grow. : grow - Edition 4 - May 2017
ISSUE 4 | 2017 28 | INFLUENCERS The 46-year-old oversees several hundred employees as they help manage Queensland’s largest rent roll of close to 8000 properties, collectively valued at more than $2.7 billion. Integral to this growth is property management director Jodi Ford, who joined the company when it had just 180 rentals, Andrew says. In addition to overseeing the strategic direction of each department, Andrew has helped expand the agency’s offering beyond just sales and property management to now incorporate a financial services, conveyancing, wills and estate planning, project management, international services and, building and pest inspections. During this time he has worked hard at evolving the company for the 21st century and continues to look for new ways in which to utilise technology to ease the burden on his staff. The company places a strong emphasis on customer service, which is monitored through a bespoke electronic feedback system, and is in the process of overhauling its entire marketing strategy to take Coronis to the next level. “REST Professional are an integral part of our business, and we couldn’t run what we do without their software. With our multiple locations we do all our trust accounting, money counting and compliance from HQ, but the property management is done from each office. When it comes to software, we’re always scouting for things to make it easier for our people.” And people – whether close family members or professional colleagues – are what has and will continue to ensure Coronis remains at the top of his game. Brought up in a close family, he and wife Anna have three children, aged 11, 13 and 15. Andrew says his children have all shown interest in the business and he feels it’s his obligation not to deny them the opportunities he was afforded. While his father believed in ensuring Andrew recognised the value of hard work, the son says he always knew he was wired a little differently. “I have so much respect for Dad. He always struggled to make ends meet. When I joined his company, I was young and immature, and I didn’t know any better. In the early ’90s, I started getting more mature and thinking ‘s**t’s going to get real in life very quickly’.” It got real in the form of the financial responsibility for a $40,000 mortgage in his early 20s, forcing him to begin taking his role at the company more seriously. FOR 24 MONTHS THEY WORKED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND WENT ON A QUEST TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM THAT WOULD SET CORONIS APART FROM ITS COMPETITORS. INSTEAD, THEY DISCOVERED SOMETHING EVEN BETTER.
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