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Louisa Blennerhassett to take the reins as CBRE’s Sunshine Coast Managing Director


May 22, 2023

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Kathryn House

Communications Director, Pacific

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Louisa Blennerhassett has been appointed to lead CBRE’s Sunshine Coast office, bringing 16 years of industry experience and a deep understanding of the region to her new role.

The appointment has been announced as Rem Rafter hands over the Managing Director baton, after successfully leading the office for a total of 27 years.

Ms Blennerhassett will transition into the office MD role over the next six months while Mr Rafter will assume a Senior Director role within the Sunshine Coast agency team.

Rem is a Sunshine Coast property legend, leaving big shoes to fill, however Louisa is certainly up to the challenge given her skills, determination and passion,” said Bruce Baker, CBRE Senior Managing Director, Queensland.

“I am also delighted that with the transition Rem has agreed to continue working in the business for our clients as a Senior Director in our agency business.”

Ms Blennerhassett joined CBRE’s Sunshine Coast office two years ago as a Director in the Metropolitan Investments team. She has significant experience in sales, leasing, property management and marketing, from roles with Ray White Commercial, QIC and Stockland.

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