Our Story

Specialists Since 1996


Peter and Arthur’s journey as property managers had humble beginnings starting over two decades ago with one property in North Fitzroy, and a few years in the real estate industry finding their feet between sales, property management and development. Both under 30 years old, they took the leap of faith and started what was then known as Rothmans Real Estate and later rRent Property Management.


Since then, their business has grown from strength to strength by focusing solely on the often overlooked, and less glamorous sibling of million-dollar listings. “We wanted to change the way people looked at Property Managers by turning it into a career, rather than a steppingstone for want-to-be salespeople.” Says director, Peter Daicos.


With properties in over 100 suburbs across metropolitan Melbourne and a portfolio with a combined value of over $950,000,000 of property, Peter and Arthur were amongst the first “Property Management Only” offices and came good on their word of turning property management into a viable career with a tight-knit group of loyal staff, some of which have been part of the journey from the start.


If you ask them what the secret is, they’ll tell you that it’s all about integrity and communication. It’s no wonder why their biggest growth comes from referrals by clients that have trusted them with their most expensive assets for almost a generation.


“Open communication, accountability, expert knowledge and a sole focus on managing your property without the incentive of getting you to sell is really what sets us apart” says Managing Partner Arthur. He acknowledges that one of the keys to property management is the constant nurturing of relationships with tenants, landlords, tradesman and many other parties to ensure a smooth, long term tenancy at the best price for the landlord. Unlike sales, they understand that effective management goes far beyond the leasing.


As a testament to their commitment, both partners are still involved all these years later, in the management of properties with some of their original clients whilst also helping the rest of their team maintain the high standard that they set in the industry.


Contact Rent Exchange if you want to know more about the evolution of Property Management in Melbourne and feel the specialist difference today.