Clare began her commercial property career with Knight Frank at Garden Office Park in 2006, assisting the onsite Property Manager. In 2010 Clare took up the position of Assistant Property Manager with Colliers, working on the AMP portfolio looking after 66 and 140 St George’s Terrace. In 2013 Clare moved to MMJ Real Estate to manage her own portfolio of mixed commercial assets. From there Clare progressed to Head of Department, Commercial, at Time Conti Sheffield. Since 2017 Clare has been working direct for an owner/investor, Jeff Leach, setting up and managing a small property management department with premium assets.

Clare brings to Blackburne years of commercial property management and leasing skills gained over many years working in the property sector, many of these in retail. Clare will head up the Blackburne Commercial Department with a view to enhancing and expanding this, working alongside the Blackburne Property Management team.

Clare holds a Diploma in Property Services a master’s in human resource management and Certificate of Sales Representative.

In her spare time Clare enjoys reading and playing tennis.

Accounting guru Deb has more than 20 years’ experience dealing with everything from trust accounts, receipts and payments to bank reconciliations, variable outgoings reconciliations, and bank authorisations. She also has exceptionally strong leadership skills, and has previously led a customer service team.

Since 2015, Deb has been taking care of Trust Accounts at Blackburne. In her spare time, Deb enjoys reading, walking, tennis, going to the theatre, and spending time with family and friends.

Aled has over 7 years of accounting experience, after graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting & Finance.

 As a long-standing member of the Blackburne Finance Team, Aled has worked his way up from an entry level position to his current position of Corporate Accounts Officer, using the skills acquired from his degree, as well as a positive attitude and eagerness to complete his work to the best of his ability.

In his spare time, Aled enjoys watching and playing sport, spending time with family and friends, listening to music, going on walks in the hills and cooking.

Paul is the Owner, Founder and Managing Director of Blackburne.

Since starting the company in 2003 with a $900,000 loan Blackburne has grown to become one of the largest property companies in Australia, specialising in large scale residential and commercial property development, property management and mortgage broking.

Blackburne currently has $1.65B worth of projects completing this year or under development now with starting construction soon. These projects are mostly iconic, high-end resort style apartments in the prime suburbs of WA.

Paul’s achievements have been recognised with a number of leading awards including:

  • 6 of the prestigious Property Council and UDIA  awards for best high-rise development in WA.
  • WA Business News – 40 under 40 overall Western Australia winner recognising outstanding achievement in business and community projects for leaders under 40.
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

As Managing Director, Paul leads an experienced team of long term senior executives that manage the day-to-day operations of the Blackburne group of companies.

Paul is married with two young children and spends any spare time he has on travelling and adventure sports.