Meet Our Team
Derek has been in real estate in Canberra since 1977 and is recognised as one of the industry’s foremost residential experts. He has owned and managed one of the largest and most successful agencies in the region and is often sought out for advice by developers, builders and home owners alike. Sales training has been his real passion and there are many successful people in or connected to Canberra real estate who were trained by him.
He still holds numerous records for sales and management achievements and he has built up a large referral network. Derek has watched the Nation’s Capital change from a small government town into a vibrant international city offering the best lifestyle of any city in Australia! Proud of Canberra and a contributor to its growth, Derek enjoys passing on his knowledge to the many people that seek him out.
Commencing in the Canberra real estate industry in 2014, Rita was the top salesperson at Colliers International before joining Derek at Whitcombe Property. English is only one of four languages she speaks and she enjoys a huge referral network along with a reputation for her incredible work ethic and ability to solve problems. Her knowledge of apartment and townhouse developments in Canberra and her honest, ‘no nonsense’ approach make her immensely popular with buyers. Rita has a comprehensive knowledge of investment strategy and the needs of international buyers as well as locals.
She is regarded as an expert in the industry and gives freely of her time to help buyers weave through the complexities of Finance, FIRB, FHBG, legal obligations and how to take advantage of everything that Canberra offers home buyers from all walks of life.
Mary Anne Fletcher
Senior Property Manager and Sales Executive
Mary Anne is a highly experienced property manager who loves what she does. She has a ‘sleeves rolled up’ approach and believes in tackling issues head on.
She treats the properties that she manages as though they are her own and believes maintenance and communication are the two essential ingredients in her relationship with owners.
With an amazing eye for detail and the strongest work ethic, Mary Anne is punctual and proactive. She has a strong referral network and her ‘big hearted country girl’ approach is just what property owners are looking for.