Aaron Rau

 Chief Operating Officer

Email: aaron.rau@longview.com.au
Phone: 1800 931 784

Aaron is a senior executive having held senior roles at some of Australia’s most iconic ASX listed companies Fosters Group, Treasury Wine Estates, Toll Group and growth companies such as Sportsbet. Throughout his career, he has led large teams across Human Resources, Technology and Commercial operations.

Aaron’s early corporate career was in Human Resources which led to opportunities working across acquisitions, mergers, demergers, selling off and transformation projects.

Over the last two years Aaron has been investing and developing a number of technology platforms primarily in the recruitment industry which he continues to advise for.

Aaron is a Deakin Commerce graduate with majors in Marketing & Human resources and is a product of the Geelong Falcons, later enjoying a successful senior football career with Werribee Football Club, Melbourne University Blacks Football Club and South Barwon Football Club.

Aaron is a passionate people leader with a focus on building a high-performance culture that relentlessly pursues excellence, exceeding the clients’ expectation time and time again.

How long have you been in real estate?

Property Investment has been in my family for 50 years and I started working on the family portfolio of properties based in Geelong in 1996. I was initially responsible for gardening and maintenance and also assisting with tenant management whilst I was finishing VCE and university studies.

 What aspect of real estate are you an expert in, or what aspect are you most proud of that you do?

Relationships whether that be with clients, tenants, trades and most importantly our people. I pride myself on understanding people and ultimately helping them achieve their goals.

What is the strangest thing you have had to deal with, in your career in real estate?

There have been many. If I reflect early in my time working on the family portfolio it would be cleaning up after some interesting vacates. I once had to unblock a toilet that had a wallet stuck in it!

 What is the most interesting non-Real Estate job you have ever had, and what about that job has helped you most in your current real estate role?
My career is an HR director across some of Australia’s most iconic brands has given me a real rounded understanding of leading people. Property management is a people business and people is where I have spent the last 15 years of my career.

What is the one piece of advice you would give a new landlord/vendor/client?
I love the quote “the standard you walk past is the standard you accept”. Where you live is your home so treat it like it’s your own. Your home is a reflection on you. I use this same mantra for our team at LongView.

 

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