What we are about

What we are about

We want to make the property investment journey an empowering experience for those who manage properties, those that invest in real estate, and those that call rental properties home..

Our team is made up of property managers, business owners, property owners, property investors and, of course, people who live in rented properties. We all have different experiences, perspectives and skillsets and we each bring different things to the table.

The thing that unites us all are a commitment to making the whole process better for everyone. We want management businesses to be more profitable and more valuable. We want those that work in those businesses to have better career opportunities. We want people to be more confident in investing in real estate. We want tenants to have a home and feel at home. We want those that live in their own properties to get access to great services too.

Our business is all about making this a reality. The Halo platform is the main vehicle for that but we also offer consulting services and professional development programs for the industry to help them meet the challenges of the future. We make a lot of our ideas and resources available for the industry because we believe that a strong management industry is part of any solution for all stakeholders.

In all of the things are we doing we are guided by some core values. These are always front of mind.

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Transparency, always

We think that everyone – whether a landlord, business owner, team member or tenant – has a right to understand what’s going on. We also apply that to ourselves. There is no future in hiding things or being tricky.

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We work for the peaches

There are plenty of people that want to do better. Life’s too short to work with lemons. We are making a big investment in the future of our industry and not everyone will agree with our vision. We only work with the peaches in our industry.

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Respect the data

There is so much value in data. We have a range of modules that help our clients make more use of their data – measurement, alerts, building relationships and making money. No matter what the context, you own your data. When in doubt, see rule 1.

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Play the long game

The industry doesn’t need another killer app. There are some great ones and we aren’t looking to compete with them. The most value we can bring is to focus on the core dynamics of our industry and address the issues. It’s a big jigsaw puzzle, so start with the corner pieces.

The Team

Team Ben

Ben WhiteManaging Director

Job Description

Being patient, explaining things to Ashley yet again, hanging out with the best in the industry

Favourite quote

“What would you attempt to do it you knew you could not fail.”

Person I’d like to be

Ernest Hemingway

Sport in which I’d like to be world champion

Freediving

What I’d be doing if this all went away

Being the crazy guy in the street screaming that the world is going to end.

Jodie Stainton

Jodie StaintonDot Connector

Job Description

Build a consultancy platform that supports the industry using all of our amazing products, tech and our collective property management super brains.
Be the yang (customisation) to Adam’s yin (automation). Understand Ben’s spreadsheets (seriously, he could solve all the world’s problems with a spreadsheet).

Favourite quote

The hand that is dealt you represents determinism, the way you play it is free will.

If I could choose a superpower:

be able to see the truth.

Sport in which I’d like to be world champion

American Ninja Warrior

What I’d do if all of this went away

Well it sounds like Pat and I would need to pick Ben up from the asylum, drink Adam out of his bar, start a ‘where in the world is Justin’ comp, get Sherry out of Miss America, help Ashley with the mustering and pick up Kris from the BBC to start over.

Adam Hooley

Adam Hooley Halo Guru

Job Description

Making sure there is an endless supply of Krispy Kremes, Oh, and design and implementation of our Halo Platform

Favourite quote

“Never before have so many, done so little, for so long” – The principal of our graduate class.

Favourite Author:

Ben White!!

Favourite Sport:

Ping Pong – It’s pretty cool

What I’d be doing if this all went away

Buy a bar in Vanuatu and live the beach life.

Justin

Justin Watts Director of Marketing

Job Description

Champion of clear communication – everywhere, always.

Favourite Musician

Nick Cave

Person I’d like to be

Yannick Noah (Tennis champion who pioneered the between-the-legs shot / pop star / nice guy)

Hobby

Speaking French poorly

What I’d be doing if this all went away

Travel the world writing poetry

Ashley Renner

Ashley Renner Principal

Job Description

Marriage celebrant for our vision and tomorrow’s technology.

Favourite Quote

“An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down”

Sporting event I’d like to win

Tour de France

Favourite Author

J.K Rowling (but if you ask me I’ll say I only read it for my kids)

What I’d be doing if this all went away

Become a farmer

Sherry Wang

Sherry Wang Botanist / Chainsaw Juggler/ Master Builder

Job Description

Manage our internal development processes, link the business and engineering teams, sprinkle unicorn dust where required and make sure the kitchen roster is up-to-date.

Favourite quote

“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”

Hobby

Filmmaking, piano, watercolour painting, oh and singing

Favorite sports

Latin dance, ice skating

What I’d be doing if this all went away

Make the world a better place

Pat Mifsud

Pat Mifsud Design and marketing

Job Description

I turn Google docs and scribbled notes into pictures, websites, emails, videos, audio and booklets

Favourite quote

“the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Hobby

Writing and making odd music

What I’d be doing if this all went away

Probably the same thing if i’m being honest.

Kris Nava

Kris Nava Community Manager

Job Description

A chatterbox

Favourite quote

“Everything has a reason”

Hobby

Aside from talking – swimming and cooking (self-proclaimed chef)

What I’d be doing if this all went away

Will find ways to save the planet – without a costume.