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 30 years ago as a 19 year-old, and has since built up a large portfolio of personal investments.

There is nothing Stephen doesn’t know about property development – he 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 five 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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Development

Development

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?

Our advocates and researchers are international experts on market and real estate cycles. 

With decades of experience working in the Australian real estate market Catherine Cashmore and her associates have lectured widely on the real estate cycle and the economics of investment.

Cashmore & Co use their expertise to assist investors, home buyers and developers.  They simplify the buying process saving buyers thousands in negotiation, as well as preventing costly mistakes.

Cashmore & Co's services and expertise will not only assist you to increase your wealth, but also educate you to become a better investor.

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About Catherine

Catherine Cashmore

Director

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Catherine Cashmore has been working in the Australian real estate market for over 14 years. As a buyer advocate, she has assisted hundreds of Australian home buyers and investors to secure quality real estate for the best possible price. Originally from the UK, and having lived in the US, Catherine is a seasoned traveller who has extensive experience across a range of international real estate markets for those interested in property investment overseas.. 

As President of Australia's oldest economics organisation, Prosper Australia, Catherine is a regular and highly respected media commentator and often called upon to give guest lectures to university students (including RMIT and Sydney University) on how tax policy affects real estate, the design of cities and the economy.

She is editor of Port Philip Publishing’s 'Cycles, Trends, & Forecasts' – a publication that teaches real estate investors about the land cycle and its effects on the economy. She is author of ‘Speculative Vacancies’, the only study in the world that analyses long term vacant housing based on water usage data (Melbourne focused). As such Catherine has an in depth knowledge of the Australian real estate market, few can rival.

You can contact Catherine directly on 0458 143 089 or at cc@cashmoreco.com.au

 

 

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