Over 100 years of combined local knowledge and expertise.

Toorak


David Colbran

David Colbran

Managing Director

0418 348 481


David Colbran has close to 30 years experience in selling premium residential property. David has a comprehensive knowledge of market conditions, trends and current values, enabling him to provide valuable insight to his clients.

 He has a reputation for integrity, dedicated service and delivering exceptional results to all of his clients. He does so regardless of the size, location, or value of their property and he achieves these results through his total commitment to responsiveness, reliability and providing accurate advice based on a thorough knowledge of current market conditions while retaining total client confidence. Attributes to which his existing clients can attest and his new clients delight in discovering. 

It is interesting to note that a large percentage of David’s clients at any one time are either repeat or referral clients.

 David’s philosophy is to approach a potential sale for each property with energy, determination and complete commitment. ‘Selling real estate is not just about the property, it’s about having a clear understanding of each client’s requirements. Whether they are a prospective purchaser or vendor, each client wants the most accurate and timely advice available, and by providing this, we ultimately achieve the very best results for our clients’ says David.

Greg Herman

Greg Herman

Director

0411 473 307


Greg Herman’s property instincts are honed from 30 years experience in real estate, including more than 10 years in the competitive US multi-listing system. He is passionate about all aspects of real estate and is a keen observer of the market. With this working knowledge of sales and trends, Greg is an astute assessor of each property’s value. He consolidates this skill by turning to the target market and accurately matching potential buyers with Sotheby’s International Realty listings. Greg has had an outstanding career in selling multi-million dollar properties in some of Melbourne’s finest residential locations. Greg lives in Toorak and enjoys travel, with the mission to go to new cities on each overseas trip.

Phillip French

Phillip French

Director

0411 090 987


Phillip French has enjoyed over 29 successful and award-winning years in the real estate industry. With his strong drive, honesty and ‘work hard’ attitude, Phillip has maintained many strong relationships with buyers and sellers throughout Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Phillip’s strengths are his communication and negotiation skills, his willingness to rise to any challenge and his attention to detail. His motivation to succeed is driven by his competitive desire to achieve the highest possible price for his clients. With a strong business and marketing background, Phillip is a full member of the REIV, has a Diploma in Sales and Marketing, and extensive experience in the building and construction industry. In his spare time, Phillip enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, bike riding, golf, classic and sports cars, travelling and supporting his AFL team Hawthorn.

Sarah Case

Sarah Case

Director

0439 431 020


Sarah Case is a Licensed Estate Agent with over 17 years experience in selling some of Melbourne’s most sought after properties. Sarah commands an impressive market share with unparalleled local knowledge and outstanding record breaking sales results for her clients. Known in the industry for her exceptional negotiation skills, Sarah is rewarded with continuous repeat and referral business from many satisfied clients. These clients have become part of Sarah’s continued ongoing relationships and social networks. Sarah originally starting out selling 'off the plan' for one of Australia’s largest developers. Sarah maintains a love for project marketing and development and has some very successful record breaking projects. Sarah prides herself on making the selling and buying process seamless for her clients and she is the consummate professional when dealing with all relevant parties. Going above and beyond is a natural attribute and Sarah is 100% committed to her business and ensuring her clients ultimate success.

Sophie Yu

Sophie Yu

Sales Associate & Asia Relations

0433 359 968


Sophie Yu brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Business and Client Relations to the Melbourne Sotheby’s International team.  With a Degree in Commerce and a Masters in Risk Management, Sophie has a thorough understanding of the Finance Industry.  

Earlier in her career she worked as an interpreter and Client Liaison officer for Chinese clients looking to invest in Australian property. This role gave her a drive to excel in the real estate industry.

Sophie’s experience with client one on one within a multitude of cultures gives her confidence in creating great rapport built on trust, honesty and integrity. She treats all her clients with respect and always endeavours to build strong relationships with clients and businesses alike.

Her passion is delivering as much as possible and unearthing further opportunities.

Sophie’s top-notch attention to detail makes her a fantastic asset to the Sotheby’s team and she always aims to exceed expectations.

Rudy Van Der Berg

Rudy Van Der Berg

Senior Sales Associate

0405 204 450


Rudy Van Der Berg is a Licensed Estate Agent and brings a wealth of knowledge, culture and experience to the dynamic team at Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty after working for over a decade in the Broadcasting and Media industry. Born and raised in The Netherlands, Rudy moved to New York after his Graduation and worked as a Reporter and Documentary Film maker which took him to more than 70 countries and now speaks four languages: Dutch, Frisian, English and German. While filming in Albert Park in 2006, he discovered that Melbourne truly is the world’s most livable city and decided to stay indefinitely. It is here that Rudy soon discovered that his true passion was Real Estate. This passion combined with his knowledge of the camera, ensures that photographically his vendors’ properties are presented immaculately for sale. Rudy has the experience, enthusiasm, integrity and professionalism to ensure your move is the positive and professional experience that it should be. His skill for easing his clients through the challenges of any property transaction is the perfect compliment to his proven ability to negotiate the best possible outcome for his vendors. Whilst Rudy considers Real Estate a 7 day a week profession, he still manages to make time for the gym and his Championship French Bulldogs.

Maree Barnes

Maree Barnes

Marketing & Administration


A gap year from university provided Maree with her first taste of real estate.  Thirteen years later she has not looked back.  A career that put down roots in country Victoria led Maree to roles in marketing, management and administration throughout high profile suburbs in Melbourne and today she is flourishing in her administration role supporting the passionate and dynamic Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty team. Qualified in property, management and accounting, Maree has an innate attention to detail that serves her well in a fast paced industry.  She appreciates the many varied encounters with clients from diverse backgrounds and experiences that the industry has to offer.  A strong believer in the value of first-class preparation, Maree has an enduring passion for achieving service excellence. Maree thoroughly enjoys her work and she also loves her life outside of work hours which revolves around her partner, family, pets, close friends, singing, playing guitar and taking advantage of any available opportunity to travel and sample life in other cultures.  

Erin Kellet

Erin Kellet

Executive Assistant to Phillip French

0406 919 769


Erin brings with her over 12 years of expertise in the industry throughout Sydney, Melbourne and the UK.  Having worked in the Buyers Advocate arena for the past 7 years, Erin has a positive and empathetic approach to both buyers and seller alike. Erin is able to effectively nurture relationships and focuses her energies on providing the finest possible service to clients through an understanding and respect of their individual needs. 

Friendly and approachable, Erin brings positive energy and enthusiasm to her career dedicated to achieving the very best outcome possible for each and every client. Consistently striving for excellence, Erin’s strong customer service & support background enables her to relate & identify to what buyers require and allows her to ensure that the sale process goes smoothly for vendors. 

Tahlia Higgs

Tahlia Higgs

Sales Administration Assistant


Tahlia is a Sales and Administration Assistant where she brings expertise in all administration tasks including, project coordination, scheduling and correspondence to Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty. Focused, organised and responsive on the needs of her colleagues, Tahlia enjoys working closely with a dynamic team to achieve successful results for valued clients.Outside of work, Tahlia follows her passion for sport spending her free time playing competitive basketball and enjoys spending time with family and friends.