The success of our clients is our greatest achievement.

When you partner with Patrick Leo, you are choosing over twenty years of property experience, knowledge and contacts.

But the biggest source of our pride comes from knowing how to replicate that success, and knowing that we have helped our clients achieve abundant wealth over those twenty years.

When you invest through us, you engage a team of professionals whose core business is to help you succeed. Our team can execute a great investment strategy drawing on their experience and perspective.

With Patrick Leo you can trust that you are in good hands.

Our team are skilled researchers and negotiators, working within an extensive network of developers, builders and vendors to best meet your individual needs and deliver the best possible result for your property strategy.

Our point of difference is that we work closely with our buyers to help them align their goals with their outcomes through property.

We pride ourselves on providing expert advice and a full suite of services that makes buying an investment property seamless, enjoyable and rewarding. 

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Read more about our amazing team, and the history of the company, below.

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OUR TEAM

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James Nihill
Managing Director

James Nihill

Managing Director

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James is the founder of Patrick Leo and a licensed estate agent in all States of Australia.

With over 20 years’ experience in financial services and real estate, James is a hands-on leader.

He believes teamwork is vital for any efficient and effective business to deliver high level of customer service.

James has a reputation as someone who “gets it done” and is responsible for building and inspiring the Patrick Leo team. 

He encourages work-life balance in his team and leads by example, embracing an early morning fitness regime and enjoys organising events for the team to celebrate company milestones.

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George Kozah
Managing Director: Sami L Advisory

George Kozah

Managing Director: Sami L Advisory

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George is a talented mortgage broker and financial advisor with more than 12 years’ experience in the sector. 

Renowned for his quick grasp of each client’s situation, George can consistently deliver strategic advice to clients of Sami L. Home Loans and Sami L Advisory.

In addition to mortgage broking, George also implements and provides continuous support to those seeking help with retirement planning, superannuation, tax, structured products, managed funds, real estate investments, accelerated debt structures and risk protection. 

George’s formal qualifications include a Master of Financial Management from Central Queensland University, a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Lebanese Canadian University, a Diploma of Financial Planning from Pinnacle (RG146 compliant), a Certificate in Self-Managed Super Funds from Kaplan (SMSF specialist), a Certificate in Real Estate from The NSW Institute of Real Estate and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning with Kaplan.

Outside of the office, George is actively engaged in a range of sports including basketball and swimming. He also enjoys spending time at his local beach in Coogee.

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Diana Argirellis
Account Manager

Diana Argirellis

Account Manager

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Diana is Patrick Leo’s Accountant.
 
Her relentless focus on budgets, cost control and payroll combine with her analytical and forecasting skills behind the scenes to ensure Patrick Leo runs smoothly.

Outside of work, Diana enjoys spending time with her “three boys” (two sons and one husband) and loves to keep fit. 

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Rohan Tavares
Sales Administrator

Rohan Tavares

Sales Administrator

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Rohan is the sales and office administrator for Patrick Leo and also manages our expat program.

With his conscientious and respectful disposition and with experience at senior administration levels, Rohan is ideally suited to helping expats purchase investments properties in Australia. After living in London for 7 years, he has an in depth understanding of the city as well as strong ties and is perfectly suited to working in this international marketplace.

Outside of the office he enjoys training in the gym and having drinks with friends.

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Liam Crowther
Property Consultant and Officer in Effective Control, Victoria

Liam Crowther

Property Consultant and Officer in Effective Control, Victoria

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Liam’s success is in his aptitude for paying attention to the details and using the understanding and knowledge he gathers to inform all of his decisions.

Key to this is his ability to listen carefully and understand the needs of his clients. Over the years, he has established an unrivalled network of corporations and individuals who seek his help to find homes and manage their leasing needs. 

With more than 12 years in property under his belt, Liam is an accomplished business development, sales professional and property manager. He thrives on it!

When he’s not at the office, Liam loves watching or playing sport, enjoying live music, and spending time in the park walking his dog, Maurice.

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Randy Araya-Bishop
Mortgage Broker: Sami L Home Loans

Randy Araya-Bishop

Mortgage Broker: Sami L Home Loans

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Randy is a mortgage broker with a decades experience.

He brings Sami L plenty of practical knowledge in addition to his formal qualifications, which include a Diploma of Finance & Mortgage Broking and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

Randy has exceptional communication skills and completes every task with absolute dedication, commitment and respect.  This combined with his fine attention to detail, his well-honed negotiating skills and his refined and tailored approach, has earned him not only the respect of clients, but the industry itself.

When he’s not at the office you can find Randy playing or watching soccer or snowboarding.

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Carlo Surace
Property Consultant

Carlo Surace

Property Consultant

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Carlo brings to the team enormous energy, a highly personable nature, and a track record of building lasting and productive relationships.

His passion for communication and people translates directly into his work as a property consultant. Finding the best solution for a client’s situation is Carlo’s goal and it’s one that he consistently achieves by empathising and understanding, a practice that we find quite rare.

When Carlo’s not at work, you will find him at the gym, beach or having a drink with friends.

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Benjamin Hewitt
Property Consultant

Benjamin Hewitt

Property Consultant

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Originally from England, Ben’s creative and entrepreneurial nature has led him to pursuing a new life in Australia. 

He has international experience across the financial, online and property industries.

Ben firmly believes that there is no replacement for face to face interaction. Retaining ‘old fashioned’ values such as this, with the aid of beneficial technology, is the philosophy which underpins his practices.

When he isn’t working at Patrick Leo he is playing golf, rugby or working on his new project Boxed Golf. 

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Shane Bhiki
Assistant Mortgage Broker: Sami L Home Loans

Shane Bhiki

Assistant Mortgage Broker: Sami L Home Loans

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In the role of broker assistant, Shane is relied upon to ensure communication, file preparation and broker support are of the utmost standard. 

Taking to this position with ease after experience with one of the big banks in their merchant facility departments, Shane is keen to hone his skills to the highest regard as part of the Sami L Home Loans team. 

With a highly organised manner, and a natural inclination to be helpful to clients and colleagues, Shane (or Biscuit as he is called) is a valued member of the team.

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Marina Kutalova
Marketing Manager

Marina Kutalova

Marketing Manager

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With a comm’s degree under her belt, Marina has been consistently working in the media industry for over 20 years. Her passion for media and marketing comes from being able to positively affect individuals and help them make informed decisions about the products and services they choose.

As head of sponsorship and events, Marina functions like a heat seeking missile when leveraging the best opportunities for Patrick Leo.

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Joe van der Heide
Assistant Property Consultant

Joe van der Heide

Assistant Property Consultant

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Joe is eager to help better people’s lives through investment properties.

With a background in the hospitality and service industry, Joe is driven and dedicated to the task at hand. He thrives on exceeding expectations and builds strong on-going relationships. A skilled negotiator, his honesty and transparency is appreciated by vendors and purchasers alike. 

Joe has a love for English football, gardening and cryptic crosswords.

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Andrew Sciara
Assistant Property Consultant

Andrew Sciara

Assistant Property Consultant

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Andrew wants to see people achieve the best of themselves and he is dedicated to matching buyers with properties that meet their lifestyle requirements.

Formerly a swimming coach, he is excellent at recognising potential and how to achieve a positive end-goal.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys watching the English Premier League and cooking.

 

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Jack
Productivity Officer

Jack

Productivity Officer

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When you come to the Patrick Leo office, there is every chance that you will be greeted at the top of the stairs by Jack – a 4 year old English Blue Staffie.

While slightly over weight and often mistaken to be a ‘wombat on a lead’ or a ‘snorting pig’, Jack is affectionate and calm but will demand a back scratch.

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Our Guiding Principles

Trust, leadership and support underpin everything we do. Qualities inspired by the namesake of our company, Patrick Leo Nihill.

"My grandfather’s devotion to family, his team and his faith have been woven into my upbringing” says Managing Director, James Nihill. "While I never met him, his legendary strength of character has always been impressed upon me by my family".

Patrick Leo Nihill started life on a farm in Creek View, Runnymede, Victoria. He was just 23 when he enlisted and was assigned to the 38th Battalion, serving in France between 1916-1918. 

Patrick didn’t share stories or experiences from the war, but accounts from his mates in the trenches, told of heroic efforts and selflessness. During this time his bravery was recognised and he was awarded several medals including; Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Our team conducts ourselves in business by these guiding principles. Like Patrick did for his county, we are ready to serve you. Let's start a conversation.

 

Your Anniversary Gift

Every 12 months we'll sit down for a chat about your portfolio.

So as our gift to you, our client and friend, we salute you with a bottle of wine and a heart-to-heart.

We really want to know, what's been happening in your world since you became a property investor? How can we help you keep your plans for the future solid? Are you ready for another property?

Remember, it's our ethos to help you all the way and beyond. Cheers to you and the Patrick Leo advantage.

 

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