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VIC State Representative

Leigh McConnon
Managing DIrector Buyer's Advocate

Leigh McConnon joined Buyer’s Advocate, having been a client for 5 years building an impressive property portfolio. Leigh’s hands-on approach to his personal portfolio has given him valuable experience on what is important from a client’s perspective. Leigh became an owner of the business in 2007.

Since 2007 Leigh has become one of the most respected Buyers Advocates in Melbourne having successfully purchased 100’s of properties for clients across Melbourne. Prior to joining Buyer’s Advocate, Leigh spent 16 years in the Financial Services Industry working for a multinational group ranked among the world’s top 20 companies. Leigh has held a variety of executive management positions with the last role as CEO in Malaysia before following his dream to build a business around property.

Leigh’s negotiation skills are second to none having successfully managed and negotiated business purchases and sales, including with foreign governments to obtain business licenses and approvals.

Leigh joined Buyer’s Advocate to combine his passion and experience with property with his significant skills in financial services & negotiations. He is also driven to share his successful property investment experience with others to help build their wealth. Leigh’s motivation, drive and commitment to find the best possible solutions for his clients is infectious and he is always looking for the best ways to be able to meet their needs.

leigh@buyersadvocate.com.au

0448 394 151

NSW State Representative

Sebastian James
Founder & Managing Director Hunter James

Born and raised in Oxford, England. Anyone who has ever met Seb will soon tell you he lives and breathes property with an infectious enthusiasm like no other.
 
Starting out as a child obsessed with building Lego and Monopoly property empires, Seb’s passion, drive and tenacious attitude are innate with a determination to constantly improve both himself and the lives of those around him.
 
Post university, Seb rapidly moved through the ranks representing some of the very finest property agencies and data houses, honing his skills internationally in both Sydney and the competitive central London markets as a Senior Property Negotiator, REA, Valuer and Buyers Agent.
 
Seb’s holistic and proactive approach and in depth local knowledge has not only ingrained a distinct cutting edge when negotiating on behalf of clients, but allows him to gain true perspective for them when developing and executing a strategy to help them achieve their goals.
 
An experienced portfolio investor, with over a decade of professional property success, Seb co-founded Hunter James with the goal of going beyond expectations and delivering only exceptional results.

seb@hunterjames.com.au

0499 650 192

ACT State Representative

Claire Corby
Principal, Capital Buyers Agency

Claire’s skills and experience give buyers in the Canberra market the edge to find their dream home at their best price. With a background in property investing and accountancy, Claire approaches each transaction based on solid research.

A born and bred third generation Canberran, Claire knows how important local knowledge is when it comes to the property hunt. She has been buying and negotiating property in Canberra for over a decade and loves helping buyers find the best property, saving them time, stress and money. 

claire@capitalbuyersagency.com.au

0403 155 286

QLD State Representative

Scott McGeever
Director, PS Property Advisory

With a career spanning four decades in the industry, Scott has made it his personal business to remain current and has welcomed many leadership roles in the industry. One of the first to offer a buyer’s agency service in Australia, Scott co-founded the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) in 2006 and has sat on the executive in varying roles including President, Vice President and Queensland State Representative. In these positions he has been active in promoting public awareness about the role of buyers’ agents while also lobbying government about tightening consumer protection laws and regulation of the industry.

His business PS Property Advisory has been providing independent advice to home buyers and investors in South East Queensland since 1998.

Scott has been a specialist in valuation, development feasibility and leasing since 1988. He is a Certified Practicing Valuer (Queensland, New South Wales) and holds a Graduate Diploma Project Management (QUT) and a Diploma of Business Real Estate Valuation (UQ).

scott@pspropertyadvisory.com.au

0418 971 800

SA State Representative

Paul Siwek
Director, Logica Property

Paul is the Founder and Director of Logica Property. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Property (Valuation) and is a Licensed Real Estate Agent. With over 15 years of experience in property extending across property research and analysis, acquisition, development and renovations, Paul has a comprehensive knowledge of the property markets and often contributes articles to the leading property magazines.

Paul has a proven track record in negotiating successful purchases of numerous properties for his clients. Described by his clients as honest, flexible, patient and accommodating Paul always acts in the best interest of his clients. Comfortable with clients of all cultural backgrounds, Paul continually delivers first class personalised service and top results as evidenced by a large proportion of repeat and referral clients.

paul@logicaproperty.com.au

0411 297 602