Meet the Team

With experience in over $1B worth of property transactions across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia our buying team is well equipped to recognise market opportunities in the changing residential and commercial sectors as they emerge.

David McMillan

Director Acquisitions

During his 16 years in the property industry David has worked as a property valuer and property adviser to private clients, financial planners, accountants, finance brokers, major banks and governments. He has been involved in more than $500M worth of transactions across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia & Queensland.

Since 2009, David has been specifically focused on helping medical professionals, expats, business owners and busy executives build effective property portfolios.

David is a fully licensed real estate agent in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland (CEA), Certified Practicing property Valuer (CPV), Qualified Property Investment Advisor (QPIA) and most importantly is an active property investor. David joined the Australian Property Institute in 2001 and is now an Associate (AAPI) and in 2009 became a member of the Real Estate Institute. David currently sits on the board of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) to promote ethics in the property investment industry.

Phillip Almeida

M.Bus (Prop) Grad Dip Vals QPIA CEA
Director Acquisitions

Phillip’s career has been built on meeting the needs of a special group of people. Invariably they are medical professionals, farmers, graziers and professionals looking to access good quality advice on property investment as part of a long-term wealth creation strategy.

His clients have built a successful career and are looking for a service that delivers a superior investment experience. He works with them on strategies that improve and enhance their portfolios, including a detailed analysis of their existing properties, recommendations for refurbishment, divestment of underperforming properties and suggested property acquisition.

Phillip has been advising rural clients and rural accounting firms on quality off-farm investments since 2002. Having a rural background himself, Phillip understands the challenges and issues faced by the farming community, particularly the impact that market fluctuations and seasonal conditions can have on their income, and their capacity to invest.

Having been involved in over $500 million worth of property acquisitions, Phillip is well placed to provide investors with advice and support in areas with growth potential in the residential and commercial property markets across VIC, NSW, QLD and SA.

He holds a Masters of Business (Property), a Graduate Diploma in Valuations, a Qualified Property Investment Advisor (QPIA), and is fully licensed under the Real Estate Institute of VIC and NSW.

Michael Sier

Group Managing Director

Michael contributes to clients’ financial growth and independence through soundly researched, data-driven property market analysis.

His deep interest and aptitude for analysing data and trends in real estate allows him to present cohesive and comprehensive insights to clients looking to secure financial freedom through property investment and the establishment of a solid real estate portfolio.

With interests in Performance Property Advisory, along with a number of property focused businesses including major national investment property portal and property research provider Performance Data, he is fortunate to be able to combine his lifelong interests in property, data, and knowledge sharing.

He studied his Bachelor of Information Technology at Federation University Australia, he holds an Agent’s Representative Licence and is an active property investor with over 10 years in the real estate industry working alongside some of the most prominent buyer advocates in Melbourne and Sydney.

Heath Bedford

Director Acquisitions

Heath leverages 15+ years experience as a Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) and property consultant to source, negotiate and acquire blue chip residential, commercial and industrial properties on behalf of clients looking to create or expand their property investment portfolios and maximise their return on investment. Heath has developed an extensive range of experience in negotiation, valuation and consultancy of all types of property specialising in inner urban residential, retail / commercial properties, in-fill development sites and various specialised property types namely; shopping centres, hotels, pubs (gaming venues), child care centres, service stations, telecommunication facilities, fast food outlets, medical centres and supermarkets.

Using a research driven methodology and an extensive network of contacts in real estate, Heath works with professional clients and their financial advisers to establish long-term strategies for wealth creation with property as the primary vehicle. Heath has a thorough knowledge of the Australian property markets, focusing on acquiring undervalued properties with genuine strong capital growth and rental return potential.

Ramon Mitchell

LREA, Dip. Bus (Real Estate Management), Grad Dip. Psychotherapy
NSW Director & Licensee

With close to 20 years’ experience as a fully licensed property specialist – including project marketing, residential sales, buyers’ advocacy and development, Ramon’s intimate market knowledge combined with his ability to interpret complex client briefs, offer educated advice and deliver tailored solutions for his clients, positions him as a key asset to the Performance Property team.

Additionally, having completed postgraduate studies in counselling and psychotherapy, Ramon’s exceptional interpersonal skills, intuitive intelligence and positive attitude results in his clients investing their full confidence in him knowing he will deliver outstanding results throughout the property negotiation and acquisition process.

Jonathon Jeffress

Head of Commercial Acquisitions & Advisory

As Head of the Commercial Acquisitions and Advisory Services Division at Performance Property Advisory, Jonathon's primary roles include providing specialist market leading services, assisting clients in pre purchase/ acquisition advice; sourcing, negotiating and acquiring services; disposal advice; rental negotiations and tenant advisory services. Leveraging from over 18 years in the Property Industry, Jonathon specialises in Retail, Commercial and Industrial asset classes.

His key responsibilities further include the provision of services that address the specific requirements and goals of each client in a professional manner; Advisory services providing specialist knowledge for a range of private investors, syndicates, and local developers; and maintains accessible and prompt communication with all clients.

Greg Stafford

Senior Consultant

Greg spent 14yrs as a professional sportsman and his involvement in the competitive sports industry like the AFL has taught him many things. Not least of which is reward for hard work, the importance of strong leadership, honesty, a social conscience and a commitment to achieving results. From that grounding he successfully ran his own building company, which to this day can assist clients with pre purchase analysis of renovation/refurbishment scope and feasibility as well as development projects.

Greg is passionate about providing clients with the right ‘research based‘ advice, particularly young athletes; while devoting their life to the sport they seek excellence, they need their investments to work as hard as they do. With an understanding of the precarious nature of professional sport and considering the career ‘life span’ of most athletes is relatively short, he is determined to guide their property investments in the right direction. It's also his love for mentoring and supporting AFL talent that has seen him perform as Ruck Coach at the Melbourne Football Club for 4 years.

Melinda Pantelis

Group Executive Assistant

Melinda Pantelis is The Performance Property Advisory Group Executive Assistant and supports the directors in key client relationship and portfolio management. She also supports in scheduling all consultations, travel coordination, documentation management and events.

Melinda holds an Adv. Dip. in Tourism Management and has gained an array of experience in various industries in her 20 year career. She is also a qualified Personal Trainer and has a passion for boxing and nutrition.

David Robbins

Property Acquisitions Consultant

David joined Performance Property Advisory after more than a decade of successfully investing and developing residential property. In his 20’s David followed his passion for Motorcycle racing and owned a retail store which provided the cash flow to build his portfolio.

David’s first hand experience ensures he is well placed to assist clients on building a successful portfolio. David has had a lifetime of experience dealing with clients and tailoring solutions to meet their needs. Customer service and client satisfaction has been, and still is the cornerstone to Davids approach

James Holding

AAPI CPV B.Envs (Property) M.Property
Senior Property Acquisitions Consultant

James joined Performance Property Advisory after starting his career with Charter Keck Cramer and is now a Senior Acquisitions Consultant in the Acquisitions team at PPA. Currently James works closely with the Acquisitions Directors to source and acquire residential and substantial commercial investments for a large client base of high net worth individuals.

James’ extensive background in retail and specialised commercial valuations and consultancy; corporate real estate advisory; development feasibility analysis; commercial acquisition and divestment; and transaction management services underpins his ability to identify and acquire quality commercial assets to suit the portfolio requirements of his clients.

James is also an Associate Member of the Australian Property Institute with Certified Practising Valuer and an Agents Representative.

Francisco Gallardo

B.App Science (Property & Valuation)
Associate Investment Advisor

Francisco’s role at Performance Property Advisory is to assist the acquisitions team with their property based administrative functions, from property sourcing to property purchase.

He is responsible for supporting the pre-purchase process, coordinating the purchase and post-transaction process, conducting research on existing portfolios, and generating new business.

Francisco has had lifelong exposure to construction projects thanks to a family involvement in property development and he has a natural eye for design and creating spaces for different lifestyles.

He prides himself on being an enthusiastic, confident, and goal oriented individual.

Outside of his passion for property, Francisco is an accomplished tennis and soccer player, fluent in Spanish and English and developing competency in Mandarin.

Tomas Turkayoglu

B.App Science (Property & Valuation)
Associate Investment Advisor

Tom works along side Phillip, James and William to ensure that important details and due diligence are incorporated into our feasibility reports for clients looking to invest in property.

He provides contemporary advice in a range of areas, including growth suburbs or regions, demographics and employment rates, proposed infrastructure developments and other aspects that will contribute to a positive return on their investment.

Tom is a certified agent’s representative, having now completed his final year of property valuation at RMIT.

James Clarke

B.Property (Real Estate) B.Comm.
Property Acquisitions Consultant

James started with Performance Property Advisory while completing his Bachelor of Property/Commerce with a major in Financial Planning at Deakin University.

James' sound grasp of property and investment fundamentals, along with his passion for the industry sees him work closely with the Directors of the Residential Acquisitions Team at PPA, with key responsibilities including property sourcing and pre-purchase due diligence and analysis. His attention to detail and knowledge of national markets allows James and PPA’s senior staff to provide up to date information to PPA’s broad network of clients looking to create wealth through property.

William Villaflor

B. AppSc (Prop & Vals) (Hons)
Associate Property Consultant

Positioned within the acquisitions team, William contributes to the obtainment of investment opportunities by discovering and evaluating prospective properties for clients.

Ensuring thorough due diligence is instigated with each property, William also assists in the annual valuation of our clients’ property portfolios. This includes an analysis and assessment of the growth of each investment and their overall impact in our clients’ wealth.

Aiden Bresolin

B. Bus. Property
Associate Property Consultant

As an Associate Property Consultant within the acquisitions team, Aiden is instrumental in sourcing, inspecting and evaluating prospective properties for clients.

Ensuring thorough due diligence is instigated with each property, Aiden has a good eye for detail and a solid understanding of what constitutes and investment grade asset. Aiden is also an expert negotiator and is a regular and successful bidder at auction for our clients.

Belinda Barbanti

Client Relationship Manager

Belinda Barbanti is Performance Property Advisory’s Client Relationship Manager and EA to Director Phillip Almeida. She assists the property management and acquisitions teams with co-ordinating the post-transaction process, renovations, maintenance, leasing, and client liaison.

Belinda is a certified agent’s representative, having a background in Property Management and Property Administration.

In her role, Belinda is instrumental in the post-transaction process ensuring timely settlements and letting, plus managing any refurbishments or maintenance items prior to tenanting the properties to ensure maximum demand from the rental market.

Laree Rossignoli

Client Relationship Manager

Laree is one of Performance Property Advisory’s Client Relationship Managers and assists the property management and acquisitions teams with co-ordinating the post transaction process, leasing, and client liaison.

In her role, Laree is instrumental in the post transaction process ensuring timely settlements and letting, plus managing any refurbishments or maintenance items prior to tenanting the properties. Laree's 10 years experience in property management gives her an exceptional understanding of rental markets and how to get the most out of Performance Property Advisory clients' portfolios.

Sharon Taylor

B.Bus Grad Dip Prop. CAR
Senior Research Analyst

Sharon heads up the research division at Performance Property Advisory. As part of our ongoing service to clients, Sharon provides contemporary advice in a range of areas, including growth suburbs and regions, demographics and employment rates, proposed infrastructure developments and other aspects that will contribute to a positive return on their investment.

Sharon is responsible for the aggregation of economic and property data sources, as well as deep analysis of the data to provide quarterly reports on each capital city of Australia. These reports identify between 5 and 8 submarkets in each capital city, and provide an opinion as to the short term performance of each submarket. This information is vital for clients to maximise the performance of existing assets, and also for selection of new blue-chip investment locations.

Zachary Teh

B.Env (Property)
Research Analyst

Passionate in market analysis and critical thinking, Zachary is one of our research analysts who works closely with Sharon in the area of property market and economic research and analysis.

With a foundation of a Bachelor of Environments, majoring in Property at the University of Melbourne, Zachary is responsible for analysing and aggregating data involving demographics, government infrastructure activity, as well as property market trends in our regional and capital cities. His strong interest in property analysis enables him to formulate comprehensive graphical trends that are utilised by our investment teams to determine new investment opportunities.

Anna Guy

Department Head, Victoria

Anna is a licensed real estate agent working with the team at Pathway Asset Management and Performance Property Advisory to ensure our clients’ property portfolios achieve maximum return on their investment.

Being involved in the Melbourne property market since 2001 has given her a unique insight into the local real estate landscape and the role that property acquisition plays in wealth creation.

She enjoys forging long term productive relationships with clients, understanding their expectations regarding the management of their properties and partnering with them to achieve these goals.

Anna holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), is a long standing member of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) and an active property investor.

Nino Palmiotto

Department Head, New South Wales

Nino Palmiotto has a broad, in-depth understanding of the greater Sydney rental market, that is a result of 15 years experience in the property industry. He has managed properties across the Sydney metropolitan area and across a wide range of lifestyle spectrums.

Nino pride's himself on delivering a completely personalised property management experience, by gaining a thorough understanding of his client's investment objectives.

He inspires great confidence in his clients with a mature businesslike approach and extensive experience in the rental market. Nino is always willing and completely committed to going that extra mile, in delivering the best possible customer service experience.

Nino is a licensed Real Estate Agent and studied a Diploma Of Business and Real Estate Management.