Leah Jay have announced the launch of another office in the Hunter region, opening the doors of their Belmont office earlier this week, to complement their property management offices in Hamilton, Warners Bay and East Maitland
“This is an important and significant step in the growth of Leah Jay and demonstrates our commitment to servicing clients in the Lake Macquarie area,” Director Leah Jay said. “As we have continued to grow, we identified the need to open an additional office and decided on Belmont to better service the owners and their properties in this area.”
Earlier this year 438 Pacific Highway, Belmont, was acquired. Under the project management of Leah Jay Marketing Manager Pippa Rowntree, Jackson Teece Architects and Insight Building Services were commissioned to design and fitout the new premises. Their brief was to design a modern office that reflects the company’s brand essence.
“Visitors to the office will be greeted by a very inviting and unique reception area, which incorporates more flexibility into the office, with various meeting and breakout areas,” Pippa said.
“We wanted the whole office environment to represent the ethos and culture of the Leah Jay brand. Whilst the reception area and meeting rooms will welcome clients we also want to engage our team with the company’s objectives and be engaged by our brand messages. We are all very proud of what we have achieved at Belmont and look forward to rolling it out across our other offices.”
This year also commemorates 21 years since the property management specialists began operating. In 1994 Leah commenced business as a sole trader, having identified a need to separate property management from real estate sales.
It was seen as a bold step at the time as Leah Jay was the first business in the country dedicated solely to property management. After surviving the first few years on her own, Leah opened her first stand-alone office in Tudor Street, Hamilton in1998. Two more offices were opened in late 2003 and early 2004 in Warners Bay and East Maitland. This was largely due to growing demand by investors looking further afield, as the inner Newcastle housing market grew more expensive. The East Maitland office was then demolished with a purpose-built two-storey building replacing it in 2011.