Steve has over 17 years of hands-on, comprehensive property investment experience and is himself an accomplished property investor with a substantial property holding.
Steve is a Qualified Property Investment Advisor (QPIA), professional negotiator and licensed Real Estate Agent in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia and has been involved in successfully negotiating more than 5,000 transactions, from one-bedroom units to multi-level apartment blocks and has renovated over 100 properties adding massive value whilst also substantially increasing rental yields. It is this level of experience that provides confidence to Steve’s clients, who have combined purchases of over a billion dollars in real estate.
With extensive networks and proven results of locating properties that outperform the market, Steve is often approached by other industry peers to act on their behalf when locating and negotiating properties to add to their own portfolios.
This experience in property investing, finance and wealth creation, together with a comprehensive understanding of industry regulations, data analysis, issues and trends, has positioned Steve as a genuine expert in property investing.
Steve is a regular media contributor and keynote speaker and is regularly featured on TV and in print. He appears as a panelist and commentator on Sky Business News ‘Your Money, Your Call’ and ‘My Property TV’. Steve also writes for Smart Property Investor, Recon Daily, Momentum Media and is the co-host for one of Australia’s most popular property investing podcasts: Investing Insights.
Steve is also a Board Member of PIPA (Property Investment Professionals of Australia). Members of PIPA subscribe to a Code of Conduct which considers all consumers and commits to disclosure and a high standard of Best Practice. You can find out more about PIPA here.
Victor Kumar has been investing in property over several property cycles, having bought his first property in August 1998, after migrating to Australia with his wife in February 1997 with just $4500 in their pockets.
A qualified radiographer and sonographer, he got into the workforce pretty much straight away, and a minor back injury while working at Liverpool Hospital got him thinking that there needs to be more security around his income, so he started educating himself on investments in shares and property, and the principles of business.
In 1999, he bought his first investment property, and from implementing what he was learning from the books, his mentors and the numerous seminars he and his wife attended, has gone on to, over the two decades, buy multiple investment properties each year, and constantly adjusting his portfolio in line with his goals and the market, to controlling a multi-million dollar portfolio.
In 2001, he left his secure job as a sonographer, and started Right Group, where he started helping his clients achieve results in line with their own goals, using property as the vehicle.
He has undertaken practically all the strategies being highlighted in seminars and books, except multi-storey developments, and has over time, created a simple yet effective strategy that weathers the different market conditions to deliver proven results time and time again for his clients.
Having invested so heavily himself, and still investing in todays market, his guidance is based on what works today for your particular situation and how to surmount hurdles that will come your way, as he has the hindsight of having made every mistake there is in property investing in the early years, so that you don’t have to go through the agony.
He is now a sought after speaker at seminars, and has been running his fortnightly education event at Parramatta Rydges since 2009 with his business partner Steve Waters, to audiences that are just starting to evaluate his services to those that now control 20 plus investment properties thanks to Victor and his team. Industry peers and high profile service providers look to him for guidance and his expertise in sourcing the right properties for their own personal portfolios.
He is a self-confessed property tragic, and is keen to point out that he has no intention of slowing down, as he loves the “game” too much.
The other game he loves is soccer, and is still actively playing at competition level. He doesn’t really rate much as a golfer!
Through diligence and an unwavering desire to succeed, Kate has become highly proficient in all aspects of the business.
As the Business Manager of Right Property Group, Kate ensures the company excels in its service and is instrumental in upholding and improving our business systems, taking a hands-on approach to regularly monitoring her team and ensuring all systems are strictly followed.
Kate has been working with Right Property Group for 12 years and has proven invaluable in advising clients when it comes to their investing needs. As an investor herself she understands the stakes involved and how to get the best results. Kate understands the uncertainty, the complexities, the excitement, and the ultimate satisfaction of building your investment portfolio, ensuring each step is a hassle-free experience for you that is not only profitable but enjoyable as well.
Kate is known for her integrity, ethics, approachability and breadth of knowledge. Her dedication to building long term relationships with clients and her professional and friendly approach makes her the essence of the company.
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Kate got married in February 2014 and loves annoying her husband Dennis. Dennis is a chef, so Kate gets to enjoy the benefits of his amazing cooking skills at home and loves going to the movies, spending time with her friends and family, playing with her nieces, singing loudly (and terribly), curling up with a good book and enjoying a glass of red wine.
Glenn began investing in property back in 1998, when asked by his accountant why he wanted to invest in property, he replied “Because I’m a bad saver and it will force me to save money”.
Since then Glenn has sought out many forms of education in property investing and has tried many property investment strategies over the years, which have ignited his passion for property investing.
Glenn became a client of Right Property Group in 2011 and began building a property portfolio using their services while working a full time job in IT.
Being a goal oriented person, Glenn was very much focused achieving his goals using the investment strategy he had implemented using Right Property Group services and within 3 years had accumulated 14 properties.
A change in Glenn’s employment situation in mid-2014 came as a blessing in disguise, when Right Property Group directors Victor Kumar and Steve Waters asked him to come on board as the Property Investment Strategist in early 2015.
Working life for Glenn doesn’t get much better, he gets to help people get started in property investing, and talk property investing all day long. His passion for property investing is apparent from the moment you first speak to him, and he loves being able to give people a vision that can help change their lives. Since coming on board with Right Property Group, Glenn has assisted hundreds of people to get started on a property investing journey of their own, and working their way to a brighter financial future
Melanie comes to RPG as a former Paralegal with an Associate Degree in Conveyancing Law and Practice, and over 20 years of experience within the legal industry across various genres. This has given her a thorough and extensive understanding of deadlines, accuracy, confidentiality, as well as ruthless efficiency with exceedingly developed organisational skills. Melanie has worked in a high stress and demanding environment for specialist lawyers, and with an exceedingly diverse range of clients, other professionals, and not to mention financial institutions on conveyancing side of things.
A mother of two young and very active children, a geriatric Staffy canine and wife of 12+ years to Michael, Melanie’s days always begin at breakneck speed. To balance out family and working life, the family enjoy getting away regularly in their caravan exploring many locations where fishing, swimming and riding bikes are a necessity for family fun.
Melanie understands that property investment is not a “one size fits all” approach, and that each person’s risk profile will define how they feel comfortable progressing. Melanie has made many past mistakes through lack of knowledge when it comes to property investment, but has learned the lessons from them.
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Craig started with Right Property Group (RPG) in February of 2016, Craig has always been interested in the property market, researching buying and learning as much as he can. Craig has over the years has bought and sold many properties, having had approximately 20 doors under his belt, one of which is a block of units in Wagga Wagga which he renovated which is another passion of his.
Craig’s career life has always had a strong focus on customer service and building long-term relationships, and when he started in with RPG the focus remained the same. Passionate, personable, honest and caring, are just a few of the words that describe him.
Craig is motivated to achieve the best possible result for his client’s. Craig has an ability to rapidly respond to his clients’ needs with accuracy and insight, to unearth quality talent within some challenging sectors providing favourable outcomes for both company and client. Tenacious and productive, Craig has a ‘never give up’ attitude.
In his spare time Craig enjoys time with his family and friends, renovating properties and looking for that next property deal to add to his portfolio. Craig’s passion for property is second to none, he enjoys discussing, learning and hear about property. Craig is a licensed real estate agent in NSW.
Michelle Fulop is the Purchase-Coordinator at Right Property Group and has managed over 500 transactions for her clients. She carries 6 years of progression within the company and has widespread knowledge of the business. Being an active investor herself, she can relate with clients on all the emotional aspects of their purchases.
Michelle will be your main point of contact when buying an investment through Right Property Group, from exchange of contracts right through until settlement.
Michelle’s eye for detail and commitment to her role provides clients with a strong sense of trust. The communication offered means her clients can be sure to understand where their purchase is up to at all times. Combine the above with positive energy and a solid work ethic, you can be sure you’ll be well looked after!
Michelle’s weekends are spent camping, wake boarding in summer and enjoying time with her family, friends and fur-child, Apollo.
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Jenni has been with Right Property Group since February 2016. She has over 16 years’ experience in Personal and Executive Assistant and Customer Service roles. Her experience spans a wide range of industries from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to FMCG and landscaping.
Jenni’s working focus has always been with management and client support. This translates to a broad understanding of what managers and clients require in their day to day interactions.
She is deeply committed to ensuring a successful outcome for every client she works with. Her attention to detail, excellent rapport building skills and the vitality and energy she brings to each client engagement is second to none.
Jenni is an efficient and intuitive organiser and coordinates Steve’s diary and day to day meetings with clients and industry partners with great enthusiasm.
She is a caring and cheerful member of our team who will happily support the RPG team and clients wherever she can. Jenni isn’t afraid to colour outside the lines and is always ready for a new challenge. She excels in arranging the right resources to get the job done.
Jenni is an experienced investor herself, and continues to build her portfolio.
Jenni resides on the North Shore of Sydney with her husband Scott, and their blended family of seven. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in family events and enjoying life.
Suzi has joined Right Property Group after many years in the Real Estate Industry, as an Agent, in Administrative and Property Management roles. After always enjoying a support role, she joins Right Property group as PA to Victor Kumar.
Suzi has a passion for investment property and real estate, having bought, renovated and sold 7 properties over the years, and continues to build her own portfolio. Understanding the excitement and pitfalls she wants to help our clients enjoy a stress free experience.
Suzi is always ready to help clients with an enthusiasm for Customer Service, loves talking to our clients and hearing their Investment stories. She is thoroughly enjoying being surrounded by like-minded people and has learnt so much in her time with Right Property Group – particularly finding the Right On Track monthly educational meetings invaluable.
Suzi is loving having her weekends back after years in Real Estate, enjoying down time on her 5 acre bush block, watching the sunsets, and the housing developments getting closer and closer!