Steve Waters

Position: Director

Steve Waters has more than 17 years of hands-on, comprehensive property investment experience and is himself an accomplished property investor with substantial property holding.

A Qualified Property Investment Advisor (QPIA), Steve is a professional negotiator and licensed Real Estate Agent in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia. Throughout his career, he has successfully negotiated more than 5,000 transactions, from one-bedroom units to multi-level apartment blocks, and has renovated over 100 properties adding massive value while also substantially increasing rental yields.  With more than a billion dollars in real estate purchases, Steve’s clients can rest assured they are dealing with one of Australia’s top-performing property advisors.

With extensive networks within the real estate and financial sectors and proven results of locating properties that outperform the market, Steve is often approached by other industry peers to act on their behalf when locating and negotiating properties to add to their own portfolios.

This experience in property investing, finance, and wealth creation, together with a comprehensive understanding of industry regulations, data analysis, issues, and trends, has positioned Steve as a genuine expert in property investing.

Steve is a regular media contributor and keynote speaker and is regularly featured on TV and in print. He appears as a panelist and commentator on Sky Business News ‘Your Money, Your Call’ and ‘My Property TV’. Steve also writes for Smart Property Investor, Recon Daily, Momentum Media and is the co-host for one of Australia’s most popular property investing podcasts: Investing Insights.

Steve is also a Board Member of PIPA (Property Investment Professionals of Australia). Members of PIPA subscribe to a Code of Conduct that considers all consumers and commits to disclosure and a high standard of Best Practice. You can find out more about PIPA here.

Steve Waters

Director

Steve Waters has more than 17 years of hands-on, comprehensive...

Victor Kumar

Position: Director

Victor Kumar has been investing in property over several property cycles, having bought his first property in August 1998, after migrating to Australia with his wife in February 1997 with just $4500 in their pockets.


A qualified radiographer and sonographer, Victor secured a job at Liverpool Hospital, but after a minor back injury while working he decided he needed more income security, so he started educating himself on investments in shares and property, and the principles of business.

In 1999, Victor purchased his first investment property, and from applying his investment knowledge from books, mentors and the numerous seminars he and his wife attended, has gone on to buy multiple investment properties each year. Victor constantly adjusts his portfolio in line with his goals and the market and now controls a multi-million dollar portfolio.

In 2001, he left his secure job as a sonographer, and started Right Group, where he started helping his clients achieve results in line with their own goals, using property as the vehicle.

He has applied  all the strategies highlighted in seminars and books to create a simple—yet effective— strategy that weathers the diverse market conditions to deliver results for his clients every single time.

Having invested so heavily himself, and still investing in today’s market, Victor’s guidance is tailored to an individual’s circumstances  and how to overcome any potential  hurdles. His experience in the early years have provided him with invaluable insight, having made every property investment mistake there is, so that you don’t have to go through the agony.

Now a sought after speaker at seminars, Victor Kumar has been running fortnightly education events at Parramatta Rydges since 2009 with his business partner Steve Waters. More than 20 investment properties have been purchased by attendees, thanks to guidance from Victor and his networking peers within the real estate and financial industries.

A self-confessed property tragic, Victor has no intention of slowing down, as he loves the property “game” too much. The other game he loves is soccer, and is still actively playing at competition level. He doesn’t really rate much as a golfer!

Victor Kumar

Director

Victor Kumar has been investing in property over several property...

Kate Kekatos

Position: Business Manager

Through diligence and an unwavering desire to succeed, Kate Kekatos is highly proficient in all aspects of business.

Kate drives the team at Right Property Group to excel in its service and is instrumental in upholding and improving our business systems. Her hands-on approach to monitoring the team and ensuring all systems are strictly followed, ensuring a streamlined approach.

Kate has been part of the Right Property Group for more than 14 years and has proven invaluable in advising clients when it comes to their investing needs. As an investor herself, Kate understands the stakes involved and how to get the best results. She understands the uncertainty, the complexities, the excitement, and the ultimate satisfaction of building your investment portfolio, ensuring each step is a hassle-free experience for you that is not only profitable but enjoyable as well.

Kate is known for her integrity, ethics, approachability and breadth of knowledge. Her dedication to building long term relationships with clients and her professional and friendly approach makes her the essence of the company.

Kate Kekatos

Business Manager

Through diligence and an unwavering desire to succeed, Kate Kekatos...

Melissa Matheson

Position: Client Relationship Manager

Melissa Matheson  is a familiar face around Right Property Group, having spent the past few years as a client. She enjoyed the experience so much that when the opportunity to join the team as Client Relationship Manager came along she jumped at the chance.

Melissa is an experienced property investor herself, so this not only enables her to tune into the needs of her clients in their investment journey, but she is also able to dispel many of the common myths associated with property investment.

Building her own multi-million dollar portfolio in less than 9 years opened her eyes to the many aspects of property investing. Having mastered these for herself, Melissa is now perfectly positioned to answer all the concerns from new investors.

Having experienced the same initial fears and uncertainty herself, Melissa now confidently works from the position of “What more is possible?”, and has overcome her former beliefs that property investment is only for the wealthy.

A Bachelor of Business (Marketing) paved the way for a successful career as a Product Manager at Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton, a role that she coveted. While managing some of the world’s most prestigious homewares brands, Melissa even appeared as a guest presenter on shopping channel TVSN.

Melissa has quickly become known for her empathetic and caring personality as she displays a genuine interest in helping clients to achieve their property investing goals.

Melissa Matheson

Client Relationship Manager

Melissa Matheson  is a familiar face around Right Property Group,...

Craig Cochrane

Position: Portfolio Manager

Craig Cochrane started with Right Property Group in February 2016. Craig has always been interested in the property market, researching, buying and learning as much as he can. Over the years, Craig has bought and sold many properties, with more than  20 doors under his belt, including a block of units in Wagga Wagga which he renovated—another passion of his.

Craig’s career life has always focused on customer service and building long-term relationships. Passionate, personable, honest and caring, are just a few of the words used to describe him.

Craig is motivated to achieve the best possible result for his clients. Craig’s ability to rapidly respond to his clients’ needs with accuracy and insight and unearth quality talent within some challenging sectors provides favourable outcomes for both company and client. Craig has a ‘never give up’ attitude. He is tenacious and productive.

In his spare time, Craig enjoys time with his family and friends, renovating properties and looking for that next property deal to add to his portfolio. His  passion for property is second to none. He enjoys discussing, learning and hearing about property. Craig is a licensed real estate agent in NSW.

Craig Cochrane

Portfolio Manager

Craig Cochrane started with Right Property Group in February 2016....

Michelle Mulligan

Position: Purchasing Coordinator

Michelle Mulligan is the Purchasing Coordinator at Right Property Group and has managed over 873 transactions for her clients. She carries 9 years of progression within the company and has widespread knowledge of the business. Being an active investor herself, she can relate with clients on all the emotional aspects of their purchases.

Michelle will be your main point of contact when buying an investment through Right Property Group from the exchange of contracts right through until settlement.

Michelle’s eye for detail and commitment to her role provides clients with a strong sense of trust. The communication offered means her clients can be sure to understand where their purchase is up to at all times. Combine the above energy and solid work ethics, you can be sure you’ll be looked after!

Michelle’s weekends are spent camping, wakeboarding in summer, and enjoying time with her husband James, baby Ava, family, and friends.

Michelle Mulligan

Purchasing Coordinator

Michelle Mulligan is the Purchasing Coordinator at Right Property Group...

Jarrod Murphy

Position: Property Research & Acquisitions Agent

Jarrod Murphy joined the RIght Property Group in early 2017 as  Property Research & Acquisitions Agent.

With a strong  background in customer service and compliance, Jarrod draws on his previous knowledge in the industry  to build and establish great client relationships.

Jarrod’s main objectives are to locate, negotiate, inspect and secure investment properties for our clients.

Jarrod is a Licenced Real Estate Salesperson who also holds both a Diploma in Business and Diploma of Management.

On the weekend Jarrod spends time with family and friends, going to the beach and fits in photography when he gets the chance!

Jarrod Murphy

Property Research & Acquisitions Agent

Jarrod Murphy joined the RIght Property Group in early 2017...

Melanie Edgecombe

Position: Assistant to Victor Kumar

Former Paralegal, Melanie Edgecombe  brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as Assistant to Victor Kumar.  With an Associate Degree in Conveyancing Law and Practice  and backed by more than 20 years of experience within the legal industry across various genres, Melanie has an  extensive understanding of deadlines, accuracy, confidentiality, as well as ruthless efficiency with exceedingly developed organisational skills. 

Melanie has worked in high stress and demanding environments for specialist lawyers, with an exceedingly diverse range of clients, other professionals, and financial institutions. 

A mother of two very active children, a geriatric Staffy canine and wife of more than 12 years to Michael, Melanie’s days always begin at breakneck speed. To balance out family and working life, the family enjoy getting away regularly in their caravan exploring many locations where fishing, swimming and riding bikes are a necessity for family fun.

Melanie understands property investment is not a “one size fits all” approach, and that each person’s risk profile will define how they feel comfortable progressing.  Having made many past mistakes through lack of knowledge on her own investment journey, Melanie can confidently listen to clients needs and provide advice.

Melanie Edgecombe

Assistant to Victor Kumar

Former Paralegal, Melanie Edgecombe  brings a wealth of knowledge to...

Jenni Scott

Position: Assistant to Steve Waters

Jenni has been with Right Property Group since February 2016. She has over 16 years’ experience in Personal and Executive Assistant and Customer Service roles. Her experience spans a wide range of industries from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to FMCG and landscaping.

Jenni’s working focus has always been with management and client support. This translates to a broad understanding of what managers and clients require in their day to day interactions.

She is deeply committed to ensuring a successful outcome for every client she works with. Her attention to detail, excellent rapport building skills and the vitality and energy she brings to each client engagement is second to none.

Jenni is an efficient and intuitive organiser and coordinates Steve’s diary and day to day meetings with clients and industry partners with great enthusiasm.

She is a caring and cheerful member of our team who will happily support the RPG team and clients wherever she can. Jenni isn’t afraid to colour outside the lines and is always ready for a new challenge.  She excels in arranging the right resources to get the job done.

Jenni is an experienced investor herself, and continues to build her portfolio.

Jenni resides on the North Shore of Sydney with her husband Scott, and their blended family of seven. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in family events and enjoying life.

Jenni Scott

Assistant to Steve Waters

Jenni has been with Right Property Group since February 2016....

Maxine Roach

Position: Portfolio Manager
Maxine joins Victor’s team as our new Portfolio Manager and in her own words is “a true property tragic who follows everything and anything to do with property”.
She brings a positive and insightful perspective to her role as Portfolio Manager with 18 years of experience as a Property Investor, Maxine has a refined understanding of what it takes to help her clients reach their long-term investment goals.
Maxine possesses a friendly and relaxed manner and her aim is to provide the highest level of service and support by being a critical part of your support team.

Maxine Roach

Portfolio Manager

Maxine joins Victor’s team as our new Portfolio Manager and...

Krishna David

Position: Marketing Assistant

Meet Krishna! Our marketing assistant specialized in Digital Marketing. She first started working for the local city government as a writer and reporter and then expanded her skills in copywriting and social media. She finds fulfillment in creating strategies for businesses and helping them grow with her digital efforts.

In her free time, she loves to write romantic novels, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.

Krishna David

Marketing Assistant

Meet Krishna! Our marketing assistant specialized in Digital Marketing. She...

Julie Tan

Position: Property Research & Acquisition Agent
Julie joins the RPG Team as our newest Property Research & Acquisition Agent!
Julie’s background is in accounting however she is not your typical accountant – she is much more than that. With over 10 years combined experience working in the capacity of a finance business analyst, management accountant, and financial accountant in the property arena, Julie thrives on property research, analysing data, and applying tailored strategies to clients.
She has been an avid property investor for 13 years and strongly believes in the importance of buying with confidence, regular communication/updates, and providing support in each step of the process. This aligns perfectly with our core values and is exactly why we believe Julie will be a true asset to the RPG team.

Julie Tan

Property Research & Acquisition Agent

Julie joins the RPG Team as our newest Property Research...