Robert McElhone

Director with Ray White Chatswood

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About Me

Although Robert's family background is from a Hotel in Moree, his Real Estate career started in 1977 at Bondi Beach. Originally, he worked in property management and covered many various areas such as Kings Cross, Paddington and Mosman. Major clients included the Australian Jockey Club and Stocklands. Robert started in residential sales in 1986 at Bondi Junction and quickly established himself by selling $12million worth of property in one financial year. In 1988, he became a Justice of the Peace. In 1989, Robert to the Sydney CBD to work for Baillieu Knight Frank and gained invaluable experience in Commercial Investment Sales. At this time he was involved in many portfolio leaseback investment sales for clients such as ANZ and Bob Jane T-Marts. In 1990 he purchased the office of Ray White Kensington and successfully steered it to the number 4 office of Ray White in Sydney by 1992. In 1997, he expanded and acquired the office of Ray White in Alexandria. This gave him the opportunity to expand his skills as an auctioneer and to be involved in the sale of both residential and commercial property. It was during this time that Robert sold a development site in Botany for in excess of $7 million. Robert's auctioneering skills have seen him travel all over Sydney to auction and also conduct a number of charity auctions to assist with fundraising. Robert has lived on the North Shore since 1995 and enjoys the continual challenges of the Real Estate industry.

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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Just now

"More to Chatswood than meets the eye"

Chatswood is in effect a double-barrelled name, in honour of Chat (Charlotte) Hartnett, the wife of district pioneer and former Mayor of Willoughby, Richard Hartnett, and the original wooded nature of the area.

Chatswood is located approximately 9 kms from the Sydney CBD and continues to be a very popular residential area as well as an expanding commercial hub, producing a consistently growing population of 13,513 (according to the 2006 census). Spread over 2.9 km sq the Chatswood CBD is one of the North Shores major commercial and retail districts. In the suburb of Chatswood, you will find everything from studio apartments to stately homes, all within a short distance of shopping amenities, parks, a golf course, schools, child care centres and a major regional transport hub. Significant bushland areas are located along the Lane Cove River and the foreshore of Middle Harbour.

The Concourse was completed in 2011, and contains the Chatswood library as well as a 1,000 seat concert hall, a 500 seat theatre and a multi-purpose hall. There is a public art space, a rehearsal studio for the performing arts, and a mix of retail, cafe and commercial tenants, serviced by over 400 car spaces. The main building resides among a landscaped open space for the public to enjoy, including a huge outdoor television/screen. Recent performances at the Concourse have included the English Ballet & X factor, as well as a wide range of other live shows.
Pros
  • Great Transport
  • Lots of shopping
  • Convienent for public transport, banks, health and motor insurance offices, motor registry, tax office customer service
  • Lots of eating out options
  • Near the City
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
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