Steven spent the first 16 years of his life in China, after which, his parents decided to emigrate to the Republic of South Africa.
Steven’s family quickly established an Import/Export business which included a 400 sqm retail/wholesale shop, which Steven managed for 4 years. This role included managing 5 staff and being responsible for all aspects of the operation. Steven then worked for a major tile distributer for 3 years as a Sales Manager, before pursuing a career as a tour operator and guide for the next 4 years, whilst also maintaining a part time role as a jewellery and watch salesman.
In 2011, Steven and his wife decided to emigrate to Australia to provide a safe environment in which to raise a family. Steven initially worked as Assistant Retail Manager at Longines Watch Boutique in Sydney and then relocated to Canberra where he worked as a Sales Executive at Mercedes Benz.
In 2013 Steven was employed as Casual Mall Leasing Manager at one of Canberra’s Regional Shopping Centres, the Tuggeranong Hyperdome and the major shopping centre in Queanbeyan, Riverside Plaza. This role saw Steven being responsible for casual mall leasing and mall media. Steven quickly proved himself and his role was expanded to handling lease renewals, resulting in him renewing over 180 leases during his 4-year tenure. Toward the end of his employment at The Hyperdome, Steven took on the Leasing Executive role being responsible for leasing of vacant tenancies.
Steven’s diverse cultural and employment background, along with his strong focus on roles requiring strong negotiation skills, provides him with the perfect platform to develop a successful career in Retail Property Sales and Leasing. In particular, his employment at the Tuggeranong Hyperdome and Riverside Plaza has allowed him to develop a thorough understanding of the retail property market in Canberra, retail trends and requirement of working with and reporting to a major institutional client.
Steven is a welcome addition to the LJ Hooker Commercial Canberra team and in the short time he has been with us he has shown he has the skills and knowledge to be successful in his new role.