John Gilmovich is the founder, director & senior property manager of Real Property Manager. An independent and specialised mobile agency powered by innovative property tech that delivers exceptional personalised residential and commercial property management services to the Sydney property investor community.
Backed by over two decades hands on industry experience our mission is to deliver old school customer service but using innovative property management technology in the market place to give back better returns and outcomes to both landlords & tenants.
John is a property investor himself and understands the care, attention & mindset required to meet the expectations of his clients. A real problem solver in an industry that demands a quick response time, innovative cost effective management solutions and the understanding of the ever expanding legal requirements of tenancies, Real Property Manager delivers expert level service backed by decades of the right experience.
John's impressive career highlights include:
Current president of the Property Owners Association of NSW and also an executive committee member of the property management chapter of the Real Estate Institute of NSW. John is approached regularly by the media and government departments to give his opinion about proposed legislative changes that may affect property owners. He has been involved in lobbying & shaping legislation reform on state level with a goal of keeping a well balanced playing field inside of the property industry.
Before stepping out on his own John worked for some of the best known real estate franchise brands in the country and held senior management and leadership positions within these. He was also a part of a senior management team who launched the very first publicly listed property management company in Australia with 14,000 properties under management.
From a young age John's dad who was a Sydney trades person, had him getting into overalls, roll up his sleeves to paint & transform his dad's rental property's on weekends to make some pocket money. Good old hard labour included gardening, paving, stripping kitchens and bathrooms to transform the look and feel of not only some family property but also some of john's dad's clients. At the ripe age of 19 John joined his fathers painting and decorating company full time but this was not his real calling or passion.
John's own property journey started at the ripe age of 21 when he saved his pocket money and invested in his first rental property in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. He saw the potential in property investing and entered the real estate industry as an apprentice in 1991.He further educated himself by participating in a 3 year part time real estate licensing course whilst working full time in the industry and was awarded the full real estate license under the supervision of his then mentor who owned his own portfolio of over 100 inner city properties that John managed for him and his family.
Recipient of numerous agency awards including leasing, business development & property management within several major franchise groups John's passion and desire to succeed did not stop there. John was appointed as a team leader in Australia's first ever publicly listed property management company that had 14,000 investment properties under management in 3 different states. He was licensee in charge of one of the Sydney based branch offices. A former state and national property management consultant and skills trainer (still holds a certificate 4 in real estate work place training and assessment) inside the largest real estate franchise group in Australasia with experience in the challenges of start up through to large scale multi branch business operations.
John enjoys the rapidly evolving technology that has entered the property management industry and has been approached on numerous occasions by tech companies to consult on new and innovative service applications that provide more efficiency and streamlines processes for property managers, tenants, tradespeople and landlords. He focuses strongly on building relationships within the property industry with the end result of delivering exceptional service & value to his clients to give them confidence & knowledge to expand their wealth through property investing.
John is very passionate about lobbying for fairness and equality in legislation, defining and setting higher standards for the industry and has made several submissions to government departments on matters such as residential tenancies, strata living, retail and the building and construction sectors. He adheres to the highest standards of professional practice in accordance with the Code of Conduct of the Real Estate Institute of NSW & Office of Fair Trading guidelines for real estate agency business.
Married with two children and living in the inner west, John likes to get involved in the spirit of community's and uses his auctioneer skills to raise funds for charity organisations.
One of the few real experts in the field of property management, John welcomes your inquiry.