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About Us

Business owners or senior managers use Australian Lease Management because of their unique ability to analyse and fix problems.
Our extensive experience within the commercial lease and real estate environment ensures we achieve the best results for our clients every time.

Australian Lease Management is a professional services real estate company, providing independent advice to corporate, private and government businesses (for landlords, tenants, developers, vendors and purchasers).

A need was identified in 1993 to provide tenants and landlords with professional, well-researched and unbiased advice on all matters which relate to real estate. Since then, Australian Lease Management has grown to represent clients small and large across Australia and has earned an outstanding reputation by achieving client’s objectives no matter how difficult or complex they may seem.

We strive to build long term relationships with our clients by gaining a clear educated understanding of their business, their needs and their objectives. Only then can we do the best for them.

Brian Scarborough - Director

Brian founded Australian Lease Management in 1993 after a very successful career in the private sector. His qualifications as a valuer along with 40 years’ experience within the real estate industry results in a unique skill set that is sought after by clients Australia wide. His ability to analyse a situation and then provide an efficient and concise solution, makes Brian a great asset to anyone needing guidance or advice. From land tax objections to retail chain national rollouts, Brian’s ability to continually get results has earned him a reputation second to none.

Not only successful in work life, Brian also excels both on the mountain bike and pounding the pavement. He remains extremely active and enjoys the camaraderie these pastimes bring (and is still just a little competitive). A strong believer in work / life balance, he manages to be a devoted husband, and a present father and grandfather to an ever-growing Scarborough clan.

Phone: 0438 042 122

Mark Raphael - Director

Mark began his work life under the wing and tutelage of his father in the family’s successful retail business. It was here where he was taught the many aspects of retail life and more so the importance of pursuing excellence. With over 20 years’ experience owning and running his award-winning retail outlets, he was also responsible for the expansion of his businesses with lease negotiation being a pivotal component. This was where he first met Brian. Mark not only managed his own businesses, but was also involved in an advisory capacity for a national retail group.

Mark joined the Australian Lease Management team in 2008. His clients continue to appreciate his deep understanding of business due to his past experience plus his ability to find solutions to their most challenging problems no matter what the challenges are.

He has a burning desire to continue the ethos Brian instilled from day one in the company of creating balance and equity for all.

His football days are long gone but he continues to try and hold back the years by running marathons and competing in triathlons including completing 10 Ironman events including competing at the world championships in Hawaii. A little less arduous but just as rewarding are the great conversations and numerous coffees with the training crew.

 
Phone: 0419 867 615

Giles Benton - Director

Highly regarded for his strength of commercial acumen in many facets of commercial real estate, Giles has close to 20 years of experience working across every state and territory of Australia. He considers himself very fortunate to have worked in close business partnership with some of the most outstanding operators in the industry.

Areas of his expertise include commercial real estate investment management, pre-purchase due diligence, corporate real estate advisory, lease negotiation and formalising lease documentation, commercial real estate asset management, capital works forecasting, cashflow projecting and development feasibility evaluation.

Giles holds a Registered Land Agent’s licence (RLA), which allows him to legally deal in leasing matters as well as facilitating the selling land and buildings, and is also a Certified Asset Manager with the Australian Property Institute (AAPI – CAM).

When Giles is not fiercely acting in the best interests of Australian Lease Management’s loyal clients, you will find him ‘pottering’ around his hobby farm in the Adelaide Hills, or out pack-hiking the trails and enjoying a keen interest in nature photography.


Phone: 0401 498 028

Kathy Zanker - Business Growth Manager

Kathy joined Australian Lease Management in 2005 and is primarily our clients’ first point of contact. Her warmth and friendliness helps our clients feel at ease from the very beginning.

Kathy is involved in several roles within our business, from reception tasks to heading up our business growth team. Her efficiency and organisational skills are second to none, ensuring the smooth running of the office. Day to day operations, developing administrative procedures and facilitating good communication between all staff members would not occur without Kathy’s dedication and passion for Australian Lease Management.

In her down time, Kathy enjoys travelling and also relishes in locating South Australian delights such as locally made fine wines and great produce. Other passions include cinema going, reading (the book club gang can get quite emotive at times), “painting by numbers” (isn’t that how Picasso started…) with her gal pals and the footy – Go Crows! Kathy very much enjoys family get-togethers and especially time spent with her grandchildren.

Mary Castellucci - Consultant

Mary joined Australian Lease Management in 2020 after working across many areas of commercial real estate for over a decade. She has experience in dealing with clients at a corporate level while also having the understanding, care and empathy when working with smaller, independent retailers.

Mary started her career working in franchising and retail property, progressing up the ranks to working in shopping centre management, and has been involved in all aspects of lease negotiation and property project marketing thus giving her a very well rounded skill set within the commercial property market. She enjoys and thrives in the areas of communication, market research, data analysis and lease negotiation. Mary is driven every day to help all clients by way of a practical and collaborative approach, ensuring a creative and effective solution is always found.

Her vivacious personality has been a welcome addition to our team. When she isn’t working, Mary is the official Uber driver, chef and jack of all trades for 3 busy and soccer obsessed teenagers. Mary is very much looking forward to a quieter lifestyle (and a lot less driving!) as her children become more and more independent.

Phone: 0414 673 348

Tony Kernahan - Consultant

Tony joined Australian Lease Management in 2021 after working extensively within many areas of retail and hospitality as a senior manager, a multi-national CEO and a business owner. He has broad experience in working alongside people from all walks of life. Tony also displays understanding, care and empathy when assisting large or small independent retailers.

Tony has been involved in all aspects of lease negotiations and property selection, giving him a very well-rounded skill set within the commercial property industry. He enjoys and thrives in the areas of long term relationship building, communication, market research and lease negotiations. He has a passion to help all clients by way of a practical and collaborative approach ensuring a creative and effective solution with a strong belief in building trust.

His outgoing personality has been a welcome addition to the Australian Lease Management team. When he isn’t working, Tony is the President of the Cove Football Club in the Southern Football League and enjoys watching his two sons grow into wonderful young men. Tony is also a keen football follower of all levels, particularly “grass roots football”.

Phone: 0409 632 378

Alana Lima – Property Manager

Alana is a client-focussed property administration manager with over 15 years of commercial property and administration experience in both South Australia and Brazil. She recently joined the team at Australian Lease Management in 2023, and supports our ever growing commercial property management team.

With a keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of real estate systems and processes; Alana excels in ensuring the smooth operation of our back-end office operations with a high degree of professionalism. She is always looking for ways to enhance her skills and broaden her professional knowledge, which helps her perform the day to day tasks even better and always brings a wealth of expertise and passion to her job.

Outside of work, she indulges in her love for animals by spending time with her French Bulldog Bella, and enjoys exploring new destinations, having dinner with friends and shopping.

Phone: 0422 332 139

Angel Bodie – Property Manager

Equipped with an impressive and well-rounded skillset, Angel has spent well over a decade working in the real estate industry. Angel is friendly, diligent and dependable with a passion for planning and organisation which encompasses spending countless hours learning new skills within business to bring to Australian Lease Management.

Angel’s extensive experience, coupled with some supersonic admin abilities, means our property management clients receive exceptional service and peace of mind knowing their investments are always in good hands. Angel constantly goes above and beyond to ensure top service is delivered to all our clients. Angel wears her heart on her sleeve, but don’t be fooled, she has the ability to negotiate with the best of them and ensures guidelines and procedures are followed precisely by all parties.

In her spare time, you can find Angel reading, spending time with her husband and two beautiful children, travelling with her girlfriends and immersing herself in personal development.

Phone: 0425 333 952

Nipuni Nishshanka – Technical Analyst

To be added.

 

Laurence Camporeale - Consultant

Laurence joined Australian Lease Management in 2022, bringing with him a diverse array of property valuation experience from a solid grounding of property valuation exposure within multi-national organisations and also working for smaller, family owned businesses.

Laurence commenced his career in the finance sector, starting out as a finance broker and quickly moving into commercial lending, he then progressed to management positions in banking before bringing those skills to the property industry and being able to put to use his Business Commerce (Property) degree from the University of South Australia.

His energetic and empathetic nature is well received by his clients and helps build rapport with business owners, no matter the size of their operations. Laurence is passionate about working with business owners to create outstanding property related solutions for them, to help achieve their professional and personal goals.

Outside of work, Laurence is a keen car enthusiast and loves all things camping, 4-wheel driving and exploring the great outdoors. He is also an excellent cook; his masterpieces are often the envy of the other Australian Lease Management staff at lunch time!

Phone: 0450 280 345

Linda Christian - Consultant

Linda’s experience in commercial real estate commenced over 30 years ago and during that time she has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in many varied capacities. She has a wide background in shopping centre management, and holds the CSMA (Certified Shopping Centre Manager of Australia) qualification. Her ability to empathise and understand client’s issues has gained her an excellent reputation. Linda joined Australian Lease Management in 2004 and with her in-depth understanding of shopping centres, has given great guidance to both tenants and landlords.

Phone: 0409 092 168

Margaret Scarborough - Finance Manager

Margaret has been involved with Australian Lease Management in many capacities from the very beginning and now plays a pivotal role as finance manager. Her vast company knowledge and attention to detail ensures the firm’s administration runs like a well-oiled machine. Margaret’s leadership and friendliness within the office creates an enjoyable working environment.