Executive Director and CEO
SIA LREA, CPA, F Fin, Ass Sec Inst Aust
Jock recognized a strong need for easy access to property investment in the early 1970s. His business strategy was to make investing in property as simple as investing in shares. He believed that this concept was possible for all direct property, industrial, commercial and residential investments.
In 1971 he established Portfolio Management Services on this principle and has continued to provide the service for more than 40 years. His aims were simple: Acquire existing rent producing property, under replacement cost on conservative borrowings in the improving inner suburbs of major cities, history has proven the rule.
Today Portfolio has many imitators but few can match the company’s results which are regularly measured by independent outsiders. In 2009, Charter Keck Cramer found the Portfolio performance model consistently delivered a median internal rate of return of 12.5 percent over a period of 40 years.
Again in 2011-12, Atchison Consultants studied the performance of a portfolio of Portfolio properties, finding a total return of 13 percent was achieved. To his knowledge Jock believes that Portfolio is the only residential property investment specialist who continuously measures their performance over time.
Jock is a qualified accountant, Fellow of the Financial Securities Institute of Australia, Associate of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, and a Licensed Advisor under the Securities Industry Code.
For Portfolio clients, Jock’s greatest asset is his experience and a strong commitment to independence in the property investment property space. Not surprisingly, Jock is widely respected as one of Australia’s foremost property advisors and is regularly quoted in the media.
BA (Philosophy), GDBA
Johnno started his career in property on the shoulders of his old man, attending auctions on Saturday mornings. Most of the properties purchased for Portfolio clients throughout the 70’s were knocked down to the man with the boy on his shoulders.
Fast track forward to the current time, and Johnno brings with him a long term experience in the property and management consulting industries. This is born out through his passion for property, people, and technology.
In his role at Portfolio Management Services, he is responsible for strategy formulation and implementation across the Portfolio group of companies. He’s driven by the rewards of delivering successful outcomes for clients who have their properties acquired and managed by Portfolio.
Outside Portfolio, Johnno likes to spoil his wife, spend time with his two daughters, cook those complicated meals and make people laugh.
Director of Acquisitions
Steve has been involved in the property sector for over 15 years and has had an association with Portfolio Management Services for over 10 years. During his career he has worked in valuations, provided development finance, sourced commercial, industrial, and residential sites and been involved in various property developments throughout Melbourne. Steve has a track record throughout his career of delivering the best outcomes for stakeholders.
Steve’s experience brings an ability to identify the next investment hotspots in line with the company philosophy and then find and negotiate the right deal at the best price for clients. He has a broad knowledge of the various markets across the nation and an ability to readily recognise a good investment property.
Property Acquisitions Consultant
Christine is a valuable member of our Portfolio Acquisitions team and plays an important role in sourcing property, undertaking extensive property research, preparing investment reports and managing our client property data bases.
She is well qualified with a bachelor’s degree from Deakin University in Property and Real Estate where she majored in Business Management.
Christine also has completed her Agent’s Representative Certificate from the Real Estate Institute of Victoria.
Senior Property Manager
Grant has over a decade in the property management industry. During this period he has worked in both commercial and residential investment property and as a property sales advertising specialist.Grant combines his professional experience with a hands on practical approach to property as a financial asset. Grant’s particular focus is in presentation both for the property and its tenancy. Grant has strong credentials for the successful management of investment property.
Grant is certified under the REIV Agents Association and has solid experience in VCAT hearings as well as the development of strong performing residential portfolios.
Co-director of the company with Jock Bing, Jenny has had a successful career in marketing having headed her own advertising and video production company.Jenny oversees production of the day to day marketing material for Portfolio including writing and editing the quarterly News Sheets and articles. Her experience in advertising as a specialist financial journalist assists with penetrating insight into the investment arena.
Over the years she has managed the marketing for a number of Australian property developers and property trusts. She was a founding partner in the creative marketing agency, Ross Bing Swallow (RBS), where she created a number of national and international campaigns for clients such as Porsche, Braun, Bang & Olufsen, Oral-B, Scottish Amicable, Jennings, the Becton Group and Portfolio Management Services, among others.
Jenny also launched a boutique film production company which continues to consult to Portfolio Management and her longstanding clients Braun/Gillette and Oral B. Her financial and investment experience includes four years as Australian reporter for the London Financial Times’ World Insurance Report.
Jenny has a Diploma in Professional Writing and a Masters of Communication (Advertising) and has taught marketing and copywriting at Melbourne’s RMIT University.
Senior Property Manager
Stacey joined Portfolio in 2010. During her time at Portfolio she has successfully completed her Agent’s Representative Certificate in Real Estate and developed considerable skills in resolving any management disputes or property issues in a timely fashion.Stacey has a significant group of properties under her control and with her strong IT skills has ably assisted the company in bedding down a new inspection and management program for improved processes and efficiencies in the management department.
Her grounding in tenancy management has included tenant selection and client liaison. She comes from a strong customer service background and her enthusiastic work ethic and highly organized approach benefits all.
As well as her duties as Trust Officer for the company Teah also ably assists the CEO with the successful completion and renewal of Portfolio Management Services industrial and commercial lease negotiations.Teah has introduced a number of efficiencies in the Portfolio [Real Estate Software Technology (REST)] system to assist with client communication and accuracy. Her attention to detail ensures efficient handling in the exacting requirements of trust work.
Teah is qualified under the REIV Agents Representative Course through the Chisholm Institute and has more than six years working with the industry standard management system REST.
Senior Property Manager
Vesna is a highly experienced property professional with a lengthy tenure in property investment, having joined Portfolio in 1999. Her wide knowledge of the issues associated with the successful management of investment property makes her an ideal influence for tenants and adviser to both long term and recent clients.Along with her normal property management responsibilities Vesna ably oversees refurbishment on properties under her control, and keeps landlords up to date with current property trends.
Vesna’s strong background in investment property has been augmented by her period as assistant to company founder, Jock Bing. As a key member of the Portfolio team, Vesna’s efforts can be summarized as firm, fair and friendly. Her disciplined and calm, professional manner means Vesna is popular with clients and tenants alike.
Reception/ Admin Assistant
Originally from Sweden, Rebeca began her working life in Melbourne in retail management.
She joined Portfolio’s team in 2015 and has since found a passion for real estate, particularly in property management.
Rebeca has a strong customer service background and as our receptionist and admin assistant, she not only meets clients’ expectations, but often exceeds them.
Rebeca has completed her Agent’s Representative Certificate in Real Estate and is looking forward to a long and prosperous career in the industry.