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An Unparalleled Real Estate Experience

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We are a real estate company built around a community of genuine, like-minded professionals with one goal - to achieve the best result for each and every client.


John McGrath’s vision, when he founded the company in 1988, was to reinvent real estate. This ambition defined our brand and continues to drive our success. 


Now, McGrath Estate Agents has grown to be one of Australia's most successful residential real estate groups - providing residential property sales, property management, residential project marketing, mortgage broking, auction services and career training. 


Our real estate sales offices across Australia's Eastern Seaboard house some of the  industry's most productive real estate agents. They are passionate, skilled and highly trained and committed to delivering an unparalleled real estate experience every time.

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We have offices focused on helping communities right across the eastern states of Australia.




Peter Lewis - chair

Peter was appointed to the Board and as Chair of the Board of McGrath Limited on 19 February 2018. He is currently a non-executive director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee, Chair of Dealt Limited, a non-executive director of Pump Group Australia and BoozeBud Holdings and is an advisory board member of Anacacia Capital and Gravity Media Group. Peter previously worked as Chief Financial Officer for the Seven Group of companies for 15 years. Peter holds a Master of Commerce (UNSW), is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Peter Lewis - Chair
Wayne Mo - Board Member

Wayne Mo - Board Member

Wayne was appointed to the McGrath Board in June 2018 as the nominee of Aqualand Group, one of Australia’s premier residential property development and investment groups. Wayne is CEO of AL Capital, overseeing the growth of its diversified investment portfolio. He has more than 23 years of global experience in international banking, structured finance, and M & A. Prior to joining AL Capital, Wayne held senior executive roles with ANZ for 15 years and was Chief Investment Officer of Hong Kong listed Everchina International Holding. He holds an MBA from Webster University (USA) and Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and was a Board Director of the Australia China Chamber of Commerce (Beijing) from 2006 to 2008.

Andrew Robinson - Board Member

Andrew was appointed to the McGrath Board in February 2018 and is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Andrew established his legal practice in 1982 with specialisations in tax disputes, corporate re-constructions, franchising and commercial negotiation. Prior to that, he had a background in litigation and commercial law at Freehill Hollingdale and Page. Andrew has had extensive involvement in the property sector over many years as both an advisor and a principal, and has been a long term supporter of various not for profit and charity groups, including Tour de Cure and The Mater/St Vincent’s Hospitals. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney).
Andrew Robinson - Board Member
Shane Smollen - Board Member

Shane Smollen - Board Member

Shane was appointed to the McGrath Board on 3 September 2020 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Shane was appointed to the McGrath Board with a depth of property experience and a focus on results, leadership and ethics. Having owned one of the country’s leading franchise networks prior to selling to McGrath in 2015, Shane turned his focus to property development. A Director of Central Element, he has been heavily involved in developing premium residential, commercial and hotel projects across Sydney and regional centres. Shane holds a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology.

John McGrath - Founder, Executive Director

John McGrath is one of the most influential figures in the Australian property industry. He took the company from a lounge room start-up in 1988 to be one of Australia's most successful integrated real estate service groups. In 2008, John was honoured by the Real Estate Institute of NSW with the Woodrow Weight OBE Award, a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to the real estate industry. John was a founding director of the REA Group and served on its board from 1999 to January 2018, and Chairman from 2003 – 2007.
John McGrath - Founder, Executive Director



Eddie Law - Chief Executive Officer

Eddie was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer in August 2020 with a vast experience in structured commercial real estate debt funding and global institutional property asset funding. Prior to joining McGrath, Eddie was investment director of MaxCap Group and an executive director of Newground Capital Partners. In 2004 Eddie embarked on a 14-year career with ANZ, his last position being Global Head of Institutional Property, overseeing $25 billion of assets. A focused leader, Eddie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Mathematics and Accounting (University of Dundee – Scotland).
Eddie Law - CEO

Howard Herman - ChIEf Financial Officer

Howard was appointed Chief Financial Officer of McGrath Limited in June 2019, with over 25 years’ experience in retail, property and public markets. Prior to joining McGrath, Howard was Chief Financial Officer of global apparel business Naked Brand Group Limited, listed on NASDAQ and previously Chief Financial Officer of Speciality Fashion Group, an ASX listed fashion retailer. His experience in the property sector includes finance roles with Bovis Lend Lease in Sydney and Anglo American Properties in Johannesburg, South Africa. Howard holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Cape Town) and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa and Australia).

Anthony Meaker - Commercial Director

Anthony was appointed Commercial Director of McGrath Limited in 2016, having transitioned to the company’s head office team in 2015 upon its listing with the ASX. Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer of McGrath’s largest franchisee, the Smollen Group for 5 years. Anthony has been immersed in real estate for much of his career after a period at Deloitte, and worked in several positions for the Ray White Group, including COO of Ray White NSW. He applies his experience and training to drive McGrath growth strategies. His love of the industry extends to providing auctioneering services to the business. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Economics (Sydney University) and is a Chartered Accountant. He also holds an MBA (AGSM); and is a graduate of the AICD.

Natalie Forbes - Head of People and Culture

Natalie joined McGrath Limited in November 2021 as Head of People and Culture. Natalie was previously Director of People & Culture Transformation at global firm BGIS, where as a member of the Executive team, she was responsible for over 1,500 staff across the Australia Pacific region, driving organisational culture change and delivering HR programs across the APAC region. Natalie is a collaborative leader with specialist expertise in culture transformation, talent management and employee engagement. She holds a Business Human Resources Diploma and is a Member of the Australian HR Institute (MAHRI).

Christopher Mourd - Head of Franchise

Christopher returned to McGrath Limited in June 2017 as Head of Franchise & Network Services, bringing extensive experience in the real estate industry spanning 30 years. Formerly Head of Real Estate and Head of Commercial for LJ Hooker, Christopher was responsible for over 500 offices nationally. Prior to that, he spent over seven years at McGrath in various senior roles with both the franchise and company owned sales divisions, as well as being an accomplished auctioneer.

Michael MurRay - Head of Company Sales

Michael was appointed Head of Company Sales for McGrath Limited in May 2021. He joined the company in 2016 as Sales Manager for one of Sydney’s fastest growing areas of Northern Districts and Hills region, and in 2018 was named the coveted Sales Manager of the Year by the company. Michael moved into the role of acting Head of Sales in late 2019, successfully navigating the sales team through the COVID-19 pandemic. Michael has a wealth of management, coaching and software experience, having also run his own real estate agency. As Head of Company Sales, Michael oversees the performance of all company owned offices located in both QLD and NSW and leads a team of over 350 sales professionals where he will focus on mentoring, training and professional development.

Ryan Campbell - Head of MarTech

Ryan has over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry with a focus on leading Marketing and Technology strategies, encompassing software development, brand and marketing as well as operational support systems to agents and business units across the sector. Ryan joined McGrath in August 2018 to spearhead the company’s new CRM rollout and new product development to the network. His depth of knowledge and expertise was instrumental in his appointment as Head of MarTech in December 2020. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Technology from Macquarie University and a post-graduate Certificate in Management (Technology Management) from Deakin University.

Rob Fearnley - Head of Company owned property management

Rob was appointed Head of Company Owned Property Management for McGrath Limited in September 2017. Rob has 14 years of extensive operational, financial management and strategic experience. He previously worked as the General Manager of Staples, where he led a $250 million dollar business unit, implementing hyper-growth strategies in the group’s Facility Solutions division across Australia and New Zealand. At McGrath, Rob is responsible for overseeing the company-owned property management business across NSW and QLD. Rob holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Nichola Byrne - General Manager of TRET

Nichola joined McGrath Limited in 2011 as a Training and Events Coordinator for Total Real Estate Training (TRET) where she has held several key roles including Event and Exhibitions Manager. Her talent and focus for real estate education and training was recognised when she was promoted to the role of General Manager for the division in 2015. Under Nichola’s leadership, TRET produces a suite of events, including AREC (Australasian Real Estate Conference) which is the largest Real Estate Conference in the Southern Hemisphere.

Michael Conolly - Head of Network Property Management

Michael is one of Australia’s most respected experts in Property Management with over 30 years’ experience in residential, commercial and business management. Michael has had extensive leadership experience, including roles as State Manager of multi-billion dollar asset portfolios. Michael was General Manager of McGrath Property Management from 2002-2005, and returned in 2010 as Head of Network Property Management. Michael fulfils a strategic role in developing the vision for customer-focused service for our clients throughout the McGrath residential asset management network.