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About Us

Meet the local team servicing Armstrong Creek, Geelong, Surf Coast and the Bellarine Peninsula.

Property Management Armstrong Creek Geelong Torquay

Ji Thornhill – Director & Licensed Estate Agent

Torquay born and bred, Ji understands your local market and loves being involved within the community.

Ji began his career as a plumber in his father’s business. The business specialised in carrying out plumbing on high end coastal homes from Torquay to Lorne, so attention to detail was crucial. In the years Ji worked alongside his father he gained the skills to operate a business, communicate with clients effectively and the importance of doing a job right the first time.

Seeking a change but wanting to stay in the property industry Ji decided to cross over into the Real Estate. Having now been in the industry for a number of years Ji has been able to adapt the skills learnt in his previous career to ensure his clients properties are well maintained and looked after. As a licensed Estate Agent and an expert in Property Management, Ji can find you the right tenant and assist you with your tenancy along the way. His infectious personality and drive to succeed has allowed him to bring a new era of Property Management to Victoria. Ji loves the real estate industry and his attitude that anything is possible, is what makes working with Ji an absolute pleasure.

Hannah Gibson – Assistant Property Manager & Marketing

Hannah is our all rounder here at the office, with a background in both administration and digital marketing.

Hannah is the creative mind behind all of our marketing. So when it comes to getting your property seen by the masses and your open inspections filled with potential tenants, it is Hannah who has placed your investment in front of their eyes and enticed them to inspect your property.

At PropertyOwners we also strive to keep our landlords up to date with industry change and news, so when you receive a newsletter or blog post from the team you will know that it has come from Hannah.

It is important to Hannah that our agency is at forefront of technology and marketing strategies, to ensure that we are operating optimally and that we are advertising your property to the most perfectly matched tenants.

Hannah sees Geelong and the surrounding coastal towns as the perfect region to invest in property. The area offers a beautiful balance of feeling like a close community, yet offering the conveniences of a large city, with friendly people, access to incredible beaches and (last but not least) a myriad of brunch options.

Property Manager Surf Coast Bellarine Peninsula Warralily

Tanayah Thornhill – Leasing Agent

Tanayah comes from a background in both administration and customer service, which makes her the perfect fit for the leasing department here at PropertyOwners. She loves working in this role, as it enables her to meet and connect with new people every single day. It is a role that enables her to really get to know each person’s individual needs and wishes and work to pair together the property with the most perfectly matched tenants. She loves helping to get people into their new home and seeing them look after the landlord’s property as if it were their own.

Tanayah grew up in Armstrong Creek and is therefore very familiar with all that the region has to offer. She loves that it is only ever a short drive to escape to nature for a walk along a river, beach or a stroll through the bush.
If you are applying for one of our rental properties then it will be Tanayah who will answer your enquiries, assist you with your application and show you through the property.

Ross Bywater – Sales Consultant

Ross has joined the team to answer all of your burning sales questions, offer guidance, conduct appraisals and facilitate sales for any of our landlords wishing to sell their investment property.

This added service is only available for PropertyOwners landlords, should you wish to keep the sales process in-house. We have found that our pre-existing relationship with both our landlords and tenants, as well as our thorough knowledge of your property makes for a seamless end-to-end sales experience.

With over a decade of experience selling properties across Geelong, the Bellarine and the Surf Coast, Ross knows the area like the back of his hand and is no stranger to achieving outstanding sales results for his vendors. Ross is a relationship-focused agent whose real estate experience, market understanding, and communication skills allow him to build relationships with ease. He appreciates that buying and selling property can be a stressful and emotional time and works hard to simplify and streamline the process for his clients.

Ross has lived across 6 continents over the years but has always been drawn back to Geelong. He loves our region’s proximity to both the ocean and mountains, and yet that it is full of vibrant culture and city comforts.

Leanne Full – Senior Property Manager

Leanne was born and raised in Geelong and now lives down on the Bellarine Peninsula where she raised her family, who are now adults.

She started in real estate nearly 20 years ago and quickly fell in love with the industry, starting in a receptionist role she quickly worked her way to a property manager to department manager.

Leanne has previously worked with Ji and is happy to be back working with Ji and the team. Leanne has a loyal client base which represents commitment and dedication to her clients, her high attention to detail and communication skills means you know you can rest easy knowing your investments and renters are in good hands. She is an avid cyclist and when she can get away she will head away in her campervan and ride the rail trails around Victoria and New South Wales, when not away she can be found cycling around the Bellarine Peninsula.