The Barry Plant Berwick office is primed for a historic change with Matt Ketteringham and Dan O’Loughlin, directors of the Barry Plant Pakenham and Barry Plant Drouin offices, set to take over the thriving business in Melbourne’s south-east.
“Dan and I are passionate and dedicated local people who have been living in and around the Berwick area for years,” said Matt Ketteringham, Managing Director and Licensed Estate Agent at Barry Plant Pakenham and Barry Plant Drouin. “I went to school in the area, and would hop on the 827 bus after school to get charcoal chicken and gravy chips on the Berwick main street. I know the ins and outs of the area, and am so excited to be able to sell properties there.”
Paul Dabb, who has been the long-time Director of the successful Barry Plant Berwick as well as an Auctioneer, is set to handover the office on March 1st of this year. The office has been operating for 26 years.
“Barry Plant Berwick has truly been one of our most successful offices, and over the last 20 years has had a committed and dedicated team who have played such an important role in the growth of Berwick and surrounding suburbs,” said Mike McCarthy, CEO and Director of the Barry Plant Group. “Paul Dabb has done a fantastic job at growing the office and really nurturing the staff, many who will stay on and work under Matt and Dan who I know will continue to do an amazing job.”
Paul Dabb began Barry Plant Berwick over two decades ago, and has seen the office flourish while also witnessing Berwick and the surrounding areas grow at an exponential rate. The office has won a number of awards over recent years, with recognition in all areas of property from customer service to property management. In 2019 the office won ‘Novice Auctioneer of the Year’ (Jack McMaster), ‘Receptionist of the Year’ (Brody Driscoll), and ‘Department Manager of the Year’ (Sara Press) at the Barry Plant Awards for Excellence.
“Pakenham is the fastest growth corridor in Victoria, as well as being number one for sales in the state and number two in Australia,” said Matt Ketteringham. “We’re very fortunate to have a broad and diverse demographic of investors and first home owners, and our price points are fantastic and go all the way from $300K to $5m for elite properties.”
“I’m very energetic, passionate, and enthusiastic when it comes to this opportunity, and really want us to be the best that we can possibly be as a sales and rentals team,” said Matt Ketteringham. “I think it was an easy decision for Barry Plant Berwick to choose us. They’ve seen our business grow, from not even having a real brand or presence in Pakenham 13 years ago, to becoming one of the top real estate agents in the area. We’ve organically grown to a very large rent roll and also an extremely large office that has taken the number one banner in Pakenham and Officer. Dan and I are so enthusiastic and passionate about working in the area, we can’t wait!”