CONTRIBUTED BY MCGRATH WYNNUM-MANLY
McGrath Bayside Manly office, which covers the areas west to Murarrie, east to the seaside suburbs of Wynnum, Manly, and Lota, and everything in between to Ransome (including Gumdale, Wakerley and Hemmant), has moved into a new home at 78 Bay Terrace Wynnum in the Palais building, next to The Coffee Club.
This office has been renamed McGrath Wynnum-Manly and enjoys a highly visible position in the ever-growing precinct of Wynnum, with a focus on real estate sales and property management.
The stunning brand-new office was designed by Alex Morris from Morris & Co (Sydney) and fitted out by Queensland Interior Shop Fitters to a very high specification.
“Being visible in the area you serve and easily accessible to clients is important to me,” said McGrath Wynnum-Manly principal Gaby McEwan.
“After nine years in the previous office, being stuck in the corner of a shopping centre, we decided to secure the prominent Bay Terrace building in a very competitive market,” said Gaby.
Gaby’s good friend Mary from Mary’s Kebabs, whose father previously owned the Bay Terrace shop, assisted in the process, but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing.
“The fit-out was hampered by covid, supply delays, and then water damage to some of the materials, but we got there in the end,” said Gaby. “It is such a triumph over adversity to be here!”
Gaby purchased the McGrath agency in December of 2021, after joining the business earlier in the year after 16 years in real estate, winning many awards along the way. Gaby first heard John McGrath speak at an AREC conference in 2007 and followed up at the McGrath desk to express an interest in future Queensland operations.
A trusted veteran in the industry with a strong track record, Gaby has lived in Wynnum since 2014 with her close-knit and much-loved family. Son, Alec McEwan, works in the business as a sales agent, and son Michael is a videographer; however, he is currently playing cricket in Yorkshire for the UK summer.
After nursing her husband Rodney back to health after nearly losing him from a burst brain aneurysm in 2019, Gaby wanted a positive change and to be more local to the area she loves after years of selling around Carindale, Carina and Camp Hill. Gaby is now excited to continue to bring her high level of service to the bayside.
“I am finally delighted to be part of this prestigious and trusted brand. We look forward to serving many people within this community through sales and property management,” said Gaby. “I would like to welcome anyone to visit our new office and discuss any of your property needs with us.”