Priscilla Alexan­der

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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.

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