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Our Team

Our Directors have been involved in the Perth property and construction industry for a combined 50 years.

James Priestly
Managing Director 

James comes from a construction background and now is a Licensed Valuer, Licensed Real Estate and Business Agent, and is a Certified Development Practitioner. James has over 8 years experience in the development and property industry and over 10 years in construction. His areas of expertise include development and project management, residential and commercial construction, residential and commercial property valuations, market research, due diligence studies, acquisitions, sales, marketing, and commercial leasing.

James has been involved in a number of successful start-up companies, has raised capital for a number of development projects, and completed due diligence studies for developments with values up to $120 million. James has been responsible for end-to-end management of developments ranging in value from $1.5 million to over $100 million. He is a skillful marketer and negotiator and has led the restructuring of sales and marketing processes for development companies.  

James Priestly is fast becoming one of WA’s most trusted Real Estate Agents among his clients and the local community. With his background, James approaches the Real Estate transaction with different lenses that ultimately drive a better result and experience for his clients. James’ proven track record of helping clients achieve top prices in multiple suburbs is a testament to his tenacity and ability to raise the benchmark in a competitive industry. 

Jim Priestly
Director & Licensee 

Jim has over 30 years’ corporate and business experience, operating as a Certified Practicing Accountant and licensed Real Estate and Business Agent for over 25 years. Jim holds a degree in Property Valuation, a Master of Business Administration and worked as an academic, lecturing in real estate negotiation and business performance at Curtin University. 

Jim has been heavily involved in land and timber developments for various public and private companies in New South Wales and Western Australia. Many of these holdings now comprise substantial and fully-grown plantation forests. 

Jim has extensive experience in property development and has overseen multiple projects including the development of commercial buildings, industrial and residential subdivisions and high-end built form residential projects. He has also consulted in the conceptual, feasibility, and development management phases of resort projects and for several start-up development companies.  Jim has operated a real estate agency for over 12 years and is now a Director and Licensee for MGP Property. 

Meg O’Brien
Senior Sales Executive

Meg is an experienced and results driven property specialist based in the Mount Pleasant and Ardross area. Having grown up in Mount Pleasant herself, Meg has an intimate understanding of the community and the local property market. Meg’s local knowledge combined with her character and experience as a Real Estate Professional, allows her to naturally deliver a service to her clients that is  above and beyond typical expectations. Meg’s experience over 16 years is diverse, spanning across residential real estate including luxury bespoke homes, building and design consultancy, and project sales with one of Australia’s top ASX50 listed Property Developers. Meg, now a Senior Sales Executive at MGP, has received recognition in multi-million dollar categories at the Real Estate Institute of WA Awards.

“I am extremely passionate about developing strong relationships and have been able to do this on both a local and international scale throughout my career. That’s why I have joined MGP. Placing relationships over deals is important to me, as is transparency, and this is at the core of what MGP is about.”