Andrew Balzan

Ellyn Barkley

Manager

Responsibility

Ellyn provides clients with expert guidance regarding property valuation, portfolio strategy, asset value maximisation and leasing decisions to get the best return for their investments. She has experience in several asset classes, including multi-family housing, single-family residential, developable land and aged care.

 

Key skills

A wide skill-set, including; building relationships with third-party due diligence companies, project management, client oversight and effectively closing transactions. 

 

Personal interests

Reading, cooking, travelling (and trying all the food and wine), keeping close relationships with family and friends.

 

The Guide

“After completing my architecture degree at University of Pennsylvania, I knew that I wanted to find a way to take everything I learned and use it to make a real impact on people. Therefore I shifted away from the typical architecture career and began working at a not-for-profit focused on aligning historic houses of worship with strategic partnerships. That work continued at my next role, where I worked closely with portfolio holders with the many components of real estate and property needs. These experiences confirmed to me that I have a passion for combining my love of buildings with their users in productive and innovative ways by ensuring my clients have obtained their ultimate goals.  When the opportunity came up to find that option in Australia I couldn’t turn it down.”

 

Most challenging experience

“Moving from Chicago and leaving behind wonderful clients and colleagues with only the hope and trust that I would be able to find that same environment here in Sydney.”

 

Ellyn in three words

Planning. Organisation. Exploration.