Raine & Horne Commercial scores major coup on Central Coast

JUNE 4, 2021

The local quartet of Geoff Tilden, Brad Rogers, Sue Tilden and Naomi Rogers will lead Raine & Horne Commercial’s Central Coast operations.

Mr Tilden, who started his real estate career in commercial and industrial property sales in Sydney in the 1980s, is a Director of flourishing Raine & Horne Gosford and Raine & Horne East Gosford. He also manages an extensive commercial property portfolio. Mr Tilden launched his original residential office in Gosford with Sue Tilden, in 1990. 

Mr Rogers started with Raine & Horne Commercial on the Central Coast in 2016 after cutting his teeth in the industry with Raine & Horne Commercial Penrith almost two decades ago. In 2020, Mr Rogers was one of Raine & Horne Commercial’s leading salespeople for the number of sales transactions finishing in second place. 

An experienced property manager, Mrs Rogers will be responsible for the commercial real estate firm’s Property Management services. Mrs Rogers’s experience extends to eight years in residential property and 15 years in commercial property management. This commercial experience includes seven years with NSW state government departments such as Central Coast Regional Development Corporation, Hunter Central Coast Development Corporation, and the Office of Strategic Lands.

Recognised as one of Australia’s leading property managers and administrators Mrs Tilden will oversee administrative operations for the firm, and she has over three decades worth of commercial real estate experience working alongside Mr Tilden. 

Angus Raine, Executive Chairman of Raine & Horne Group, said the exciting team of Geoff Tilden, Brad Rogers, Naomi Rogers, and Sue Tilden represents a fantastic coup for the national commercial property brand. 

“Investors and business owners on the Central Coast are extremely familiar with Geoff, Brad, Naomi and Sue as well as a nationally recognised brand such as Raine & Horne Commercial,” said Mr Raine.

“Geoff has been in commercial real estate since the 1980s and has an extensive commercial property management portfolio as well as a wide-ranging network of developers on the Central Coast. Geoff is really well connected.”

Mr Tilden has also landed many significant sales, including the sale of the former Bunnings site at West Gosford to BRW rich lister Tony Denny for $12.5 million. He works extensively with one of Australia’s leading private and diversified property development companies, the Stevens Group, based on the Central Coast.

Mr Raine continued, “Brad is also a big name in commercial real estate on the Central Coast who is highly regarded for his professionalism and unwavering commitment to producing the best results for his clients.”

While the mega office will have fantastic visibility on the Entrance Road at Erina, there are also plans to establish another office in Tuggerah. This office will cover the expanding industrial and warehousing markets in the Central Coast’s northern region, according to Mr Raine. 

A passion for commercial real estate

Mr Tilden said he is excited by the prospect of adding Raine & Horne Commercial Central Coast to his collection of residential offices. “Running a commercial property office has always been something I’ve wanted to do,” he said.

“However, the timing has never been right. We now believe the opportunity is there, and we are going forward with Raine & Horne Commercial Central Coast 100 miles an hour.”

Experience and knowledge backed by a national brand is Raine & Horne Commercial Central Coast’s point of difference, said Mr Tilden. “Whether they’re buying, selling or leasing, our clients can rest assured they’ll be dealing with the owners of the business rather than a salesperson,” he said.

“I have a massive database of contacts, and between Brad and myself, I’m pretty confident we’ve got the Central Coast covered.

Mr Tilden is also excited about linking with Mr Rogers because of the commercial sales ace’s reputation for business ethics. “Working with Brad means Raine & Horne Commercial will continue to be a commercial property leader on the Central Coast.”

National brand awareness

The stronger and more familiar branding associated with Raine & Horne Commercial is a significant point of difference for commercial property lessors and lessees on the Central Coast, according to Mr Rogers.

“Business owners, investors and developers on the Central Coast or in Sydney are more comfortable working with a nationally recognised and respected commercial real estate specialist such as Raine & Horne Commercial,” he said.

“Our feedback has always been that whether they’re selling, or leasing, owners and investors want to list their commercial property with a recognised brand with national cut through.”

Industrial property demand is robust on the Central Coast

Stock is extremely limited in the industrial sales and leasing markets as businesses operating in this sector are ticking along very well and need more space, according to Mr Rogers.

“Those businesses on the Central Coast not relying on supply chains overseas have bounced back very well and are doing more manufacturing locally than before the pandemic and now have more orders and need bigger spaces,” said Mr Rogers.

“This demand means the industrial property market in this region is very liquid, and owners are achieving better sales prices than we’ve ever seen, especially if the buyer is an owner-occupier.

“Consequently, if an owner is thinking of selling an industrial property, the timing right now couldn’t be better, especially if you are working with the right agent such as Raine & Horne Commercial Central Coast.”