About Inspire Realty
At Inspire Realty, we are a team of passionate property people and professionals.
Colin Lee is the Founder and CEO of Inspire Realty and a Property Advisor and Buyers Advocate.
With an extensive career in education, property and finance, Colin’s passion and purpose is to empower his clients to achieve financial wellbeing and create wealth through smart and strategic property investments. Colin has a broad and loyal customer base which highly regard his analysis, investment strategies and firsthand experience in property investment evidenced with over 170, 5 Star Google Reviews.
He is an active property investor himself and have personally assisted over 300 individuals and families in strategising, financing, managing and consolidating their property portfolios. As a certified and Qualified Property Investment Adviser with Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), a member of the Property Investment Council of Australia (PICA) and a Member of the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW), Colin continues to coach and mentor his clients in finance and property opportunities.
Colin has had over twelve years of experience in the property and finance industry from being a principal and licensee in charge of multiple real estate agencies to the Project Sales Director of one of Australia’s leading property development groups. He was also the National Sales Director for a fully personalised, personal property concierge service company. Colin last appointment was the Head of Strategic Property Services of one of Australia’s largest property investment services company in Australia before starting his own company.
Awards: Winner Wellness Advocate of the year Better Business Awards 2022 and Australian Broking Awards 2021. Finalist in the Local Business Awards 2022. Finalist – Rising Star, Best Community Engagement Program of the Year – Better Business Awards in 2021 and 2022. Finalist in Social and Community Engagement Program of the year, Rising Star and Wellness Advocate of the year – Australian Broking Awards 2021. Finalist for Property Business of the year and B2C Services Business of the year – My Business awards in 2020. Finalist 2021 REINSW Excellence Awards for Community Service.Finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards for the Real Estate category and finalist for the Australian Small Business Champion Entrepreneur of 2021 and 2022.
Matthew Tembo is a Property Advisor and Buyers Agent with Inspire Realty. Bristling with enthusiasm and knowledge Matthew has garnered an extensive career that spans from Accounting to Property.
A commerce graduate with a passion for people and smart financial decisions, Matthew began his career fundraising and advocating for Mental wellbeing in the Social Services sector as a Financial Controller. This role involved Matthew in lobbying to the government and establishing a property portfolio for the charity.
The fascination with property inspired a career move to a renowned Qld builder and developer. During his time with the builder Matthew assisted first home buyers navigate land acquisition, drafting, design and finance. At the heart of everything Matthew did was a passion for helping people accomplish the paramount goal of owning a home.
Matthew’s strongest attributes are problem solving, rapport building and negotiation. Matthew is driven by the opportunities that property can present to people as a wealth building tool and as a source of security. Aspects of property which has impacted his own life tremendously. And therefore, with a clear conscience and a passionate heart Matthew intends to coach and mentor his clients on a journey that they will forever be grateful for and inspired by.
Laurene McKenzie (aka Loz) is a Business Strategist and the Client Success Manager with Inspire Realty. Her superpower is helping build relationships through connection. Loz has an innate ability to bring like minded people together for their mutual benefit and does this in a genuine, positive and insightful way.
Loz brings valuable experience from her career spanning many sectors – Banking and Finance, Retail, Professional Services, Digital Marketing and Business Coaching. Her wide-ranging skills see her consistently helping individuals and businesses to meet their goals and help them grow wealth through property investment strategies.
Known for her vibrant personality and generous spirit, Loz approaches work and life with an exceptional level of commitment and passion. She puts people first and in her spare time loves to fundraise and volunteer for charities ‘Hands Across the Water’ and ‘Look Good Feel Better’.
As part of the founding team at Inspire Realty and an aspiring Qualified Property Investment Advisor, Andrew brings a genuine passion for helping everyday people to become better educated about using property investment as a vehicle to be able to live the lifestyle that they deserve once they decide it’s time to finish working.
His client gain access to the wisdom & support of both himself and his wide network of successful property investors who have all stood the test of time through several property cycles.
More importantly than his experience and network, Andrew is an active property investor himself acquiring and holding a multi-million dollar property portfolio and using this experience and lessons learnt to help others to follow in his footsteps. You can learn more about Andrew’s personal investment journey by listening to an interview he was asked to share on a popular property investment podcast below:
Andrew has more than 8 years’ experience in consulting with clients and businesses to identify gaps between their current circumstances and what their goals are and suggesting solutions and helping them to take whatever actions are required to bridge the gap.
His personal investment journey is underpinned by a genuine passion to learn, educate and improve himself to strategically grow his own portfolio. This has sparked a genuine desire to help others to see through the smoke & mirrors associated with wealth creation through property. He enjoys sharing his own investment story to inspire clients to take the first and last steps toward creating their own personal and financial freedom backed by the confidence of the latest research, personalised strategies and quality investment opportunities.
Over the past 25 years, Melanie has lived in Europe, North and South America and Australia with her family. Having lived abroad for so many years and relocating a number of times, Melanie is familiar with the relocation process and the property buying process.
Melanie has grown in passion for helping people find the right home and familiarise with their new found home. She is committed to providing property investment solutions and relocation services tailored to the unique goals and dreams of her clients.
In her previous role with an international company based in Geneva, she worked extensively with both Asian and Middle Eastern clienteles. Melanie also owns a tennis academy that is based in Sydney and is involved in non-profit initiatives that help children through sports in South America. Her travels and experiences living abroad have allowed her to develop an understanding of many cultures and worldviews. As well, Melanie has a lived experience as a property vendor, purchaser, tenant and landlord. Melanie speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Vicki started her career in the travel industry where she was recognised as one of the best agency several times from the major airlines. Vicki is familiar with immigration policies as well as interpreting for her many clients from Korea, both abroad and local.
One of the highlights in her career was her nomination as the main Korean interpreter for the Pre-Olympics held for International Intellectual Disabled Players in Italy (INAS) and the most recent Pre-Olympics held in Brisbane.
Over the past 15 years, Vicki has owned multiple businesses from restaurants and interest in the manufacturing industry. During that time, Vicki has developed a passion for property and has experience purchasing and selling her own properties in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney.
Her travels and experiences living abroad have allowed her to develop an understanding of many cultures and worldviews. As well, Vicki has a lived experience as a property vendor, purchaser, tenant and landlord. Vicki speaks English and Korean fluently.