Testimonials

“Garda Capital appointed Dawkins Occhiuto to sell their asset at 700 Springvale Road, Mulgrave. Having worked with Dawkins Occhiuto before we felt they were an ideally suited to the instruction given it was not a straight forward transaction and required a high level of effort.

Andrew and Walter quickly identified the key buyers and secured a sale within a prompt timeframe.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Andrew and Walter for large and or complex instructions that require a strategic approach.”

Matthew Madsen
Managing Director
Garda Capital Group


“We engaged Dawkins Occhiuto to provide a marketing strategy and subsequently handle the sales campaign for a property owned by one of our clients in South Melbourne. The property ideally suited a future high rise residential redevelopment (STCA).

We found their advice to be sound and were impressed with the firm’s strong work ethic, communication and ability to infiltrate the market.

We look forward to working with both Andrew and Walter again.”

Paul Ashworth
Partner – Investment Management
Cameron Harrison Investment Management


“Chassis Brakes International (Australia) Pty Ltd engaged Dawkins Occhiuto to sell Land & Buildings at the manufacturing facility located in East Bentleigh.

The transaction had a number of complexities associated with it and required a higher level of thought not a straight forward sale.

Dawkins Occhiuto approached the project very professionally, with a personalised approach, implemented an appropriate strategy and secured a sale outcome despite a challenging landscape, meeting our expectation.

We would be pleased to discuss the firm’s capability on request.”

Mike Delacorn
Vice President – Operations
Chassis Brakes International (Asia Pacific)


“We engaged Dawkins Occhiuto to assist us in the restructuring of our local property portfolio in Melbourne.  The firm’s attention to detail and communication throughout the campaign was first-rate, which contributed to an excellent outcome to the process.

Philip Brierley
Vice President Operations Australia and Singapore
Pearson PLC


“Salta Properties recently appointed Dawkins Occhiuto to market an asset in Port Melbourne.  Their understanding of the asset and key market drivers, coupled with their work ethic and hands on approach to all facets of the campaign were instrumental in achieving a result beyond our expectations.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Dawkins Occhiuto.”

Sam Tarascio
Managing Director
Salta Properties Pty Ltd


“I have dealt with Andrew over many years and have bought and sold property through him. I have continued the association with Andrew and Walter at Dawkins Occhiuto. 

Over this time they assisted us in the sale of a major city fringe project. Their market knowledge, attention to detail and focus contributed to the success of the project. 

I would have no hesitation in recommending Dawkins Occhiuto.

Gus Cooper
Director
Cremorne Properties


“Dawkins Occhiuto facilitated the successful divestment of a Melbourne fringe investment for Arena in July 2014.  We have attributed much of the success of that campaign to the hands on approach of the principals, Andrew and Walter.  Andrew and Walter’s professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge of their trade were evident throughout the sale program.  We look forward to further business with Dawkins Occhiuto and commend their services to others.”

Rob de Vos
General Manager, Property
Arena Investment Management Limited


“I’ve dealt with Andrew across a number of transactions from standalone investments to a major suburban Business Park. His ability to gain an in depth understanding of the asset, our requirements as vendor and his conduct through the negotiation phase all contributed to the successful results we achieved.”

Tony McCormack
Head of Capital Transactions
ISPT


“Opus Capital engaged Dawkins Occhiuto to sell a trophy asset at 437 St Kilda Rd as we were seeking a smaller boutique firm that would commit a large time resource to the campaign without sacrificing market penetration. Andrew ran all facets of the campaign to an exceptional standard and we were extremely pleased with the result, that in no small part can be attributed to his level of endeavour, attention to detail and market knowledge. We look forward to continuing our association with Dawkins Occhiuto.”

Tony Boyd
Chief Executive Officer
Opus Capital Group


“Dawkins Occhiuto, Commercial Real Estate Agents, facilitated the sale of our property at Woodruff Street, Port Melbourne. Given the sensitivities surrounding the sale, it was imperative that confidentiality be maintained at all times whilst negotiating a complex transaction on behalf of a publicly listed company. Walter Occhiuto played the lead role on the transaction from introducing the purchaser through to negotiating final contract terms. Walter’s experience and expertise were invaluable in achieving a successful outcome. On behalf of Pental Ltd, I have no hesitation in recommending Dawkins Occhiuto for any future property transaction.”

Alan Fisher
Chief Executive Officer
Pental Ltd


“Dear Andrew,

Re: The Capitol South Yarra

Rarely do we find a real estate agent who can act as trusted adviser in a way that is impartial, not self-serving and with integrity. 

We are lucky to have found such a person in you.  Your open and honest advice has been valuable to us. 

Your experience, wisdom and understanding has assisted us navigate through ‘the noise’ of other agents and market influencers and achieve an outcome that we are pleased with. 

It has been a pleasure working with you over the last 18 months and hope we can do more together in the future.”

Joel Palan
NAPLA Pty Ltd


“I have worked closely with Walter over the last few years and most recently in leasing our biggest vacancy in Melbourne, our 52,000m2 Distribution Centre. Walter is extremely hardworking, honest and leaves no stone unturned. His in depth understanding of our property assisted us greatly in achieving an outstanding result.”

Bobby Binning
National Leasing Manager
Cromwell Property Fund


“Australand have dealt with the Directors of Dawkins Occhiuto across numerous transactions and market sectors. We have enjoyed a strong relationship and look forward to working with both Walter and Andrew in the future.”

Sean McMahon
Executive General Manager
C&I Australand Property Group


“In February 2012 APGF Management Limited (APGF) engaged Dawkins Occhiuto on a conjunctional agency appointment with a larger CBD firm to market and sell one of our Melbourne fringe assets.

The reason we employed Dawkins Occhiuto as a conjunctional agent was that we believed using this boutique agency with a larger firm was a perfect arrangement for APGF to cover all aspects of the market. As a result, we found having a smaller boutique firm work on the appointment with a large agency proved to be a good combination and resulted in a very pleasing outcome for the Fund.

We had excellent participation in the sale process despite challenging market conditions and were impressed by the efforts of Andrew and Dawkins Occhiuto as a firm.”

Marc Lucas
Asset Manager
APGF


“I’ve known both Andrew and Walter for a long time and seen them develop into leading property agents in the Melbourne marketplace. Podco acquired Doncaster Corporate Centre and a major Richmond freehold from Andrew and we have valued his advice and market knowledge both in acquiring and selling assets.

His knowledge of key market and property fundamentals as well as the buyer market is highly regarded.

Andrew and Walter are well positioned to build on their past successes and Podco looks forward to being part of the journey .”

Anthony Wilson
Director
PODCO


“Centuria appointed Dawkins Occhiuto to execute the sale of 850 Lorimer St, Port Melbourne. The property was problematic in relation to existing vacancy, however Dawkins Occhiuto’s in depth understanding of key market drivers and sound financial analysis assisted in achieving a
successful outcome. I would have no hesitation recommending both Walter and Andrew
.”

Mark Jones
Manager – Property Funds Vic
Centuria Property Funds Limited