We’ll hear from Adam Woods and Greg Earney on the topic of Successful Succession.
Adam and Greg are second-generation leaders who explain their individual journey to taking over a highly successful family business, including what they had to do during the integration process to win the hearts, minds and respect of existing staff.
Greg is a third generation in the family business which begun in 1962, so it’s fair to say that real estate is in his blood.
Commencing his career in 1997 Greg has progressed through the ranks, studying his craft through all aspects of the business, originally commencing as a sales cadet and then moving through to property management and eventually into residential sales in 2004 when Greg took control of the Mount Evelyn office guiding it to a market share of almost 60% and becoming the clear market leader in the area.
In 2011 at the age of 35 Greg moved back to the Mooroolbark office and took the step of buying into the family business and becoming a director of the organisation in partnership with his father Geoff. In total the company employs just under 100 team members, achieves an enviable and leading market share in most of its key suburbs and is the largest property management company in the area.
One of the most highly regarded business in the local community with a reputation of trust, ethics and genuine care for their clients the Methven organisation is a one of Victoria’s leading real estate companies and was awarded the Real Estate Institute of Victoria Large Residential Agency of the year for 2017 and 2018 as well as the Professionals Australian office and company of the year for the last 7 years is testament to the business that Greg leads. While awards are nice it’s the companies client satisfaction rate of 96% that Greg is most proud of and of course is always aiming to one day hit the elusive 100%!
Greg is a high energy leader, who is passionate about seeing the family business grow and continue building on the legacy that has been built by his Grandfather and father since 1962. Greg is supported by his wife Carissa and 3 daughters who all love spending active time in the outdoors whenever they can!