Raine & Horne scores Broadway hit with new office

Media release

Sydney, NSW (1 March 2018) Raine & Horne has scored a major commercial coup with the recruitment of Alvie Lin to the 135-year-old network.

A former corporate accountant with property developer Multiplex, Ms Lin is the leading sales agent in Ultimo and Broadway. Her achievements include holding the top ranking for Broadway and Ultimo with domain.com.au, ratemyagent.com.au, and other property websites.

With over 15 years of professional experience in the real estate industry, Ms Lin, who began her property sales career in China, has worked with another leading network in Australia. Recognised as one of the network’s elite performance agents, Ms Lin was among the group’s leading principals in NSW in 2015.

“Alvie has an enviable combination of international and local experience is residential property sales and property management, as well as retail property, office building, shopping centres, commercial property sectors,” said Angus Raine, Executive Chairman, Raine & Horne.

“Also fluent in English and Chinese languages, Alvie understands the differences between the Western and Chinese cultures and her excellent negotiation skills can bridge the cultural gaps and deliver favourable outcomes for owners and buyers.”

Ms Lin’s accounting background was obvious to Raine & Horne’s management when her application to join the group arrived.

“Alvie has a business degree majoring in accounting, so it’s no surprise that her business plan was one of the most comprehensive I have encountered in my 22 years as a director of Raine & Horne,” Mr Raine said.

“Significantly Alvie’s family operated a real estate office in Brisbane. So, it’s fair to say that real estate courses through Alvie’s blood. These familial ties are very valuable when you choose real estate sales as a career.”

Ms Lin, added, “I love real estate and helping people, which is the perfect mix for a sales agent.”

The Broadway agent switched to Raine & Horne after several meetings with Business Support and Development Manager, Jennifer O’Brien.

“Jennifer contacted me a few years ago, and she has consistently followed me up ever since. Once I decided to make the switch to Raine & Horne, Jennifer has continued to be very supportive,” said Ms Lin.

“I also have the desire to service Mainland Chinese private and corporate buyers seeking to secure real estate in Sydney, an objective that Raine & Horne is supporting.”

In addition to establishing Raine & Horne Broadway, Ms Lin is launching Raine & Horne Major Acquisitions, which aims to match Asian and local private and corporate buyers with significant commercial buildings and development sites all across Sydney.

“I aim to source major transactional opportunities including landmark buildings and amalgamation of sites to present to local buyers and Chinese investors, institutions, and developers. I was remarkably impressed with Raine & Horne’s interest in doing business with China.”

Ms Lin has immediate plans to expand her sales and property management team. “We feel that operating under the Raine & Horne banner will enable us to recruit the right sales agents and property managers,” she said.

“We’ve noted Raine & Horne’s excellent IT and customer service systems and processes, but also the procedures and training modules it has in place to assist our recruitment and retention objectives.”

Ms Lin added, “The Chinese private and institutional buyer market is still the biggest foreign buyer market for Australian properties, especially for high end Australian commercial real estate. We have big plans to service this high end market and the wider local market in Sydney.”

“We trust that Raine & Horne would be the best franchise group in supporting our commercial plans and objectives to take our business to a higher level.”

For all your residential and commercial sales and property management needs in Broadway and Ultimo, contact Raine & Horne Broadway & Raine & Horne Major Acquisitions on (02) 9211 8080.



For further media information contact:

Alvie Lin, Principal of Raine & Horne Broadway and Raine & Horne Major Acquisitions on 0433 157 502

Kim Pilkington, Communications Executive, Raine & Horne Group on 0414 358 722