Strata spotlight

Strata spotlight

Stories from our strata professionals

We love to hear the stories of our strata professionals – why they chose strata, and where they see the future of this fast-growing and evolving industry. Our strata professionals are experts in their field and have a diverse range of professional backgrounds and skills. Here’s an insight into their world.

PICA Group’s industry veteran

Maria Maire Senior Strata Manager, Somerville Strata Management

Maria Maire is NSW longest-serving strata manager. Starting her career in strata straight out of business school, the industry veteran has spent just over four decades managing buildings throughout the inner west and eastern suburbs of Sydney.

From hairdresser to strata

Jason Triplett, business development manager

After a successful career in hairdressing, Jason decided it was time for a change. Since joining PICA Group in 2007 as a strata manager, Jason quickly discovered his knack for delivering exceptional customer service. This skill has seen him rise through the ranks, and now is a part of our Queensland business development team.

From banker to branch manager of a leading strata management branch in New South Wales


Chris Moran, Branch Manager, GK Strata Management

Chris is a licensed strata manager who joined PICA Group in June 2018 after spending almost two decades in the banking industry. Chris has managed large strata schemes with up to 370 lots, including complex sites with mixed uses containing multiple buildings and building management committees.

Jill Walshaw, General Manager, NSW Northern Region, Strata Division & Kylie Williams, Assistant accountant, All Strata strata services

All Strata, winner of the 2017 Excellence Award


Join Jill Walshaw and Kylie Williams as we speak to them about their recently won Excellence Award. Jill and Kylie share what the award means to them and the All Strata team, why they think they won the award, and also pass on their advice for giving customers the best service possible.

Building management solutions, loose snakes, and pubs

Tony Mangraviti, deputy general manager at Building Facilities Management Solutions (BFMS), Sydney

Find out how Tony helps property owners resolve issues with developers and builders who have delivered sub-structural and sub-standard construction work.

Tony also shares some of his more interesting experiences such as snakes on the loose, and what happens when committee meetings are held at a pub!

More than just debt collection


Sandeep Sharma, branch manager at Kemps Petersons Receivables (KPR), Sydney

Being a branch manager at Kemps Petersons Receivables (KPR) comes with its set of challenges as well as rewards.

Find out what makes KPR different from other receivables and debt collection companies, and hear about common misconceptions when it comes to receivables and debts.

With 10 years in the industry, Sandeep has much to share!

From journalism to strata

William Marquand, Strata Manager, New South Wales Strata Management

After working as a journalist for a number of years, William decided to change career paths and become a strata manager. William joined PICA Group in 2015 and now uses his exceptional communication skills to assist committees to manage negotiations, disputes and a range of complex issues.

All in a day’s work

Isabel Winsor and Keith Hallet, strata managers at Body Corporate Services, Sydney

Join Isabel Winsor and Keith Hallet, our strata experts from the BCS Sydney branch as they discuss the nuances of strata management and how their work helps enhance community living. Isabel employs her empathetic nature and skills in people management to make a difference. Keith uses his global experience working with various personalities to enhance the quality of customer experience.

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