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Our Story

Our unique real estate model provides

Developers with a trusted housing partner who can provide advice on meeting the obligations of affordable housing programs and marketing leading property management services for both your private and affordable housing portfolio.

Local Government with an experienced affordable housing property management service to assist them meet their community’s needs including ensuring key workers.

Property Investors with a unique opportunity to make a positive difference while still maximizing the return they receive on their investment portfolio.

Our story

Echo Realty is a profit for purpose real estate agency specialising in property management and affordable property management. It is a division of Evolve Housing Limited, one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit Community Housing Providers (CHPs). Echo Realty debuted its services in September 2017 and now manages more than 1,000 properties in NSW

Unlike traditional real estate agents whose sole objective is to generate profits, Echo Realty is a profit for purpose provider of professional property management services. The Echo Realty difference is that all profits will be reinvested to grow the supply of affordable housing stock in NSW, and into social support programs delivered via Evolve Housing that empower very low to moderate income residents on their journey to independence.

The Echo Realty team have more than 50 years combined real estate experience and are specialists in general property management service and affordable housing property management. Echo Realty have been involved with affordable housing since 2009 and have managed properties as part of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) since the program’s beginnings. Echo Realty is one of the largest NRAS providers across all of Australia.

Equipped with property expertise our team is passionate about helping people achieve their property goals whether it is through renting, developing or investing. Our team is committed to providing high level customer service to make our client’s property experience as smooth, transparent and successful as possible.

What does for purpose mean?

Echo Realty believes that everyone deserves a safe and stable home.

Belonging to a community is fundamental to health and happiness in individuals which resonates with our vision as an organisation: to create thriving communities for all.

A for purpose business model combines delivering high quality property management services for both general investors and affordable housing investors with the objective of creating positive social impact.

At Echo Realty we do this by leveraging our expertise in real estate to generate income which is then used to grow the supply of affordable housing and to support social inclusion programs.

The programs you support by choosing Echo Realty include:

  • Training programs to provide vulnerable young people aged 16 to 24 with life skills
  • Social interventions to which connect children with their peers
  • Grants to help struggling mums buy basics like school books and footy boots so their kids can fully participate in school and sports
  • The development of affordable housing for key workers such as nurses, teachers and aged care workers.

What do our clients think of us?

Michael, Williamson Building Corporation, Property Developer

“Under the leadership of Charlie Souma, Echo Realty have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and an asset in the management of our rental building adding immense value at every stage.

We have worked closely with Echo Realty over the past 4-5 years, during which they have facilitated much of the daily management requirements and played an essential part in the successful running of our properties.

Echo Realty’s processes are well thought out and easy to follow for any landlord.

Charlie, on several occasions has liaised with our team directly about strategic decisions and advice as to how full occupying can be achieved quickly whilst ensuring only quality tenants are selected.

The team at Echo Realty are highly dependable and professional and we highly
recommend Echo Realty as a service provider and managing agent.

It has been a delight to work with Echo Realty and we look forward to working with them well into the future.”

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We enjoy talking to our clients, so should you have any questions, or would simply like to know more, we encourage you to get in touch.

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Meet our team

The Echo Realty team has a combined 50 years of property and real estate experience with a combined 23 years of specialist affordable housing experience. There is no other choice, Echo Realty are the affordable housing experts.

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Meet our tenants

Who lives in affordable housing? Meet Mariam, a teacher who wouldn't be where she is if not for affordable housing.

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