On a missionOn a mission

We're driven to rebuild property management

While helping our retired parents get their finances in order, we found they'd been paying an agent, what seemed like an obscene amount of money in fees for the past 20 years. In the meantime, their property manager had changed every few months, sometimes with no notice, and they weren't getting real value for their money. That’s when we realised, it's time for a change in property management. So, we're redefining it. Our incredible team is focused on delivering an amazing service enhanced with intuitive, easy to use technology.

LocationsLocations

Sydney, Central Coast, Melbourne and Brisbane

We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. More locations coming soon.

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The perfect mix of experienced property managers and software engineers

Mina Radhakrishnan

Co-Founder

Product, design, engineering and customer support. Mina was Global Head of Product at Uber (as employee 20). She's also worked for Google, Goldman Sachs, Redpoint Ventures, and ModCloth. When not working, you'll find her practicing yoga, or tweeting on @minarad. She's also a former competitive scrabble champ.

Ruwin Perera

Co-Founder

Ruwin looks after finance, operations and marketing @ :Different. Undergrad @ Melbourne Uni + an MBA from Kellogg in Chicago. Ruwin has worked for BCG, part of Google's global strategy team and as a Director at Softbank. He's passionate about excellent service and cricket (though not necessarily in that order).

Andrew Leung

Growth (VIC)

This guy will make you laugh. Andrew has been in the Melbourne real estate game for years. From running a Ray White franchise to being part of the disruptive team at Purple Bricks.

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Scott Dolce

Growth (NSW)

With more than 10 years experience in real estate from McGrath & LJ Hooker, Scott understands what it takes to look after your properties.

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Leigh Patrick

Growth (NSW)

The creative Leigh joins us with years of property experience at Raine & Horne and Sotheby's International Realty. She is also a qualified Interior Designer.

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Wayde Hildrew

Growth (QLD)

Wayde is a Queenslander through and through having been born and lived in Brisbane his entire life. With his extensive experience and passion for assisting landlords, Wayde has joined :Different to be able to provide his clients with the best technology and service in property management.

 

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Damon Burley

Growth (VIC)
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Joel Pinkham

Growth

Joel is our number-obsessed marketing lead who is not afraid to challenge the status quo. He brings a wealth of experience from a wide range of industries including from RedBalloon, Uber, Shoes of Prey and SafetyCulture. He knows all the best craft beers of Sydney and will happily take on debates about cricket or rugby.

Alex Thompson

Marketing Manager

Alex has joined :Different to build a brand that people love and remember. She comes from a history of working with disruptor brands, Yatango (Telco/Ecomm startup) and TIGI Haircare (Unilever). After a year of travelling the world, she is back in Sydney and happy to call the beautiful city her home.

Johann Loibl

Chief of Staff

Johann comes with years of experience working on the Operations side at digital tech companies such as Groupon Australia, THE ICONIC and Zip Co. German born, if you don’t find him building and optimising processes he’d be spending his time at the beach playing beach volleyball.

Reji Eapen

Operations (NSW)

An investment banker and founder of a financial education venture, Reji came with a passion to bring real change for property owners like himself.

Keely Borg

Operations (NSW)

A total team player, Keely brings a wealth of experience to the team in all aspects of property management and leads maintenance at :Different. Keely will go the extra mile and work towards the best outcome.

Lindsey Sawtell

Operations (NSW)

Lindsey joins :Different with 7 years experience with strong legislative and hands on experience within all facets of property management.

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Charlane Xia

Operations (VIC)

Charlane has 5 years experience in property management, starting her career at Ray White in the Melbourne CBD.

Danielle Bunton

Operations (VIC)
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Kym Cheney

Operations (QLD)

Kym is an extremely driven, enthusiastic and well organised Operations Manager. Having over 11 years of experience in the real estate industry, Kym is a specialist in Property Management. Kym has progressed and experienced all areas of Property Management from Trust Accounting through to Head of Department. In her free time she volunteers with RDA (Riding for Disabled Australia) and is a crazy dog mum to 2 Siberian Huskies.

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Mehdi Valikhani

Software Engineering Lead

Leading the technology team. Mehdi has a fine eye for detail to deliver a reliable platform for our owners, tenants, and operations managers.

Stephen Leung

Software Engineer

Nicola Rushton

Product Designer

Bringing design and research to technology to create experiences that are simple, intuitive and useful. Nicola brings past experiences including from Pivotal Labs and running her own design consulting business working with startups around Sydney. @nicolarushton

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Board and advisors

Craig Blair

Managing Partner @ AirTree Ventures

Craig is a Board Director. He's the Co-founder, and Managing Partner at AirTree Ventures.

Cass O'Connor

Ex-Chairwoman @ McGrath

Cass is an advisor to :Different. The former Chairwoman of McGrath Estate Agents, her professional career has spanned investment banking, M&A, IPO’s, private equity and strategic planning. Her industry sector expertise includes real estate, media, entertainment, tech and premium consumer goods.

Parker Thompson

Partner @ AngelList

Parker is an advisor to :Different and a Partner at AngelList. Before that, he was a member of the 500 Startups investment team, seed investing and managing their accelerator program in San Francisco