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 overall operations as well as taking primary responsibility for special projects. However, it hasn't always been like this. Mike started his real estate career as an office manager way back in 1976 under the watchful eye of Brian Handcock. He eventually ended up in partnership with John Saunders and Graham Emerson in Lighthouse Realty that John and Graham started up in May 1979. Mike took over the commercial side of the business in July 1994 and traded as Lighthouse Realty Commercial. A brave move in those days but one that has paid off. With a relatively small commercial portfolio at the time and a “head down work till you drop” attitude, Mike has built the firm to what it is today. Now with a team of 17, the firm is full steam ahead and looking forward to challenges that the next few years will bring. Mike has an ongoing role with REIWA, serving as Chairman of the Commercial Chapter as well as being an active member of the Property Council of Australia, including a stint as Chairman of the South West Chapter, all of which helps him and the company stay at the forefront of the commercial property industry. 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 Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industries.