My first dealing with Barrie Woods was selling an Aerodrome Road property of his through a conjuncting Agent back around 1990. Barrie and Therese lived on Cornmeal Parade at the time next to the newly constructed Maroochydore Police Station and overlooking Cornmeal Creek. Therese’s parents lived next door. Barrie and Therese had recently purchased the third house in the group.
In the early days of Hindmarsh Property Services I was taking on a fair bit of project management work. There just had to be a better use for the site at the corner of Aerodrome Road and Second Avenue. For years the popular TexMex Restaurant had operated from the old fibro house, but this had been closed.
As I recall, Neil Blinman first contacted me after receiving a mail out brochure back in 2001. They had purchased the freehold of the Pizza Hut 10 years or so previously and were now faced with the prospect of an empty building. The tenant had a new format and was not going to extend the Lease.
As I recall my first contact with Ted Dimmick was him calling me after receiving a promotional letter I sent out around 2002. It took a further 2 years before he offered me the management of a small strata titled office if I could Lease it. Thankfully it did not take long and Ted was as good as his word.
We started managing Emerald House during October of 2007. It was part of a large portfolio we took over and continue to manage for the Dimmick Family of Geelong. Dimmick hold roughly a third of the eastern side of Sunshine Beach Road.
The Dimmick family own five out of the six titles in this strata titled complex. The centre was very run down with constant roof leaks when we took over. We arranged a special levy through the body corporate manager to replace the roof as it was beyond repair.
I had been managing 126 Bulcock Street for Jeff and Amanda Southwell for some years before Jeff asked me to take a look at the vacant land at 29 Caloundra Road. They owned this in partnership with local solicitor, Ian Griffiths. Drawings had been prepared by an Architect for a showroom use.