Commercial Realty is a Bunbury-based real estate company working with owners, investors and lessors to ensure they make the best use of their commercial, industrial and retail properties. For many years Commercial Realty has been leading the way in commercial real estate sales, leasing and management throughout the Greater Bunbury Region.
The team at Commercial Realty is lead by licensed Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer Michael Jenkins who is well known in the industry and local community. Mike's knowledge of commercial real estate is backed by the experience which comes with more than three decades of working in the industry.
The Commercial Realty team take pride in their work and have been responsible for multi-millions of dollars worth of property developments and sales over the years.They are experienced at handling small and large properties, whether they are free-standing or multi-tenanted buildings, vacant industrial lots or industrial subdivisions.
Commercial Realty manages a substantial portfolio of properties, mainly in Bunbury as well as in Busselton, Dunsborough, Collie, Perth and Rockingham. Long and prosperous relationships have been established through the Commercial Realty team's management of a diverse range of properties, including small factory units, large industrial sheds and complexes, stand alone offices and retail shops as well as CBD retail space, office premises and shopping centres.
The team is well versed in all aspects of retail leasing and has a solid knowledge of Retail Shops Act. Commercial Realty is a member of the Real Estate Institute of WA, the Property Council of Australia and the Bunbury Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Michael Jenkins - Principal 0418 931 373
Mike is a licensed Real Estate Agent and a successful Real Estate Auctioneer. He has a background in accounting and administration and has been involved with the commercial real estate industry for most of his career. As the leader of an accomplished team, Mike heads up the firm's Commercial Management Division as well as taking primary responsibility for special projects. Mike is well travelled and likes to keep fit by playing hockey as well as swimming and cycling. He is a long-serving member of the Bunbury Leschenault Rotary Club and the Bunbury Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Allan McGillivray - Operations & Business Manager 0498 427 900
Allan joins the team at Commercial Realty as the Operations & Business Manager, bringing a diverse range of experience to the role. Allan's qualifications include a Trade Certificate, Diploma of Business Management (Frontline Management), Foundations of Human Resource Management (AHRI), Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Learning and he has recently completed his Certificate of Registration as a Real Estate & Business Sales Representative. Allan's previous experience includes roles such as boiler maker in local government, human resources officer in the alumina industry, Director of his own human resource/business management company, production manager in a local business, Director/Business Partner in a local business and co-ordinator at a local fresh produce retail outlet. Allan's overall balanced approach to business and people management brings a new perspective to the Commercial Realty team and its Clients, which is complemented by a sound understanding of the region, having lived and work here for over 35 years. Allan is passionate about applying this skillset to the real estate industry and looks forward to assisting all new and existing clients with their commercial property needs.
Graham Emerson - Business Development Manager 0407 210 001
Graham has enjoyed a continuing association with Commercial Realty for many years and returned in November 2011 to take up the role of Business Development Manager. A former director of the founding company, Lighthouse Realty, Graham's involvement in commercial sales, leasing and property management commenced in 1979 and is extensive. Graham has been a Licensed Real Estate Agent and Settlement Agent since 1979, 1983 respectively. His association with the Bunbury real estate fraternity and the Bunbury business community through REIWA and the Bunbury Chamber of Commerce is well recognised, where he enjoys the confidence and respect of his peers. Of importance to Graham is his work ethic and the diligent and professional service he delivers to his clients, many of whom have been loyal clients for his entire 36 year career. Graham is widely multi skilled and comes to Commercial Realty to drive the company's growth and business development at a time when the company is experiencing unprecedented growth. Graham brings to the position a depth of experience and skill to compliment the other equally talented team members. Graham has seven children and numerous grandchildren who all participate in Graham's Christmas light display fundraiser each year.
Vern Merchant - Department Manager - Property Management 0488 003 604
Coming from a background of both retail business management and commercial property management, Vern brings a wealth of experience to Commercial Realty in his current role as Department Manager for our Property Management division. Vern's experience includes his role as the former Bunbury Forum Centre Manager for some 17 years as well as hands-on small business ownership knowledge. Vern's ability to engage and negotiate with owners, retailers and contractors enables Commercial Realty to continue to provide the very best in property and asset management. Vern has a strong business, community and sport connection within Bunbury and the South West having served in various community roles including Bunbury Chamber of Commerce Vice President, School Board Chair, South West Phoenix Soccer Club President plus roles within the Property Council and City of Bunbury Community Engagement Committee. Vern has a strong business, community and sport connection within Bunbury and the South West having served in various community roles including Bunbury Chamber of Commerce Vice President, School Board Chair, South West Phoenix Soccer Club President plus roles within the Property Council and City of Bunbury Community Engagement Committee. Vern is passionate and active within the South West Cycling Club, both as a long distance endurance rider and a former committee member. He also enjoys photography, surfing, fishing, hiking and exploring the South West coastlines.
Geoff Hill - Sales and Leasing Consultant 0408 002 211
Geoff is a Registered Sales Representative and Licensed Property Valuer with over 15 years of valuing and consultancy experience, specialising in commercial and industrial property within the South West. He has successfully established and managed valuation sub-offices over the years and undertaken a broad range of valuations including abattoirs, car dealerships, child care centres, cold storage facilities, medical centres, multi-tenanted office, retail and industrial buildings, public open space contributions, ground lease and rental determinations, restaurants, industrial subdivisions, storage units, taverns, strata unit entitlements, veterinary clinics, as well as compensation, government, insurance, legal, mortgage and taxation work. Geoff has lived and worked in both Bunbury and Perth but the South West's attractive beach lifestyle, strong growth potential and its closeness to family, who have resided in Bunbury for over 25 years, has made his choice of home an easy one. The move from valuing to sales and leasing was largely based on a desire to broaden his property knowledge while remaining in the South West where most of his previous work and contacts have been established. Outside of work Geoff loves getting out on the water, wakeboarding, paddling, swimming or just relaxing on the boat with good friends.
John Saunders - Special Projects 0417 972 000
John Saunders has been in real estate since 1976 and became a licensed real estate agent in 1979. He has owned a number of real estate businesses and has a broad experience including residential sales of land and housing, residential property management, business broking, sale of new home construction (both off the plan and as built), land subdivisions (both Green Title & Strata). He is a past President of the Bunbury branch of the Real Estate Institute and is the current Chairman of the Bunbury Chamber of Commerce and Industry Development and Planning Committee.
Ray Grigg - Property Manager 0408 914 472
Ray has joined Commercial Realty as a Property Manager. Ray's career to date has been in downstream sectors of the Petroleum Industry; initially with Shell Company of Australia in Perth. Whilst working for Shell, Ray held such positions as Internal Auditor, External Auditor and the “IT” Support Manager. In 1990 Ray moved his young family to Bunbury to take up the position of Business and Finance Manager for a local Petroleum Distributor. Ray gained extensive experience in administration, finance, and management of the companies Plant and Equipment and buildings. Ray is very much looking forward to the next chapter of his working career at Commercial Realty. On a personal level, Ray is married to Deborah and together they have produced 4 beautiful daughters.
A host of private and corporate commercial property owners benefit from the quality service and knowledge of the Commercial Realty team and include
- Bunbury Toyota - Investors & Developers
- City of Bunbury
- Drinkwater Pty Ltd - Investment Company
- Perkins Builders - Builders & Developers
- Piacentini & Son - Earthmovers & Developers
- Princi Constructions - Builders & Developers
We have developed strong relationships with a number of Perth based corporate real estate agencies and are regularly included as the Bunbury based selling and/or leasing agents in submissions prepared by these companies. Similarly we include State and National agencies, when appropriate, on special projects.