Stephen Fries

Property Developer

A successful entrepreneur and investor, Stephen Fries has more than 30 years experience as a civil engineer, builder, project manager and property developer.

A hands-on, no frills developer from Melbourne’s bayside suburbs, Stephen made his first property transaction over 30 years ago at the age of 19, and has since built up a large portfolio of personal investments.

When it comes to property development, Stephen has experienced and done it all.  He has been involved in large and small subdivisions, from granny flats in the suburban backyard, to project management of domestic and commercial construction up to $40M in value.

As a seasoned investor, Stephen also has extensive experience working with market cycles that can benefit and inform the timing of any investment you choose to embark on.

For the last six years, Stephen has specialised in domestic property development managing the entire process from concept to completion.

Stephen uses a shortlist of professionals to help with his projects thus providing value to clients that is hard to beat.

You will never get a more cost efficient team of skilled professionals.

Stephen has spent years coaching people how to unlock the wealth in their investments, assisting buyers to retire early from the profits and yields created from property development.

You will not find an easier person to work with. Utilising rigorous research and comprehensive feasibility reports, Stephen will ensure any development you embark on is guaranteed to be cost effective and profitable.

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Our Services

Buyer Advocacy

Buyer Advocacy

Whether you want us to bid at auction, or provide a comprehensive buyer advocacy service to search, asses and negotiate your ideal investment property or home, we tailor a plan ideally suited to your individual needs.

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We have the expertise to assist with any type of development you are considering - large, or small - from concept to completion.

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What our Clients are Saying

Catherine worked tirelessly in finding me a great property at a good price. She did things that I wouldn't have done (hours and hours of legwork) and more importantly, couldn't have done (organising the purchase before anyone else had even put in an offer). When I was ready to give up, Catherine kept working. I'm certain that I never would have been able to buy the same property within 10k of what we eventually settled at.... David
The expertise you bring are excellent and helped us understand the process and what to do and what not to do. You discussed at the beginning that by using you it will save us money and in our instance and the current environment of Melbourne’s market I believe you saved us $100,000 or enabled us to get into a suburb which going to auction would have gone way over our limit. You worked tirelessly to help us purchase a home.... Karen
“You impressed us from the start, especially compared with the other buyers agencies we approached…” - Raj

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Why use Cashmore & Co?

Cashmore & Co are experts in market cycles and property investment 

Catherine Cashmore has accrued many years experience working in the Australian real estate market. She is President of Australia's oldest economics organisation (Prosper Australia) and has lectured widely on the real estate cycle and the economics of land.

it's this knowledge that sets Cashmore & Co apart from other real estate agencies. 

Cashmore & Co won't 'spruik' the market, or try and convince you that it's always a good time to buy.

Rather, Cashmore & Co use their expertise to assist investors, home buyers, and developers to make wise decisions based on their individual budgets and unique circumstances. 

They simplify the buying process saving buyers thousands in negotiation, as well as preventing costly mistakes.

Many of our clients benefit from market secrets we have gained that many other buyers, sellers, landlords and developers simply do not have access to.

You can’t help but accrue this kind of on-the-ground knowledge when you’re involved with literally dozens of purchases and sales each year.(And also when you have a rare knowledge of property market cycles as your framework.)

Whether it’s getting into a suburb you thought was out of reach, saving a hundred grand by avoiding a too-good-to-be-true apartment pitch, or getting a foot through the door in a hot market, Cashmore & Co has all the practical property ‘hacks’ to place you ahead of the competition.

Investors not only gain assistance with their property investments, with Cashmore & Co they have access to a treasure trove of advice and strategies that help extract the maximum amount of wealth creation from the 18-year cycle that is hard to rival. 

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About Catherine

Catherine Cashmore

Owner & Director

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Originally from the UK, and having lived in the US, Catherine Cashmore has extensive experience across a range of international real estate markets.

She has been working in the Australian real estate market for over 14 years.

As a buyer advocate, Catherine has assisted hundreds of home buyers, investors, and developers to find, assess, and negotiate, quality real estate in Australia and internationally.

She is President of Australia's oldest economics organisation, Prosper Australia - an organisation that has conducted vast amounts of research into the economics of land, market cycles, and the intricacies of how tax and policy affects the markets. 

Catherine is a regular and highly respected media commentator and has been called upon to guest lecture at universities (including RMIT and Sydney University) on how tax policy affects the real estate market, the design of cities, and the economy.

She is editor of Port Philip Publishing's 'Cycles, Trends, & Forecasts' and Cashmore's Real Estate Wealth – publications that teach real estate and stock market investors about the land cycle, its effects on the economy, and how to create wealth from property and stocks using this knowledge.

Previously authoring the annual ‘Speculative Vacancies’ report, the only study in the world that analyses long term vacant housing based on water usage data (Australia focused) - Catherine has an in depth knowledge of the Australian real estate market and economic environment few can rival.

You can contact Catherine directly on 0458 143 089 or at 

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