In 2017, Nicola founded My Property Circles: a property investment company that helps everyday Australians get on the property ladder (multiple times) by sharing the costs of deposits with others in a safe investment structure. My Property Circles also powers Bricks for Chicks, which is specifically focused on helping women achieve property ownership by providing peer to peer lending support and helping them break through many of the bank lending barriers.
Nicola is an active member of Mentor Walks and a passionate supporter of the Smith Family (sponsoring four children personally) which helps children break the poverty cycle by offering better support services at school level.
Nicola has been ranked in Australia’s Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs list, BRW Fast 100 lists, Smart Company’s Eight Entrepreneurs to watch, was a FCA Finalist for Franchise Woman of the Year, and is a very proud member of the EY Winning Women Program.
I absolutely love business with a special interest in start-ups, profit through purpose and/or acquisitions. I want to help and support women give their big dreams a go by breaking down many of the barriers they think they are facing. My motto: Always replace the “No” with a “Yes, if…”
Non Executive Director
Claire is currently on maternity leave from her General Manager position and is currently the non – executive Director and Co-Owner of our two start-ups: My Property Circles and Bricks for Chicks. She manages a team of accountants, lawyers, property buyers and mortgage brokers who have created a strong and safe program where people can invest in property with others.
Claire has an impressive career background that ranges from managing a partnerships team responsible for generating a multi-million-dollar budget, to working as a senior advisor for Government Ministers, and now running a start-up.
Claire holds an MBA from the University of Sydney, where she was a UN Women’s Scholarship recipient.
She has an extensive network in both the government and private sectors which has been integral to her success in both the non-for-profit and business worlds.
Turning passion into profits is precisely how Jo Vadillo started her real estate journey. In a short few years, she built up her property portfolio before deciding to make property a career move.
Now a fully licensed Real Estate Agent with a Masters in Communication and Diploma in Interior Design Jo proudly practices what she preaches.
Jo and her husband Greg run the full-service buyers’ agency Advocate Property Services.
APS assists investors and homeowners to source property, negotiate the right price and source amazing deals in Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane.
Jo has been a regular guest presenter with Success Women’s Network, Property Women, Eagles Waves Radio, contributor to Australian Property Investor magazine, Smart Property Investor and Frontier Investor.
She has now taken over the Managing Director role at Property Women where she runs workshops educating female investors Australia-wide.
The Property Women community is nearing 20,000 women who are wanting to embark on wealth creation through bricks and mortar.
Travelling and spending time with her children remains a driving force when not pursuing property.
Jo’s specialties include: strong negotiation skills, uncovering silent sales and off market listings, finding cash flow positive property, recommendations for adding value cost efficiently, skillful search techniques, uncovering hot spots and putting together development deals.
With over 10 years’ experience in Operations Management, Felicity is also a member of the original Property Circle.
Felicity helps and guides each Property Circles through the setup of their Circle, and works with our professional partners to make the process as seamless as possible.
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