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.
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.
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 unprecidented 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.
Mick Caddy - Sales & Leasing Consultant 0417 942 650
Mick has been in the Real Estate industry for over 20 years, has previously owned his own Real Estate company, achieved a Diploma in Small Business and is a Justice of the Peace. He has a wealth of experience in property sales including subdivisions, strata titles & off the plan development. Combined with 15 years being a successful small business operator Mick has the experience and knowledge to assist you whether you are looking to open your dream business; expand or move an existing business; or you want to sell, buy or lease a commercial property. Mick will make your commercial transaction a smooth, trouble free & an enjoyable experience.
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.
Frank Zanotti - Department Manager, Property Management 0488 003 604
Frank joined the Commercial Realty team as the Department Manager for the Property Management Division. Frank was a career Banker having spent over 42 years with R & I / Bankwest. In that time he had many varied roles including internal Audit, Human Resources and Credit Manager along with traveling the state in various Managerial roles. Frank finished his time at Bankwest as a Senior Manager in the Bunbury Business Centre. Frank is also actively involved as a Rotarian and on the board of Wattle Hill Care. Frank has been married for 40 years to his wife Dawn and they have 3 children. He is also a keen motor sport enthusiast and still participates in Tarmac Rallying. Frank brings sound managerial skills to the Commercial Property Management team.
Vern Merchant - Property Manager 0408 914 472
Vern joined our property management team in July 2017. Coming from a background of both retail business management and commercial property management, Vern brings a wealth of experience to the role. Vern was formerly the Centre Manager at the Bunbury Forum for some 17 years and has hands on small business ownership experience. Vern's ability to engage and negotiate with owners, retailers and contractors will enable the firm 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 Vice President of the Bunbury Chamber of Commerce, School Board Chair, President of the South West Phoenix Soccer Club plus roles within the Property Council and City of Bunbury Community Engagement Committee. He has a passion for and is active within the South West Cycling Club, both as an endurance rider and committee member. He also enjoys photography, surfing, fishing, hiking and exploring the South West coastlines. Vern has immersed himself into the role and sees it as an exciting challenge to continue to provide the firm's clients, customers and service providers with the very best in property management.
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.