Barry Plant Group adds two more top guns to its professional support team

The Barry Plant Group has recruited two high-calibre real estate professionals to its Head Office team, bolstering the significant support the group already offers its eighty-office network, and ensuring Barry Plant maintains its number one market position in Victoria.

Richard Spratt, formerly from a successful inner city real estate brand, has joined the team as Franchise Manager, while Georgie Lucas, who hails from three top-tier South Australian brands including Harris Real Estate, has stepped into the new role of Innovations Manager. A long-term real estate professional, Richard has fourteen years experience in sales and sales management.

Richard has also conducted group and in-house training for his former brands, and he steps into a training role as well as strategic business advisor to Barry Plant’s offices. “I look forward to being able to inspire and motivate our team members – especially our younger sales professionals who are just starting out,” Richard said. “I hope to pass on some of the experience and knowledge I’ve gained from 25 years working in Melbourne’s competitive inner east, to help them be the best they can be, and to keep the brand at its number one position.”

Barry Plant CEO Mike McCarthy said, “Richard brings a wealth of sales and sales management experience to the group, and we are delighted to welcome such an experienced and successful real estate professional to our Head Office team.”

Georgie Lucas brings a plethora of experience to the group, with nearly ten years’ experience across three leading South Australian real estate brands, in roles including administration, property management, HR, marketing and training. Most recently, Georgie was Operations Manager with the highly respected Harris Real Estate brand, and was the key driver and implementer of many of their successful initiatives.

In her new role with Barry Plant, Georgie will be responsible for the development and implementation of new projects and ideas to help support the Barry Plant network. One of the early focuses of her role will be to assist offices and staff to implement and gain maximum value from their soon-to-be released new intranet system.

“I hope to bring all the knowledge and skills I learned from my previous employer to my new role at Barry Plant,” Georgie said. “There will be a strong focus on streamlining processes and systems, to allow staff to spend more time on customer service rather than admin, thus ensuring that Barry Plant maintains its number one market position.”

“We are very excited about someone of Georgie’s calibre and experience joining the group,” Mike McCarthy said. “She will add significant value to our team.”