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Our team

Mark Unkel Mark Unkel – Director

Mark was raised in the Netherlands from a young age after being born in Sydney, before he returned to live in Australia in 1981. He was able to travel around the country by hitchhiking, with his journey eventually coming to an end on the East Coast where Mark, then in his early twenties, bought a yacht and sailed to the Sunshine Coast in 1987. He went onto building yachts and participated in several Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races. Mark feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to begin his real estate career at the beautiful Sunshine Coast suburb of Minyama in the year 1990.

Since the commencement of his real estate career, Mark has enjoyed great success and prides himself on total commitment in obtaining the best possible results for his clients. He thoroughly enjoys the interaction dealing with different types of people and personalities and has a passion for architecture and specialised luxury properties. Over the years, Mark has had the privilege of receiving real estate awards from multinational companies and has been the REIQ Queensland sales person of the year in 1999 and a finalist in 2001, 2002 and 2003, proving his consistency in providing excellent service to his sellers.

Mark’s strengths as an individual lie in his exceptional communication skills, ability to think outside the square for new marketing opportunities, and his strong, upfront and transparent way of successful negotiation.

ELITE Lifestyle Properties have been consistently successful in their operations over the years and are continuing to set new benchmarks in the marketplace. ELITE is a boutique real estate office who offers extensive local, national and international leading edge computer technology with a personalised office environment, making Mark’s job as your agent more efficient and getting you faster results. For a successful outcome with the smoothest transition, ELITE Lifestyle Properties can always help you achieve your goals.

Rob Keam

Rob Keam – Sales & Marketing Consultant

Rob was raised in Melbourne, Victoria before moving to Queensland in 1980 with his wife Sue and three children. They enjoyed ten years on the Gold Coast before making the lifestyle based decision to relocate to the Sunshine Coast. With Rob’s grandfather opening a real estate over a century ago in Melbourne, it was only natural for him to continue a profession in the industry as the third generation of the family. His other passions include being a drummer in a band, having been taught from the age of twelve by Billy Hyde himself.

Since the commencement of his real estate career, Rob has enjoyed great success and prides himself on total commitment in obtaining the best possible results for his clients. He thoroughly enjoys the interaction dealing with different types of people and personalities and has a passion for architecture and specialised luxury properties. Over the years, Rob has had the privilege of receiving real estate awards from multinational companies on many occasions, proving his consistently high standard of professionalism to his sellers.

Rob’s strengths as an individual lie in his exceptional communication skills, ability to think outside the square for new marketing opportunities, and his strong, upfront and transparent way of successful negotiation.

ELITE Lifestyle Properties have been consistently successful in their operations over the years and are continuing to set new benchmarks in the marketplace. ELITE is a boutique real estate office who offers extensive local, national and international leading edge computer technology with a personalised office environment, making Rob’s job as your agent more efficient and getting you faster results. For a successful outcome with the smoothest transition, ELITE Lifestyle Properties can always help you achieve your goals.

Julie Coffey

Julie Coffey – Sales & Marketing Consultant

Originally from England, Julie migrated to Australia with her Australian husband Daren in 1995. Travelling extensively worldwide and sailing the pacific before arriving and settling on the Sunshine Coast. Since beginning her real estate career in 2002 Julie has enjoyed great success and prides herself on total commitment in obtaining the best possible results for her clients. Julie excels in customer service and communication with a passion for architecture. Over the years Julie has had the privilege of receiving real estate awards from multi-national companies, proving her consistently high standard of professionalism.

Often you will see Julie and Daren working together, complementing one another to deliver unparalleled service which makes them a dynamic duo in real estate. They provide custom marketing services, personalized and tailored specifically towards each property they list.

Julie’s strengths as an individual lie in her exceptional communication skills, ability to think outside the square for new marketing opportunities, and her strong, upfront and transparent way of successful negotiation.

ELITE Lifestyle Properties have been consistently successful in their operations over the years and are continuing to set new benchmarks in the marketplace. ELITE is a boutique real estate office who offers extensive local, national and international leading edge computer technology with a personalised office environment, making Julie’s job as your agent more efficient and getting you faster results. For a successful outcome with the smoothest transition, ELITE Lifestyle Properties can always help you achieve your goals.

Sharon Corbett – Sales & Marketing Consultant

Well life has certainly been a journey from an early age.  Originating from the UK we cruised from England to Australia back in the 70’s.  Fresh to the shores of Fremantle we then headed North to the Pilbara where I spent many years moving from one place to the other.  After 13 different schools, two different states and two different countries later I finally ended up in Darwin.  From there it was Central Queensland bound where I stayed for a number of years raising my own family.

Over the past 15 years I have lived in some amazing places both here and overseas.  My journey has taken me from Central Queensland to living in places like Newcastle, Brisbane, Wollongong, Phillip Island, Singapore just to name a few.  Throw in a few travels overseas in the mix and you can understand why I have always travelled lightly!

Well the time finally came where I was ready to go and buy those extra shoes and hair products!  It was time to find a place to call home.  I drove into the Sunshine Coast and decided I never wanted to leave!  The hardest choice for me is deciding where I like the best, from the amazing beach lifestyle to the beautiful hinterland I have indeed found my forever home.

In my spare time you will find me either winding my way along the coast on my moped trying to decide on where to go for coffee, enjoying an early morning swim followed by breakfast on the beach or when the weather is bad I head for the hills!  I get a strange enjoyment of driving through the clouds and walking in the rain discovering our beautiful waterfalls, thinking how lucky we are to live in such a fantastic place.

I grew up where home ownership was always encouraged.  I have been involved in the industry, whether as an investor, seller or a buyer for in excess of 30 years.  I have learnt over time no matter what the market is doing, everyone wants and needs a home.  The buying and selling may have its peaks and troughs but ultimately our love for all things real estate prevails.

I have been asked what my strengths are over the years and I have found that sometimes difficult to narrow down.  I am known for my honesty, whether this is a good thing or not it is something that has seen me through the many different challenges that life has thrown at me. Myself I like to think that people will ultimately prefer you to be upfront and honest but also respecting others opinions and beliefs and passions.

Due to my diverse background and extensive life knowledge, I believe that I can provide a transparent and timely successful outcome for all parties involved.  I look forward to enabling my clients to move forward with their future endeavours.

ELITE Lifestyle Properties have been consistently successful in their operations over the years and are continuing to set new benchmarks in the marketplace. ELITE is a boutique real estate office who offers extensive local, national and international leading edge computer technology with a personalised office environment, making my job as your agent more efficient and getting you faster results. For a successful outcome with the smoothest transition, ELITE Lifestyle Properties can always help you achieve your goals.

Robyn Sanders – Office Manager

Arriving from Christchurch New Zealand in April 2011, Robyn’s background involved a wide experience in the Real Estate industry from business development, administration, financial, sales support and property management.

Her passion for real estate has led her to personally invest in many properties over the years.

As Office Manager Robyn brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the team, “the office has an experienced team and I am proud to be a part of that”.

For successful client relationships and customer service Robyn’s aim is to establish and maintain close contacts with clients and establishing well-functioning long term relationships with them.

The Sunshine Coast is a lovely place to be living and Robyn is enjoying her spare time meeting new people, travelling around and enjoying what there is here to offer.