Team

Click each Team member to see more

Grant Simpson
Grant Simpson Partner, Director of Sales & Leasing M. 0433 427 503 P. 1300 477 180 Email

Grant Simpson has been leasing and selling commercial real estate since late 2012, following a successful career in retail and sales management.

With an extensive sales and marketing knowledge founded upon almost a decade of experience at Harvey Norman and the Super Retail Group, Grant possesses expertise in high level customer service provision and delivery of client satisfaction.

Grant’s business background serves as an effective tool in establishing and maintaining highly personalised relationships with clients, whilst his attention to detail and acute understanding of business operations aid in the delivery of consistent positive outcomes. Grant is dedicated to sourcing the right property for each of his clients, delivering tailored property solutions which are evidenced in the results he obtains.

Grant holds a number of key achievements in the commercial real estate arena, including the completion of over 60 transactions in the last calendar year, and the sale of property on behalf of state government project services, receivers, BDO, ITS, P.A. Freeman Project Marketing and NAB. Furthermore, Grant has leased all speciality stores at the Dolphins Central Retail Development, and was awarded Ray White Premier Status for 2014.

Bringing a fresh perspective to the ever-evolving commercial property arena, Grant is enthusiastic and passionate about commercial real estate.

Founder and Partner of The Commercial Guys

Registered Real Estate Salesperson 3538817

JD Davies
JD Davies Leasing and Sales M. 0455 533 211 P. 1300 477 180 Email

Sometimes you need an agent with some spark to tackle your commercial needs.

Sorry about the puns, however JD left school for an electrical apprenticeship, while at the same time he was playing premier grade for the Redcliffe Dolphins – sparking the interest of the Brisbane Broncos along the way. His passion for sales and real estate quickly took over. JD commenced in front line sales for a marketing company learning that sales are all unique and understanding the client’s desired outcome is key.

In a chance meeting with Adam one night he convinced Adam that he was worth a shot.

JD has trained under Grant in sales and leasing and is a registered sales person, as a second rower he is key to this team and ready to lead the charge.

Licence Number: 4174026

Michelle Lember
Michelle Lember Sales, Leasing & Projects (Brisbane Office) M. 0421 322 104 P. 1300 477 180 Email

With 19 years as a commercial lawyer behind her, Michelle Lember has an extensive knowledge of and passion for property law, contracts, tax and the sale process unique to The Commercial Guys team.

She has worked extensively in retail, industrial and commercial property transactions and complements The Commercial Guys’ extensive sales and marketing knowledge with a legal and strategic mind.

Michelle holds Bachelors degrees not only in Law but also in Economics and Business (Management) and Masters Degree in Commercial Law.

After consulting to The Commercial Guys since its inception, Michelle has officially joined the team as the lead sales and leasing agent in its Brisbane office.

And yes, Michelle is still a practicing lawyer; if you are looking for a good one google Michelle Lember.

Licence Number: 4110179

Sam Gray
Sam Gray Leasing and Sales (Brisbane Office) M. 0426 264 830 P. 1300 477 180 Email

Utilising his considerable experience, Sam is a mediator and solicitor, with experience in commercial, property and family law.

As a registered real estate sales agent, he brings his cool head and a pragmatic perspective to his work with clients. Sam is based in the Brisbane office and works closely with our Brisbane lead sales and leasing agent – Michelle Lember. Both Sam and Michelle also practice law and their combined knowledge of the law positions them to better assist those in the commercial property market.

A lifelong swimmer, Sam loves doing laps – and that’s where you’ll usually find him as the sun is either coming up or going down.

Sam has the following qualifications/memberships:

Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP)
Member: Queensland Law Society
Member: Australian Mediation Association

Registered Real Estate Salesperson 4309415

Jay Villareal
Jay Villareal Sales & Leasing M. 04 5550 9990 P. 1300477180 Email

Jay has spent the last 20 years in retail management and in recent years has turned to Commercial Real Estate as he loves the property industry.

Fun fact: Jay debuted for NSW Rugby League when he was 18 after playing for the Junior Dragons. He also was awarded a Scholarship to St Mary’s Cathedral College.

A local to our area since the days on the field, Jay would love to chat about the local market with you anytime.

Registered Real Estate Salesperson: 4337843

Anna Grant
Anna Grant Administration / Asset Management M. 0411 425 000 P. 1300 477 180 Email

Anna has spent more time in the Real Estate industry than anyone else here. With a career that has placed her in both Residential and then onto Commercial for the last decade, Anna has performed most, if not all roles in an agency.

This makes Anna the perfect ‘All Rounder’ that she is and the areas she covers here at TCG can not be all listed.

Its fair to say boardly that Anna looks after administration across the board including Sales, Leasing, Asset Management, Company admin and keeping Grant and Adam organised.

Anna likes weird things, like woodchopping. It’s inexplicable to us and we just don’t understand it.

Licensed Real Estate Agent: 3305061

Nic Shires
Nic Shires Asset Management / Administration M. 0434 970 799 P. 1300 477 180 Email

Except for her very first job as a pharmacy assistant as a teanaager, Nic has spent her adult life completely employed in the property industry.

With experience in both residential and commercial ( as well as retail shop leases ) Nic has rested in Asset management for the last few years.

Like all of us here at The Commercial Guys, Nic has a broad purview of her Asset Management role looking after:

-New Management On-Boarding
-Inspections
-Income Management
-Maintenance and Compliance

Nic likes cars. Fast ones, slow ones and old ones.

Registered Real Estate Salesperson 4032096

Mandy Barker
Mandy Barker Personal Assistant to Grant M. 0455 455 443 P. 1300 477 180 Email

Mandy Barker first entered into the Commercial Real Estate industry in 2015 after many years spent working for State and Federal Governments as well as in the private sector; predominantly in smaller, owner operated businesses.

Commercial Real Estate has enabled Mandy to combine her love for our local area with her passion for small business. Providing support and assistance to Grant to seek effective solutions for clients, she goes the extra mile to make the process of selling, leasing and buying commercial property a positive experience.

Mandy also runs her own B2B business.

Adam Leishman
Adam Leishman Principal Licensee / Partner / Asset Manager M. 0414 925 000 P. 1300 477 180 Email

If Grant is best described as the front end of the business, Adam is best described as the back end.

As a commercial lessor before becoming an agent, Adam has unique pragmatic methods that save time and money for all parties in a transaction. Having a deep understanding on compliance and governance actually allows us to apply simplified approaches instead of a ‘one size fits all’ process.

Looking after operations governance and compliance, Adams takes carriage of the following:

-Sales and Leasing Administration
-Trust Accounts (we run 1 for Sales/Leasing and the other is dedicated to Property Management)
-Asset Management
-Budget Processes ( Analysis and Estimation )
-Licensing Compliance

-Member of Real Estate Institute Qld Commercial and Industrial Chapter Committee
-Licensed Commercial Real Estate Agent
-JP (Qual)