Over the past thirty years, we have worked with some truly remarkable individuals and organisations, including developers, intermedaries, architects, builders, clients, the list is endless.
For our Company to be where it is today, it would not have been possible if not for the professionalism and commitment of the people who work with and beside us. We have asked a selection of our associates to write a few words on our Company to mark our 30th anniversary:
Phil McGann of The Hudson Institute:
"The Hudson Institute has worked closely with the John Hopkins Group for close to 10 years as a Preferred Property Partner in residential property markets.
During that time, our clients have enjoyed strong local knowledge from a dedicated property specialist. Our clients have achieved access to premium new developments that have enjoyed good strong growth in rental and capital terms; helping them to achieve their long term personal financial goals.
As financial planners we are very conscious of our obligations to deal professionally, ethically and (in a financial sense) strategically with our clients and to ensure all of our business relationships pass the highest quality tests we set ourselves. Our dealings with the John Hopkins Group meets these exacting standards.
Our two firms have developed a close working relationship that has enabled us to feel comfortable and confident in referring our valued clients to the John Hopkins Group specialists.
We congratulate John and the team on reaching this important milestone and wish them all the best for the next stage of their company's development in the years ahead."
The Hudson Institute
Ashley Williams of Evolve Development:
"Evolve Development has been working with John and his team since 2007. We have together been involved across four projects with a combined value of $300 million.
The team at the John Hopkins Group have a very good eye for projects which stand out from the pack, and understand that the best apartments in these projects will sell out quickly, often without any public marketing.
John and his team focus on securing these projects, for their clients, by building on relationships, and a proven track record with companies like ours.
We congratulate the John Hopkins Group on its 30 years and look forward to working well into the next 30!"
Evolve Development Pty Ltd
Gino D'Augello of M & S Accounting:
"It was approximately 6 years ago when I first met John Hopkins of the John Hopkins Group.
I was actually invited by a client to attend a property presentation by the John Hopkins Group that they had organised, however I was unable to attend due to prior commitments. Later that week I personally received a phone call from John to discuss their business.
Following this initial meeting, I decided to invite a section of my clients (those who operated a Self Managed Superannuation Fund) to attend a property tour. Located in country Victoria (2 hours from Melbourne), this led to an early morning bus trip of which clients were then introduced to the philosophies of property investment. This forum was conducted by John Hopkins and Michael Williams.
Following this, we returned to the bus to take a tour of property recommended by the John Hopkins Group over the past 30 years, together with new development opportunities in the field of off-the-plan property.
We returned to Kyabram later that evening. A “FANTASTIC DAY” was a common phrase as clients exited the bus. This eventuated in a number of clients securing property, which have since settled. Our clients were completely satisfied with the location and quality of property offered by the John Hopkins Group. They also see the benefit to their financial well-being into the future.
We have certainly enjoyed the ability to offer an additional avenue in terms of financial investments to our clients with a respectable firm. Our personal philosophy is to adopt a one-stop-shop offering our clients to assist in building a better financial future, of which we believe the John Hopkins Group aims to achieve the same.
While we predominantly utilise the Property Advisor section of the John Hopkins Group, we have been able to gain the benefit of knowledge and support from the Group as a whole. Clients have certainly enjoyed working closely with Stephen Phillips, one of the Senior Property Investment Advisors who has gained a great deal of trust within a relatively short period of time.
It has certainly been a pleasure to be involved with the John Hopkins Group, even if only for a short amount of time of what I can see as a pleasurable and challenging 30 years in business. We look forward to many more years ahead.
On behalf of M & S Accounting Services Pty Ltd, I extend our congratulations to John and Michael on the business’ 30 year achievement and look forward to more exciting offerings into the future."
M & S Accounting Services Pty Ltd
David Kobritz of Deal Corporation:
"Deal Corporation Pty Ltd has been a property development and investment company since 1984. It has largely been involved in inner city residential development since the mid 1990’s. Since then, we have been actively involved with John Hopkins Group both as initial advisors to Deal on the location of projects and their internal planning and subsequent sale of investment apartments and town houses.
Often I wonder where John’s expertise really lies. Is it his integrity or low key gentle persuasive approach, even when we have our difference of opinions from time to time, or his expertise in photography, fishing, and song! Somehow, after so many years, I am convinced it’s all of the above.
Best Wishes to the John Hopkins Group for the next 30 years."
Raymond Mangion of Stegman & Associates:
"I have been working with the John Hopkins Group as an independent referrer partner since 2005. As part of the induction process, I was initially exposed to the John Hopkins philosophy of client care. Thinking this to be your normal sales spiel, I thought nothing of it. Over the past five years I have come to understand that this is precisely what the John Hopkins Group actually stands for - and before they endorse any product, they make sure that product actually aligns with the company’s philosophy, irrespective of what that would do to the bottom line.
I congratulate John and his staff for attaining the 30 years and wish for them many more successful years in business and personal life. I also congratulate them more for sticking to their doctrine through thick and thin.
I would unconditionally refer my clients to them."
Stegman & Associates
Jonathan Tisher of Tisher Liner & Co:
"Tisher Liner & Co has had a long association with the John Hopkins Group. They are an organisation that provides a very unique property and financial service to their clientele. In all dealings with the John Hopkins Group, we have found them to be professional, responsive and reliable.
We have enjoyed working closely with them and look forward to continuing to do so in the future. We congratulate them on being in practice for 30 years."
Tisher Liner & Co.
Neil Payne, Client:
"Congratulations on 30 years of successful business. Although our services are very different, one thing we share is assisting people achieve their goals and dreams. I'm sure you'd agree that is one of the most rewarding aspects of your work.
I also wanted to mention how much I've enjoyed working with Michael Williams and Stephen Phillips - both are total professionals whilst still being personable and trustworthy. Michael in particular has been a great asset to Robyn & myself, guiding us to financial security. I highly value his guidance and advice.
May the John Hopkins Group continue to go from strength to strength with your good self at the helm."
Gareth Andrews of Andews Corporation:
“John Hopkins loves his horses. So following on from that theme, I would refer to him as a ‘stayer”. He is a man who has stayed the distance over a long period of time in the property industry.
Thirty years is a long time – long enough to see the peaks and troughs of this dynamic industry.
The benefit “time” brings is knowledge and experience; and John has both of these in bucket loads.
Additionally, I have always admired John’s personal qualities – friendship, honesty and trust. He is also a family man, I always admire that.
I am happy to have John as both a friend and a friendly business colleague.”