Meet Our Team

Our team is our greatest asset. It consists of dedicated property professionals who ensure all of our clients are in the safest of hands, and their individual needs are consistently met and exceeded. Our approach to projects is strategic; we tailor our marketing campaigns to meet market needs and we are receptive to new challenges.

It is our people, our varied service offerings and our thorough approach to property marketing that sets us apart from the competition.

Joe Catanese

Founder & MD

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Joe founded Real Properties in March 2017.

Experienced in driving results in commercial, industrial, residential, site sales and investments across Melbourne’s CBD and growth corridors, Joe has transacted over $1.5 billion in recent years. Joe attributes his success to long-standing and trusted relationships, innovative marketing and brand campaigns, his highly skilled team of professionals, service standards and a vibrant and fun culture.

Joe’s professionalism, genuine and first-class approach see him regularly exceed his clients’ expectations and deliver record results. His understanding of how to build sustainable, trusted and long-term relationships see him nurture clients by using transparent communication with private investors, developers, institutions, fund managers and government bodies.

Joe has 25+ years of experience working with global corporate real estate businesses, giving him wide ranging local and international contacts. Known for pushing the boundaries, his ability to get the best outcome for his clients is what sets him apart.

Entrepreneur; Innovator; Leader; Performance-Driven

Sarah Wilson


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Sarah works in the business and on the business. This insight allows her to know what needs to be done to grow and build a sustainable business. After running her own international Talent Acquisition and Advisory business for ten years, her passion is in sales and service-led businesses that provide true value to their clients.

Sarah has worked in start-up businesses through to leading blue chip global brands. Her focus is on developing new business lines and partnerships; client engagement and business development strategies; marketing; sales forecasting; finance and delivering operational efficiencies within the team.

Challenges the Status Quo; Love for Numbers; Change Agent; Director of Fun

Tess Jane

Director - Marketing

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Inspired by new property opportunities, Tess has a passion and an innate understanding of marketing within the property industry. She thrives in a dynamic environment and brings creativity and sound business decisions together to deliver strong results for our clients.

Tess has extensive experience in marketing strategy, planning, budgeting and market research at ASX listed companies, providing a wealth of knowledge and experience across all areas of marketing. She knows what needs to be done to market a property within budget and the relevant timeframes to maximise returns on our clients’ investments.

Creative Flair; Strategic Thinker; Dynamic; Adaptable



Nicholas Mihelis

Director - Residential Projects

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Nicholas is a career sales professional and solutions orientated leader with over 18 years experience giving him a deep and wide-ranging knowledge and expertise within the residential projects sector. Specifically, his experience is in residential projects, residential real estate, auctioneering and new home sales. Nicholas is a people leader who believes in building high performing sales teams to deliver sales objectives and outcomes. He has built a reputation within the industry for delivering a superior level of service and customer experience every time – this is his passion.

Nicholas and his team are accountable for sales, service delivery, project delivery, operations, marketing and CRM for each project – they enable the design, sales, delivery and billing of each project for all clients they service across Victoria. He is dedicated to building sustainable long standing relationships, aligning people and his team to their core objectives and negotiating an equitable outcome for all.

Commercial Accountability; Customer Service Centric; Process Orientated and Passionate 

Adriana Alducci

Operations Manager

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As a founding member of the Real Properties business, Adriana played a crucial role in the launch of Real Properties. She set up the office, established the company’s processes and procedures and implemented new systems to ensure the efficient running of the team. She is the backbone of the business.

Being super organised and running the day to day operations is Adriana’s core strength. She constantly promotes performance and operational excellence through her impeccable office management skills and ability to react decisively and effectively in any given situation.

With her love of people and property, Adriana’s positive attitude and upbeat personality adds humour to our operations. An enthusiastic and committed member of the Real Properties team, Adriana brings experience from the world of corporate real estate, having worked across multiple divisions for leading international real estate organisations.

Operational Excellence; Finger-on-the-Pulse; Super Organised

Lucas Gentile


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Energetic, highly motivated and outcome focused, Lucas delivers outstanding, second-to-none service for his clients. He brings a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and energy to the Real Properties team. Experienced in marketing and residential sales, Lucas has gained the knowledge to strategically market each property, ultimately helping clients maximise their returns. He is known for getting results.

Lucas is service-orientated with a diligent and trustworthy approach when dealing with clients. Working with people and developing relationships are his key points of difference. He communicates the critical steps in the process and always keeps his clients up to date – this sets Lucas apart from the crowd.

Innovative; Young Gun; Results Orientated; Driven

Ben Ameti

Executive - Industrial

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Ben joined the Real Properties team with a deep understanding on both residential and commercial property within Melbourne’s South East. Having grown up in this area, Ben has quickly built a strong network of local clients throughout the region, and prides himself on providing honest and reliable advice to his clients.

Ben brings a positive presence and innovative thinking to the industry. He has an unique blend of both residential and commercial property experience which means he can stretch himself beyond the boundaries of his role and provide extra value to the business and the clients he services.

A self-motivated, enthusiastic and personable operator, Ben has grown up within the property industry and understands what is required to provide clients with the relevant information to ensure a client’s success on their property.

Sales Orientated; Fresh Thinking; Outstanding Work Ethic; Enthusiastic

Madison Crisp

Sales Coordinator

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Madison is highly motivated, positive and a driven sales support and customer service professional with a passion for property. Having completed her Agents Representative Certificate, she understands what her sales team needs to support them in achieving their sales goals and clients objectives.

As a critical member of the sales team, Madison’s remit is to provide the team with support on market / competitor intelligence, CRM management and reporting, marketing and administration support.  Madison’s value is illustrated by providing precise information and data to the team and their clients that is concise, accurate and timely.

A self-motivated, enthusiastic and personable operator, Madison understands what is required to provide the team with the relevant information to ensure the team’s success. Madison demonstrates exceptional listening and communication skills, and is able to articulate herself clearly to stakeholders at all levels.

Dedicated; Genuine; Customer Orientated, Strong Work Ethic 

Estelle Battaglia

Marketing Coordinator

Currently studying a double degree in a Bachelor of Marketing and Graphic Design, Estelle has worked within the real estate industry for the past 3 years and has developed a solid understanding and knowledge of the property industry. Estelle brings a forward-thinking and creative nature to the team and ensures all marketing deliverables are produced to the highest standard.

Estelle works closely with the team on marketing campaigns across all our business lines for Industrial & Commercial, Residential Projects and Development Sites. She has a detailed and unique understanding of the essential components of a successful sales campaign and delivers marketing material that is fresh, on brief and meets our clients’ expectations.

Estelle is a bubbly, personable and hard working member of the team. Her can-do attitude and commitment will ensure she drives awareness and results to your listings through the use of a multi-channel marketing mix.

Innovative; Builds Marketing Awareness; Can-Do Attitude, Fresh Thinking