First National Real Estate has announced the appointment of a new Business Growth Manager to the New South Wales corporate team. The announcement represents the culmination of a twelve-month restructure at Australia’s largest Adaptive Cooperative, which has seen growth accelerate throughout COVID-19.

National Business Growth Manager, Matthew Harvey, says Katrina Tarrant’s appointment to the Business Growth Team is a reflection of the Board of Directors’ commitment to growth.

‘First National offers the most commercially competitive support model for real estate agents. As a result, we’re experiencing unprecedented membership enquiry. The COVID environment has starkly confirmed our members are better prepared and supported than any others to meet today’s challenges. We’re primed for growth, so it is critical our corporate team has the professional capacity to meet our objectives’ says Mr Harvey.

‘Katrina Tarrant’s accomplishments in corporate real estate are well recognised and she will complement the culture, vision, values and energy of our business growth management team’.

First National’s recruitment trajectory has sharply accelerated, according to Mr Harvey, with 22 new offices joining the group during COVID. Six new offices are scheduled to open their doors in January, there’s a major announcement imminent in Penrith, and the network has strong ambitions for its differently tailored regional and metro recruitment models in 2021.

Having modernised its cooperative structure, First National has achieved a nimble, nationally unified, adaptive business structure that responds quickly to opportunities created by change. This, according to Ms Tarrant, was a key attraction to the brand.

‘First National is highly regarded in the industry for its focus on innovation, cutting-edge products, customer satisfaction, and genuine business support’ says Ms Tarrant.

‘It’s an enormous opportunity for me to be part of such a talented and supportive corporate team, in one of the fastest growing national networks.’

First National Real Estate has over 330 offices throughout Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu and New Caledonia and celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.


Issued by: First National Real Estate

For further information contact:

National Communications Manager, Stewart Bunn on 0413 624 317

National Business Growth Manager & Chief Auctioneer, Matthew Harvey on 0429 859 066