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bdc Retail property Specialists

meet our team

Our Retail Property Specialists team has a combined retail property experience in excess of 200 years from running large retail companies to major landlord leasing teams.

We have by far the most experienced professional strategy and implementation team in the country. Together with the Hawkeye system, we are with out question Australia’s leading retail property specialists.

our senior retail property specialist team

Vaughn McGuiness, Managing Director & Founder at BDC Property Partners


Managing Director/Founder

Vaughn is our leader of the Property Team and has over 30 years’ of expertise in property strategy and delivery. As the leader of BDC’s Property Team, he regularly instructs our clients, Adidas, TK MAXX, RFG and Sigma Pharmacies across Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Previously held senior positions with Westfield, Jones Lang Wootton and Baillieu Knight Frank and as a past General Manager of Leasing at Stocklands.

Vaughn is well practiced in the day-to-day realities of Commercial Real Estate.


Founding Partner

As a former co-owner of the wildly successful retail food chain, Michel’s Patisserie, Jon has unique retail experience from all sides of the industry.

With responsibility for Michel’s Victorian Operations and National Store Development, he expanded the group franchise network to over 350 stores.

This experience has made Jon keenly aware of the nitty-gritty issues and pitfalls that impact retailers, every time they open their doors as he’s ‘been there, done that’.

Over the last 30 years as an owner of multiple brands, Jon has continued to build vast knowledge across all aspects of retail, franchising and commercial property.

Jon Sully Founding Partner at BDC Property Partners for Retail Property
Keith Doyle CEO & Partner at BDC Property Partners


Chief Executive Officer/Partner

Keith is an experienced Retail Director with over 20 years managing across a broad spectrum of Retail categories growing Sales and EBIT. He combines a strong strategic management skill with an  entrepreneurial trait in owing and managing retail businesses. He has held key senior roles since moving to Australia in 2012 working with large sales teams and working with Big Box , Department Store and Specialty retailers.

Keith is comfortable in operating at all levels with an ability to develop key relationships with employees and key senior stakeholders. Keith believes the Hands on approach and strong work ethics are key to every businesses success along with common sense, loyalty and trust.


Chief Financial Officer

Devrim’s primary role is the implementation and overseeing of Hawkeye – BDC’s multifaceted technology that has been developed for the exclusive benefit of our retail clients. She is also responsible for the management of all aspects of BDC’s finance and accounting processes.

With a background in finance Devrim joined the BDC team in early 2015.

Devrim Todd Chief Financial Officer at BDC Property

strategy and implementation team

Rebecca Piggins

Has worked in the property industry for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in lease negotiation and asset management through working for some of Australia’s largest retail businesses including Vodafone, Flight Centre, Boost Juice and Diva.  Rebecca advises clients such as Adidas, M.A.C, Famous Footwear, TK MAXX and Aveda.

Jacqueline Mance

Jacqueline Mance is part of the BDC Property team with over 35 years experience within the retail sector.

A retail leasing specialist with extensive experience and networking in Australia and internationally building rapport with key stakeholders to manage large property portfolios with a result driven focus.

Jacqueline was National Property Manager for Nando’s Australia and now works in Australia and International markets within the F&B industry.  Holding senior leasing positions within General Retail, Pharmaceutical and F&B industries Jacqui now consults to a varied client base.

She personally now advises both clients, franchisees across Australia and Internationally.

Cameron Wallace

After over 15 years with leading property companies including Centro Properties, GPT Group, Novion and Stockland, which have included a number of senior roles, Cameron has now changed his focus to assist retailers in all aspect of leasing. Cameron advises clients such as RFG and The Salmon Club.

Steve Smith Senior Leasing-Executive at BDC Property Partners

Steve Smith

Steve Smith has over thirty years experience in all aspects of tenant side retail property including leasing, strategy and network planning together with concept and store development throughout Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Maintaining excellent relationships throughout the industry, during his time with Strandbags at executive board level, Steve was instrumental in the dramatic transformation and successful growth of the business for it to become the dominant player in its category in Australasia.

Steve has also provided strategic retail property advice to independent retailers in the fashion, F&B, health and homewares sectors and spent a number of years with Medibank Private.

projects and support team

Stefania Montesano

Head of Project Management

Stefania heads up the Projects Team assisting the Strategy and Implementation Teams with all administration support.  Stefania’s role consists of dealing with clients, landlords and one on one daily contact with her Strategy and Implementation Team in ensuring BDC offer the best service to all clients.

Stefania has over 30 years Personal and Executive Assistant experience and joined BDC in 2018.

Nadine Coleman

Executive Assistant and major Projetcs

Nadine’s role is to implement individualised strategies and thorough project oversight.  From dealing with minutia of daily business including liaising with colleagues, to following through on landlord actions, letter of offers, preparing sign offs, paperwork, etc – Nadine is your ultimate ‘I’ll get it done’ administrator.

With a background in the Retail and Finance and IT Recruitment space she joined the BDC team in early 2014.

Cara Dennis

Cara is executive assistant to Vaughn McGuinness, Director of BDC. Her role comprises of Vaughn’s email and diary management, meeting and documentation preparation along with general day to day adminstrative support.

Cara is also responsible for all BDC event planning and has 20 plus years experience in both administration and Human Resources.

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