From modest beginnings in 2004

A nostalgic post today.

Our first store where it all started in 2004 with my business partner and co-founder Travis Reeve.  Shop 2 ‘Observatory Tower’ 168 Kent Street, Sydney.

At the beginning in 2004 I bought our shop in Observatory Tower and set about creating a brand and an identity that embodied Travis and my spirit and our approach to life and the property business.

We wanted a workplace where hard work was met with reward, a workplace that was as happy and vibrant as both our spirits and above all to stand on our own and create something to call our own.


Our method was simple, work hard and be humble (as our parents had taught us), always do the right thing (as we know no other way) and let each and every opportunity perpetuate the next.  We never take for granted anyone or anything.  Travis and I know how precious life is and sometimes how precarious it can be.  Gratitude is a cornerstone of our spirit and at the heart of Vanguarde Estate Agents.

Our commitment and tenacity to succeed had us both working 7 day weeks.  A year later we managed 6 days a week.  Then two years later we became 3, then 4……now 10.  One shop has now become two! (more of that next post)  Presently we work 5 days at the office and 1 day on the phone, our commitment and fervour for our business has not dimmed for a moment if anything it burns brighter still.

Now after 11 years of success, joy and challenges that life puts in all of our paths we have freshly updated our modest little shop in ‘Observatory Tower’ and added a second VEA shop in The Rocks ‘Stamford Residences’ to take into another decade.

My post next week ‘The ROCKS VEA Open for business!’

Kind regards,

Tim Breckell | LREA
Managing Director | VEA

Thank you to Andre Cheah of AC designs for refurbishing both our shops

Thank you to Amber Kelly Ringrose of AKR Photography

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