Meet the Team
We introduce you to the team at Coral Sea Property Management.
Regan Leatch – Owner and Principal
Regan is the Owner and Principal of Coral Sea Property Management. His main focus for the company is to run a high-end, boutique property management agency with a strong focus on communication, accountability and landlords’ rights. Regan has never let his age be a barrier in his success and was one of the youngest people in Queensland to receive their Principal’s licence. He is incredibly proud of his team, who he says are highly intelligent and proactive property managers, all working towards common goals. Unlike many principals, Regan maintains a ‘hands-on’ approach to running the business. You’ll find him in the middle of the open office, regularly speaking with all clients of Coral Sea Property Management including owners, tenants and tradies, ensuring the service provided is nothing but the best. Regan is incredibly proud of the service his company provides and this is reflected in consistent above-average key performance indicators and 5-star Google reviews.
Regan’s received a number of awards including the Youth Resilience Award for the efforts and contributions made by local youths during the monsoon recovery effort (2019), Australian Defence Force Long Tan Award for Leadership (2017), Duke of Edinburgh Award – Silver (2014-2016), Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Award (2015), Young Business Minds Award (2014). He has also been an active volunteer in the NSW Rural Fire Service, where he held the role of Equipment Officer and participated in training other volunteers. As an example of his resilience and tenacity, Regan has also completed the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea.
Regan lives by the saying “IN THE END… We only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.”
Shawn Andersen – Business Development Manager
Shawn is the Business Development Manager at Coral Sea Property Management. He was born in Townsville and didn’t chose this industry originally. He completed his degree in Business and then hospitality and other business ventures was his focus since 1991. He came from being a glassy at the Exchange Hotel on Flinders Street East, to creating and owning some of Townsville’s most iconic hospitality venues. During his career he’s worked in Brisbane for 3 years, Sydney for a further 3 years at some of Australia’s best hospitality venues, and returned to Townsville to create and build his first bar at 28 years old – “The Rhino Bar” – in 2003. After selling the Rhino Bar in 2008, Shawn then started buying businesses in demise and selling them on the high up until 2016.
It was through his general passion for business and some mutual contacts that he fell into property management. He says he enjoys working at Coral Sea because of the relaxed office environment and getting to show investors the property management service they deserve. Shawn is a single dad to two beautiful daughters who frequently come to the office to help dad and the other staff with little tasks. We describe Shawn as an exercise fanatic because he exercises daily (sometimes twice a day!) and enjoys triathlons. A fun fact about Shawn is he loves golf and has had his handicap down as low as 3.
He likes to live by the saying “Never ever, ever, ever give up!”
Elijah Jones – Operations Manager
Elijah is our Operations Manager at Coral Sea Property Management. He started with us 2018 and says he is genuinely looking forward to many more years to come, because it’s the right place for him to be able to develop his professional skills. His focus is conducting vacates, completing entry condition reports, trust accounting and offering team members guidance where needed for the day-to-day operations of the business.
Elijah has completed his Certificate IV in Property Management Services, which really helped him kick start his career in Real Estate. Before this, he worked as Customer Service Support with Yondo! Eli says he really enjoys working with this team because every day brings something new and some sort of exciting challenge to get through together.
Eli is hoping to get to Japan or Italy for his next holiday and after a big day of managing the team and getting properties rented for our landlords, he loves to spend any kind of quality time with his partner or going to Ribs & Rumps on Palmer Street.
Eli lives by the moto “It’s always important to have a laugh.”
Emma Carney – Property Manager
Emma is one of our Property Managers at Coral Sea Property Management. She has had a long relationship with Coral Sea, working here on and off for the past seven years. Emma is highly experienced and has worked in all aspects of property management within the industry, including administration, business development, residential and commercial management, and she plays a key role in training coordination.
Emma has completed her Certificate IV in Property Management Services and is a member of our Owner Team. You will find her completing vacates, regularly contacting landlords who have a property up for rent, ensuring all our tenants remain a minimum of 7 days in advance with their rent, and assisting with new marketing strategies and online content. Emma says she likes working with this team because everyone is working towards the same goals and feels the agency is very innovative and always looking for ways to adapt and progress.
Emma is planning to travel around Australia one day with her partner. She is a bit of a Yogi and lives by the saying “Positive things will happen to positive people”.
Lauren Henderson – Property Manager
Lauren is one of our Property Managers at Coral Sea Property Management. She started with the agency in 2019 and quickly became a valuable member of the team. Lauren has completed her Real Estate Registration Certificate.
Lauren’s part of our Tenant Team, so you will likely find her at open inspections, routine inspections, processing your applications, or buzzing around the office supporting other team members with any other tasks they might need a hand with. Lauren says she feels excited to start a career in the property management industry and loves being a valued member of team. She says that working with the team is great because there’s always something to learn, it’s a supportive and lively environment, and it feels like we’re friends as well as work colleagues. Prior to this role, Lauren worked in Childcare and Retail, so came on board with great people and customer service skills.
On the weekends Lauren loves to go to Quarterdeck for the great food and live music, or can be found exploring Townsville and surrounds, going on day trips to waterfalls or sunflower fields with her partner and friends.
The motto she likes to live by is “Just keep swimming” from Dory in Finding Nemo.
Abigail Fairbanks – Property Manager
Abigail is one of our Property Managers at Coral Sea Property Management. She has been with the agency since 2018. Abigail says she really loves working in this role because every day is different. She really enjoys the challenges that come with the industry, as they are allowing her to grow and think differently to each situation.
Abi works mainly as a part of our tenant team so focussing on routine inspections, lease renewals, conducting opens homes and processing applications FAST. Abi has the nickname “3 year Abi” because she is always securing leases for 3 years! Abi has completed her Real Estate Registration Certificate and is also studying Environmental Science online through SCU. If that was not enough, her passion for dogs has also driven her to start her own side business called “Give a Dog a Bone”, which is so she can provide all natural and raw readymade meals for dogs.
Abigail is originally from the Gold Coast but has really settled in Townsville now.
Her travel goal is to hopefully get to America and her life motto is “Can’t have a rainbow without a little rain”.
Ferlyne Alegrado – Virtual Assistant
Ferlyne lives in the Philippines and supports the team with all of our “back of house” administration. This includes auditing online files, entering in KPIs daily, lots of property maintenance administration, completing reoccurring tasks to ensure the best level of customer service for each client of Coral Sea and that’s just to name a few!
The whole team chats with Ferlyne over Skype at least once a day. She has a great sense of humour and is always eager to take on more tasks. Prior to this role, Ferlyne was an ESL teacher to Korean students, online. But she says that working with Coral Sea Property Management is the best job she has ever had, and we love having her on board.
A fun fact about Ferlyne is that she makes her own brewed coffee with local coffee beans. Ferlyne is keen to buy her own home and also travel to Switzerland.