Our history

It’s been quite a journey from our humble beginnings as a handful of offices to the high powered, efficient real estate network we’ve become.

The Barry Plant story begins in 1958 when a small company named EJ Doherty Real Estate opened its doors in Coburg. The first Barry Plant office opened in Templestowe over 20 years later, in 1979. Both companies earned reputations for consistently achieving enviable results, and in 1999 the 15 Barry Plant offices merged with EJ Doherty (under the leadership of Vic Care) and their 16 offices to be reborn as Barry Plant Doherty. Between July 1999 and December 2005, Barry Plant Doherty doubled in size to 60 offices, covering a significant slice of metropolitan Melbourne. Both Barry Plant and Vic Care are still directors of the company today.

In early 2006 we expanded into regional Victoria, dropped ‘Doherty’, and became Barry Plant Real Estate once more. In 2016 we opened our first South Australian office. We currently have a network of nearly around 74 offices, each dedicated to achieving the best result for your property.

Below is a timeline of some of our milestone's:

February 2020

New Commercial office opens
New Commercial office opens

In February Barry Plant Commercial opened its doors, led by experienced professional Benjamin Klein.

July 2019

New office in Northcote
New office in Northcote

Barry Plant has been a well known and respected brand in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne for decades... The new Northcote office is managed by Loretta Khoo, Jim Dimitropoulos and George Metax.

July 2019

New office in Mentone-Cheltenham
New office in Mentone-Cheltenham

We welcome the new Mentone-Cheltenham office that has opened on Nepean Highway under the leadership of Michael Care. Michael also owns the Mordialloc office.

June 2019

New office in Benalla
New office in Benalla

The thriving regional town of Benalla is the latest location the Barry Plant Group has expanded to after signing an agreement with Brenda Letson, agent and Director of a local office.

May 2019

Two finalists in the REB Women in Real Estate Awards
Two finalists in the REB Women in Real Estate Awards

Linda Baker, director of Barry Plant Norwood in South Australia and Louise Carrigg, director of both Barry Plant Heathmont and Barry Plant Ringwood in Victoria.

April 2019

Barry Plant achieves 15 straight years of 'Highly Recommended' customer service status
Barry Plant achieves 15 straight years of 'Highly Recommended' customer service status

The Barry Plant Croydon office led by Matt Jinks and James Brougham were also recognised as the overall National Winner at the 2019 Australian Achiever Awards with a near-perfect score of 99.86 per cent. The offices in Narre Warren, Rosebud, Werribee, and Sunshine were close behind to round out the top 5 for the Barry Plant Group.

April 2019

Barry Plant agents starring in TV show "Find me a Dream Home"
Barry Plant agents starring in TV show "Find me a Dream Home"

Host Nikki Osbourne, aided by Barry Plant agents, helps house hunters find their dream home. They have the budget - the challenge is to present them with three homes that they’ll love and let them choose.

March 2019

Changes for Barry Plant Glenroy & Epping
Changes for Barry Plant Glenroy & Epping

Barry Plant Glenroy, once again named in the REB Top 50 Sales Agencies in Australia earlier this year, has opened a new state-of-the-art office in Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy. Clients, media and partners enjoyed celebrations in February to launch the new office, which proved a busy month for the team at Barry Plant Glenroy, as they also took over the management of the Barry Plant Epping office.

March 2019

New leadership for Barry Plant Sunbury
New leadership for Barry Plant Sunbury

An experienced leadership team, consisting of Simon Best and Maria Page, is looking forward to reinvigorating and refreshing the Barry Plant Sunbury office with a focus on enhanced customer service and communication.

February 2019

Happy 50th anniversary in real estate Barry!
Happy 50th anniversary in real estate Barry!

Congratulations to one of our founding partners, Barry Plant, on celebrating an incredible milestone of 50 continuous years in Real Estate.

February 2019

New offices in Shepparton, Nagambie & Tatura
New offices in Shepparton, Nagambie & Tatura

Shepparton, Nagambie and Tatura are the three latest locations the Barry Plant group has expanded to after signing an agreement with Matthew Chilcott, Director of Chilcott Real Estate.

April 2018

Barry Plant Glenroy, Manningham & Rowville recognised as some of Australia's best real estate agencies
Barry Plant Glenroy, Manningham & Rowville recognised as some of Australia's best real estate agencies

Once again, Barry Plant Group real estate agencies have placed within the Real Estate Business (REB) Top 50 Sales Offices 2018, with Glenroy, Manningham and Rowville offices featuring on the list at numbers 6, 12 and 30 respectively.

April 2018

Melbourne Victory Game Day Sponsors
Melbourne Victory Game Day Sponsors

Barry Plant are proud supporters of Melbourne Victory Football Club.

November 2018

Wishtober campaign raises $73,000
Wishtober campaign raises $73,000

In October Barry Plant raised $73,000 for Make-A-Wish Australia.

December 2018

Barry Plant's "Oak Club" Celebrates Loyalty
Barry Plant's "Oak Club" Celebrates Loyalty

At a gala event at the Plaza Ballroom, Barry Plant Group Directors, Vic Care and Mike McCarthy welcomed 65 new people to their prestigious Oak Club. The Oak Club was created in 2000 to acknowledge the loyalty and contributions of people who have been with the Barry Plant Group for 10 years or more. The oak tree was selected as the symbol for the club because it is known for its strength, longevity and endurance – all characteristics of Oak Club members.

December 2017

Barry Plant Manningham recognised in the REB Awards
Barry Plant Manningham recognised in the REB Awards

The Barry Plant Group’s flagship office, Barry Plant Manningham, has been ranked as the eighth-best real estate agency in Australia in this year’s Real Estate Business’s prestigious Top 50 Sales Offices list. The agency was Victoria’s highest-ranking residential real estate agency (excluding projects).

November 2017

Barry Plant Group raises $100,000 in annual "Wishtober" initiative
Barry Plant Group raises $100,000 in annual "Wishtober" initiative

Now in its fourth consecutive year, Barry Plant’s fundraising initiative “Wishtober” raised $100,000 for Make-a-Wish® Australia, a charity that makes wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

October 2017

Barry Plant Manningham wins REIV Property Marketing Award
Barry Plant Manningham wins REIV Property Marketing Award

Congratulations to our Barry Plant Manningham office who won the top award for a property marketing campaign under $10K at the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) Awards for Excellence held last night at Crown Casino Melbourne. Faced with the challenge of targeting a wealthy buyer pool for an ultra-modern, hilltop mansion in Warrandyte the experienced team at Barry Plant Manningham put together a clever, targeted campaign that showcased the sheer magnificence of the home.

May 2017

Loretta Khoo ranked as one of the top women in Real Estate
Loretta Khoo ranked as one of the top women in Real Estate

Listed as number 25 in Real Estate Business (REB) Top 50 Women in Real Estate. This is the first time that Loretta has made it onto the list and to jump in at 25th spot, with just six years of real estate experience, is a reflection of her highly successful career. Loretta attributes her success to a focus on providing honest, reliable service and always doing everything she can to get the very best result for her clients.

2017

Awarded Australia's No. 1 Real Estate Agency
Awarded Australia's No. 1 Real Estate Agency

Considered the top award in real estate, the Gold AREA was presented to Barry Plant Manningham recently for their innovation, service, marketing excellence in and extensive work in their local community – awarding them Australia’s Number 1 Real Estate Agency. The multi-award winning team, led by Spiro Drossos, Mark Di Giulio and Theo Politis has changed the face of real estate. Embracing innovation in all areas of their business, but always having a sharp focus on meeting their clients’ expectations in providing a smooth process, great communication and of course, working for the best possible result. “The Manningham office just keeps on raising the bar in real estate. Whether it’s innovation, training, exceptional marketing, or just great passion by every team member to provide the best service and outcome for every client, they are a stand-out business” – Mike McCarthy, Barry Plant Group CEO The team at Barry Plant Manningham have now extended their award-winning service into the Whitehorse and Eltham areas.

April 2017

WINNER - Barry Plant Boronia takes out 1st Place for Customer Service in Real Estate
WINNER - Barry Plant Boronia takes out 1st Place for Customer Service in Real Estate

Barry Plant Boronia has taken out first place in the Real Estate Services category of the 2017 Australian Achiever Awards, with a phenomenal score of 99.68%. Director of Barry Plant Boronia, Mark Schroeder, says that every member of his team, from admin staff to sales, has played a role in achieving this honour. “We have a well-rounded, caring and empathetic team,” Mark says. “Our entire staff is focused on delivering excellent service, and the culture within our office promotes it.”

January 2017

A fresh new look for the Barry Plant Group
A fresh new look for the Barry Plant Group

The Barry Plant Group announced the launch of its new branding, to be rolled out in the first quarter of 2017, at the Annual Barry Plant Kick Start conference today. Victoria’s number one real estate network has made subtle changes to its logo over the years, but this is the group’s first major update since 2006. The new look is fresh, contemporary and sophisticated, broadening the brand’s appeal and versatility across all demographics and markets. It will ensure that Barry Plant remains at the leading edge in Victoria’s real estate market and provides a platform to fulfil the Group’s goal of taking their brand to new markets interstate.

October 2016

Barry Plant has raises over $100,000 for Make-A-Wish Australia
Barry Plant has raises over $100,000 for Make-A-Wish Australia

For the third year running, the Barry Plant raised in excess of $100,000 during October for Make-A-Wish – an organisation that grants wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. The total amount raised this year brings the three-year figure of funds raised by Barry Plant for Make-A-Wish to $350,000.

2016

Barry Plant opens 5 new offices
Barry Plant opens 5 new offices

Norwood, South Australia, Drouin, Greensborough, Keilor East and Brunswick

2015

New office opens in Bayside
New office opens in Bayside

Barry Plant Mordialloc

2014

Two new offices open in regional Victoria
Two new offices open in regional Victoria

Broadford & Ballarat

2013

New office opens in Mornington Peninsula
New office opens in Mornington Peninsula

Barry Plant Rosebud

2012

Ranked as Australia's No. 1 Sales Group

REB Awards

2012

Barry Plant opens two new offices
Barry Plant opens two new offices

Tarneit & Bendigo

2011

Success in Property Management

Barry Plant now manages 20,000+ rental properties

2011

Barry Plant opens five new offices
Barry Plant opens five new offices

Sunbury, Keysborough, Healesville, Doreen-Mernda and Mildura

2010

Barry Plant opens two new offices
Barry Plant opens two new offices

Epping & Caroline Springs

2009

Barry Plant achieves 1000 property sales in 1 month

Breaking a sales record, in just one month the Barry Plant Group sell 1,000 properties.

2008

Barry Plant arrives in Pakenham
Barry Plant arrives in Pakenham

Pakenham office opens

2007

Three new offices open
Three new offices open

Melton, Oakleigh & Belmont

2006

Barry Plant opens two offices in Mitchell Shire
Barry Plant opens two offices in Mitchell Shire

Wallan & Kilmore

2005

Barry Plant opens four new offices
Barry Plant opens four new offices

Dandenong, Geelong, Mount Waverley and Point Cook

2004

Barry Plant opens six new offices
Barry Plant opens six new offices

Highton, Frankston, Mornington, Mill Park, Leopold and Cranbourne

2003

Two new offices open
Two new offices open

Werribee & Craigieburn

2002

Barry Plant opens five new offices
Barry Plant opens five new offices

Diamond Creek, Essendon, Sunshine, Bundoora & Woori Yallock

2001

Two new offices open
Two new offices open

Docklands & Emerald

2000

Barry Plant opens two offices
Barry Plant opens two offices

Noble Park & Wheelers Hill

1999

Barry Plant merges with E J Doherty

15 Barry Plant offices merged with EJ Doherty's 16 offices to be reborn as Barry Plant Doherty.