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We are your one stop shop for all of your real estate needs. We came together as a business to take the stress away from people making these big decisions in life.

Your Real Est8 M8 are a group of individuals who are passionate about real estate and wanted to come together and offer a service that really provides everything you need in relation to real estate. Whether you are thinking about buying, selling, refinancing, renovating or styling your property for sale, we are here to help you every step of the way.

Whilst we have various careers, we have all been buying and selling property for many years and want to ensure that our customers avoid the many pitfalls we have experienced trying to do it all on our own. Our customers keep coming back because of the experience and value we provide.

Our team

Kane Van Hennik


Kane has spent many years working in the printing industry whilst following his passion as a hobby, buying, selling and property styling real estate. Kane was having such success with what he was doing that many of his friends and family were asking to share his experiences with them, creating the foundation of an idea for Your Real Est8 M8. Kane’s passion rubs off on anyone near him and his entire approach is about making sure everyone is looked after and has success.

Daniel Sullivan


Daniel spent 20 years in the commercial building industry in management and has experience subdividing his own properties, buying and selling over 20 of his own homes/investments and over the years has become passionate about helping people make money in real estate. After many years involved in local football he has built a large network and through this met Kane and together, an idea became a reality in creating Your Real Est8 M8. He has a no-nonsense approach in helping people achieve their end goals.

Paul Loschiavo


Paul is an experienced business owner who has had a passion for property and renovating from a young age. He has renovated and sold his own property’s and also been involved in hundreds of renovations overs of the past 20 years in both commercial and residential. Paul serviced the real estate industry for 10 years renovating and preparing properties for both sale and rental for a large client base throughout Melbourne.

Linda Hughes

Office Manager

Linda has spent a number of years working in personal assistant roles assisting varied levels of management. Linda loves the idea of what the team at YM8 has to offer to their valued customers to ensure that their needs & expectations are meet. She is extremely passionate about the real estate world and has experienced first-hand the buying & selling of property.

Belinda Hooper

Property Stylist

Having spent 4 years in real estate and renovating many of her own family homes, Belinda discovered her passion for real estate and flair for property styling. Making homes shine is what really showcases her love for this industry. Her no-fuss down to earth manner and people skills make her easy to work with, efficient and ready to tackle any styling job.

Elizabeth Warnes

Property Stylist

After spending 13 years as a corporate lawyer, Elizabeth joined the team at Your Real Est8 M8 to pursue her passion for property styling and to help others capture the hearts of buyers when selling their properties. Elizabeth has renovated, designed and styled many of her own properties and was often asked for advice from friends and family on how best to style their homes. Elizabeth’s attention to detail and organised manner, together with her love for creating beautiful spaces will ensure that your property is uniquely styled for success.

Daryl Watkins

Principal Designer

Your real estate mate & Clover Kitchens would like to welcome Kitchen Designer Daryl Watkins to the team. Daryl has been working in the trade for 25 years and has worked alongside Architects, draftsman, builders and the general public creating beautiful custom designed and built cabinetry, not only for the kitchen but for the whole home. Daryl has had his designs featured in magazines including the front cover of Kitchens & Bathrooms and is currently featured in the Kitchen year book. In 2015 Daryl was a finalist in the CMDA Australian Designer of the year awards for one of his kitchen designs and best free standing furniture.

Jacob Zillic

Mortgage Broker

Jacob has over 11 years experience in the finance and banking industry. He begun his finance career at a medium sized banking institution where he gained experience helping customers in various financial positions successfully gain finance, as well as coaching and advising superannuation funds and their members on the latest products and services. For the past 5 years he has been working at a top 4 bank as a Home Finance Manager. Specialising in home finance, equipment finance, personal loans, commercial loans as well as insurance and superannuation, Jacob seeks the most financially viable option for his customers with whichever transaction they are wishing to make. He has a strong knowledge of the finance industry and the requirements for both personal and commercial lending. Jacob is passionate about his work and strives on sustaining long business relationships with his customers, as well as keeping up to date with the latest trends and best offers.

Kim Birnie

Property and Marketing Consultant

Kim has been part of the real estate industry for over 8 years servicing the south east of Melbourne and assisting many people throughout the buying and selling process. As a fully licensed agent, she has worked solely as an agent and has since branched out into both buyer and vendor advocacy. Kim is an integral part of the sales team here at Your Real Est8 M8 and works in closely with our styling department, the marketing team and all aspects of our teams pre-sale service to ensure that the best results are achieved when buying and selling a home.

Stephen Whelan

Technical Department Manager

As a qualified cabinet maker with over 10 years experience working in the industry, Stephen has an array of experience from shopfitting, working as a machine technician and staff management.

Mitch Potts

Supervisor / Carpenter

Mitch is an integral part of our onsite team and has a passion for all things renovations, outdoors and site management. Mitch brings with him various experience and skill in the construction industry. He spent 12 years as qualified carpenter and in the construction industry, working in both domestic and commercial. Having ran his own construction business for many years, Mitch is well versed in what it takes to run and finish a job, ensuring the highest level of quality and customer service is achieved.

Michael Cooper

Painter / Decorater

Michael brings with him 23 years of experience as a qualified painter. He spent over 10 years running his own business in both domestic and commercial painting and specialises in interior and exterior of new homes and renovations.

Sam Green

Carpenter and joinery installer

Sam is an integral part of our team here at YourM8. He is a qualified draftsman and has also had many years of experience in various trades.

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