mcmillan@livinghere.com.au

Ali Colefax

Ali Colefax

Accounts Manager

As one of the cities most sought after administrators we we're thrilled when Ali agreed to join us a Living Here Cush Partners.

Ali's experience working in a family real estate business both as an administrator and sales support means she has a deep understanding of what makes the whole machine move forward.

Today Ali heads the accounts team and is part of our leadership team. Responsible for accounts, total business administration and sales support Ali is that essential backbone that a business would stall without. As a leader Ali brings a fresh level of insight and ensures every growth decision is supported by the appropriate administrive processes and support.

ali.colefax@livinghere.com.au

Eadan Hockings

Eadan Hockings

Business Development Manager

Eadan was recently Awarded #1 Business Development Manager for residential leasing across australia - Property Management Conference 2016

Eadan has always had a passion for learning and development. A number of years ago when Australia was in the grips of a resources boom Eadan thought becoming a geologist seemed like a smart option, so he enrolled at QUT. But once into his studies he realised the personal interaction he enjoyed from his part time job would not occur in that field of work. Eadan began to investigate other industries and quickly found real estate was an "effort = reward" industry. He started with weekend work experience. He attended auctions, open houses and inspections.

Eadan joined the team at the end of 2013 and has been a glowing example of 'the harder you work the luckier you get'. Eadan is currently one of the leading 'New Client Managers' in Queensland. He regularly represents owners who have had a bad experience with another agent and his commitment to his craft restores their faith in the industry.

His family are residential & commercial property investors and Eadan has seen first hand the importance of a high quality tenant, in an appropriate time frame and at the maximum possible price.

Ph: (07) 3414 4376
Mob: 0439 815 195
eadan.hockings@livinghere.com.au

Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris

Branch Manager

Rebecca joined the Living Here Family after the merge of Ray White New Farm and Living Here Cush Partners. Initially a Senior Portfolio Manager, Rebecca's advanced skill set & leadership qualities were quickly recognized and she was soon promoted to New Farm Branch Manager.

Rebecca comes to us with over 16 years experience, not only within the Property Management Department side of the business but also Sales Administration experience which provides her with a diversified knowledge of the industry. Starting out in the industry as a Receptionist, Rebecca quickly developed a passion for Property Management. Her drive for success is what provides her high level of service to her clients. Having worked within multiple facets of a Real Estate business, Rebecca is always looking to expand her knowledge and personal growth within our industry.

Ph: 07 3613 6800
rebecca.harris@livinghere.com.au

Teagan Baker

Teagan Baker

Property Manager

Having been a property manager in Charleville for 4 years, like many members of our team, comes from regional Australia. Teagan is one of those solid country born property managers that every landlord dreams of. Teagan is down to earth, humble and pragmatic. Using that endearing rural directness Teagan can get straight to the issue without offence and emotional under tone.

Teagan has done the full suite of property management services and is now perfectly positioned to capitalise on the technology and support of our fast paced portfolio.

"I am looking forward to growing within my roll, working closely with my landlords & tenants. I'm here to be number one in my job & willing to do the hard work that is required to get there.'' ? Teagan Baker

Ph: 3606 8300
teagan.baker@livinghere.com.au

Bridgette Derbyshire

Bridgette Derbyshire

Property Management Executive

As one of our most experienced Property Managers, when Bridgette speaks the team listens.
Having run property management portfolios at agencies in the Brisbane inner city for many years, Bridgette comes with real estate and life experience.
Bridgette was identified as a talent in the industry and we have been overwhelmed by the benefits she has brought to our team.
Bridgette's clients regularly compliment her 'cool head' in the face of property emergencies and her firm hand in tough situations.
Bridgette's calm personality brings a familiarity that warms with her clients and regularly sees her tenants/landlords comfortable to hand over key decisions and accept her recommendations.

Ph: 3606 8300
bridgette.derbyshire@livinghere.com.au

Ashlee Cook

Ashlee Cook

Property Manager

Having moved down from Tamworth a few years ago Ash has transitioned well from small town property manager to managing some of the countries best real estate.

Ashlee has experience in being the 'one stop property management shop' and with the technology and HR support is one of our most efficient property managers.

Ash is a good 'old school' property manager who
is not afraid to get her hands dirty should the need arise.

Her clients will regularly compliment her refreshing 'I'll do it' attitude which in turn saves them thousands in frivolous call out fees.

Ph: 07 3606 8300
ashlee.cook@livinghere.com.au

Tamara Brahim

Tamara Brahim

Personal Assistant to Haesley Cush

From the crunchy town of Stanthorpe, Tamara started her career as an Office Administration Clerk for Southern Downs Regional Council. As a fresh faced school graduate Tamara completed her Cert II in Office Admin before becoming restless.

Seeing an opportunity to move to a business offering more growth potential Tamara joined the Granite Belt Medical Services. Working there for 13 years Tamara acquired a Cert III in Business and began a long term professional relationship with the Principal Doctors. Tamara managed and maintained 3 Principal GP's day to day schedules and in that time also managed more than 50 GP Registrar's who worked form the clinic during her time of tenure.

Having always had interest in Real Estate the opportunity to work with Living Here Cush Partners offered the chance to work in the industry while using her acquired skills as an executive assistant.
Today Tamara works as personal assistant for group principal Haesley Cush.

tamara.brahim@livinghere.com.au

Nelita McLauchlan

Nelita McLauchlan

Property Management Associate

Ph: 07 3606 8300
nelita.mclauchlan@livinghere.com.au

Alyssa Kaye

Alyssa Kaye

Property Management Executive

Ph: 07 3613 6800
alyssa.kaye@livinghere.com.au

Marissa Reynolds

Marissa Reynolds

Property Manager

After commencing her property management career in London Marissa is fast becoming our best performing Property Manager.

Marissa is a property management machine and a regular winner of our internal KPI awards. Recently recognized at the national Living Here awards as the best up and coming Property Manager in the group Marissa is a star in the industry.

Her clients regularly compliment her constant communication, detailed planning and accuracy.

Ph: 07 3613 6800
marissa.reynolds@livinghere.com.au

Josie Petrack

Josie Petrack

Property Manager

Ph: 07 3613 6800
josie.petrack@livinghere.com.au

Hannah Green-Hansen

Hannah Green-Hansen

Property Management Associate

Hannah is a New Farm property Stalwart. She started her Real Estate career in 1998 here in New Farm and has worked in all facets of the industry.

Hannah has managed and worked with most of the large agencies operating in Brisbane's inner city and is one of the most highly regarded property managers in the City. Choosing to focus on her family Hannah today works as a team support and leader in the Living Here Cush Partners team.

Hannah has a deep love of property, renovation and of course New Farm's eclectic lifestyle and diversity.

hannah.green-hansen@livinghere.com.au

Jasmine Phillips

Jasmine Phillips

Growth Administrator

Ph: 07 3613 6800
jasmine.phillips@livinghere.com.au

Sofia Makarov

Sofia Makarov

Property Management Associate

Having toured much of the world as a dancer Sofia is enjoying a few years in Brisbane between tours. Sofia has swapped the tap shoes for high heels and is the chief administrator in our award winner 'new business' team.

This is a rare role in our industry and is without doubt our best investment in ensuring changing agents is stress free.

Her new dancing partner is the smooth integration of a new landlord into our systems. Sofia's cheeky personality and work ethic has meant the transition of 100's of new landlords has been without the normal 'nightmare' experienced by most owners when changing agencies.

Sofia collects all the intellectual property management information and essential paperwork which means a stress feel transition for owners & property managers alike.

Ph: (07) 3606 8300
sofia.makarov@livinghere.com.au

Connor Hadwen

Connor Hadwen

Leasing Associate

Ph: 07 3414 4376
connor.hadwen@livinghere.com.au

Jade Rossberg

Jade Rossberg

Property Management Associate

Ph: 07 3613 6800
jade.rossberg@livinghere.com.au