When and why did you move to Bright?
I actually grew up just down the road in Ovens, but I spent over 10 years based in Melbourne.
After meeting my now husband, I made the move back to the area 4 years ago to be closer to him and my family.
What do you do?
I work as an accommodation and property manager at 3741 Boutique, which is a division of Alexander’s First National Real Estate in Bright.
Have you always worked in real estate?
No, real estate was a brand new venture for me. I studied hospitality, tourism, events and business management at university and have been privileged enough to work with some fantastic companies in particular Mantra Group Hotels, one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest accommodation chains.
How did you come to work in real estate?
Alexander’s First National is my husband’s family business, his parents approached me to come and join the business and help with their property management department.
After a few months of learning the ropes of real estate, various holiday accommodation owners approached me to assist with the management of their properties.
So my late father in law Barry Alexander and I decided to put my university studies and years of working in the hotel and tourism industry to work by growing our own brand of accommodation management, hence 3741 Boutique.
We wanted to provide a superior service for a limited number of premium properties, properties that offer a unique experience.
We currently have 9 properties on our books with 3 more joining this month and another 3 brand new builds launching in 2019.
Any recent news?
I was lucky enough to receive the top individual award, First National Real Estate’s Customer Service Award for Excellence at the company’s recent property management and commercial conference held in Melbourne. It was an honour to have received the award after what has been an extremely busy and successful year for the business.
What else do you do in your spare time?
I’m currently the secretary for the Bright Football Netball Club, which along with my full-time job keeps me very busy. It’s been an exciting year for the club with an even bigger season ahead. It is an extremely rewarding role that has helped me in creating some great lifelong friendships. I also play social basketball with my older sister and friends in Myrtleford.